MATH COURSE SKIPPING INFORMATION

News and Information for the Guest Elementary Community

Mission Statement

The mission of Mary Helen Guest Elementary School, in cooperation with the community, is to educate all children in a caring environment so that every student is a knowledgeable, resourceful and self-reliant individual able to adapt and contribute productively to our changing society.

INFORMATION FROM MR. JOHN GREGG REGARDING MATH COURSE SKIPPING

Dear Guest Parents,


Our current math standards are more rigorous and demanding than ever. Students are expected to develop a deep understanding of concepts leading to fluency with facts and procedures, and the ability to clearly communicate their mathematical thinking. Further, students must pass a demanding sequence of high school math courses in order to meet graduation requirements. As a result of the increased expectations for all students, we have adjusted the content focus and instructional approaches in all of our math courses.


Because of the higher standards and to ensure student success at all points of their mathematical education, we are using the procedures described HERE to accelerate students. In order to skip a course in the math sequence, students must demonstrate proficiency in the content and skills of the course they would be skipping .


Once you have read through the information, you can sign your child up for the math course skipping assessment HERE.

If you are unable to complete the online form, please print this FORM and return to the main office.


  • Please know that in order to maintain equitable access to this opportunity, teachers will not encourage nor discourage individuals from participating in above grade-level testing, nor will they provide study materials.


If you have questions after reviewing the process, please contact your student’s teacher, or me. Extra forms are available in the Guest office should you need them (please see the secretary). Thank you for your partnership in education.



Sincerely,

John M. Gregg
Math/Science Curriculum Coordinator
JOHNGREGG@WLCSD.

GUEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

Sherry Ikegami

Principal Secretary sherryikegami@wlcsd.org

248-956-3300


Heather Pengelly heatherpengelly@wlcsd.org

Building Secretary

248-956-3302


FAX: 248-956-3305

Safe Line for Absences: 248-956-3390

Principal Contact Information

Michelle Fiebke-Lang

Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Principal

Walled Lake Consolidated School District

Main Office: 248.956.3300

Office: 248.956.3332

Cell or text: 248.766.5771