Greetings Sewell Sabercats!
Happy New Year! And Welcome to January 2023!
January begins a busy 3rd quarter for all schools. Teachers are focusing on highly leveraged standards, which students in grades 3-5 will be assessed by the state in April. Not only will students continue to learn new content and build on their skills, but they will also be spiraling grade level standards to ensure students get the practice they need to retain the material and skills needed for the following school year as well as state testing. Perseverance will be the key to success in January, February, and March!
Progress reports for 2nd quarter will be ready for viewing via ParentVUE on Tuesday, January 10. There were some technical issues with ParentVUE on January 10, hopefully they have been resolved and you can review your child’s progress report.
Mark your calendars for two important dates as there is no school on these days! The first is Monday, January 16, as we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The second day is January 26. This is a professional learning day for all TUSD staff so students will not be on campus. Please mark your calendars now!
Also, 5th grade families, I hope you have made a middle school choice. If not, it is still not too late. Please fill out the open enrollment form or enroll at your neighborhood middle school. Please remember that all magnet schools provide transportation if you qualify. Regular open enrollment schools do not provide transportation.
TUSD has many options depending on the experience you are looking for. You can find out more at TUSD’s Register for the 23-24 school year page. Sewell has two schools that are considered “home schools”, Vail and Magee. Depending on your address, one of them will be your home school. If you want to attend a school that is not your home school, an Open Enrollment form is needed. You can find TUSD’s open enrollment form online. Magnet schools, like Dodge require the open enrollment process. Traditionally, magnet schools provide transportation. Other schools, out of your home school area, will not provide transportation, even though it is through the open enrollment process. Making this decision can be difficult. However, the sooner you decide, the more likely it is that you will get the school of your choice while seats are still available. We are here to help you with any questions you may have.
As always it is an honor to serve this community
Rob Jewett, Principal