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May Internet Safety Tip

Posted in News & Announcements

As summer approaches, there will no doubt be many great experiences to share with everyone with social media. It's important to remind students (and each other) that we need to be cautious about what we share on the internet. This poster from Common Sense Media gives some great guidelines on how to judge whether or not something is post-worthy or if it could potentially cause a problem for you or those you care about.

Download the infographic here: Poster Link

March Newsletter

Posted in Principal's Message

Principals News – March 2016

We are currently seeking any families that will have a kindergartener for the 2016-2017 school year. The child must be 5 on or before September 1st. If you know of any family please have them contact the office. We have scheduled our kindergarten orientation for Friday, April 15, 2016 at 2:30pm.

We do not have any school days off in March. Our spring break is scheduled for April 4th – 8th.

The 2016-2017 school calendar is available on the district website.

Report cards will come home with your student on Wednesday, March 2nd. Please check their backpack for an addressed envelope.

This is the time of year we begin to evaluate programs, look at staffing, and establish our goals for 2016-2017. Granite’s leadership team will be meeting the first Friday in March to discuss our goals, celebrate our success, and plan for continued improvement. Each year we are required to create a school improvement plan. This plan is a guide to outline supports and focus goals on student achievement. Our SCC (School Community Council) is an integral part of creating, implement, and supporting this plan. At our monthly meeting on March 14th, we will be discussing this plan. We will also discuss staffing options and priorities for the school. SCC meetings are always open to the public. If you would like to join us for this discussion please meet in the library at 4:15pm. If there is a decision to be made by vote, only elected members of the SCC are eligible to vote.

Our 2015-2016 School Improvement goals are:

Currently, we have approximately 10% of our students not making substantial growth according to the reading curriculum based measure assessment (CBM). Our goal is to increase the ROI (Rate of Improvement) for students not reaching benchmark by 1-2 words per week and for those on benchmark to maintain their ROI.

Currently, we have approximately 10% of our students not making substantial growth according to the math curriculum based measure assessment. Our goal is to increase the ROI (Rate of Improvement) by 2-4 points per month.

Our goal is to have a monthly focus on resiliency, support and recognize those students using the skills and gather data on the school-wide reinforcement PBIS system.