⭐Dates to Remember⭐
September 4th : No School - Labor Day
September 15th: PRESCHOOL ONLY - No School - Non-Student Contact Day
September 18th : No School - Non-Student Contact Day
September 27th : PTO/BAAC Meeting
September 29th : Birthday Bash
Rated a "Performance School" by the Colorado Department of Education!
We are excited to announce that we once again have been rated a "Performance School" by the Colorado Department of Education!
Understanding Your School's Performance Based on CMAS Scores
We want to provide you with a clear understanding of what it means for our school to be designated as a Colorado Department of Education performance school based on CMAS scores. CMAS stands for the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, which are statewide assessments designed to measure students' understanding and mastery of key academic subjects.
What Does "Performance School" Mean?
When our school is referred to as a "performance school," it indicates that our students' performance on the CMAS assessments has been analyzed and evaluated by the Colorado Department of Education. This evaluation helps us gauge how effectively our students are mastering the required knowledge and skills in various subjects.
The Importance of CMAS Scores
CMAS scores provide valuable insights into how well our school is supporting your child's education. These scores allow us to identify areas of strength and areas that may need improvement. By using the data from CMAS assessments, we can make informed decisions about curriculum, teaching methods, and resources to better meet the needs of our students.
How Are CMAS Scores Used?
The Colorado Department of Education uses CMAS scores to assess the overall performance of schools across the state. This assessment helps categorize schools into different performance levels, including Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, and Turnaround. Our school's "performance school" designation indicates that we have achieved a certain level of proficiency in terms of student performance on these assessments.
What Does This Mean for Your Child?
As a parent, you can use CMAS scores to gain insights into your child's academic progress. These scores can help you understand where your child excels and where they might benefit from additional support. It's important to note that CMAS scores are just one aspect of your child's education, and they are not the sole measure of their abilities.
Our Commitment to Continuous Improvement
Being designated as a performance school is a testament to the hard work of our students, teachers, and staff. It also reflects our commitment to ongoing improvement. We analyze CMAS scores and other data to identify areas where we can enhance our teaching methods and provide targeted support to students who may need it.
If your child took the CMAS test with us last year, we will be sending our their personal report in the coming weeks.
Thank you for all you do as parents to continue to support our staff and the success of your students.
Principal, Metropolitan Arts Academy
We will be hosting our first PTO meeting Wednesday, September 27th at 3:00. Please check in through the main office.
Our PTO focuses on reviewing school attendance, discipline, events and opportunities for parent involvement. The PTO can also identify gaps in school resources – such as old playground equipment or IT infrastructure – and raise funds to make improvements. They might also help plan school events.
I. School Data
C. Assessment Results (DIBELS, Renaissance & CMAS)
A. Afterschool Programming Available
III. Upcoming Event Dates
A. Parent/Teacher Conferences
A. Volunteer Opportunities available for approved volunteers
1. Book Bags and title room support
2. Supporting with performances
3. Morning and afterschool drop off support
4. Birthday bash support in the classrooms
Once a month, each class will celebrate the birthdays of those students whose birthday fall in that month. The bash will occur at the end of the day and parents of those students being celebrated are encourage to bring individually - wrapped, store bought snacks.
October's birthday bash will be held on Friday, September 29th. We are asking parents to please bring snacks/drinks on Friday, September 29th from 8:30 - 10:00.
After School Programs
We are excited to offer our afterschool programming options for the Fall. Our clubs will start the Tuesday after Labor Day. All students need a completed permission slip (below) and need to pay the $5.00 per club. Sign up early if you are interested.
We are excited to offer custom designs in school swag with our partner Gemini. These shirts can be worn in place of school uniform shirts any day of the week. Visit our school store below and get your order in.
Monday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Payments can be made in person in our main office Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30-3:00. They can also be made anytime in the parent portal.
Please do not park on the corner of Sherrelwood and Zuni St. It holds back the bus driver from getting into the bus lane and it is very close to the cross walk. If you park on the west side of Zuni St, please walk your student to the crosswalk. Our amazing Ms. Veronica will safely walk your student across the street.
Please pull to the sides to drop off your students. The students must walk to the crosswalk. Our wonderful Ms. Debbie will safely help your students cross the street. Also, please do not block our neighbors driveways.
Parents, please do not park/drop off/pick up students inside the bus lane.
Please do not park behind parked cars in the parking lot. In case of an emergency, we must have clear access. This will also clear the parking lot for parents that are coming into the parking lot. As a courtesy, please do not lean on parked cars.
Thank you for helping us keep our students and neighbors happy and safe!
Tops: Black polos with or without the Metropolitan Arts Academy logo
Bottoms: Black pants, shorts or skirts
NO RIPPED JEANS
Middle School: The Middle School has the option of wearing a gray polo in place of the black polo.
Students are able to wear their school swag shirts in place of their polo shirts, any day of the week!
Uniforms will be strictly enforced Monday through Friday. Black is an industry standard and will give students the ability to use them during performances and while working onstage and backstage. We encourage you to show your personality whenever possible. Shoes and accessories are the choice of the student.
The More You Know...
The More You Know!
Important reminders about school policies:
1.0 All student’s levels 6-12 are required to have a Student ID VISIBLE at all times while on school and district property.
2.0 Cell phones are NOT to be utilized in the classroom while instruction is being delivered unless it is for educational purposes. All cell phones must be stored in student backpacks at all times. If cell phones are out during school hours for any reason, they will be taken and parents will need to pick them up in the main office at the end of the day. Repeated violations will result in additional consequences.
3.0 The Student Dress Code WILL be enforced system-wide. This starts with the first day of school. If you have questions please ask in advance. Students K-8 not in uniform will need a change of clothes or to be picked up.
4.0 Our School and the District are NOT responsible for lost or stolen items.
5.0 Pets other than approved classroom pets, and approved-certified service animals are NOT allowed on school and district property. Do not bring pets on campus to drop off or pick up your children.
6.0 The playground and field are not for public use during school hours or during afterschool activities.
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