|Dear Coos Bay Families,
The end of the year is always such an exciting time. There will be many upcoming school celebrations, student performances, community and parent events and spring conferences to come. Your school should send out a weekly bulletin with events to keep you informed. If you would like to receive it electronically or have questions about the calendar for your school, please contact the main office. Thank you for your support of our students and staff during this busy time. We love seeing you in our schools so come out and celebrate or visit with us if you can.
For our parents of seniors, this is an especially poignant period of time with your students. I encourage you to keep up to date as to the events, requirements and deadlines so that your family and child will be able to fully enjoy every opportunity available. For more information, go to: http://marshfield.cbd9.net/ or http://harding.cbd9.net/
As we ease into the end of the school year, it is a great time to remind our students about the importance of daily attendance and finishing the school year strong. You may be aware that the state of Oregon defines chronic absenteeism to include both excused and unexcused absences and blames it for a lack of learning amongst our children. In Coos Bay, missing one day every two weeks would cause a student to fall under the state requirement for attendance.
Our schools are gearing up for state testing. This is a time when our students are assessed based upon state requirements. Although we know that it takes more than the results of one high stakes test to accurately measure the learning and growth of our students, we make every effort to assure that students are relaxed and prepared for the OAKS tests. It will be important during testing times that students have a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast.
For our new kindergartners, next year will be a full day of learning. At our annual Kindergarten Round–Up, we will be providing each family with materials and information about summer learning in order to prepare our youngest students for success in school. Each elementary school will have an evening event for pre-registration on May 15th from 4:00 – 6:30 PM so that more parents can attend this important first school event. Go to www.cbd9.net under Kindergarten Pre-Registration for more information.
2014-15 School Year Calendar
In 2014-2015 we will be keeping our model of early release Fridays for our educators to do their PLC (Professional Learning Community) work. It has been successful and helped to improve our student learning. Each Friday staff gather to review student performance, plan for common lessons and assessments, and provide for the learning of every child so that no one falls behind and those who are advanced get the support they need. Click here for the 2014-15 Student Calendar.
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Common Core Standards links for Parents:
Proficiency Based Instruction link for Parents