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Every student has unlimited potential. But there are contributing factors that can affect whether our children eventually live up to that potential. Experts believe that a parent’s role in a child’s life has far-reaching impact. Parental involvement is extremely important for a child to do well in school. Some parents may think that it is the teachers’ role to teach, not theirs. But such a belief does both the parents and the children a disservice. Children don’t start learning at 8:15 and stop at 3:00, Monday through Friday. They are always attuned to learning: at home, with friends, and through other influences. We don't want to split this repsonsibility with you, 50/50. We will give 100% and expect you to also give 100%! Our kids deserve it! https://www.usnews.com/opinion/knowledge-bank/articles/2017-06-20/parents-need-to-play-a-role-in-their-childrens-education
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Taking tests is a part of life. Enlistees are required to take a summative test to get into the military, as are students applying to most four-year colleges or universities. Many professionals — from plumbers to doctors — have to take tests to earn licenses. These end-of-the-school-year “summative” tests help prepare students for what lies ahead: tests for technical schools, college, the military, and many professions.
State standardized assessments like M-STEP are a type of “summative” assessment that measures student progress toward mastering a rigorous set of state standards.
M-STEP is Michigan’s summative assessment and is the only state test given to most students each year. This is required under both state and federal law, to ensure all children are learning and receiving a high-quality education. Completion of the M-STEP takes an average of three to seven hours, depending on grade level.
Our 5th grade students begin testing in April and our 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade students take their assessments beginning in May.
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School Calendar and Hours
The Annual School Calendars along with District information may be accessed online at www.marletteschools.org. Students are expected to be in class by 8:15 when the second bell rings and stay until the dismissal bell at 3:00. A pattern of late arrivals and/or early checkouts is considered truancy.
Breakfast and Lunch
Breakfast is served every morning, free of charge, in every classroom. Lunch is available for only $2.25. Milk is available for $.40.
School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families, too! Parents are encouraged to complete the free/reduced meal form application each year as the qualifications change. Furthermore, forms may be resubmitted at any time during the school year if there is a change in financial status with the household. For more information, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 989-635-7429.
March 6, Battle of the Books (5th & 6th grades)
March 6, Rockin' Reader celebration (Y5-3rd grade)
March 7, Old Time Rock & Roll assembly
March 8, Marlette Community Schools talent show @ 7:00 pm (HS cafeteria)
March 19, Kindergarten & Preschool Roundup @ 6:00 pm
March 20, Author David Catrow assembly
March 22, Seaside Reading (read all day)
March 22, Reading calendars are due
March 25-29, Spring Break
Tobacco Free School Environment
Just a reminder that the Marlette Community Schools are a Tobacco Free School environment. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited on all school property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This also applies to your personal vehicle on school property. Please extinguish all tobacco products before entering school district property. Our property is a Drug Free School Zone.