Meadowbrook Weekly Update
Week of September 20, 2020
I-Ready Diagnostic Testing
Last week, students began taking the i-Ready diagnostic assessment. This assessment is unique in that it will give us specific information about what your child knows and what he/she needs to work on next in math and reading. The purpose of this assessment is not to give your child a score or grade, but instead to determine how best to support your child’s learning.
Students will take the math assessment the week of September 14th, and the reading assessment the week of September 28th. Students will take the i-Ready assessment over the course of multiple days in short 45-minute segments. English and math teachers will be proctoring the assessment live over Zoom during the first part of their instructional block. Students will access the i-Ready assessment by going to MyPlan and finding the i-Ready icon.
In regular circumstances, students take their i-Ready assessments at school, but during these special times they might need your help in providing a supportive environment to take assessments at home. The i-Ready diagnostic assessment is an adaptive assessment and students are only expected to answer 50% of the questions correctly. It is important that you do not help your child with understanding or answering questions. Your child will benefit from your support and encouragement to ensure the information received accurately reflects what they know and what they need to work on next.
Click here for guidance and tools to help when your student is taking an i-Ready assessment at home.
Please see attached flyer regarding free grab-and-go meals available to all PUSD students.
How to Find Your Class Schedule
Parent Academy - link here
We are excited to launch the new Parent Academy, a series of videos and informational guides on many of our PUSD technology tools. Videos and resource guides will continue to be added to the Parent Academy so be sure to check back often.
Tech Support for Students and Families
To ensure support and assistance for all of our PUSD students and families, the IT Department will be offering additional tech support beginning September 2. Please
email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance with Canvas, MyPLAN, Zoom, or Chromebooks.
The Meadowbrook office will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00am - 12:00pm for walk-ins. The office phone line will be answered Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 12:00pm. Ph# (858) 748-0802.
We understand that some families could use some resources for affordable internet at home.
- COX Connect 2 Compete for qualifying families https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html
- Spectrum Internet Assist for qualifying families https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist
- AT&T Access program for qualifying families. https://www.att.com/internet/access/
How to Change Notification Settings in Canvas
Virtual Learning Calendar
Join the PTSA!!!
Membership is vital to our PTSA, especially during COVID, where we will be remote learning. Your membership helps us provide Meadowbrook with programs and services that would not exist otherwise: Student Recognition, Career Fair, Honor Roll, 7th & 8th Grade End of Year Events, Reflections, Volunteer Recognition, Staff Appreciation and much more. This year, our focus is on connecting our students to their school, staff, and each other.
Please help us stay Mustang Strong and fund our programs! To become a member or donate, you can scan the QR Code on the attached flyer or click on the following link: https://jointotem.com/ca/poway/meadowbrook-middle-school-ptsa
Thank you for your support!
Important Update for the Virtual ASES Program
Please email our school's ASES Supervisor, Terry Tu, Email: email@example.com prior to joining the Zoom meeting to receive activity & schedule information and to select which club(s) you would like to participate in. (See flyer attached)
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