Principal's Message

Principal's Message

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Solana Beach Schools Foundation – Annual Fund Drive

We are at 84.4% of our AFD goal!! Please consider supporting our STREAM program at Skyline if you haven’t already, by visiting: http://www.solanabeachkids.org/events/donate/. Any amount is greatly appreciated, and payment plans are still available. Thank you so much for your support!

 

A Message from Child Nutrition

As we plan additional improvements to our Child Nutrition program, we would like to get SBSD parent input on our lunch program. Please take a few minutes to provide us with your feedback. The survey will remain open through Thursday, February 28.

Click on this link to access the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DQ8WR3B

 

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 recently completed this assessment. 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.

 

Grade level teachers 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 ensure that higher-level students are provided enrichment activities. Finally, these results will be shared with parents at the Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences in March. It is our goal to work together with our families to maximize your student’s growth and potential!

 

News from the Health Office

While I addressed the cold and flu season when we returned from our holiday break, we are still very much in the midst of the cold and flu season, and many students continue to go 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
  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.

 

Lisa Denham

 

Principal

 
 

Don’t forget to mark these important dates on your calendar:

 

February Break . . . . . . . . Feb. 19 - 23

Parent/Teacher Conference Week . . . . March 12-16

12:25 p.m. dismissal

Site Council Meeting . . . . . Wednesday, March 21 at 3:15 p.m.