PTO Black Out Date
Friday Half Day
If your students are curious about where the other teachers have gone, simply encourage and remind them that no matter where these teachers are, they still care about them. Try to keep the conversation positive.
Intent to Return Forms
Urgency and Balance
Thank you for the increased focus on educating our creative learners. It is evident that our entire staff is taking their job more seriously and focused on moving our students forward. As we head into testing season there are two things that we should focus on, urgency and balance.
The truth is, this year we have to focus in on how we can get our students to SHOW growth. Each day we, as educators, can see the small increments of growth our students make. The question is, how can we get them to transfer the skills we know they are learning each day to a test? The best answer is, "Practice makes perfect". Mr. D, Taylor, Brian, and Brionne are finalizing rosters and test administration dates for Acuity. This will be a great test to use for grades 2-5 to practice taking a standardized test. Mr. D is also finalizing the rosters for EAGLE all teachers will be able to access the resources on that website. Our students have to begin understanding how to demonstrate their learning through these standardized test.
We aren't a No Excuses school driven strictly by numbers. Let's make a concerted effort to maintain our values as a school.
- We believe that children are more than a test.
- We believe that there are multiple forms of assessment.
- We believe that the arts drive deeper learning.
Plan with your teams how you can drive the sense of urgency without losing the YACS philosophy.