It’s hard to believe that we are one quarter through the 2018-19 school year. Because school moves so fast it is important that we stay on top of school work and grades. If you have not signed up for Parent Vue please stop by the office and get your activation code, you will need a photo ID when you get the activation code. The reason we verify identification is because your child’s grades are confidential and only those who are designated with educational rights will be able to view your child’s grades. Parent Vue allows parents to see what assignments are missing and what areas you can help your child be successful in school. Parent Vue also helps you to have productive conversations with your child’s teacher. When monitoring your child’s grades please remember that each grade level is required to have a certain number of aligned checks and a certain number of major assessments or projects. Each of these are weighted different in the application, weights are set by the departments at the district level. The reason I tell you this is because if your child does not turn in or complete a major assessment or project it can affect their grade dramatically. Another grade consideration is for students to turn in their work by the due date even if not completed. Usually teachers will extend a due date if the student brings what they have accomplished, showing good faith. If the teacher will not extend the due-date then partial credit is better than a zero. A zero can place a student in a position where it is very difficult to recover. Grades serve to prepare our students for the real world.
It continues to be an honor to serve as your Principal. I am most impressed with the dedication and commitment of the teachers and staff who instruct and care for your child on a daily basis. In the first quarter all students were assessed in iReady and teachers continually pull data and collaborate together to analyze your child’s progress in ELA an Math. The teachers adjust their instruction and seek ways to make learning more engaging at a higher level. I am also impressed with the commitment of the Parent Teacher Student Organization who work tirelessly to provide encouragement to teachers, fundraise for student resources and plan activities for the campus. Please plan to attend the Family Fun Night on Friday November 9th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.