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Frost Elementary News

January 2022

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January 5 - Students Return to School/Beginning of 4th Six Weeks & 2nd Semester

January 6 - Report Cards Go Home

January 17 - Holiday; School Board Meeting @ 7:00 pm in the Library

February 1 - Progress Reports Go Home

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January is School Board Appreciation Month

Frost ISD is honored to celebrate our trustees for their dedication and commitment to the district's schools and students. These school board members are selfless volunteers who spend long hours working to ensure all our students have the opportunity to learn and grow. Serving as a link between the community and the classroom, school board members are essential to a strong public education system.

Thank you to Jason Curl, Jeremy Woods, Bryan Anderson, Bobbette Butler, Joshua Martin, Michael Welborn, and Dana Williams for your service!

Frost ISD Board of Trustees Web Page

Understanding Your School Board Brochure

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Academic Progress Monitoring

Throughout the school year, teachers monitor the academic progress of students and plan instruction to meet learning needs. At Frost Elementary, we use several different types of assessments to gauge student progress:

1. STAAR - This statewide end-of-year test measures mastery of grade-level expectations in 3rd - 5th grade. These assessments show us how our students are doing compared to other students in the state. Additional "benchmark" assessments are given during the school year to help teachers monitor student progress toward meeting grade-level expectations.

2. Beginning/Middle/End-of-Year Universal Screeners & Progress Monitoring - These tests assess highly critical skills and show how students perform compared to other students their age. They also allow us to measure student progress over time, as well as to identify students in need of additional intervention. Assessments we use include:

Pre-K: CLI (Children's Learning Instititute) CIRCLE Progress Monitoring System

Kindergarten: CLI (Children's Learning Institute) Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment

K-5th Grade Reading: mClass Amplify DIBELS 8th Edition

1st - 5th: Renaissance Star Early Literacy, Reading, and Math

3. Classroom Assessments - Teachers use a variety of assessments in the classroom to monitor student progress. You are probably most familiar with "end-of-unit" tests that are typically used to assess student mastery of skills that were taught and are used for grades. Teachers also use "pre-tests" to determine what students already know before a lesson or unit, as well as a variety of assessments throughout lessons and units to monitor student progress and to adjust instruction as needed. Assessments aren't always paper & pencil tests. They may include informal observations, conversations, gestures (such as thumbs up/down), quick written responses, projects... anything that allows the teacher to determine whether or not the student is understanding and learning.

Have Questions? Talk to a Teacher!

Would you like to know more about what your student's assessment scores mean? Do you have questions about what your student is learning in school, or how he/she is doing in class? Would you like to collaborate with your student's teacher to improve progress and find out more about what you can do to support student learning at home? If so, I encourage you to schedule an individual parent-teacher conference time to meet in person or to talk by phone with your student's teacher. Visitors are allowed at school for essential functions such as parent-teacher meetings.

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Lost & Found

Our lost & found box is overflowing with clothing! Please encourage your student to look for any missing items or feel free to check in at the front office if you need to look for particular items. You can help prevent lost items, especially coats and jackets, by labeling them with your student's name. Eventually, as we run out of room to store items, they will be donated to charity.

COVID-19 Safety

COVID-19 continues to be an ongoing concern for the health of our students, staff, and community. Please notify the school and keep students at home if they exhibit symptoms of, test positive for, or live in the same home as someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Parents and other visitors who fall into any of these categories should not come to the campus, either. You may contact Lauren Campbell, our school nurse, if you have questions about COVID-19 or would like to schedule a rapid test for your student.
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