1 HORNER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL A California Distinguished School Chapel Way Fremont, CA Fax: WEB SITE - Steven Musto, Principal March/April 2014 Dayna Lai, 8th Gr. Counselor Anne Renoir, Vice Principal Sarah Nahigian, 7th Gr. Counselor Dear Parents, The month of March is highlighted by the registration and course selection process for the school year. Our 7th grade students will be visited by our counselor Ms. Nahigian during the week of March 10th to distribute the registration packets and to explain the process. It is important that these packets are reviewed and the desired electives are indicated. The registration forms must be returned by Friday, March 21st. Please indicate your choices carefully as this is what we will refer to when making next year s schedule. The 8th grade students will be visited by the counselors and administrators from Irvington High School on March 7th in their Science classes and registration materials will be handed out. In the evening of Thursday, March 13th, Irvington is hosting a 9th grade orientation for incoming students. The third quarter ends on April 1st. Please continue to monitor your student s progress using School Loop. As spring begins and daylight extends into the evening, some students find it difficult to discipline themselves to complete assignments. Eighth grade students with more than one F grade on their third quarter report cards will not be allowed to attend the end of the year Great America activity. Students must also not have more than one F grade to participate in Promotion Ceremony or 8th Grade Party. Steven Musto Principal - Horner Junior High School Phone: (510) , ext
2 MARCH CALENDAR 11 Girls Basketball Newark at Horner 13 Girls Basketball Centerville at Horner 18 Girls Basketball Horner at Thornton 19 OPEN HOUSE INCOMING 7TH GRADE ORIENTATION 5:00PM 20 Girls Basketball Newark at Horner APRIL CALENDAR 01 END OF 3 RD QUARTER 08 Boys Volleyball Hopkins at Horner 11 Social, 5:30 7:30 15 Boys Volleyball Horner at Centerville Spring Break (NO SCHOOL IN SESSION) UPCOMING DATES 5/5 to 5/16 - STAR TESTING 5/20, 5/21 Spring Concerts, Choir (20,) Band (21) 5/26 Memorial Day - Holiday - NO SCHOOL IN SESSION 5/30 Great America - 8th Grade Excursion 6/9 8 th Gr. Promotion Party 6:00 9:00 PM 6/09-12, MINIMUM DAYS, 8:15AM-12:59 PM 6/11 8 th Grade Promotion 5:00 PM 6/12 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - MINIMUM DAY, 8:15AM-12:59 PM 8/27 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR SCHOOL YEAR UPDATES FROM OUR ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Town Hall Meeting: On February 13th, all students attended a Town Hall meeting during their PE class. Seventh grade students were reminded about proper school conduct. Eighth grade students were reminded about proper school conduct and eligibility requirements for the end of year activities, which include the Great America Award Trip, Promotion and the Promotion Party. We continue to have problems with cell phone use, loss and theft. Please remind your child of the following: Cell phones are allowed at school (bring at your own risk) but not to be used until after school. Texting during school hours is not allowed. Phones must be off and out of sight. Cell phones will be confiscated if seen or heard during school hours. Parents may pick up confiscated phones from me after 2:30 PM. If you need to contact your child, please call the office at Another concern that was brought to my attention by the student body and parent community is the conversations between students via , text messaging, cell phone conversations and Myspace/Facebook (blogs). I know it is impossible to supervise all your children s communication; however, please review with them what is being sent and what communications are being received. My biggest concern is with Facebook and other online accounts. It has come to my attention that many inappropriate messages and pictures are being posted on the Internet, which is jeopardizing the safety and integrity of our students. Please discuss the importance of Internet anonymity and the possible danger associated with inappropriate use. For more details or if you have questions or concerns, please contact me. Lastly, but most certainly not of least importance, e-cigarettes and electronic hookas or vapor pens have made their way into our schools. Please take some time to speak to your child/children about these "cigarettes." Students often think that because they are electronic that they are 1. Safe to "smoke" and 2. OK to have at school. Most important is that these devices are not healthy. E-cigarettes and other smoking devices are not allowed on school campuses and students who use them or have them in their possession will be disciplined. Ms. Renoir, Assistant Principal (510) ext REPORT CARDS: Report cards for the 2nd quarter/1st semester were sent home on Monday, Feb. 3rd, with the students.
