The Jetliner

Updates from Adams Central Elementary March 9, 2021

THANK YOU

Dear Families,

I want to thank you for your continued support during the 20-21 school year. Your phone calls about illnesses, patience with Covid guidance, homework support, virtual learning efforts, and words of encouragement do not go unnoticed. As a staff, we appreciate all that you do to prepare your children for school each day.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Kindergarten Screening

Kindergarten screening will take place on Thursday, April 1 from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

· Child is 5 years of age prior to August 1, 2021

· Enter through the W-1 Elementary Office doors.

· Masks are required for both adults and children.

· We request that only parents and the child being screened attend.

AFTER THE PROPER PAPERWORK HAS BEEN TURNED INTO THE OFFICE, please sign up online for your child’s kindergarten screening appointment at http://bit.ly/ACScreening.


Please contact the elementary office at 260-692-6629 if you have questions or concerns.

IMPACT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

This semester the Elementary School has started to work with the CLASS Institue in creating The Adams Central Elementary Ambassador/IMPACT Program. This is a school-wide program that meets after school on Wednesdays and is also known as the IMPACT program. 20 students were chosen from grades 4 and 5 who show great leadership qualities in and out of the classroom. In these, after-school meetings, the Coaches help the student Ambassadors prepare to share Lifelines to all grades K-5. This semester we have chosen to work on the lifelines of Problem Solving and Integrity. The Ambassadors have adopted a classroom and spend 6 weeks with each lifeline. They go in and help their classrooms define the lifeline, learn cheers, brain facts, and strategies to help them in everyday life. The students have been working on videos to share with the school as well as sharing their own personal lifelines stories with their classes. This is such a fun group of students and we hope to grow this program to have even more student leaders next year as we know there are so many more student leaders in our school. Thanks to Mrs. Rhymer, Mrs. Ross-Espinosa, Mrs. Latman, and Mrs. DeRoo for all their work to make this program possible!

MASKS on BUSES

In order to abide by local and federal guidelines, students must wear masks on the bus. The proper way to wear the mask is over the nose and mouth. Thank you for talking with your students about these requirements.

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

As the spring weather makes its appearance, please make sure that your child has proper clothes for recess. Although the anticipated afternoon high temperatures may be suitable for short-sleeves to lighter clothing, the morning recess temperatures will most likely require a jacket or sweatshirt. Dressing in layers is the best way to be prepared for the changes in our Indiana weather.

IREAD and ILEARN

IREAD TESTING will take place on the mornings of Tuesday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 17. It is imperative that students are at school during this time.


ILEARN TESTING:

Barring any unforeseen events, our ILEARN testing schedule for grades 3-5 will be as noted below. Please work to schedule all appointments outside of the April 20-May 14 window as students. All tests will take place first thing in the morning. Tests are untimed.


Testing is designed in two formats. The Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) is much like NWEA in which students choose an answer from a given set (multiple-choice, drop & drag, etc.). The Performance Task (PT) is an open-ended question and requires either a short-answer or essay response from the student.


  • Practice tests will be held on April 5, 6, and 8.


  • Wednesday, April 21: Math (CAT) Grades 3-5
  • Thursday, April 22: Math (PT) Grades 3-5
  • Monday, April 26: ELA (CAT) Grades 3-5
  • Wednesday, April 28 ELA (PT Session 1) Grades 3-5
  • Thursday, April 29: ELA (PT Session 2) Grades 3-5
  • Tuesday, May 4: Science (CAT) Grade 4
  • Wednesday, May 5 Social Studies (CAT) Grade 5
  • Thursday: May 6: Science (PT) Grade 4


Headphones are required for a portion of the ILEARN test. Although headphones are sent at the start of the year, please talk with your child to see if his/her pair is still in working order.


VIRTUAL LEARNERS are required to test in person for both IREAD and ILEARN.


For IDOE guidance click here.


Please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher or the office with questions regarding testing.

Looking Ahead...

March 17: K-5 3rd Quarter reports go home

March 22-26: Spring Break (No School)

April 1: KDG Screening

*Fridays at AC Elementary are Jet Pride Fridays. Wear your AC colors or apparel.*