As we close the fourth week of the school year, I am pleased to see that students and teachers are settling into their routines. Assessments have been completed and instruction is in full swing. Back-to-School Night is a wrap and now our more in-depth Curriculum Coffee Talks are starting. As a faculty, we continue to discuss how each child is doing, how his/her needs are being addressed, how class time is being used, what resources or supports are needed, and how we can continue to refine and improve everything we do.
This week and next, I am meeting 1-on-1 with the general studies teachers to discuss the students. We are discussing students’ strengths and needs and how we are addressing their academic, social and emotional growth. I want to have my finger on the pulse of how each child is doing and I want to make sure that teachers have the resources, support and guidance that they need.
In a few weeks, you will receive your child’s progress report that will provide valuable information about your child’s fall assessment results, areas of strength and areas for growth this year. Students in grades 4-5 will also receive their ACT Aspire testing results.
We use assessment results to determine what students need and, at the same time, to provide us with important feedback about how well we are meeting each child’s needs. This process is a continuous loop and we will keep you consistently informed.
Thank you for your support and participation. We have gotten off to a great start to the school year.