Starting the week of April 7th the students in grades 3 through 8 in Evergreen School District will begin taking the Smarter Balanced Field Test. This Field Test replaces the California Standards Test or STAR in English language arts and mathematics. The Smarter Balanced Field Test is an essential step toward the goal of implementing a comprehensive new statewide assessment system designed to ensure all children graduate prepared for college and careers in the global economy of the 21st Century.
Through mid May, students will take an English language arts, mathematics and a performance based task assessment online. While the content of the test will be similar between schools, the State has assigned slightly different sections to different schools and grades and therefore each school test schedule will vary.
The first administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessment is designed to be a “test of the test”. Participation in the Field Test will give students valuable exposure to the future assessment system, and hands-on experience with the functionality of technology-enhanced test questions and performance tasks. Additionally, it will allow our district to test our technology infrastructure and provide teachers an opportunity to adjust to the new system. As such, no results from these tests will be provided to parents, schools or districts.
In addition to the Smarter Balanced field test, students in grades 5 and 8 will still take the California Standards Test in science during the first two weeks in May and these result will be mailed to parents during the summer.
The California Department of Education has developed a field test video which provided an overview of the test. If you would like to learn more visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKerb7NsDUE.
McTeacher’s Night at the San Felipe Road McDonald’s has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 29th, 4:30-7:30pm. See our Evergreen teachers work the counter AND support your Evergreen PTA with your purchase. Look for the flyer in future Friday Folders.
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The safety of your child is a top priority for the staff of Evergreen School. We, the staff at Evergreen School, urge you to make safety of your child and other children a top priority as well. Please do not drop your child off at school prior to 8:15am. Student supervision does not begin until 8:15am. Work and personal time commitments are important, but more important is the safety of your child.
When crossing a street, children as well as adults need to use the crosswalks. Although it may not be the most convenient or the fastest way to get to and from campus, it is the safest way to travel.
When driving, make sure you yield the right of way to pedestrians and obey all the rules of the road and signs including the “No Stopping Anytime” signs posted around the perimeter of the campus.
There are a lot of students arriving to school in a relatively short window of time. If it is necessary for you to drive your child to school in the morning, instead of walking, try your very best to pull up as far as you can in the drop off line. Your child does not need to be dropped off in front of the entrance gate. They can walk a short distance so we can accommodate more cars that are dropping off. Before pulling away, make sure the car door is closed.
If you are walking to school, the parking lot should not be used as a short cut to get to campus. This causes back up for the parents driving students to school to drop off. Please use the sidewalks to enter and leave campus when walking.
Arriving on time is an important life skill we would like to instill in each of the students. Allowing your child and yourself enough travel time will help learning this very important life skill. Make adjustments in your morning routine to guarantee a safe and relaxed arrival at school. Your child is expected to be in their classroom line or in their classroom seat at 8:30am sharp, and not running to “beat the bell.”
By working together and making the safety of our Evergreen students a top priority, we can ensure our students get to and from school in a safe manner without incident. The staff of Evergreen School appreciates your support.
The Evergreen School parking lots are closed during drop off and pick-up times. If you need to park, you must park in the neighborhood and walk to the school. The front parking lot is for staff parking and will remain closed during the day. If you are visiting, you may use the visitor's parking lot which is located on the side of the Eagle’s Nest. Evergreen School parking regulations apply to the families of all our kindergarten through sixth grade students. Please inform anyone who is dropping off or picking up your child of the school's parking regulations.
Please read the attached letter regarding police presence at drop off and pick up times.
Also attached is the laws about waiting in line around the school. Please read!