3 INCOMING 7 TH GRADE PARENT/ STUDENT ORIENTATION Orientation for incoming 7 th grade students is at Horner Junior High School on Wednesday, March 19, 5:00-6:00pm in the multi-use room. Parents orientation presentation will be in our big gym at the same time.. Ineligibility for 8 th Grade Activities Horner would like all 8 th grade students to attend the end of the year activities: Great America, Promotion Ceremony and Promotion Party. Students will not be able to participate in the end of the year activities if they meet any one of the ineligibility criteria listed below. Consequences for not following conduct policy. Activity Disqualification: Students will be disqualified (not allowed to participate) from the following activities for the reasons sited below: Socials (Disqualification begins the first day of school to the date of the first social. After the first social, disqualification dates are from social to social). 1. Absence the day of an activity 2. Overdue library books and/or unpaid fines 3. Five (5) hours of detention assigned 4. Any In-House or at home Suspension 5. Kicked out of the last social 6. Truancy or more tardies, cumulative (any period) 8th Grade Reward Trip (Disqualification begins first day of second semester up until the day of the activity) 1. More than one F on the 3rd quarter report card 2. Any suspension 3. Ten (10) or more hours of detention assigned during second semester 4. Truant any time during the 2nd semester or more tardies (any period) 8th Grade Promotion 1. More than one F second semester Promotion Party 1. More than one F second semester 2. Any suspension 3. Ten (10) or more hours of detention assigned during second semester 4. Truant any time during the 2nd semester or more tardies (any period) Refunds will not be provided for students who become ineligible for end of the year activities due to being placed on the disqualification list, or due to serious discipline problems. PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for their behavior up to the date of any end of the year activity. A student may become ineligible even on the day of the event. The administration will contact each student individually who are not eligible to attend the Promotion Ceremony/Party.
4 Students also must attend school the day of Great America, the Promotion Dance, and Promotion to participate in those activities. HORNER MATH CLUB: You all are 2 Special + 2 Be = 4 Gotten! Over the long weekend Horner Math Club Team( Qing Huang, Tyler Zhu, Cindy Zhang and Aaron Lin) were competing against 52 schools in the Santa Clara Valley Chapter Mathcounts Competition. We took home 8th place. Qing Huang placed 8th from 429 students and qualified for State Advancement on March 22, 2014 in Stanford. Also Qing Huang, James Wang, Cindy Wang, Jennifer Zhu, Tyler Zhu, Zili Zhang and Vittal Thirumalai (a 6th grader from Warm Spring Elementary School) qualified for the Mathleague Middle School State Championship on March 1 at Valley Christian School in San Jose. There are 4 more competitions lining up in the next 3 weeks. So stay tuned for more updates. Ms. Chiu, Math Club Advisor MORE MATH CLUB NEWS: After four years away from AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination), Horner finally has an AIME Qualifier, James Wang, the first 7th grader ever who scores 120 or above or finishes in the top 2.5% on 2014 AMC 10A is invited to take the 32th annual AIME on Thursday, March 13, Congratulations and keep up your hard work! You have made us proud! Also congratulations to the following students who score 99 or above or finish in the top 25% on 2014 AMC 10A: 6th grade: Vittal Thirumalai 7th grade: James Wang, Sean Cheah 8th grade: Aaron Lin, Cindy Zhang, Jennifer Zhu, Tyler Zhu, Qing Huang, Sharon Lu, Zili Wang HORNER JUNIOR HIGH HONOR BANDS /CHOIR Bay Area Honor Band/Choir/Orchestra, ( Jan. 10) Euphonium: Rukmini Bose Bassoon: Alessandro Dalla Ricca Cello: Rachel Guo Choir: Alto; Geeta Shanker, Cathryn Flores Choir: Soprano; Jennifer Hu, Samin Afnani Northern California Honor Band, (Jan. 17) Alto Saxophone: Kevin Chen Flute: Claire Cheng Euphonium: Rukmini Bose Bassoon: Alessandra Dalla Ricca Percussion: Clyde Li California State Honor Band (Feb. 20, 21) Alto Saxophone: Kevin Chen
