• 2016 School Year Term 1 Begins:  Monday, August 8, 2016 - 8:00 AM

    2016 School Year Term 2 Begins:  Monday, September 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

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    In a few short weeks, we will be sharing your child’s AZ MERIT results with you. Scores will be mailed to you via US mail in early November. You will receive a comprehensive family score report with detailed information about how your child performed on both the English language arts and math portions of the test. Please know that this test represents just one of many measures that gauge your student’s progress. The result, while meaningful, should be taken in the context of how your child is doing on his homework, grades, and class participation.

    This year’s results may seem lower than what you have come to expect from your child. However, there is no need to be alarmed – we expect lower test scores with any transition to a new test. Also, expectations have been raised for what our students need to know and be able to do. If your child’s scores are lower than you hoped they would be, it doesn’t mean your child is doing worse. Instead the scores will provide a more accurate view of how your child is doing academically.

    Remember, your child’s teachers are still your best resources for information. They can answer many questions you may have about how to use these results to support your child’s learning at home. I encourage you to review the result and discuss any concerns with your child’s teachers.

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  • HEALTH ALERT  Our school health offices have been experiencing an inordinate number of sick students. This is not because of any particular virus or ailment present. Rather, we believe it is because students are coming to school sick. We ask parents to please not send your students to school if they are ill. Not only are they better off recovering at home, but it eliminates the exposure to other students and staff and the likelihood of more illnesses and absences. 
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