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SAVE THE DATE! PARENT UNIVERSITY • OCTOBER 13, 2018

Parenting Student Success Today

 Our popular event is a half-day of learning and networking with people who want to give students an educational edge.
Come to gain ideas and resources for supporting your student through every grade.

Mark the date on your family calendar:
      Saturday, October 13, 2018
      8:15 a.m. until 12 noon
      at the Monroe Middle School campus

     Admission is free.
     Registration details coming soon!

    

Updated Wed, Sep 5th

After-school clubs are starting up....  Students can pick up permission slips in the school office:
    Ukulele Club 
    Open Gym 
    Ping-Pong

Updated Wed, Sep 5th

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves.

Missing just two days a month means a child misses 10% of the school year. That's 10% less learning, smiling, growing, and achieving.

Attend Today. Achieve Tomorrow.

Updated Thu, Sep 20th

Happy second week of school!  We now have a bustling community of nearly 1200 students and staff.  In many locations that would be considered a town!  The initial days of school have been spent acclimating ourselves to agreed upon routines and protocols, while learning about each other in a safe environment.

Student Safety
So that we may ensure all of our students arrive to school and return to your homes safely, we urge everyone to be vigilant on the streets.  Students should travel in pairs or groups.  Those who bike or skateboard need helmets to protect their beautiful gray matter.  And for those parents who drive, please carpool and travel at a safe speed.  While it is our responsibility to help foster a love of learning in our students, it is our collective responsibility to make certain our children arrive to school and return home safely.

Minimum Day for Teachers
As you know, Wednesdays are shortened school days in CUSD.  Today’s minimum day allowed teachers to work in their departments, discussing assessment practices.  While grades are one measure of student performance, there is much to consider when generating a grade, including but not limited to:

  • Why do we grade?
  • What do we grade?
  • How do we assign value?
  • How do we weight categories?
  • How does a “0” affect a final grade?
  • What is the purpose of extra credit?
  • What if a child learns something previously unmastered later in the trimester?

The conversation was rich in many classrooms.  Staff shared their considerations with colleagues and will share with other departments in the coming weeks.  It is important to realize that while education has changed drastically over the last 50 years, grading policies have remained somewhat rigid.  If it is our goal to build an academic core while supporting students who demonstrate self-direction, innovation, critical thinking, collaboration, and empathy, how do grading practices reflect that?

Back to School Night
As you may know Back to School Night is this Wednesday, September 5th.  We will start promptly at 6:00 pm, and we ask that you are in your child’s first period classroom at that time.  Please ask your child or children for their schedule(s).  This is not a time for individual conferences, rather an opportunity for teachers to share with parents and guardians a preview of the trimester and potentially year.  Should you have individual questions, they are best answered during scheduled email conversations or meetings.

Lockers
Many campuses have begun to discourage the use of lockers, as they have become targets for vandalism and have in some instances been used to store items that are inappropriate in an educational setting.  Additionally, as education starts to implement 1:1 technology, the need to store items has decreased.

In previous years lockers were distributed to certain grade levels when school started, prior to routines and norms being reviewed.  That proved to cause a number of issues that we hope to avoid this year. 

We are reviewing our locker expectations and usage and hope to have an application process for our upper grade students in the coming weeks.  Because the use of lockers is a privilege, the process will require a student to be in good standing, as well as a parent signature.

Best Wishes
We hope you and your children have enjoyed the opening full week at Rolling Hills Middle School, and we look forward to seeing you all next Wednesday evening.  The coming weeks will feature our first boys volleyball, girls soccer, and cross country competitions, along with district-wide iReady testing in both ELA and math.

Updated Thu, Aug 30th

"Showing up” every day and on time makes a difference for students.

September is Attendance Awareness month all over the country.
Why? Studies about school attendance show that “showing up” makes a difference:
· Positive school attendance supports students’ academic and social growth.
· Attending school regularly helps students feel better about school and themselves.
· Learning good work habits early will support their success in life.
At CUSD, we value our parent and community partnerships. Positive school attendance is a joint effort of home and school.
Together, we make a difference for our students. We ask that all families join us in helping students form the good attendance habits—being present each day and on time—that will help them succeed in school and beyond.
Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

Updated Wed, Sep 5th

Back-To-School-Night will be Wednesday, September 5, at 6:00pm.   Check your student's backpack for a copy of the evening's schedule - it will be sent home early next week.   We look forward to seeing you!

Updated Wed, Aug 22nd

Updated Wed, Sep 5th

What a fabulous first day of school!  For those students who entered the office gates, we welcomed them to red carpet treatment… with a genuine red carpet, music, pom-poms, and our own eagle mascot.  Students did a fabulous job transitioning back to school, between classes, and during lunch.  Our new 8th grade building was bustling with learning, and our recently paved blacktop hosted hundreds of active students.  As school administration walked classrooms, it was clear that many good things were happening at RHMS.  Please let us know what your students enjoyed and what we might focus efforts upon in the coming months.

Updated Thu, Sep 20th

(**Picture make-up date:  October 3**)

6th Grade - Tuesday, August 28th

7th & 8th Grades - Thursday, August 30th

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Updated Wed, Aug 22nd

A Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez

 Watch the Video

I am excited to announce "Profile of a Graduate," Campbell Union School District’s strategic focus for the 2018-19 school year and beyond. The video linked to this article offers more explanation.
 
Profile of a Graduate is part of our district’s Strategic Plan to reinvent the way we educate and inspire today's learners, and one of the four goals outlined in our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). It calls upon individuals—students and the adults who support them—to be Self-Directed, Innovative, a Critical Thinker, Collaborative, and Empathetic.
 
Developing these five competencies is our commitment to preparing ALL students for a yet-to-be-defined workplace. Their future depends on it.
 
As our partner and your child’s advocate, you are an important part of that mission. You will be seeing more about the Profile of a Graduate throughout the school year as we, together, continue the vital work of educating students to their highest potential.

Bell Schedule

  • Period 18:35–9:33
  • Period 29:37–10:31
  • Break10:31–10:41
  • Period 310:45–11:39
  • Period 411:43–12:41
  • Lunch12:41–1:11
  • Period 51:15–2:10
  • Period 62:13–3:08
  • Period 18:35–9:23
  • Period 29:27–10:11
  • Break10:11–10:21
  • Period 310:25–11:09
  • Period 411:13–12:01
  • Lunch12:01–12:31
  • Period 512:35–1:20
  • Period 61:24–2:08
 

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