5 Flute: Claire Cheng Percussion: Clyde Li Alto Saxophone: Joshua Liu Congratulations also go out to our own music instructor Paul Lorigan who received the Bay Section Outstanding Choral Educator award in early January. This award is the equivalent of a superior ranking from his peers and demonstrates excellence in the field of choral music education. Congratulations!!! Mr. Lorigan. CRIMELINE: Call to report weapons, threats, fights or any other crime. Give your information, not your name. If you or a friend has a school or personal problem, you don t have to solve it alone. Call the same number any time! A counselor will call you back! PROMOTION PARTY JUNE 6, & PROMOTION CEREMONY: JUNE 11, Our PTSA will sponsor a ceremony for students who will be promoted to the ninth grade next year. The party is also a PTSA function. These events are not intended to compete with the high school graduation or senior year end celebration. The dress should be appropriate to the age level. Tuxedos and strapless gowns will not be allowed nor will limousines be permitted. In the past when these restrictions were not enforced, a number of students were discouraged from attending because they could not afford such luxuries. We want all students to attend. Signed parent/guardian permission slips will be required for both events. ATTENTION PARENTS: We DO NOT interrupt classrooms when forgotten lunches, books, homework, projects, etc. are brought in for students. Students are informed that when they forget ANYTHING, they must check the office during class passing. You may bring items to the office and leave them on the front office counter. Please have a discussion with your child to let them know that if they have forgotten anything, he/she should check in the office to see if you have brought that item in. Food is the only item that will be disposed of at the end of the day. Thank you! Keeping Horner Healthy: Parents, please note, students who are ill must meet these F.U.S.D. standards before they are allowed to return to school. If a student has any of the following symptoms, we do request that you keep your student home for the time requested by our district policy. Temperature of 100 F or higher. Student may return to school when he or she has been without a fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. Vomiting or persistent nausea. Student may return 48 hours after vomiting has stopped or medical provider documents that condition is not contagious. Diarrhea. Student may return 48 hours after diarrhea has stopped or medical provider documents that condition is not contagious. California School Immunization Law Requirements for School Entry (Secondary) Polio Tdap; Td/DTP, Dtap or any combination. *Tdap booster MMR Measles, Mumps and Rubella 4 doses, but 3 doses are enough if at least one was given after the 2 nd birthday. 3 doses meet requirements for ages 7 17; but one must be on or after the 2 nd birthday. *Tdap required for all incoming 7 th graders 1 dose on or after 7 th birthday. 7 th grade - 2 doses; both on or after 1 st birthday 8 th grade - 1 dose must be on or after the 1 st birthday
6 Hepatitis B Varicella 3 doses for kindergarten and 1 st entry only. (All students entering 7 th grade after July 1, 1999 will also require proof of Hepatitis B 1 dose required for students grade K 12, under age 18 who are Entering school in California YEARBOOK ORDER FORM Order your yearbook for $48.00 now! Please fill out the order form below and attach a check for $ A receipt will be given to the student. Price will go up as we near the end of the school year, so buy now! Student's Name (PRINT CLEARLY) Grade Please indicate the amount enclosed: $ Please return this form to the school office. Make checks payable to Horner Junior High Yearbook. Write student's first and last name at the bottom of the check. SAVE YOUR RECEIPT in the unlikely event that you may need to prove that a book was purchased. CHANGE OF ADDRESS/RESIDENCY - Please be reminded that it is the responsibility of parents under Board Policy 5111 to notify the school within five days if you move. Failure to do this will result in revocation of the student s placement at the school. WHAT'S NEW IN THE LIBRARY: THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING!!! The book fair will be back by popular demand and there will be a wonderful selection of new books, posters, bookmarks and other items especially geared for junior high students. Students, bring your money to the library on Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21. Visit the book fair before school, during lunch or after school. Parents, the book fair will be open in the evening from 5:30 to 7:30 on March 19 during the Open House and the Orientation for incoming 7th graders. This is a great way to encourage reading and support the library! If parents can help at lunchtime during the book fair, please see the link on the Horner PTSA page under Volunteers Needed. I need parents to monitor the students and to run the Easy Scan registers. Thank you! If you have any questions, please call me at x48012, Ms. McConnell, Librarian MARCH IS ART EDUCATION APPRECIATION MONTH: Please support your child s interest in the arts by supplying them with art supplies and allowing them to sing to the radio, perform for the family, or build things with scraps from around the house. Art classes will accept donations of empty paper towel / toilet paper rolls, cleaned baby food jars, empty Altoid containers, wire clothes hangers and corks at any time during the school years.
