Ninety-six days! What can we do with 96 days? Is this a large number? Not if you are an educator, because 96 days is all we have left in the 2012-2013 school year and all the time left to give students all they need to move on to the next grade level. As the new semester begins we need to refocus and all lend our efforts to helping students reach and realize their potential. Not only academic potential but in all aspects of their life. We as adults need to find out what makes them “tick” and what is important to them and what goals they have for their future. It is the goal of the school to help the student to identify what their personal goal in life may be and prepare the student academically to meet that goal.
With the spring time and the start of the new semester added preparation for state assessments will begin. Students will be asked to attend after school tutorials as we identify deficits in learning and attempt to close those gaps. It is important to remain in contact with your child’s teacher so that you will know what additional tutoring is available. Also, if you have a child in grades PK – 6, be certain to check the Thursday folder for information. You should receive information from the campus where your child attends school regarding tutorial plans. The tutorial plans for SSMS and SSHS will be first set up based on the student performance from assessments given from the first semester as unit tests and performance on semester exams. These unit assessments and the semester exams serve as a benchmark of what students have learned the first semester and as a predictor of their success on the upcoming state assessments. San Saba Elementary will set up a tutorial schedule based on the results from a benchmark assessment that will be given at the end of this week. Parents please work with your child’s teachers to know where you can help. Generally, help comes in the form of supporting the student through the completion of homework, daily attendance at school, preparation during the assessment time and close communication with the teacher. Each of these components will help foster a relationship that will help the student be as successful as possible.
Parents, let us know how we can help you the first day of school all the way until the last day of school!! Please check the website at www.san-saba.net for school information and follow us on Facebook, too! If you have any question about this article or any other question about school happenings please contact me at 325/372-3771 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .