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Welcome to Skyline School, Home of the Waves! We are a unique school housing two outstanding educational programs, our 4th-6th grade program and our Global Education K-6 program.
 
Skyline is the recipient of the 2012 California Distinguished School Award. This recognition was achieved through the hard work of our students, committed and dedicated teachers and staff, and our active and involved parents.
 
Our Parent Teacher Association and the Solana Beach Schools Foundation provide substantial financial and volunteer support to our school, supporting specialized programs, technology, science, art, music and physical education.
 
 

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  •     Principal's Message

    Dear Parents,
     
    Family Night at the Skyline STREAM Discovery Lab
    I would like to thank all families who came to our first STREAM Family Night last week! We had an outstanding turnout of around 250 people who enjoyed an evening of hands-on fun while they creatively solved STEM challenges, including:
    • Building the tallest card tower possible
    • Racing liquid down a handmade ramp
    • Creating a chair strong enough to support a Beanie Baby, or in one case, a grown man
    • Making a battery using vinegar, pennies, cardboard, wires, and washers
    • Engineering a raft to support as much weight as possible
    Having a place for our children to challenge themselves in the STEM disciplines every week, with a full-time certificated teacher to guide them, is only possible through your donations to the Solana Beach Schools Foundation, and we hope to provide this opportunity next year. However, the SBSF is still short of their Annual Fund Drive goal for this year to fund the STREAM Lab, Art, Research/Library and PE classes. Your donation in any amount is important and very much appreciated. A major goal of the SBSF is to increase family participation each year, so no donation is too small. We hope that you will be able to show your support this year.

    Thank you!

    MAP Testing
    The richest and most reliable source of information concerning your child’s growth at school is the classroom teacher. The teacher monitors performance daily using a variety of tools and strategies including assignments, projects, observations, and assessments. Any state or district assessment score represents estimated performance at a single point, or snapshot, at a particular time. It takes many tools to measure the academic growth of a child. Knowing this, Solana Beach School District continues to use MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing as one of our district’s tools.

    The MAP test is taken on a computer, and is unique in that it adapts to your child’s level of learning. As the student answers correctly, subsequent questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. The final score is the level at which your child answers the questions correctly 50 percent of the time. The MAP test is ungraded and untimed. Students in grades K-6 will begin with the reading portion over the next two weeks, and will then move on to take the math portion. This is an assessment that we use to:

    • Provide meaningful information to teachers, parents and students regarding student progress in the areas of reading and mathematics that can be used immediately.
    • Inform the instructional decisions of teachers. 
    • Measure and report student growth over time using a consistent scale.
    • Facilitate program evaluation at the school and district levels.  
    After MAP assessment is completed, grade level teachers will be meeting to review the reading and math results to plan for intervention for those students who need additional support in reading and math, as well as to provide enrichment to challenge those higher-level students. Finally, these results will be shared with parents at the Spring Parent Conferences in March. It is our goal to work together to maximize your student’s growth and potential!

    News from the Health Office
    We are definitely in the midst of the cold and flu season, and many students are going home sick. We ask that you please keep your children at home when they are ill. The following symptoms may mean that an illness is contagious:

    1. Fever, diarrhea, vomiting within the last 24 hours. Children need to be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.
    2. Thick mucous or pus draining from eyes.
    3. Sore throat, especially if combined with fever or swollen neck glands.
    4. Rashes with fever or rashes of unknown origin.
    5. Upper respiratory infection and/or severe cold, especially if accompanied with green or yellow nasal discharge and/or ear pain.
    6. Stiff neck.
    7. Unusual fatigue, paleness, loss of appetite, confusion and irritability.
     
    We recognize that some children need to take medication at school. However, the Health Office cannot dispense any medication, including aspirin or cough drops, unless the medication is accompanied by a completed and signed Physician’s Statement form. You may pick up this form in the Health Office. Once this form has been completed, medication may be brought to the Health Office in the original prescription bottle or over-the-counter packaging. Finally, students are not permitted to carry medicine at school.
     
    Lisa Denham, Principal 
     
    Don’t forget to mark these important dates on your calendar:
     
    Global Ed. Parent Info Meeting-Thurs. Jan. 29
    Presidents' Week-No School-Feb. 16-20 
     
     
     
     
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