7 Local art galleries and museums are a very interesting, educational and inspiring outing for the entire family. Use the excuse of Art is Education Month to take everyone out for a creative excursion! Thank you for supporting your children and the Arts at Horner! The FUSD Student Art Show has been changed to run from April 1 through May 30. There will be an artist s reception at the District Office on Wednesday, April 16 from 5-8pm. All student artwork will be showcased in the halls of the District Office, students will be performing at the reception and the Food Truck Mafia will be available at the event! Everyone is invited to attend this special showcase of Fremont's student artists! TISSUE DONATIONS: The cold, flu and allergy season is here. Would you please consider donating boxes of facial tissue for classroom distribution? The Horner Staff would greatly appreciate your donations and please remember your donation is tax deductible. Thanks! PE CLUB: Meets every day and works at lunch running intramural sports.. More info: Jason Strong, Physical Ed. Dept. Head ext ART CLUB: Meets in Room 20 once a month on specially announced dates. All meetings are announced in the daily bulletin. THE HORNER CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE Meets on Wednesday at lunch in room 1. Students from all religions are welcome. Mr. Muehling ext is the advisor. STUDENTS BEING PICKED UP AFTER SCHOOL, REAR LOT: Students, if you are being picked up in the back parking lot, please wait on the "Passenger Loading Zone" side. This will help buses get through the parking lot if your parents pick you up in the loading area. Thank you. Geography Bee winner. A Round of applause: Congratulations to 8th grader Lucas Melo, who attained victory at Horner Junior High for this year s Geography Bee! Lucas became the first ever two-time Geography Bee Champion at Horner. Awesome job Lucas! HORNET DEBATE CLUB NEWS: The Horner debate team is back from another successful debate tournament, held Saturday in San Jose. In our most competitive event to date, Horner took second in most wins and second in most percentages wins, missing first place by only 1 debate. Hurray for our amazing students who have yet to return without at least one win per team. And a shout out this month s top speaker award winners, with seven debaters taking home medals, and five of our students placing in the top ten: Nikita S. placed 13 th Rachit P. placed 12 th Pramith R. placed 9 th Sabrina L. placed 8 th Vasuman M. placed 5 th PingYa C. placed 4 th William Y. placed 1 st Congratulations to all!
8 Healthy Schools Act The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 requires that all schools provide parents or guardians of students with annual written notification of planned pesticide use on school sites. FUSD has been refining its Pest Management program to insure the safest possible school environment. Pesticides are applied by trained specialists, generally on weekends with no wide area spraying. One exception is the treatment of yellow jackets or wasps, which may be requested on an emergency basis, and involves low pressure injection of chemicals into underground nests. Chemicals used by FUSD trained specialists are the least toxic and most rapidly biodegradable products on the market. Household pesticides available at stores are generally more potent. Chemicals used for emergency treatments are harmless within a few minutes of application. Fields and school grounds that are to be treated in the normal rotation of maintenance work will be posted with signs the day before treatment. The signs will be left up for three (3) days after treatment. If you or your student have been attending schools or using school facilities until now without having any problems, you should have no cause for concern. There are no anticipated changes in procedures. The following pesticides may be used during the school year. Name of Pesticide CB-80 D-Con Dimension Ultra 40WP Dupont Advion Fumitoxin Gallery 75 Gentrol Giant Destroyer Glyphosate Pro 4 Maxforce Suspend SC Termidor Terro-PCO Vanilla Blast Insecticide Wasp Freeze Wilco Pyrethrins, Piperonyl Butoxide Brodifacoum Dithiopyr Indoxcarb Aluminum Phosphide Isoxaben Hydroprene Sodium Nitrate Active Ingredient(s) Glyphosate, N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine Hydramethylnon Deltamethrin Fipronil Sodium Tetraborate, Decahydrater Borax Tetramethrin, Permethrin, Piperonyl Butoxide d-trans Allethrin, Phenothrin Diphacinone If you want to register for advance notification concerning planned pesticide use, please complete the advance notice form which is available at your school site. This is especially important if you know that your student has a specific allergy or reaction to any of the above listed ingredients. For further information, please contact FUSD Operations and Grounds Department at (510) or visit California Department of Pesticide Regulation s website at SARC (SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARDS) English "Federal and state laws require school districts to make accountability reports available to the public online. Accountability report information is based on data and information from the previous year. Dates will run one year behind. We are pleased to inform you that our district's School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are available in English, Spanish, and/or Chinese, as required. You may view the SARCs on the Fremont Unified School
