Welcome to Cambridge-Isanti High School! Our mission is to ensure all students are highly productive citizens excelling in a global society through a collaborative, diverse educational experience that addresses the unique needs of each student. I am proud to serve the students, families, and staff of the high school.
Please contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Change to Chill - CIHS utilizes resources provided by Change to Chill. Change to Chill is a free, award-winning, mental well-being resource offered by a subdivision of Allina Health. Their interactive website is tailored to both teens and the adults who work with them. Change to Chill helps teens become more aware of the things that stress them out and equips them with relevant tools and resources to better manage stress and anxiety, so they can live happier, more resilient lives. Change to Chill provides online and printable tools and resources that help teens become more aware of what stress is, what causes it and how to manage it. Change to Chill also provides resources for parents, educators and adults to positively impact the mental health of someone they care about.
Reporting Bullying Guidelines - At CIHS, we take bullying very seriously and want every student, every day to feel safe and prepared to learn.
Bullying defined: Bullying is when someone hurts or scares another person repeatedly. The behavior is never appropriate and is intentional. This repeated and hurtful act includes: name-calling, inflicting physical pain, exclusion, public humiliation, hurtful pranks and defacing one's property. Bullying involves an imbalance of power.
The innocent one being bullied feels alone, depressed and scared and feels they have nowhere to turn.
Calling someone hurtful and derogatory names
Spreading lies and bad rumors about someone
Being mean and teasing someone
Hitting, punching, shoving, spitting and physically hurting someone
Social exclusion or isolation ... not including someone is a group
Getting certain individuals to "gang up" on others
Having money or other things taken or damaged
Being threatened or being forced to do things
Bullying also can happen online or electronically. Cyberbullying is when kids or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology. This can include:
Sending mean text, e-mail, or instant messages
Posting nasty pictures or messages about others in blogs or on Web sites
Using someone else's user name to spread rumors or lies about someone
Stealing someone's password and spreading rumors about someone else making it seem like that person is the Cyberbully
Forms of Bullying - It's not always easy to determine bullying behavior. How do you know if you're the victim of good-natured ribbing or bullying? Hostility and aggression directed towards a victim who is physically or emotionally weaker than the bully are more obvious signs of bullying. This behavior causes pain and distress for the victim.
Physical Bullying is the most obvious form of intimidation and can consist of kicking, hitting, biting, pinching, hair pulling, and making threats. A bully may threaten to punch you if you don't give up your money, your lunch, etc.
Verbal Bullying often accompanies physical behavior. This can include name calling, spreading rumors, and persistent teasing.
Emotional Intimidation is closely related to these two types of bullying. A bully may deliberately exclude you from a group activity such as a party or school outing.
Racist Bullying can take many forms: making racial slurs, spray painting graffiti, mocking the victim's cultural customs, and making offensive gestures.
Sexual Bullyingis unwanted physical contact or abusive comments.
Cyberbullying is one or a group of kids or teens using electronic means via computers and mobile phones (emails, Web sites, chat rooms, instant messaging and texting) to torment, threaten, harass, humiliate, embarrass or target another kid or teen.
Who to report bullying to:
· Other school staff
What to do when you see bullying occur:
Reporting bullying is the responsible thing to do!
Ignoring or not reporting bullying is encouraging bullying behavior
Bullying can be reported anonymously through the use of the online reporting form.
The names of the reporters will remain confidential.
School Administrators should be notified immediately of any bullying that is witnessed or reported.
Parents or Guardians may report bullying through our online form, or directly to CIHS Staff.
CIHS Staff will be responsible for investigating reports of bullying within 10 school days. In the event that bullying has occurred, the administration will follow appropriate student discipline procedures.
Vaping Education - In 2019-20 CIHS implemented and anti-vaping, anti-tobacco program. This program provides educational training for students caught with vaping/tobacco devices at CIHS regarding the dangers of vaping and tobacco us. To learn more read this document.
Main Office - As you enter Cambridge-Isanti High School during the day, you will be required to enter through the main office. The main office is home to the principal, the principal's admin assistant, and the main office admin assistant.
Student Office - The student office is where students check-in and out of school, visit and receive support from Assistant Principals Jeremy Miller and Elizabeth Young, and Special Education Coordinator Courtney Strelow.
Activities/Athletic Office - The athletic and activities office is where students can find information about participating in the extensive offerings that Cambridge-Isanti has to offer. Stop by and visit with Activities Director Matt Braaten or Activities Administrative Assistant Robin Schulz to learn about all the opportunities to get involved at CIHS. You can also find more info on activities and athletics on their website.
College and Career Center - The college and career center provides students with the opportunity to learn more about scholarships, college and career representative visits, college applications, college entrance exams, financial aid, job shadowing, job resources, employment opportunities, and more. Visit their website for more details.
Counseling Office - The counseling office provides supports to students in relation to academic resources such as student registration, credit recovery, and more. In addition, the counseling office supports students in the areas of mental and chemical health. Visit their website for more details.
Health Office - The health office is designed to facilitate care to all students; to protect and promote the students' optimal health, and to eliminate or minimize the health barriers to enhance learning. The school nurse acts as a liaison between parents, educators, and medical personnel.
Visitors to C-I Schools
Families andvolunteersare important partners in supporting student learning in the Cambridge-Isanti Schools! Each year, we welcome many visitors into our schools. To maintain a safe learning environment for our students, we ask that all visitors cooperate with the following visitor procedures during school hours.
Enter the building at the main entrance.
Check-in with our office staff and introduce yourself.
Present a government-issued photo identification (Driver’s License, State ID, etc.). Our staff will scan the ID, issue a visitor pass, and retain the ID for the duration of your visit.
Please follow all instructions and regulations that may be posted in our schools. For example, schools are alcohol-free and tobacco-free sites.
Wear the visitor pass so it is visible to all while in the school.
Stop into the office to pick up your ID and sign out before you leave.
Please note, per Policy 903, an individual or group may be denied permission to visit a school if visitor(s) do not comply with school district procedure or if the visit is not in the best interest of students, employees, or the school district. Office staff will retain your photo ID for the duration of your visit. Your photo ID will be returned to you when you sign out as a visitor.