Parent Coordinator Updates
From Dr. Werner
Dear WJPS Families,
It is that time of the year again when you have the opportunity to complete the NYC DOE Learning Environment Survey. Your feedback is vitally important as your voice helps our school adjust and plan for success. Thanks so much to all who have already completed it. The survey is anonymous and will just take a few minutes of your time. The deadline for completion is April 10th . Please see the enclosed message from Mrs. Reed for directions.
Highlights in this issue of Pages include information regarding the NYS Middle School ELA and Math exams, our 2020 Europe trip, and new WJPS mascot T's.
We would like to wish all our middle school students good luck as they take the NYS ELA exam April 2nd and 3rd.
Remember WJPS Families, Don't Stop Until You're Proud!
Janine Polla Werner, Ed.D.
State Tests: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Next week, we will begin administering the State assessments in ELA and Math. We are hoping for full student attendance and participation for the tests. Under the new federal regulations, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a consistently low participation rate of under 95% can jeopardize our designation as a school in good standing. Students who are absent and do not make up the tests, or those who opt-out, will be considered "not tested," and will not receive a score report in September from the New York State Department of Education (NYSED).
NYSED has decreased the number of test questions and days of testing. There will be only two testing days for each exam.
Testing begins promptly at 8:00 am on the following dates:
ELA Grades 6, 7, 8:
Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3
Math Grades 6 and 7 only (8th grade will take the Algebra Regents exam in June):
Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2
The tests are untimed, and as long as students are working productively on them, they will have as much time as they need to complete the exams, within the confines of the school day.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Assistant Principal, Ms. Poulos.
Survey Deadline: April 10, 2019
If you prefer, you can complete the survey online and send a note to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will enter you into the raffle! If you have misplaced your survey, I can send a code to you so you can complete it online.
City Council Participatory Budgeting
If you live in District 19, please help us secure this much needed upgrade to our auditorium! Please see the map below to determine if you live in District 19. You can vote online at https://pbnyc2019.d21.me/ or go to one of the above locations and submit a paper ballot. If you have any questions, or need more information, please let us know.
PTA Meeting, April 9, 2019
WJPS Wolves Mascot Tee Shirt Sale
Tee shirts are available to purchase online through the CustomInk website. They are $15 each and come in two styles: (1) feminine fit in women's sizes and (2) unisex/youth fit. Here are the links: Feminine Fit: bit.ly/wjpswolf1 or Unisex/Youth: bit.ly/wjpswolf2
Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.
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