9 District web site at under Parents & Students, or by visiting your school office. To answer any questions regarding the SARCs, there are designated personnel available at each school site. For more information about SARC requirements, see the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC web page at Spanish Las leyes federales y estatales requieren que los distritos escolares publiquen en su sitio web los informes de responsabilidad escolar para el público. La información contenida en el Informe de Responsabilidad Escolar se basa en los datos del año anterior. Las fechas en el informe son de un año atrás. Nos complace en informarle que los Informes de Responsabilidad Escolar (SARC por sus siglas en inglés) de nuestro distrito están disponibles en inglés, español y/o chino, tal como corresponda. Usted puede consultar los Informes SARC en el sitio web del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fremont en bajo Parents & Students o puede visitar su escuela. Para contestar cualquier pregunta sobre el SARC, tenemos personal específico disponible en cada escuela. Para mayor información sobre los requerimientos del SARC, consulte el sitio web del Departamento de Educación de California (CDE por sus siglas en inglés) Chinese 聯 邦 和 加 州 法 律 規 定 各 學 區 必 須 將 其 教 學 責 任 報 告 在 網 路 上 公 開 發 佈 教 學 責 任 報 告 是 依 據 前 一 年 的 資 訊 和 數 據 而 產 生 的, 所 以 報 告 日 期 將 會 比 數 據 日 期 晚 一 年 我 們 很 高 興 地 通 知 您, 我 們 學 區 的 學 校 教 學 責 任 報 告 (School Accountability Report Cards, SARC) 依 規 定 有 英 文, 西 班 牙 文 和 / 或 中 文 版 本 您 可 以 到 Fremont 聯 合 學 區 的 網 站 (www.fremont.k12.ca.us), 點 選 Parents & Students, 或 到 貴 校 辦 公 室 閱 覽 此 報 告 各 校 都 有 特 別 人 員 為 您 解 答 任 何 有 關 學 校 教 學 責 任 報 告 的 問 題 有 關 學 校 教 學 責 任 報 告 的 規 定, 可 參 考 加 州 教 育 局 (CDE) 的 學 校 教 學 責 任 報 告 網 站 (http://www.cde. ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/) STAR TESTING Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) will start at Horner on May 5. These tests are part of the California Standards Tests set by the State Board of Education. Statewide Standardized Testing and Reporting Program [Parent Notification to Include in School Newsletters in February or March, 2014] Statewide Standardized Testing This spring, Fremont Unified School District students will participate in the two kinds of California state testing: Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Field Testing. STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) SCIENCE: Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will take tests aligned with the science content standards. The district will administer these tests to students in grades 5 and 8 between May 5 th and May 16 th. Students in grade 10 will test between April 9 th and 17 th. GRADE 11 EARLY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (EAP) ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATH
10 Grade 11 students will participate in the Early Assessment Program (EAP) to assess their readiness for college-level English and math. All grade 11 students will take the EAP Writing assessment in March, and in April, the STAR test in English Language Arts. In addition, those grade 11 students either currently enrolled in Intermediate Algebra or Algebra II, or those having already completed the three courses Algebra I, Geometry, and Intermediate Algebra or Algebra II, will take the STAR test in Algebra II or Summative Math. Students who, on the basis of their EAP results, demonstrate proficiency for college-level coursework are exempt from taking the California State University (CSU) s and participating California Community College (CCC) s placement tests for English and math. These students move directly into college-level classes upon enrollment. SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS: Some special education students will be taking the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) test between April 9 th and May 14 th. These include students in grades 2 through 11 with the most significant disabilities and who are generally not working toward a regular high school diploma. Students in grades 5, 8 or 10 may take the California Modified Assessment version in science as noted in a students IEP instead of the regular STAR science assessment. Parents wishing to know more about the STAR CMA program should contact the principal. Testing results for all