High School December E-Newsletter

As we approach the closing of 2020, our focus is on testing and assessment to establish comparative data to inform instructional decisions. CLS class time is being used to implement our NWEA (North West Evaluation Association) test sessions. MAP Growth testing helps us to be better prepared to meet our students when and where they need it the most. The data from these tests will be used for instructional decision-making and can help inform a variety of programmatic and instructional decisions including:

  • Identifying and qualifying students for various instructional strategies.
  • Guiding teachers who do not regularly make decisions on instructional program choices for students.
  • Scheduling and grouping to meet students’ learning needs.
  • Screening for special or alternative instruction.
  • Staffing and resourcing.

Quarter Two (Q2) Progress Reports have been emailed to all of our families. The First Semester will end on January 15. During these challenging times, it is very important to stay connected and schedule one-to-one meetings (Zoom or phone call) with teachers to help support class assignments. Attendance on Zoom is improving, however the assignments and homework need more focus and attention. Our academic tutor is available online and in-person for small group support on site (Covid-19 Safety Protocol). Contact the school to make arrangements.

The Mendocino County Office of Education is continuing to offer parents and teachers the opportunity for Professional Development during Distance Learning. Please connect with us for specific details to work together as partners in education. We welcome open communication and sharing strategies to help our students be successful in these challenging times. We value our family partnerships and want to continue meaningful involvement in our students education and in the life of school.

Stay Safe & Take Care,