December 4, 2020
Highlights you will find:
- Where is the Lincoln Leopard Contest
- IT Tech Support Link
- Remote information-Website link for support
- Lincoln Family Directory-PDF attached
- PTO newsletter
- Food Service and Pick up-Breakfast added
- iReady from home information
Continued Learning taking place from home
Wednesday, 12/2/20 - Report Cards available on HAC
Monday, 12/6/2-Friday,12/18/20-Remote learning continues for all
Friday-12/11/20-Spirit Day--Crazy Holiday Hat Day
Friday 12/18/20-Virtual Class Celebrations
December 21 - January 1, 2021 - Winter Break
Monday, 1/4/21 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, Teacher Work Day
Tuesday, 1/5/21 - In-person and remote instruction resumes
From the Principal's Desk
Next week most classes will take the second part of the iReady diagnostic, please remember to allow your child to work on this independently. Please refer to the letter and suggestions below regarding how to support.
Thank you, everyone, for a wonderful first week and we have two more weeks until winter break.
From the Office
Absences during remote learning
Daily attendance will be taken during the weeks of 11/30-12/18. If your child will not be present during remote learning you still need to call the school's attendance line at 331-228-6900. For your convenience, this line is open 24/7 during the school year.
November marks a season of Thanksgiving! Even in the current pandemic, there is so much to be thankful for in District 303. There are three ways that you can contribute to our #D303Thankful Campaign.
- Write a note of appreciation to a staff member. You may download and print our notecard template linked here or create a note of your own to share.
- Participate in our social media campaign by sharing a picture or thought using the hashtag #D303Thankful.
- Share a story, note of appreciation, or photo on Let’s Talk using the D303Thankful button.
Important iReady information
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The second i-Ready diagnostic assessment is scheduled for students to take remotely between December 1st and 11th. This is a mid-year check on how students are progressing towards their growth goal. Your school will provide you with more specific days when your child will take the assessment. After the diagnostic assessment, your child will receive an update in their lessons assigned under the personalized pathway.
What should I know and expect as a parent/guardian?
Computer adaptive assessments are designed to determine what standards students know and don’t know yet.
Remind your child they will see questions they might not know the answer to and some easier questions. We need to know what they do know and do not know yet. This is expected.
The purpose of the i-Ready diagnostic is not to give your child a score or grade, but to determine how to best support their learning.
How can I support my child during the assessment?
Provide a quiet space free from distractions and potential interruptions.
Make sure your child is logged into their district Google account.
Make sure they have paper and pencil to work out the math questions.
Play the role of supportive teacher. Encourage them to do their best and reassure them.
Encourage and support, but DON’T HELP. Think of it this way—would you help your child with a vision test? No, because hints won’t help the eye doctor help them. With i-Ready, hints on the test now could negatively impact your child’s instruction later. Family Video ENG - Family Video ESP
It is important that all questions are answered independently by the student.
Use the phrases below or others here to help your child
“Wow. That looks like a very advanced question. Remember, it’s okay if you don’t know it. Just try your hardest and give your best guess so that i-Ready can find your ‘just right’ level. And then move on.”
“Looks like you could use a quick break. Do you want to finish this question now or when you get back?”
“Re-read the question and think about what it is asking.”
“Remember this assessment is finding out what you know, and do not know yet. It is okay that you don’t know something now because you’re going to learn it.”
The Diagnostic is untimed. We suggest splitting the assessment into several short sessions: 15–20 minutes for younger students (K–1) and 30 minutes for older students.
Your child is able to log off and back on, your progress will be saved.
What if my child has technology issues?
For D303 computer support go to: https://district.d303.org/elearning-tech-support
Thank you for your continued support and for being a partner in your child’s learning! I look forward to sharing information with you throughout the year. If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact me, your principal, or your child’s teachers. You can also learn more about i-Ready by visiting https://sites.google.com/d303.org/i-readyresources/home .
Executive Director of Assessment and Accountability