STAR assessments will be reported by the State Department of Education on the Internet late summer by state, county, district, school, and grade level (but not individual class or student) at the following website address: Results will also be sent to districts at that time, then mailed to parents. If a parent wishes their child to be excluded from all or part of the test(s), they may submit a written request to their school principal. SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) The Smarter Balanced Field Test will take place between April 7 th and June 6 th. Students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 (Mission High School only) will be assessed via computer in English-language arts and mathematics content aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Purpose and Benefits of the Field Test A field test is not designed to be a valid and reliable measure of student achievement; rather, it is designed to help the test developers evaluate whether the tests, individual items, and the technology platform work as intended before the first operational administration, planned for spring The spring 2014 Field Test will be fully computer-based. Participation in the Field Test will give students, teachers, administrators, and local educational agencies valuable exposure to the future assessment system: Students will gain hands-on experience with the functionality of innovative technology-enhanced items and newly designed performance tasks with related classroom activities. Teachers and administrators will gain valuable exposure to administration logistics to better prepare for smooth and successful participation in the operational assessments, which will begin in the school year. Local educational agencies will benefit from knowing where technology gaps may exist so they can fully prepare for the operational assessments. There will be accessibility and accommodations available for applicable students. Please note that because the Field Test is a test of the assessments themselves, and the testing procedures, test scores will not be published and parents will not receive any information regarding their students performance on the Field Test. If a parent wishes their child to be excluded from all or part of the test, they may submit a written request to their school principal. Families wishing to access SBAC practice tests can do so by logging on to: https://sbacpt.tds.airast.org/student/ Testing Preparation
11 It is important that schools and parents work together to ensure that students will be as well prepared as possible for these assessments. Schools are addressing test prep skills, standards aligned curriculum, are projecting a positive attitude toward the testing programs, and teaching the curriculum addressed in each grade level test. Parents can help by making sure that students do that following: 1. Be at school. Please avoid scheduling medical and other appointments, which would have your child away from class during this time. 2. Get plenty of sleep. A well-rested child will perform better. 3. Eat a nutritious breakfast. Well-fed brain cells function best. 4. Be positive and do not apply too much pressure. Students will perform better if they feel self-confident and supported by their families and schools. They need to know that we feel they CAN do well. [Parent Notification to Include in School Newsletters in February or March, 2014] Exámenes Estatales Estandarizados Esta primavera, los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Fremont participarán en dos tipos de exámenes estatales estandarizados: Exámenes y Reportes Estandarizados (STAR) y el ensayo de la Evaluación Smarter Balanced (SBAC). STAR (Exámenes y Reportes Estandarizados) CIENCIAS: Los estudiantes del 5o, 8o y 10o grado tomarán los exámenes que se alinean con los estándares de ciencias. El distrito administrará estos exámenes a los estudiantes del 5º y 8º grado entre el 5 y 16 de mayo. Los estudiantes del 10º grado tomarán el examen entre el 9 y 17 de abril. GRADO 11 PROGRAMA DE EVALUACIÓN TEMPRANA (EAP) ARTES DE LENGUAJE EN INGLÉS Y MATEMÁTICAS Los estudiantes en el grado 11 participarán en el programa de evaluación temprana (EAP) para evaluar su aptitud en Inglés y matemáticas universitarias. Todos los estudiantes en el grado 11 tomarán la evaluación EAP de escritura en marzo y en abril, el examen STAR en artes de lenguaje en Inglés. Además, esos estudiantes en el grado 11 que ahora están inscritos en álgebra intermedia o álgebra II, o los que han completado los tres cursos de álgebra I, geometría y álgebra intermedia o álgebra II, tomarán la evaluación STAR en álgebra II o matemáticas sumativas. Los estudiantes que por medio de sus resultados EAP, demuestrán que son proficiente para tomar cursos universitarios no le será necesario tomar las evaluaciones de Inglés y matemáticas para colocación de California State