Greetings South Kilbourne Families and Friends,
Our third quarter has officially begun! Students and teachers are more focused than ever as we diligently work to make each day a fruitful learning experience. You can help us keep the momentum through frequent communication with your learner at home. Teachers frequently update grades in Power School. Be sure to review this site often.
As we think about the months ahead I wanted to pause and provide more information about the end of year expectations. In April students will begin taking end of year assessments. This time of year can be very stressful for both students and teachers. As we prepare them for the months ahead, we are paying close attention to their social and emotional responses. You can help by encouraging your kangaroo every day.
It is also time for us to review promotion criteria. The following Richland One Board Policies will govern promotion:
Kindergarten through Second Grade - Demonstrate a two to three average rating using the non-graded scale on the English/language arts and mathematics standards. Mastery level will be determined by the teacher's assessment of standards-based work which may include daily assignments, tests, informal assessments, projects, presentations, etc.
Third through Fifth Grade - Demonstrate a 70 percent mastery level on the English/language arts and mathematics standards. Demonstrate a 70 percent mastery level on each of the essential science and social studies standards. Mastery level will be determined by the teacher's assessment of standards-based work which may include daily assignments, tests, informal assessments, projects, presentations, etc.
South Kilbourne is changing. Recently we began updates to our learning environments. Part of this process has allowed us to purchase active seating items (stability chairs, bouncy bands, and/or wiggle stools) for all students. We officially deployed iPads in grade 4K through first grade. We are eagerly awaiting the delivery of laptops for second grade. Once deployed, we will have one to one technology for kindergarten through fifth grade. We are also piloting a new format for Richland One Media Centers. We have completely overhauled the space to include new cooperative seating, book nooks, and media zones. Feel free to come by and check us out.
Yours in the Service of Kangaroos,