The Lion's Share

April 2021

A Message from the Principal:

Settler's Point Community,


By saying that this year has been unique is a drastic understatement; however, the time for our 3-6 grade students to take state tests is here. While the State of Arizona has said that there will not be school letter grades given based off these assessments, the data collected will be used in a variety of ways at the state, district and school level.


While I know that these assessments can be anxiety inducing, I am looking forward to using the data to make decisions for our campus for next year. Our staff will have them prepared for these assessments, and our collective message to our students is "Do Your Best!" With so many variables outside of our control this year, it's critical to reinforce that all we want from our students is their personal best.


Below you will find which days your student will be testing. In our schedule, all testing sessions will be in the morning and last from 45-90 minutes. The writing assessment generally takes the longest, but so long as the students finish before the end of the school day, these are not timed.


At home, you can help prepare your child for success by ensuring they get a good night of sleep the night before, a healthy breakfast, and by letting them know that you will love them regardless of their score. Again, I want the message to our students to be that we want their best effort.


Thanks,

Robert Bircher

AzMERIT Testing Schedule

4/12 - AzMERIT Writing Grades 3rd & 4th @ 8:30AM

4/13 - AzMERIT Writing Grades 5th @ 9:15AM & 6th @10:00AM

4/19 - AzMERIT Reading Part 1 Grades 3rd & 4th @ 8:30AM

4/20 - AzMERIT Reading Part 2 Grades 3rd & 4th @ 8:30AM

4/21 - AzMERIT Reading Part 1 Grades 5th @ 9:15AM & 6th @ 10:00AM

4/22 - AzMERIT Reading Part 2 Grades 5th @ 9:15AM & 6th @ 10:00AM

4/26 - AzMERIT Math Part 1 Grades 3rd & 4th @ 8:30AM

4/27 - AzMERIT Math Part 2 Grades 3rd & 4th @ 8:30AM

4/28 - AzMERIT Math Part 1 Grades 5th @ 9:15AM & 6th @ 10:00AM

4/29 - AzMERIT Math Part 2 Grades 5th @ 9:15AM & 6th @ 10:00AM

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Upcoming Events

4/2 - No School-Spring Holiday

4/5 - No School - Spring Holiday

4/7 - Early Release @1:55pm

4/8 - PTSO Meeting @3:15pm in school Library

4/12 - 4/29 - AzMERIT Testing (see schedule)

4/14 - Early Release @1:55pm

4/21 - Early Release @1:55pm

4/22-Kindergarten Kickoff @ 5:30

4/28 - Early Release @1:55pm

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GPS Transportation

Check out the following link for information on bus stops and schedules