The Uptown Beat

10th Ed of Uptown School Complex Newsletter

Home School Connection

Morning Enrichment Program

Uptown School Complex has begun a morning academic enrichment program for kindergarten to eighth grade. The program runs Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 8:00 am. Please contact your child's teacher or the main office for additional information.

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

You will soon be receiving your sons/daughters PARCC score from the 2014-2015 school year. If you are not aware, last year was the first year the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessment was given to students in New Jersey and around the country.Here are somethings you should be aware of trying to understand your child's PARCC test score:
  • The PARCC tests moves away from multiple choice questions

  • Your child’s score may look lower this year because the tests measured more complex skills.

  • The first year’s scores are a new baseline. Our district's job is to work with the parents and children to improve on the baseline data.

How to Understand My Child's PARCC Score

Students will receive an overall category score for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics from One (1) to Five (5. The range of scores is 650-850. The breakdown is below:
  • Level Five: Exceeding Expectations - 803 (Varied)
  • Level Four: Meeting Expectations - 750-802
  • Level Three: Approaching Expectations - 725-749
  • Level Two: Partially Meeting Expectations - 700-724
  • Level One: Not Yet Meeting Expectations 650-700

Interim Report Cards

Monday, Dec. 21st, 2:45pm

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

2nd quarter interim reports will be distributed at dismissal.

Abreviated Day

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, 12:45pm

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

Students will be dismissed at 12:45 for the start of winter recess.

School Closed

Thursday, Dec. 24th, 8am-2:45pm

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

Winter recess school is closed.

School Closed

Friday, Dec. 25th, 8am-2:45pm

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

School is closed for winter recess.

School Closed

Monday, Dec. 28th, 8am-2:45pm

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

School closed for winter recess.

School Closed

Tuesday, Dec. 29th, 8am-2:45pm

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

School closed for winter recess.

School Closed

Wednesday, Dec. 30th, 8am-2:45pm

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

School closed for winter recess.

School Closed

Thursday, Dec. 31st, 8-10am

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

School closed for winter recess.

School Closed

Thursday, Dec. 31st, 8-10am

323 Madison Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ

School closed for winter recess.