From the Desk of the Principal

April 19, 2021

It is so great to have all the students back in the building.  With that being said, we were able to use today as a trial run and we are informing you of a few aspects that might help our remaining days go a little smoother.  

1. For drop off everything remains the same with Grades 3-5 using the lower parking land and K-2 using the upper parking lot.  If you have students in both grade band groups you can continue to use the upper parking lot.

2. Just a reminder that school starts at 9:15 on Monday and 7:45 Tuesday through Friday.  We had a lot of parents that showed up after 9:15 this morning.  To help with this we have staff members here ready to check your students starting at 8:45 on Monday and 7:15 on Tuesday through Friday.

3. For Pick up we have the most room for improvement.  If students could ride the bus, that would help a great deal. LINK TO BUS ROUTES 

UPDATED April 22, 2021

We are changing our pickup times and process back to how we did it before.  Kinder and Grade 3 can be picked up at 2:19. Grades 1 and 4 can be picked up at 2:24.  Grades 2 and 5 can be picked up at 2:29.  All parents will remain in vehicles and pickup all students in the pick up lane.

 

March 1, 2021

Dear Mission View Parents,

Welcome to March! In this month's newsletter, I would like to celebrate all the great work that teachers and families have been doing during this Remote and Hybrid Learning. 

First of all, we just completed our iReady Reading and Math testing.  In this year that we have had this year, we are seeing that our kids ARE growing.  Lexia, iReady Reading and iReady Math have been valuable curriculum sources as both allow students to work on both of these at home and the teachers can continue to monitor how the students are doing.

iReady Reading scores are listed below:

Kindergarten has gone from 57% of the students at or above grade level to 63%.  Grade 1 has gone from 15% of the students at or above grade level to 12%, but have gone from 12% significantly below grade level to 5%.  Grade 2 has gone from 17% of the students at or above grade level to 25%. 

Grade 3 has gone from 25% of the students at or above grade level to 41%.  Grade 4 has gone from 8% of the students at or above grade level to 12%.  Grade 5 has gone from 15% of the students at or above grade level to 25%.

iReady Math scores are listed below:

Kindergarten has gone from 38% of the students at or above grade level to 36%.  Grade 1 has gone from 16% of the students at or above grade level to 11%, but have gone from 15% significantly below grade level to 10%.  Grade 2 has gone from 10% of the students at or above grade level to 12%. Grade 3 has gone from 12% of the students at or above grade level to 10%, but have gone from 48% significantly below grade level to 32%.  Grade 4 has gone from 2% of the students at or above grade level to 6%.  Grade 5 has gone from 17% of the students at or above grade level to 17%, but have gone from 64% significantly below grade level to 43%.

One aspect that we keep in mind is that the fall iReady assessments were administered at home, where the winter assessments were administered here at school. Our students are growing thanks to the teamwork that has occurred with our teachers and families.

All schools have been notified that the SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment) for Grades 3-5 will continue for this year with a few adjustments.  Students will be exposed to ⅔ of the amount of content of the previous SBA.  There are no accountability measures attached to this year’s SBA assessment. 

I would like to end my newsletter with a huge favor to ask.  You may have received a Remind message from our office to complete the online attestation on your child.  The reason that was sent out to all families is that it is very time-consuming to enter in the Remind system the names of the families that did not have a completed online attestation.  It would be very helpful if all families could commit to doing both the fast pass and the online attestation.

Signing off for today

Mission View Proud