Viking Family Digest
September 27, 2022
PTO Spirit Wear
District 47 Parent Communications Survey
What is MTSS?
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a continuous school improvement framework that encompasses academic, behavioral, social, and emotional instructional support. It is a framework that allows us to give students what they need.
Starts with Screening and Diagnostic Data
We use Fastbridge to screen students three times a year to see where they are at in comparison to grade level benchmarks. We also use other sources of data to help identify student needs and academic intervention XLT groups are based off of these scores along with teacher feedback and classroom performance.
Fall Fastbridge Data:
We look at the Fastbridge data to see where we can enhance instruction. Our expectation is to be at 80%.We are celebrating that our Fall Screening Data is above the expected 80%:
- aReading: 85.4%
- aMath: 83.3%
- CBMmath CAP: 82.5%
Next Steps for RBMS
As a school we are focusing on enhancing instruction through the use of Workshop Model and language strategies. Starting the week of October 3rd, XLT will be restructured:
- Monday/Tuesday Social Emotional lessons
- Wednesday/Thursday/Fridays academic focus.
A few weeks ago we shared articles with you addressing suicide prevention as September is Suicide Prevention Month. This week, we want to share a resource that is available to anyone in McHenry County. The MCHelp app is a free anonymous app that gives its users an opportunity to confidentially text or talk to a licensed mental health professional. The app offers 24/7 professional support to its users 365 days a year. Some of the mental health concerns that can be addressed through the app include: anxiety, mental health issues, depression, school, family concerns, substance use, stress, and suicide.
7th Grade Springfield Trip Meeting
Current 7th grade students have an opportunity to travel to Springfield, Illinois in April 2023 to tour the many monuments, museums, and historical sites that the city has to offer! You and your student(s) are cordially invited to an informational meeting about the 2023 Springfield trip on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. During the meeting, we will talk about travel dates, potential tour itinerary, and tour cost. We will also have time to answer any questions you may have. Enrollment for the tour will open after the meeting. These tours are a great educational opportunity for students. We hope to see many of our 7th graders (and parents) at the meeting to hear all about it!
Picture Retakes - October 6th
Pictures that students took on September 1st have been distributed to students. Please check their backpacks if you have not received them. You still have time to order additional pictures your student took on Sept. 1st! Follow these steps to order additional prints or photo gifts:
- Visit ordercp.com
- Click on After Picture Day
- Enter Your Ticket Code: Post Cards with Ticket Codes were given to students. If you are unable to find the code, please contact the Color Portraits Help Center .
Don't forget to check out the CRE8IT section for fun gift ideas like: Mugs, Key tags, Puzzles, Canvas, Magnets and MORE!
DC Trip for Current 7th grade students
Current 7th grade students will have the opportunity to go on a four-day tour of Washington, D.C., next fall, October 2023. If you are interested in finding out more about this trip, the informational meeting for the 2023 Washington, D.C. tour will be Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 6:00pm in the RBMS Main Gym. Enrollment will also open at that time. This meeting is for interested families of current 7th grade students who will be in 8th grade next school year. Please contact Mr. Jonker with any questions, email@example.com.
9/28-Current 7th Graders Springfield Trip Parent Meeting
9/30- End of Term 1
10/4- Current 8th Graders Washington DC Pre-Departure Parent Meeting
10/6- Picture Retake Day
10/7- through 10-10-22 Washington DC Trip
10/10- Columbus Day; No school
10/19- Early Release - 1pm departure. Students eat lunch at school.
IMPORTANT: Parents, if you have not logged into ParentVue this year or have forgotten your password, please try to log in to ensure you have access. If you have forgotten your password, click the Forgot Password button. You may also contact the school main office or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
IMPORTANTE: Padres, si no ha iniciado sesión en ParentVue este año o ha olvidado su contraseña, intente iniciar sesión para asegurarse de tener acceso. Si ha olvidado su contraseña, haga clic en el botón Olvidé mi contraseña.También puede comunicarse con la oficina principal de la escuela o enviar un correo electrónico a email@example.com para obtener ayuda.
Pre-order your yearbook now to take advantage of early pricing! Order before October 7th to get your yearbook for only $30. For a limited time, you can choose up to four free icons when you purchase 'name personalization' for your cover. This book tells stories of Viking pride and community, don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind keepsake. Place your orders here: Bernotas Yearbook
We thank you for your continued support at home, reinforcing PBIS expectations for the week.
Your PBIS Recess tidbit for today is: We are respectful when we cooperate with adult direction.
Your PBIS Recess tidbit for today is: We are responsible when we keep our backpack and cell phone in our locker.
Your PBIS Recess tidbit for today is: We are responsible when we line up when the whistle blows.
Your PBIS Recess tidbit for today is: We are responsible when we return equipment to the bin.
Your PBIS Recess tidbit for today is: We are safe when we stay within the recess boundaries.
Clubs & Activities Sept 2022
Attention Science Olympiad: If you missed the Science Olympiad informational meeting and still want to join, see Ms. Austin (Rm. 29) or Mrs. Wetzel (Rm9) to pick up an application and to join our Google Classroom.
A parent informational meeting via Google Meets is Tuesday, September 27th at 6:00pm. Students will need the Google Classroom code for parents to attend.