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December 4, 2020
As we embark on the new experience of complete remote MAP testing, I wanted to take a minute to send an advance thank you for your patience, partnership, and support. Typically, we are able to provide a great deal of 'in house' tech support in classrooms for these assessments. If a device breaks down or if the site boots a student out of a test, I'm a quick walk down the hall and able to provide in-the-moment support to students and staff.
As with most everything, this time will be a little bit different. Know that we are here to support your kiddos (and help you in supporting your kiddos!). Please follow the protocols shared by your child's teacher if something does not go as planned. And as with everything this year - we are all going to do the very best that we can!
Please know that MAP testing is an adaptive test. The more questions a child gets correct, the harder they become until the child starts to get them wrong. Then the test tries out a variety of questions until it finds your child's instructional level within a topic (which means that your child has gotten about 50% of the questions they were given about that topic correct). This is the way the test is meant to work. If you help your child read or answer the questions, the test can't figure out what their instructional level is. When we use the data to create instructional opportunities for your child, we won't have accurate information if you help them along the way. We appreciate your support in helping your child access the test, signing in, and making sure they have a quiet space - let your child do the rest!
Thank you for all you do.
Wear a mask
Wash your hands
Watch your distance
Courtney Nordstrom, Principal
Nurse Communication Reminders: Report ALL Absences
This includes ALL absences - including vacation, appointments, or any other absence. We still need to document these absences during our pivot to remote learning. Mrs. Weiss can be reached at: email@example.com or 224-765-3709.
The Lake County Health Department is offering additional mobile testing services during this time. You can view the sites, hours, and more information here.
Practice the 3-Ws and stay healthy.
Brown Paper Bags Needed for Moraine Township
The Moriane Township Food Pantry is in need of paper grocery bags WITH HANDLES. They can be dropped off at any time on the front steps of the Moraine Township Food Pantry (there's a blue bin): 800 Central Avenue, Highland Park, 60035.
Please DO NOT leave food items for donation at this time. If you'd like to help the Pantry meet the increased need in our community, consider a cash donation so that we may continue to purchase specific, essential items for our families.
Any questions can be directed to Mark Haggarty (Ravinia parent) firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-260-9469