Safford K-8 Community School 22-23
Message from the Principal
This year has been moving so quickly that we have not had the time to start our weekly newsletter. Keep your eyes peeled for weekly updates!
As the Principal of our amazing school, I want to make sure you know what is happening on campus and coming up in the future. This week has been fun, active and busy. We had Halloween Parades, Dia De Los Muertos celebrations and lots of academic happenings. It is a wonderful day to see all the smiles and joy that our students brought to campus.
Dr. Katherine Kuhn
Letter Grade Explanation
Huskies are growing and moving! Don't let the letter grade confuse us - we are growing!
Please know, the letter grades reflect last year - not this year! Last year we had lots of change and movement. This needed to happen in order to help us get ready to move academically this year. We have many supports that we added last year - Higher Ground for the culture and climate of the school, math vendors who are working directly in the classrooms to help our students grow, HESED to help our students with accommodations begin to move their academics and numerous others!
This year we added Mr. Shawn Hurt. He is a nationally renowned school turn around specialist. We work with him every week to move our scores. He has visited the school, met with students and staff and helped us to set our goals.
Be ready to see the Huskies soar - and next year will be the big letter grade movement year.
What is iReady and what does it do for my student?
Students who have completed these assignments are making awesome growth. Please encourage your student to complete these assignments. K-5 students do this during their school day with their classroom teacher. 6-8 students do this during their 4th Period Homeroom time. If a student is not passing their 4th period in MS, it is probably due to not focusing in class on these lessons.
Attendance is the key! We cannot teach a student who is not here.
Please have your student here on time - everyday!
In 2020-21, we had an attendance rate at 65%. In 2021-22, it rose to 82%. This year we are averaging 86%. We need to be at 95%! PLEASE help us make Safford the best school around by being present and ready to learn.
We have a new teacher! 5th Graders now will have both Dr. Burton and Ms. Piccinino!
We will be having our 5th graders begin to move between the two teachers.
Ms. Piccinino will do ELA and Social Studies.