North Lake Middle School Weekly Newsletter
~ ~ SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT TESTING ~ ~
Dear North Lake families,
In the coming weeks, all children in grades 6 & 7 will take the English/Language Arts and Math Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA). While our students completed the previous year’s ELA and Math SBA in a shortened format this past Fall, the upcoming Spring assessment will mostly align in format and length with the SBA that our students took pre-pandemic. This communication will hopefully answer questions you may have about these required state assessments.
When will my child test? (the following reflect testing windows within which your child will complete the assessment; this does not reflect the actual amount of time to take the test)
May 2- 10 English/Language Arts
May 16-19 Math
I have heard that students need headphones for the test. Is this true?
Yes. The test is designed to be interactive. Students click on videos, audio recordings, and infographics throughout the exam. If your child already has a set of headphones or earbuds, please consider sending that set in with your child during the testing window- they must be compatible with either USB, USB C or audio jack (iPhone earbuds will not work). If this is not possible, your school will provide a set. If you do send in a personal set, please use inexpensive ones as the district will not be responsible for replacing lost items.
Principal -- North Lake Middle School
* ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Join the PTSA ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *
PTSA is an organization dedicated to supporting a positive culture and climate throughout NLMS for all our students, staff, parents, and the surrounding community. We are always grateful for our new members and this spring we are looking for all new board members to start fresh in the fall for the 2022-2023 school year. With the support of our PTSA members and board, it helps us continue to provide informative and useful programs just as we have done in the past, and look forward to continuing in the future! We provide grants for teachers who are interested in developing new classroom programs, exciting after-school clubs, student store activities, etc. We will vote in the new board members at our PTSA meeting in the late spring. Look for more information to come...DTBD.
If you are interested in holding an NLMS PTSA Board Member position, please contact Karen Tadio at firstname.lastname@example.org
In accordance with RCW 49.60, the Lake Stevens School District does not discriminate in employment and schools. The Lake Stevens School District provides Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, handicap/disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, use of a trained dog to guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and designated youth groups. The district complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations to include, but not limited to, Title IX, Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, RCW 49.60 “The Law Against Discrimination,” and RCW 28A.640 “Sex Equity,” and covers, but is not limited to, all district programs, courses, activities, including extracurricular activities, services, access to facilities, etc. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures should be directed to Lake Stevens School District, 12309 22nd St. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258, Attention: Title IX and Civil Rights Officer, John Balmer, (425) 335-1500, John_Balmer@lkstevens.wednet.edu or ADA Compliance Officer and Section 504 Compliance Officer, Miriam Tencate, (425) 335-1500, Miriam_Tencate@lkstevens.wednet.edu.