News from the 'View
Skyview Upper Elementary School
Tuesday 2/9 - Outdoor Education Parent Night 7 p.m.
Thursday 2/11 - Report Cards post to portal
Friday 2/12 - No School for Students
Monday 2/15 - Schools/Offices Closed
Tuesday 2/16 - Parent/Teacher Conferences; no school for students
Thursday 2/18 - Outdoor Education Parent Night 7 p.m.
Friday 2/19 - Art Goes to School starts (in art classes)
Week of 2/22 - Proud to Be Me week
Friday 2/26 - Book Fair starts
Parent-Teacher Conferences - February 16th
5th Grade Outdoor Education
The cost for Outdoor Education this year is $150. Payments may be submitted to your child's homeroom teacher or paid on-line (see our website to pay on-line: http://www.methacton.org/Domain/732)
6 to 7 Placement for Math
Please note: specific details on course placement have been highlighted for all areas in previous newsletters.
There are three courses at 7th grade: Honors Algebra, Honors Pre-Algebra and Pre-Algebra.
In order to determine which course a student qualifies for in 7th grade we will look at several data points.
In the “first round” we look at data points including: scores on common (chapter) assessments, mid-year Study Island benchmark score and scores on two (2) universal screening tests that all 6th grade students will take in January. (Families will be notified of dates of these screeners in January.) Students earn points on a rubric for each of these areas. Students may then qualify for the “second round” of testing (based on the number of points earned on the rubric.) Students who do not move on to the second round of testing will be recommended for Pre-Algebra. Those students moving on to the second round of testing will receive written notification.
In the “second round” of testing students who qualify take two further tests (multiple choice and open-ended.) The purpose of the second round of testing is to determine eligibility for the honors level classes. Students again earn points on a rubric for their performance on each of these tests. Based on the results and points accumulated on the rubric students are then recommended for Honors Algebra, Honors Pre-Algebra or Pre-Algebra.
At this point in time all students at Skyview have participated in the (2) universal screener tests mentioned above. The second round of testing (mentioned above) will take place on February 23 and February 25 for those students who qualify. If your child qualifies for this second round of testing you will receive written notification.