Wentworth Family News

Week of May 10 - May 14

Featuring Fabulous Fifths!

We are looking for ways to celebrate our fabulous fifths as they wrap up their Wentworth phase under very challenging circumstances. Each week in the Family News we will feature our Fabulous Fifths!


This week our spotlight is on the Green Learning Community Fabulous Fifths!


Please click on this link to check out the awesome video the students in Mrs. Tukey's, Mr. Reagan's, and Mr. Hollatz's class created.


We love you, Green Learning Community Fifth Graders!


The schedule for the upcoming Family News Feature is as follows:


week of May 17 - Purple LC 5ths

week of May 24- Remote 5ths

week of May 31 - Red LC 5ths

week of June 7 - Blue LC 5ths


It will be exciting to see what the 5th graders choose to share to highlight their special contributions to our school and showcase all of their awesomeness!

Families of Incoming Grade 3 Students - Welcome to Wentworth Video

We are so excited to welcome you to Wentworth School! We have already met with each of the second grade teachers and heard about our wonderful new students, and we are very eager to get to know them as they begin the Wentworth phase.


In non-COVID times, our Assistant Principal Mr. Stoner and I would be meeting with you all in person for a Family Information Night. Though that cannot happen this year, we have created the next best thing! Please watch this Welcome to Wentworth Video and then join us on Thursday, May 27 from 6:30-7:30 PM.


Here is the YouTube link to watch live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lZflQTHDGM

If you watch via YouTube you can email us questions at wsoffice@scarboroughschools.org


Here's the Zoom link to ask questions:
When: May 27, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Incoming Grade 3 Q & A

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://scarboroughschools.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nC3QUFn3TdSdUZ9QZWxaGA


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Looking forward to seeing you soon!

NWEA and Cohort D Schedules

Later this month, all Wentworth students will take the NWEA, which is the state assessment selected by the Maine Department of Education. Tuesday, May 25 will be for Cohort A students and Thursday, May 27 for Cohort B students. Cohort C students will complete the assessment remotely.


Cohort D students will take the test on one of the above dates (based on when their full in person day is). For the other date, students come into the building following their usual schedule and will spend their day in a different space for SEL-specific activities and supervision. On your child's non-cohort day, a portion of their day in school will be with an allied arts teacher for these activities because their assigned teachers will be proctoring the assessment to the other cohort of students.

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May 13, 2021


Dear Wentworth Families,


The purpose of this letter, also shared on May 3, is to inform you that your child will be taking the i-Ready Diagnostic this Spring.


What is i-Ready?


i-Ready is an online program for reading and mathematics that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction. The two tools are the i-Ready Diagnostic and the i-Ready Online Instruction.


In the 2020-2021 school year students were administered the iReady assessment during fall as part of a Scarborough Public Schools’ assessment plan. Wentworth students will take the Spring iReady Reading diagnostic and Math diagnostic between May 10-28. The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier ones. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning. It is not a placement test. Our teachers use the information to help them identify where to target their instruction and to measure growth.


If your child is FULLY REMOTE and therefor taking the i-Ready Diagnostic at home, here is some important information:

Please watch this 2 minute video: Introducing i-Ready at Home

  • Work with your child to determine a quiet, comfortable work space to take the assessment and gather the supplies needed. More information will be provided by your child’s classroom teacher in how you can partner to ensure a successful experience.

  • How to help your child with this assessment: help is not always helpful. Remember it is not an achievement test. Learning what your child cannot answer is as important as what they can answer. The purpose is to identify an accurate instructional level. Please do not answer questions for your child.

  • Here is a Checklist for Administering the Diagnostic at Home.

  • During the assessment, there will also be an opportunity for you or your child to re-enter a Google Meet to address technical issues. Your child’s teacher will provide you with additional information.

  • You can also learn more about i-Ready by visiting i-ReadyCentral.com/FamilyCenter.


Teachers will communicate their class' specific schedule within the test administration window. The Spring iReady window if from May 10-May 21, with make up testing extending into the following week.


Thank you for your support and partnering with us in your child's education!

Scarborough Public Schools

Click this link for the main page to our school website, including the district calendar for districtwide upcoming dates.

Upcoming Dates

  • iReady Spring Assessment window May 10 - May 21; teachers will schedule this assessment according to their class schedule for students
  • NWEA (State Assessment for Literacy and Mathematics) - Cohort A May 25 & Cohort B May 27
  • MEA Science (State Assessment for fifth grade only) June 7 & 8 (Coh A) June 10 & 11 (Coh B)
  • Last Day of School: Friday June 18 - half day for students
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