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March Newsletter

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March Principals News

Report cards will come home on Wednesday, March 4th.   Report cards are a way to communicate student progress and areas for continued learning. We hope you are able to celebrate and set goals as your student continues in their education.

We are registering incoming kindergarteners for the 2015-2016 school year. If you have a neighbor or friend with a child that will be 5 on or before September 1, 2015 please have them contact the office. Our kindergarten orientation is scheduled for Friday, April 17, 2015 at 3:45.

Springtime is the season to begin planning for next year. Our leadership team, PTA and SCC (school community council) work on our safe walk route, Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP), and Land trust. We also look at staffing, student enrollment, intervention, and necessary supports. With input and support from the leadership team, PTA, and SCC a couple of changes will be implemented. Learning Environment forms will not be available this year. If there is a concern or a sensitive issue that needs to be addressed please communicate directly with me via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   As in the past, many factors are taken into consideration when creating class assignments. Due to potential adjustments in staffing for next year, teacher assignments will be provided the end of July to the beginning of August. With our small enrollment we have discussed the need to have flexibility during the summer months to adjust assignments before any formal announcement is given. You will receive information with registration for your child’s class assignment.   We appreciate your support and understanding with these changes as we adjust to continue to provide a quality education and a positive learning environment for our students.

Last month our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students embarked on the SAGE writing exam. Beginning May 4th we will start the second round of SAGE testing for language arts, math and science. Our PTA recently shared on their FB page information for Granite’s SAGE results from 2014-2015. Granite received an A grade, ranked 1st in the state for Science, and 4th overall. With the hard work of our students, dedication from our teachers, and your support, Granite will continue to rank high in academic achievement! Way to GO Grizzlies!!