Mountain Lion Minute
Week of April 12th
Hello Montgomery Families,
If your child is still enrolled in either the hybrid learning model or 100% virtual, but you would like to explore a different option, please reach out to me. I will be able to notify you of the possibility of changing your child's learning model.
Dear Montgomery Families,
Now that spring break is over, we are entering the final phase of a school year that has seen both challenges (closures, COVID cases, etc.) and triumphs (finally offering five days of instruction for those who choose!). This time of year brings with it standardized testing in the form of PSSA. The state has NOT waived the requirement for school districts to administer these tests, but instead has extended the deadline for administration of the tests into the fall.
The North Penn School District has decided that tests will be administered this spring, and we will not wait until September. We feel it is extremely important to understand now how our students are performing, learning and moving forward in the curriculum. The standardized tests are just one way of ascertaining this, but an extremely important measure.
Consequently, though the state is being more lenient with participation rate requirements, we are encouraging all of our PSSA eligible students to do their best on these assessments. Understanding where each student is academically now will help us to better prepare for the 2021-2022 school year.
At the elementary level, students in Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be assessed in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in Grade 4 will be assessed in Science as well. PSSA testing will occur between the dates of May 3-28 for all students who are attending 5 days in person, hybrid, and virtual.
As always and in accordance with Chapter 4, you may choose to opt your child out of standardized testing for religious reasons and should contact me if you wish to pursue this option. Students who attend school 100% virtually are also encouraged to participate in these important assessments as well. Virtual students would need to participate in the assessments at school. The PSSA assessments cannot be taken at home.
Note to 100% virtual families: Please complete the PSSA Google form HERE to indicate if you would like to have the 100% virtual child participate in the PSSA assessment at school.
A detailed schedule will be shared with families once the information about participating in the assessment has been returned from our virtual families. Please note that hybrid student participate in the assessments will occur on the days they attend school in person.
Mr. TJ Seidenberger
TENTATIVE PSSA Schedule
100% In Person and Hybrid Students
Science Schedule (ALL 4th Grade- 100% in person, hybrid & virtual)
Math & Science Make-ups:
A more detailed schedule will be shared with families once the information about participating in the assessment has been returned from our virtual families. Please note that hybrid student participate in the assessments will occur on the days they attend school in person.
Our Fun Run is coming up in just a few more days! Thank you all so much for supporting this year’s Montgomery Fun Run program.As a reminder, for safety reasons, families are not able to attend the Fun Run this year.
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We are getting closer to our $20,000 goal for Home and School funded field trips, books, social events, teacher & student supplies, technology, & more!!! Register on FUNRUN.COM to help your student earn some exciting rewards and experiences. It is FREE & EASY to register on FUNRUN.COM! Then you can share your Pledge Page with friends & family to earn donations.
You only have ONE MORE NIGHT to earn this Weekend's BONUS prize!! You can find more information on FUNRUN.COM. Thank you again for your support!
Home and School Leadership
Emily Kline - President
Marci Ramos - 1st Vice President
Katie Hersh - 2nd Vice President
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Deb Dancer - Vice President of Ways and Means