University (CSU) y California Community College (CCC). Estos estudiantes se mueven directamente a clases de nivel universitario cuando se inscriben. ESTUDIANTES DE EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL: Algunos estudiantes de educación especial tomarán la Evaluación del Desempeño Alterno de California (CAPA) entre el 9 de abril y el 14 de mayo. Incluye a los estudiantes del 2º al 11º grado con discapacidades más significativas y que generalmente no trabajan para obtener un diploma regular de preparatoria. Los estudiantes del 5º, 8º ó 10º grado pueden tomar la versión de la Evaluación Modificada de California (CMA) en ciencias, tal como se indica en el IEP del estudiante, en lugar del examen de ciencias STAR. Los padres que deseen conocer más sobre el Programa STAR CMA deben comunicarse con el director(a) de su escuela. Los resultados de todos los exámenes STAR los reportará el Departamento de Educación del Estado en el internet a finales del verano, por estado, condado, distrito, escuela y nivel de grado (pero no por clase individual o por estudiante) en el siguiente sitio web: Al mismo tiempo, también se enviarán los resultados al distrito y después a los padres de familia. Si los padres desean que su hijo(a) se excluya de todos o parte del examen, pueden presentar una solicitud por escrito al director(a) de su escuela. SBAC (Evaluación Smarter Balanced) El ensayo del Smarter Balanced se llevará a cabo entre el 7 de abril y el 6 de junio. Los estudiantes del 3º al 8º grado y los del 11º grado (solo la Preparatoria Mission) tomarán la evaluación por computadora en lengua y literatura en inglés y matemáticas, este contenido está alineado con los Estándares Básicos Comunes del Estado. Objetivo y Beneficio del Ensayo
12 El ensayo no está diseñado para ser una medida válida y confiable del desempeño del estudiante; más bien, es para ayudar a los diseñadores del examen a evaluar si los exámenes, los elementos individuales y la plataforma tecnológica funcionan para lo que están diseñados antes de la primera administración, la cual está planeada para la primavera de El ensayo en la primavera de 2014 será todo en la computadora. La participación en el ensayo brindará a los estudiantes, maestros, administradores y las dependencias educativas locales la experiencia al futuro sistema de evaluación: Los estudiantes obtendrán experiencia práctica de la funcionalidad de los innovadores elementos tecnológicos y los trabajos de desempeño recién diseñados con actividades del salón relacionadas. Los maestros y administradores obtendrán experiencia valiosa de la logística administrativa para preparase mejor para una participación fácil y exitosa en las evaluaciones, las cuales empezarán en el año escolar Las dependencias educativas locales se beneficiarán de saber en dónde se encuentran los déficits tecnológicos para poderse preparar totalmente para las evaluaciones. Existirá acceso y modificaciones para los estudiantes correspondientes. Ya que el ensayo es solo una prueba de la evaluación y de los procedimientos, los resultados no se publicarán y los padres no recibirán ninguna información relativa al desempeño de sus hijos en el ensayo. Si los padres desean que se excluya a su hijo(a) de todo o parte del examen, pueden presentar una solicitud por escrito al director(a) de su escuela. Las familias que deseen tener acceso a los exámenes de práctica de SBAC, lo pueden hacer en: https://sbacpt.tds.airast.org/student/ Preparación para el Examen Es importante que las escuelas y los padres trabajen conjuntamente para garantizar que los estudiantes estén tan preparados como sea posible para estas evaluaciones. Las escuelas están trabajando en las destrezas para la preparación para el examen, los estándares alineados con el plan de estudios, fomentando una actitud positiva hacia los exámenes y enseñando el plan de estudios presentado en el examen para cada grado. Los padres pueden ayudar por asegurarse que los estudiantes hagan lo siguiente: 5. Estar en la escuela. Evite programar citas médicas o de otra índole, lo cual haría que su hijo(a) no esté en la escuela durante este periodo. 6. Que tengan sueño suficiente. Un niño bien descansado se desempeñará mejor. 7. Comer un desayuno nutritivo. Las células cerebrales bien alimentadas funcionan mejor. 8. Ser positivo y no presionar. Los estudiantes se desempeñarán mejor si se sienten confiados y apoyados por sus familias y escuelas. Necesitan saber que creemos que PUEDEN desempeñarse bien. [Parent Notification to Include in School Newsletters in February or March, 2014] 全 州 性 的 加 州 標 準 測 試 本 年 春 季 Fremont 聯 合 學 區 學 生 將 會 參 加 二 種 加 州 測 驗 : 標 準 學 測 (Standardized Testing and Reporting, 簡 稱 STAR) 和 智 能 平 衡 學 測 的 現 場 測 試 (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Field Testing, 簡 稱 SBAC) 標 準 學 測 (STAR,Standardized Testing and Reporting)
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