From the Principal's Pen

March 4, 2022

Dear Parents,


This was a big week as we became mask optional. As predicted there was a mix of student and staff members, some who wore masks and some who didn't wear masks. Our students demonstrated respect for the decisions of others. We were able to move ahead with our business of teaching and learning. Go Eagles!


We have made a final decision to use March 25th for a day of virtual Parent Teacher Conferences. Please remember that students are off from school on Friday, March 25th. You will be receiving invites in the next week to sign up for a conference with your child's teacher. The bulk of the conferences will take place on March 25th but if you need an alternate time please contact your child's teacher after receiving the invites.


Have a wonderful weekend.


Trish McGuire and Matthew Hartigan

Summer School 2022


Julian Curtiss will be offering summer school for our own students July 5- August 5 running from 8:30-11:30 each day. Students will be selected by their teachers based on a specific criteria and invites will be sent home the week of March 21st.


Greenwich Public Schools will also be holding a district summer school from July 5-August 5, running from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM for most offerings. The 2022 Program will focus on literacy and numeracy skills for our PreK-8 students, including tutoring options for invited families. Advancement courses and credit recovery courses will be offered for our secondary level students in Grades 6-12. For more information, please visit our website or email questions to our Summer Programs Coordinator, Tara Fogel at this dedicated summer school email address:

GPS_SummerSchool2022@greenwich.k12.ct.us. Check back on April 1 for links to register your child.

GPS PARENT PORTAL

To GPS Familes:


The GPS Parent Portal has been updated with secondary grades and attendance for the first semester, winter benchmarks for grades K-8 (STAR Early Literacy for kindergarten and first grade and math and reading benchmarks for grades 2-8).


If you have previously activated your account, go to https://greenwich.linkit.com/parent and sign in with your official parent email address (i.e. the address where you received this email).

If you have never activated a LinkIt account, you were sent an account code on Monday from registration@linkit.com with the subject line, “LinkIt Parent Portal Account Registration - Greenwich Public Schools.” Remember to check your spam folder if you don't see it.


The GPS Parent Resources page has answers to common questions about the assessments, the Linkit platform, and account troubleshooting and who to contact for various questions.


Respectfully,

Jennifer Lau

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A GPS Familias:


El Portal para padres de GPS se ha actualizado con calificaciones secundarias y asistencia para el primer semestre, puntos de referencia de invierno para los grados K-8 (STAR Early Literacy para kínder y primer grado y puntos de referencia de matemáticas y lectura para los grados 2-8).


Si ya activó su cuenta, vaya a https://greenwich.linkit.com/parent e inicie sesión con su dirección de correo electrónico principal oficial (es decir, la dirección donde recibió este correo electrónico).

Si nunca activó una cuenta de LinkIt, el lunes se le envió un código de cuenta de registration@linkit.com con el asunto, "LinkIt Parent Portal Account Registration - Greenwich Public Schools.". Recuerda revisar tu carpeta de correo no deseado si no lo ves.


La página de Recursos para padres de GPS tiene respuestas a preguntas comunes sobre las evaluaciones, la plataforma Linkit y la solución de problemas de la cuenta y a quién contactar para varias preguntas.

Grade 2, 3, 4 ALP testing

The Advanced Learning Program will begin evaluating students for ALP Reading, Math and Science placement for the 2022-2023 school year. The Advanced Learning Program uses a content replacement and acceleration programming model for students who give evidence of significantly high-performance capability. For the 2022-2023 school year, identified students will meet daily in the ALP classroom in lieu of general education classrooms to receive their instruction in Reading, Math and/or Science.

Parent input is a valuable component of the placement process. In order to refer your student for evaluation to Reading, Math, and/or Science ALP program classes and provide the committee with your insights, please complete the google form found at Parent Referral Form. https://forms.gle/rquecLsV72n9yb6JA

This form must be completed by Wednesday, March 23rd .

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students who are currently enrolled in elementary ALP Humanities or STEM classes do not need to be evaluated to continue in ALP Reading or Math for the 2022-2023 school year. Students currently enrolled in ALP STEM will also be automatically placed into both ALP Math and ALP Science for the 2022-2023 school year.

Looking for more information? Bonnie O’Regan, Advanced Learning Program Facilitator, and the Advanced Learning Leadership Team, will be hosting zoom webinars about the ALP placement process on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 pm and Thursday, March 10 at 9:30 am.

Webinar Access:

March 9 7:00 pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83771020704 Or Dial 646 558 8656 and use Webinar ID: 837 7102 0704


March 10 9:30 am https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82524625700
Or Dial 646 558 8656 and use Webinar ID: 825 2462 5700

The PowerPoint and videos of the webinars will be available on the ALP website at http://www.greenwichschools.org/teaching-learning/academics/advanced-learning-program-alp

If you have any questions, please contact us at advancedlearning@greenwich.k12.ct.us



El Programa de Aprendizaje Avanzado o ALP por sus siglas en inglés, ha comenzado a evaluar a los estudiantes para su ubicación en ALP de Lectura, Matemáticas y Ciencias para el año escolar 2022-2023. El Programa de Aprendizaje Avanzado o ALP utiliza un modelo de aprendizaje acelerado y reemplazo de contenido académico para los estudiantes que demuestran una capacidad de rendimiento significativamente alta. Para el año escolar 2022-2023, los estudiantes identificados se reunirán diariamente en el salón de ALP en lugar de los salones de educación general para recibir instrucción en Lectura, Matemáticas o Ciencias.

La opinión de los padres es un componente valioso en el proceso de ubicación. Para referir a su hijo para la evaluación de ubicación en clases de Lectura, Matemáticas o Ciencias del programa ALP y brindarle al comité sus ideas, completen el formulario de Google que se encuentra en este enlace Formulario de referencia para padres. https://forms.gle/rquecLsV72n9yb6JA

Este formulario debe completarse antes del miércoles 23 de marzo

NOTA IMPORTANTE: Los estudiantes que actualmente están inscritos en clases primarias de Humanidades ALP o STEM no necesitan ser evaluados para continuar en Lectura o Matemáticas ALP para el año escolar 2022-2023. Los estudiantes actualmente inscritos en ALP STEM también serán ubicados automáticamente en Matemáticas ALP y Ciencias ALP para el año escolar 2022-2023.

¿Buscas más información? Bonnie O'Regan, facilitadora del programa de aprendizaje avanzado, y el equipo administrativo de aprendizaje avanzado, organizarán seminarios web de zoom sobre el proceso de ubicación de ALP el miércoles 9 de marzo a las 7:00 p. m. y el jueves 10 de marzo a las 9:30 a.

Acceso a los Webminar:

9 de marzo a las 7:00 pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83771020704 O marcando 646 558 8656 e ingresando el ID del Webminar: 837 7102 0704


10 de marzo a las 9:30 am https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82524625700
O marcando 646 558 8656 e ingresando el ID del Webminar: 825 2462 5700

El PowerPoint y los videos de los seminarios web estarán disponibles en el sitio web de ALP en http://www.greenwichschools.org/teaching-learning/academics/advanced-learning-program-alp

Si tiene alguna pregunta, pónganse en contacto con nosotros en advancedlearning@greenwich.k12.ct.us


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