News from the 'View

Skyview Upper Elementary

Reminder - Math Placement Testing - 6th Grade

All 6th graders will participate in upcoming math placement testing including the Iowa and Orleans Hanna assessments. These tests are a part of the rubric communicated regarding 7th grade course placement (click here for 7th grade course information.)


Math placement testing will occur on this schedule:


Astronomers

Iowa - January 21

Orleans Hanna - January 22


Celestials

Iowa - January 22

Orleans Hanna - January 23


USA

Iowa - January 23

Orleans Hanna - January 21

Do you know about TikTok?

Keeping up with the latest social media trends and apps can be difficult! As a school community, we want to provide resources for families to help them to learn about these trends and to be able to make sound decisions for their child’s use of social media. This year, we are hearing about increased use of the app, TikTok. Common Sense Media is a great resource for review of current social media apps. Here is a link to their “Parent’s Ultimate Guide to TikTok”: click here


In part, note the following about this particular app:

From Common Sense Media: “TikTok is a social network for sharing user-generated videos, mostly of people lip-synching to popular songs. It was originally called musical.ly (pronounced MU-zik-lee). Users can create and upload their own videos where they lip-synch, sing, dance, or just talk. You can also browse and interact with other users' content, which covers a wide range of topics, songs, and styles. These videos can be grouped by hashtags, which often correspond to challenges or memes. Common Sense recommends the app for age 16+ mainly due to the privacy issues and mature content. TikTok requires that users be at least 13 years old to use the app and that anyone under the age of 18 must have approval of a parent or guardian -- but there are plenty of young tween users. If your younger kid or tween wants to use the app, the account should belong to an adult who can monitor what younger users are browsing and sharing. There's also the section of the app mentioned above that's meant for kids under 13 that restricts access to mature content and comments, but since entering a false birthdate is easy, it's still best for older teens.”


During computer literacy classes, Mrs. Rutter emphasizes digital citizenship and digital safety. As parents/guardians, one way to protect your child on-line is to monitor their “connections” on social media – who are they “friends” with in the apps they are using? Look at the connections they are making as well as who is requesting to make connections with them. Monitoring your child’s social media use and having conversations with them helps to build safe on-line habits.

January Events - Skyview

Monday, January 20 - Schools/Offices Closed

January 21,22, 23 - 6th grade Math placement testing (see schedule in newsletter)

Monday, January 27 - 3rd Marking Period begins

Friday, January 31 - Student Council Winter Party 6 - 8 p.m.




The following after school clubs meet at Skyview - please check information provided by club director for student-specific scheduled times:

Homework Club - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Art Club - Wednesdays

Readers Theater - Thursdays

After School Sports - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Hawk News - Tuesdays

Student Council

Environmental Club - Thursdays

Reading Olympics - Friday mornings

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