May 18, 2017, Regular Board Meeting
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The questionnaire is open through Friday, May 26th, 2017.
Cambrian TK Is Growing!
We are pleased to share some very exciting news about the future of Cambrian's Transitional Kindergarten program. Due to popular demand, Bagby and Farnham will both house their own TK classes starting in 2017-18, allowing more families to take advantage of early learning at their home school. This move will help keep siblings together, cut down on family commute times, and give students an early introduction to the school communities where they will spend much of their childhood. If you have an eligible child and would like to take advantage of our expanding program, we are still accepting TK students for enrollment! More information and all enrollment forms can be found here.
State Testing Schedules
All Cambrian schools will be participating in Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) state testing this spring to help gauge student progress in Math and English Language Arts Common Core Standards; in some cases, students will be participating in a pilot administration of the new California Science Test (CAST) for research purposes. State testing reveals a small snapshot of student progress and overall achievement, and is one of many tools that helps us measure our work as a district. A good night's rest, healthy breakfast and cool head can help students do their best. See below for the schedule at each school:
3rd Grade: April 17 -21
4th Grade: April 24-28
4th/5th Combo, 5th Grade, and all RSP/SDC Classes: May 1-8
3rd grade: May 8-10, 12-16
4th grade: May 10-12, 22-24
5th grade: May 15-16, 18, 24-26
3rd grade: May 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19
4th grade: May 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19
5th grade: May 22-30
3rd grade: April 17-19, 25-26
4th grade: April 20-24, 27-28
5th grade: May 1-5
SDC: April 20-24, 27-28
3rd: April 24-26, May 1-2
4th: April 24-26, May 1-2
5th: April 24-16, May 3-4
6th and 7th: April 27-May 1, May 3-5
6th Grade ELA: May 8-11
7th & 8th Grade ELA: May 15-18
Math ALL GRADES: May 22-25
For specific questions about testing schedules, please contact your school office.
You will find this survey in a community-wide mailer about the possibility of a local school parcel tax. Please provide your feedback about what our schools should focus on in the months and years ahead.
New CDE Data Dashboard Launched -- Find CSD Student Data Quickly and Easily
California is field testing a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K–12 districts and schools – including ours. Called the California School Dashboard (Coming March 2017), the site features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English learning progress and suspension rates.
As you may know, the majority of our schools are structured as “dependent charter schools,” which allows us to welcome students from throughout our county, not just our district boundaries. The Dashboard currently lists all charter schools as separate entities, whether they are affiliated with a district or not. As a result, a search in the Dashboard for “Cambrian School District” only brings up information for Bagby Elementary. To see other school site information, simply use the search bar and enter the name of the site. (Note also that there is no data for Steindorf, as the school is in its first year of operation).
Learn More About Our New Math Curricula
We're pleased to announce that the Board has officially approved the adoption of the new math curricula recommended by staff and the curriculum committee, Eureka Math (TK-5) and College prep Math (6-8). Parent resources can be found below in anticipation of a full roll-out in Fall 2017:
On May 8, 2017, the Board officially adopted the Puberty/Sexual Health curriculum recommended by staff for grades 5 and 7. The link above contains information about the new curriculum, the California Healthy Youth Act, our adoption process, an archive of previous communications about the curriculum, and a wealth of outside resources for families. Thank you to the many staff and families who served as an invaluable part of the adoption process.
The new issue of the Cambrian Connection features profiles of exciting programs at each of our school sites, news about district-wide initiatives AND a special guest writer from Price Middle School!
Join Us As A Yard Duty Today
Love kids? Cambrian School District is looking for compassionate Yard Duties at all school sites. In addition to providing a safe learning environment for all students, Yard Duties have the opportunity to develop important relationships with children that can make a lasting impact. This part-time, flexible role is the perfect way to become more involved with Cambrian School District and give back to your community. For more information, simply stop by the front office of any Cambrian school, where staff can answer your questions and assist you with the application.