Dear Parents and Caregivers,
The school year has gone by so quickly and it is already April. The teachers and students in 3rd through 6th grade are preparing to take the upcoming SAGE test. SAGE stands for Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence and is used by the school through the year as a formative assessment to check learning before the year end summative assessment. The State of Utah uses this assessment statewide at the end of the year and then compares the growth and excellence of all of the students.
The teachers at Lakeview are now reviewing concepts with the students and preparing them to take the SAGE assessment. The window for testing opens April 20th and we will begin testing on April 21st. Our third grade students test in language arts and math. The fourth, fifth and sixth grade students test in language arts, math and science.
At Lakeview we believe students are more alert and do their best work in the morning hours and are less energized later in the day, therefore we will be doing most of our testing shortly after school starts in the mornings. We would encourage you to make sure your child has had a good night’s rest, has eaten a nutritious breakfast and comes on time to school with a great attitude to do their best. If you would like to read information about the SAGE assessment you will find it on the USOE website at http://www.schools.utah.gov/SAGE/
Here are the dates for some upcoming events in April and the first part of May that you might want to put on your calendars.
April: 15th Library Appreciation Day 20th -24th Secretary and Aide Appreciation Week 21st SAGE testing begins
Some of the grades have scheduled some fun field trips for April and May so watch for notes and permission slips to come home for these events.
May: 4th – 8th Teacher appreciation week
As the school year is winding up I want to remind you to keep or bring your child’s lunch balance to zero or in the positive. If you have money in your child’s lunch account it will carry over to the next school year. Any accounts that have a negative balance need to be brought current before the end of the school year. If you are having a difficult time bringing your negative balance current then contact the nutrition unit manager at Lakeview or the principal to discuss your situation. If lunch accounts are negative and you have not contacted the school your negative balance could be sent to a collections agency. Please contact Tina Hueck -Unit Manager 801-452-4388 or Shirley Passey 801-452-4380 if you have any questions.
As you know we have been trying to improve our school-wide attendance this year at Lakeview. I want to thank each of you for getting your children to school every day and on time. It is important for the students to be here each morning on time ready to learn and to develop good habits of always trying to do their best. We know that from time to time children get sick and need to stay home or occasionally miss school for a medical appointment. On those occasions will you please take a few minutes and call the school‘s attendance number 801-452-4391 to let us know. We love all of the children and we want to make sure that together we can provide the best education possible for each child here at Lakeview.
As this school year comes to an end, please contact the office if your child will not be attending Lakeview in the 2015-2016 school year.