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The school and office will be closed
Monday, May 29 in honor of Memorial Day.
Please add these special early release days to your calendar:
Thu., May 18: Early Dismissal Schedule: Open House
Tue., May 30: Early Dismissal Schedule: Spring Assessments
Wed., May 31: Early Dismissal Schedule
Thu., June 1: Early Dismissal Schedule: Spring Assessments
Mon., June 5: Early Dismissal Schedule: Spring Assessments
Tue., June 6: Early Dismissal Schedule
Wed., June 7: Early Dismissal Schedule
Thu., June 8: Last Day of School 12:20pm Dismissal
As we enter in our state testing for grades 3-5, I wanted to share some suggestions from the California Department of Education that you can use to support your child during testing. These assessments are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. Results from these assessments are just one piece of information to help teachers, parents, and students understand how well a student is meeting the grade-level expectations. If your child is in grades K-2, this is an opportunity to learn about the assessments your child will be taking in the future.
5 WAYS YOU CAN PREPARE TO HELP YOUR CHILD:
- FIND OUT THE FACTS. Students usually take the ELA and mathematics tests on different days. Since the test includes questions that measure critical thinking and problem solving they do take longer than “fill in the bubble” tests given on paper. For more information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, talk to your child’s principal, teacher and visit http://bealearninghero.org/classroom/smarter-balanced.
- TAKE A LOOK AT THE PRACTICE TEST. This will help you better understand the types of questions your child will be answering. You may want to walk through the test with your child to help familiarize him or her with the test format and features and answer any questions. To see a practice test, visit the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp
- KNOW WHAT YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE LEARNING IN ELA AND MATHEMATICS. To find out the learning expectations of your child’s grade level in both subjects, take a look at the CDE’s Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppssrinfo.asp. The guides explain the skills and knowledge your child is expected to learn each year.
- USE YOUR CHILD’S TEST RESULTS FROM LAST YEAR TO IDENTIFY AREAS WHERE HE OR SHE MIGHT NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT. Talk with your child’s teacher to see what types of supplemental activities you can do at home. Find activities that match your child’s performance in both subjects in the Be a Learning Hero Skill Builder at http://bealearninghero.org/skill-builder
- PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE! Homework is a great way to reinforce the skills and content your child learns every day in the classroom and that the tests measures. In addition to the state tests, it is another measure you can use to see how well your child is progressing throughout the year. To get homework help in both subjects, visit https://homeworkhelpdesk.org/. For sample problems and questions along with solutions and answers, visit http://www.smarterbalanced.org/assessments/sample-questions/.
April 2016 California Department of Education
Summer School Program 2017
San Leandro Unified School District Summer School will be held June 19th to July 27th, 2017. High school credit recovery summer school will be held at Bancroft Middle School from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Thursday.
Extended school year program and enrichment/intervention programs will be held at Jefferson Elementary School 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday to Thursday.
Please see program options and registrations:
For more information please visit your school administrator or school counselor.
Please register before May 26th!
High School Credit Recovery Summer School Principals are Valentin del Rio and Jeffrey Miles.
ESY and Enrichment/Intervention Summer School Principal is Garry Grotke.
For more information please contact Joanne Clark at email@example.com
Seeking Volunteers for TK & Kindergarten Classrooms
If you are interested in working in either transitional kindergarten or kindergarten classrooms, our elementary schools are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers! Our schools especially need support for 30-60 minutes at a time in the classroom, during recess, and during lunch.
Please contact Madison's Parent Facilitator Sara Lopes at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can become a volunteer.
Math Acceleration Request
With our transition to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics, we are updating our acceleration pathways and processes. CCSS in Math for 6th-8th grade contain standards previously taught in high school and include increased demands around reading, writing, and demonstration of mathematics concepts and complex problem solving in real world applications. In order for a student to successfully accelerate in mathematics and skip a course, there are many variables that must be considered. These variables include:
- Student Desire to Accelerate
- Teacher Recommendation
- Grades (A grade of “4” in elementary or “A” in secondary over the last year)
- Academic Ability as demonstrated through the following measures:
- Summative CAASPP Results in Mathematics
- Star Reading and Math Results
- Results from the Math Readiness Test
The Math Readiness test will be universally administered to all students in grades 5th, 6th and 7th grades during the last two weeks of the school year. Students identified will be notified about the math acceleration application. If you have questions and want to submit an application before the administration of the Math Readiness test, please complete the form below and provide the required documentation requested to your site principal.
If you have any questions, please contact your site administrator.
Board of Education Declares District Campuses As Safe Zones For Families And Students Threatened By Immigration Enforcement
SAN LEANDRO, Calif., February 8, 2017 -- The San Leandro Board of Education last night passed a resolution making all campuses a safe zone for students and their families and reinforced the district’s policy mandating that all immigrant students attending San Leandro schools have equal access to an education regardless of their status or the status of their family members. The resolution was passed unanimously on Tuesday night, followed by applause from a full house of community members, educators, union representatives and students.