Cougar PRIDE -Updated!
A monthly update for Clifton Families - MAY 2021
May 3-7: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7: 8th Grade Social Studies STAAR / 6th and 7th online Reading and Math Boot Camp
May 11: Math STAAR All grades (all students testing on paper ONLY)
May 12: Reading STAAR All grades (all students testing on paper ONLY)
May 13: 6th Gr Reading STAAR Online test
May 17: 7th Gr Reading STAAR Online test
May 18: 8th Gr Reading STAAR Online test
May 18: Coffee with the Principal
May 19: 6th Gr Math STAAR Online test
May 20: 7th/8th Gr Math STAAR Online test
May 28: District-wide asynchronous Instruction (Teacher Professional Development)
The most important thing to understand is that ALL STAAR TESTING IS ON CAMPUS! No one tests from home!
We will still be checking temperatures in the morning and will keep social distance.
Because we are trying to follow all COVID protocols, our schedule is set up so that we don't have all students on campus on any day - most of the schedule is based on whether the student is taking the paper or online test.
Students may stay at school until dismissal or you may pick them up after the test, this is your choice.
Students may dress comfortably and bring snacks (but we will feed everyone, of course!)
Updated STAAR Dates Chart
Thank you for trusting us with your children! Here is what is going on at Clifton:
6th and 7th Grade Online Reading and Math Boot Camp May 6 and 7: While 6th and 7th grade students are staying at home while 8th grade takes their science and social studies tests, teachers will be leading a Virtual Boot Camp to help review important concepts before they test the following week. Please encourage your child to be fully engaged!
8th grade Social Studies Review - May 6 - After 8th grade takes their science test, social studies teacher will have a fun review to give our students one last "push" as they prepare to take their social studies test the next day! You may choose to pick up your child after testing... but they'll miss out!
Special Math and English Tutors: In order to better support our students, we have hired tutors that work with our math and English Teachers as co-teachers and may conduct small group instruction to both our virtual and face to face students!
Academic Calls home: We will make the calls every week to all students failing 2 or more classes as of that day.
Attendance Calls Home: We make daily calls at the beginning of the day if a student is marked absent. We want to make sure everything is ok and that we are providing any support needed!
We are a Verizon School!
We need everyone to ALWAYS follow our safety procedures.
- wear a mask at all times (properly covering nose and mouth)
- maintain a distance of 6 feet whenever possible (and it's practically ALWAYS possible)
- limit amount of time you are in close proximity with anyone on campus
If your child, or anyone at your home, has any Covid-like symptoms - PLEASE STAY HOME! Students may participate in virtual school and not be marked absent.