May 17, 2013
are so excited about beginning the new school year with your child(ren)! As we start our planning, there is some
important information we would like to share with you regarding the new
check-in/assessment day scheduled for Thursday, August 15, 2013.
State of Colorado requires that all students be assessed in reading within the
first three weeks of the school year.
In the past, we’ve had to use valuable instructional time during the
first weeks of school to accomplish this.
In an effort to create a positive entry into a new classroom, we would
like to assess each child before the first day of school. This way, our focus during the first
weeks of school can be on building a collaborative and positive learning community...not
all 1-5 grade teachers will be conducting reading tests on Thursday, August 15,
2013. Prior to this day, please be
sure to complete parent forms on-line beginning July 1 (www.cherrycreekschools.org). This will involve confirming and/or updating your child’s
information. Please plan on coming
to Rolling Hills at the times indicated below on August 15, according to the
first letter of your last name:
T-Z……… 9:30-11:00 am
I-O….…. 12:00-1:30 pm
P-S……. 1:30-3:00 pm
is essential that you come during your specified time to help reduce long waits
and lines. Please plan on being at
school for approximately 90 minutes. The assessment can take anywhere from 15-60 minutes,
depending on the student and grade. The remainder of the time will be used for pictures (students
and volunteers) and to take care of PTO and other school business such as medical
information with the nurse, registration for B & A and lunch account. Once we confirm you have completed the
on-line parent forms, you will also receive your child’s classroom teacher
your child attends Before and After care, the students will be brought to
testing by their staff during your child’s scheduled time.
On this day, please enter through the gym doors where we will have staff available to help direct
you through this process.
This is our only designated
assessment/check-in day, so if you are unable to attend, your child will be
assessed during the first few days of school.
you so much for your support! Your
help will enable us to focus on building positive classroom environments during
the first weeks of school which will foster a successful school year!