The Weekly Jr. Oiler

June 14, 2019

Accessing Test Scores

Recently, the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and Educational Testing Service, launched two new websites to help empower parents/guardians to become partners in their children's academic success:


Starting Smarter for the CAASPP (information for all students)

Starting Smarter for the ELPAC (information for English Learners)


These sites provide resources to facilitate your understanding of the scores presented on your child's Student Score Reports. This year, scores will only be issued to parents/guardians electronically. Please see the handouts below for more information on how to access the scores.

ID Card Updates for 2019-2020

Over the last several years, California has recognized the mental health needs and

social-emotional needs of our youth through Assembly Bill 2246. Since the beginning of

the 2017/2018 school year, our adults who work in our middle schools have been

trained to recognize risk factors, warning signs and what to do when they are concerned

about a child’s social-emotional and mental well-being. Beginning Fall 2019, you will

also see outreach to our middle school children to seek help if they are experiencing

challenges such as hotlines listed on middle school identification cards, parent and

community resources available on the District website, and resources included in

materials from the District.


We all experience different levels of mental health as we go through life, and mental

health problems can be very common. In fact, 50% of us will experience a mental health

challenge in our lifetime. Youth ages 10-14 are showing increasing signs of anxiety,

suicide ideation, depression, stress, crisis, family instability, isolation, interpersonal

conflict, loss, and emotional distress. The good news is that people recover from mental

illness all the time. With support, individuals report reduced symptoms and improved

quality of life. We are here to help.


Where to Get More Support:

Need help? Know someone who does?

Contact:

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (en español) 1-888-628-9454

 Online Lifeline Crisis Chat https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/

 Text: 741741 message the word "connect"

Free and confidential. You will be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.


If you have health insurance, call your insurance provider to find out what is covered

and how to obtain a referral. If you have Medi-Cal, contact the Behavioral Health Department in Orange County. http://www.ochealthinfo.com/bhs


Find support groups: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/find-support-groups

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)- 800-662-

HELP (800-662-4357)


For emergency housing, food, and other support, call 211, or visit 211.org.

What's Happening?

June 17 - Knott's Distinguished Honor Roll trip

June 18 - 8th Grade Awards Night, 5:30PM, main lawn

June 19 - 6th Grade Awards, 8:45AM, auditorium

June 19 - 7th Grade Awards, 10AM, auditorium

June 19 - 8th Grade vs. Staff softball game, 5th lunch

June 19 - 8th Grade Yearbook Signing Party/Field Day, 6-7th periods

June 20 - 8th Grade Disneyland trip

June 21 - Promotion, 2PM, main lawn

June 21 - Last day of school