Are you concerned about the upcoming assessment testing?A message from our Superintendent:
Dr. DeLay addresses parent assessment concerns
Information regarding Opt out
Colorado Measures of Academic Success FACTS
CMAS coming up soon
Next week our students will begin taking our state tests in English, math, science and social studies, called the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS).
As with past years, the tests will be divided into sections that will be administered over several days. Students are not being tested for any lengthier time frame than in past years, schools must spread the tests out over a longer time frame based on computer availability. There are simply not enough computers to have every student testing at the same time. The English Language Arts and Math tests will be taken in two blocks. The first block is given earlier because it contains more writing tasks that must be hand graded, and that will take more time. The second block will be given at the end of the school year, and it can be completely scored by computers.
Your child’s participation is important! The results will help you know how your son or daughter is performing and growing over time and how that compares to his/her peers. You deserve to know!
Strong participation is critical for our teachers and administrators to understand if our school is doing all it can to help our students prepare for success in college, career and life.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to take a look at the practice tests available through the Colorado Department of Education’s website at http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/CMASPracticeTest.
If you’d like to learn more about the new standards or tests, CDE has a number of additional resources on its website at http://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/resourcesforparents.
THE ANNUAL FRANCES GILLESPIE EXCELLENCE AWARD
The Frances Gillespie Excellence Award recognizes outstanding service of RE-1 Valley employees to the District, students, co-workers and the community. If you feel an employee who has worked in the District for a minimum of five consecutive years, is currently employed in the District, and has not previously received the award deserves to be a recipient, please consider completing a nomination form.
The District annually recognizes up to four employees. The recipients are announced at the annual retirement event in April and a presentation to recipients is made at the general staff meeting at the beginning of the next school year.
Nomination forms may be found here or obtained at the Hagen Administration Center, 301 Hagen Street, Sterling, and should be returned with any supporting materials to the Superintendent’s office no later than 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
The RE-1 Valley School District website has several "Parent Resources" in the "Parent" link on the home page. You will find information for parents about special topics in addition to links to community resources. As always, feel free to contact your child's school if you find that you need additional support for any of the topics in that "Parent" link. School staff will be able to find the correct contact to assist with supporting RE-1 Valley students and families. -Children should report any suspicious behavior or any behavior that makes them uncomfortable to an adult as soon as possible.
SAFETY TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO AND FROM SCHOOL
-Parents should choose the safest route for their children to travel - pay attention to appropriate lighting, pedestrian paths, and safe places to ask for help
-Parents should pick out safe places for their children to ask for help, like stores and friends' homes
-Parents should review the rules of walking and biking to school, including observing street signs, using crosswalks and looking both ways before crossing the street
-Children should not talk to strangers or get into cars with strangers