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San Jose, CA 95130-1790
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Superintendent's Message - Summer 2014

As we enter the summer months, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on where we have been in 2013-14.  We made great strides in preparing for the Common Core Standards, and we will continue that work this fall.  This past year, the teachers had time to study the new standards, and help prepare teaching units which incorporate the new standards into their daily teaching.   We know there is more work ahead, but we are pleased with the results so far. 

This past spring, we also had an opportunity to offer our students the new online state assessment – the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC).   The SBAC is aligned with the Common Core Standards, and will give us critical data to let us know how our students are performing with the new standards.  This year, the SBAC was just a practice, a field test which gave the state a chance to analyze the quality of the questions they were using.  Next spring our students will take the real test for the first time, and we will receive performance results we can share with parents. 

As most of our students are enjoying a summer vacation, we are still very busy here in the Moreland School District.  Anderson Elementary School has been hosting our summer school programs, our Extended Day Program has summer camps at Baker Elementary School,  and the Moreland Education Foundation (MEF) has been offering its enrichment programs at Country Lane Elementary School.   We have been very pleased to provide all of these opportunities for hundreds of our students.  Both the District summer school and the MEF enrichment programs conclude on Friday, July 18th and our Extended Day summer camp will continue into August.

We are excitedly preparing Latimer Elementary School to re-open its doors in late August for K-5 students.   We are modernizing all of the rooms we will be occupying in the fall – replacing the floors, adding some new cabinetry, painting the interior, etc.  Additionally, on the exterior, we are repairing the black top in the playground, adding wainscoting to the exterior walls, and painting.  We are scheduled to have the work completed prior to our first day of school on Tuesday, August 19th

Enjoy the summer sun, and we look forward to seeing you again in late August.

Sincerely,

Mark Barmore

 

 

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