Please see the attached documents for test tips #5 & 6!
Once again we are having a food drive for the Marion Polk Food Share. Feel the Love Food Drive begins Tuesday February 17 and runs through Friday February 27. Each class will work hard to bring in the most items in a friendly competition.
The Most Wanted Foods are: shelf stable dairy, soup, canned tuna fish, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, peanut butter, flour, and canned tomato sauce.
So please send at least one can of food with your child when and if you are able. If you’d like to send more, you can even send one item every day of the 9-day food drive!
PLEASE DON’T SEND ANY GLASS JARS OR BOTTLES!
If you’d like to boost the Food Share’s coffers, you can also bring a cash or check donation to the office during the food drive. Please make checks to the Marion Polk Food Share.
Our fourth Tip for Testing is a big one!
It’s important to attend school on test days. This sounds like common sense, but there’s an important component of the Smarter Balanced test that can’t be made up if students miss days during test time.
The Smarter Balanced test is made up of three components:
1. A computer adaptive test
2. A classroom activity
3. A performance task
The classroom activity involves interaction among students in the class. It is meant to prepare students for the performance task, which measures a student’s ability to draw on knowledge from many skills and standards to answer questions, solve a problem or write a paper. While the classroom activity isn’t scored as part of the test, it is important preparation for what follows.
Please see the attached document for test taking tip #3!
Please see the attached flier for testing tip #2!
Every year, students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 are tested in math and English language arts. Test time is rapidly approaching! We have attached documents with more information regarding the new test and will be sending out testing tips in the coming weeks.
Apply for secondary transfers FEB. 2 – 27, 2015
Current fifth grade students (entering sixth grade in September) who want to attend a school other than their assigned school next fall (2015-16) must apply for in-district transfer (IDT) between February 2 and February 27, 2015.
The application window must be earlier than normal this year to coincide with changes to the district’s student data information system. IDT application forms will be updated to reflect the February dates. Please do not submit a transfer application form that reflects a deadline other than February 2015.
IDT applications received after February 27, 2015, will not be considered.
IDT request forms can be picked up at any middle school office, and must be completed and returned to the student’s assigned middle school during the application date window. There is no guarantee a transfer request will be approved. Students attending school on an IDT are not eligible for bus transportation.
More information on the in-district transfer process can be found on the Student Transfers page on the district website, http://www.salemkeizer.org/parents/student-transfers.