Tree Frogs News

9/14 - 9/18

Week One completed!

Awesome job parents, WE DID IT!

As we navigate through these new platforms and routines, we would love to hear from you.

Please to take a few minutes to send me your thoughts on our first week.

This week's newsletter is packed with important information from our Principal, AP, Media Specialist, Counselor, and our Nurses.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Thank you,

The Tree Frog Team

i-Ready Diagnostic

Important Information

We wanted to inform you all that beginning next week, Chase Street students will take the i-Ready Diagnostic.

  • Students in grades K through 5th will take the diagnostic in reading and math.
  • Students in grades 1 through 5 will begin taking the reading diagnostic Monday, September 21st. Each day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) the students will be given 30 minutes to work on the assessment during their reading period. Friday will be an extra day for students to finish the test if need be.
  • Beginning on Monday, September 28th, students in grades 1 through 5 will take the math diagnostic. Each day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) the students will work on the assessment for 30 minutes during their math period. Friday, October 2, will be an extra day for students to finish the test if need be.

*Kindergarten Update *

After a productive meeting with the Kindergarten team, we have made the decision to begin the i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment on Wednesday, September 23rd. This will allow the teachers additional time to prepare the students. The developers of this diagnostic assessment recommends planning for three 20 minutes sessions for each area (reading and math) and that is what we have planned. However, the amount of time required to complete the assessment will vary per student. When you have a moment, please watch the following videos to gain an understanding of the purpose of the assessment and insight into how to guide your child through the assessment.

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Please spend a few minutes watching these videos to gain an understanding of the purpose of the assessment and to learn how we (guardians and teachers) will be partnering to administer this diagnostic.

Brochure (English/Spanish)

Video (English/Spanish)

Video English

Thank you very much for your support as we attempt to do something we have never attempted before, remote assessments.

Fridays during Distance Learning

During virtual instruction, Fridays are reserved for providing targeted support for individual students and small groups.

Every child is encouraged to attend Morning Meeting, and most students will then have short lessons with their teachers.

The instructional day ends at 11 am on Fridays. Unless you hear from your teacher, your student may use the afternoon to catch up on work from the week, to read independently, or to enjoy any of the asynchronous lessons provided by the Specials team, collaborators, and homeroom teachers.

Having trouble with your device?

Our Student Support Technician, Mr. Malone, or our librarian, Mrs. Hudson, will be happy to help!

We will get back to you by the next school day. Mr. Malone is also available on-site Monday through Thursday from 9:00 to 11:30am, or by appointment, for device repair and replacement.

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Hot Spot @ Rolling Ridge

A CCSD bus is located in the Rolling Ridge Community which provides an internet connection for student devices in this area.

If you live in this area and are still having connection problems, please contact the school for assistance.

The Counselor's Corner

A note from Ms. Ballard

Second Step is being used for Morning Meetings which will provide our Morning Meeting with a structure to ensure that we are creating a learning environment around social emotional learning. I hope that you have had an opportunity to look at the information on the family letter that was posted on Class Dojo. It has a code for you to use if you would like to set up a Second Step account to see different materials that you may use at home, too! Stay tuned for the first Home Link focused on Unit 1: Skills for Learning (K-3rd), Empathy & Skills for Learning (4th& 5th).

Nurses Information

From nurse Hilton and nurse Varin:


Just a reminder that this year Hearing, Vision, and Dental Screenings will not be performed by the school nurses. Screenings can be done by your physician, Health Department, or the Hillsman Health Center.

If you are uncertain if your child has previously had a screening done please reach out to We ask that these screenings be completed prior to in person learning.


Please make sure your child’s Immunizations are Up To Date. Immunizations can be done at your Doctor’s Office, Health Department, and Hillsman Health Center.

COVID-19 Information:

DPH Isolation Guidance

DPH Quarantine Guidance

Share your progress!

Send pictures or videos of your student's progress and what Distance Learning looks like at your home.

We want to see you!

Stay connected:

Follow us on Facebook (Chase Street Elementary School) and Instagram (@chase_street_elementary) .

Tag your posts with #chaseistheplace and #chaseathome

Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15th - October 15th

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