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Let’s think spring! 2nd and 6th grade students are selling flower bulbs. 6th grade is raising money for graduation, and 2nd grade is raising money for a potential field trip in the late spring. Check out their online store!
We invite you to the Mohawk Trail Regional School celebration of learning on Wednesday, March 29 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Along with a free dinner from Foxtown Diner, this event will also include many fun events in the library including a graphic novel giveaway, reading to Lamby the Labradoodle, playing with robots, fun coding interactives, and a raffle. Come have some fun with friends and neighbors!
We invite caregivers for students in kindergarten through 8th grade to share feedback about literacy-related communication. Please let us know how we are doing with sharing information about your student's literacy program and literacy learning.
Preschool and kindergarten registration for the 2023–2024 school year will take place at Sanderson Academy on Friday, April 14. Preschool registration will take place at 10:30 a.m., and kindergarten registration will take place at 9:00 a.m. Please note that you will need to provide your child’s birth certificate and record of immunization to register.
Every year, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education releases a report card for each school and district in the state. Just as a student's report card shows how they are doing in different classes, school and district report cards show parents and community members how a school or district is doing in different areas. Report cards highlight a school or district's strengths as well as any challenges that need to be addressed in order to make sure the needs of all students are being met.
Massachusetts sees families and the community as important partners in a school's success and spent time listening to parents to make sure the report cards were designed as easy-to-use tools that provide meaningful information.
What is the purpose of the school report cards?
Federal law requires Massachusetts to annually produce information about school performance for families and communities. Just as a student's report card shows how they are doing in different classes, school and district report cards show parents and community members how a school or district is doing in different areas. Report cards highlight a school or district's strengths as well as any challenges that need to be addressed in order to make sure the needs of all students are being met.
What type of information is on the report cards?
The report cards provide a different way of looking at information related to overall school performance. They include information in a variety of areas that we heard from parents are important:
- Student Enrollment and Teacher Information
- Student Attendance and Discipline
- Academic Opportunities
- College and Career Readiness
- MCAS Performance
- School Spending
- Accountability Information
How were families involved in the development of the school report card?
Massachusetts sees families and the community as important partners in a school's success and spent time listening to parents to make sure the report cards were designed as easy-to-use tools that provide meaningful information. We posted online surveys during the initial and final phases of the report card design process. In addition, we worked with parent advocacy groups across the state to host feedback sessions with parents to see where we needed to make improvements before releasing the report cards.
Why are the school report cards important to families?
The school report card is one of many pieces of information parents receive about their child's education. When looked at alongside other measures like the child's report card, MCAS scores, and classroom work and tests, it gives parents a more complete picture of their child's education.
How can schools and districts use the report cards?
Report cards are just one of many tools that principals and district leaders can use to identify which schools are doing well and which schools need more help. This will help to understand the strategies that are most effective in improving student performance and allow leaders to provide support to the students and schools that need it most.
Will the report cards change over time?
Yes! This is just the start. We will work with parents, educators, and community members to improve the report cards over time, so they continue to meet the needs of Massachusetts families.
Please visit the Massachusetts School and District Report Cards website to see the Sanderson Academy 2022 Report Card.
Thank you for your continued support in helping to keep our school healthy and keeping your children home when ill. Please continue to test with an antigen test if developing symptoms and do a repeat test in 48 hours. Please let me know if you are in need of any test kits. Thankfully, COVID cases are now trending downward. Thank you for your support!
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