8th Grade Slideshow
We are looking forward to celebrating the Hankey MS 8th Grade Class of 2021, and are currently working on what this will look like, given our current safety parameters.
One of the Hankey traditions that we are definitely continuing is to show a slideshow of our 8th grade students with a picture from when they were little, as well as a current picture. We are asking every 8th grade family to provide us (1) picture as a baby and (1) current fun picture from this school year. If you are unable to provide a current picture, we can use the school picture from this year.
We would like the pictures to be attached to an email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to send the pictures in email, please bring them to the Hankey front office so we may make a copy.
The deadline to submit pictures is Friday, April 30th, 2021. Thank you for your help with this very important Hankey tradition!
Beginning Monday, April 26, we will be on our revised On Site Bell Schedule. School continues to start promptly at 8:00 am, and our end times have also not changed. Mondays will remain our early out days.
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From Principal Aguilera
I wanted to provide you with an update on state testing. Recently the State of California announced that districts could choose to give local assessments as an alternative to the regular state assessments (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress – CAASPP). Given the challenges of administering the lengthy state assessment, and as a result of flexibility provided by the State, our School Board approved our District’s recommendation that we administer local assessments for reading and math in grades 3 – 8, and CAASPP in grade 11 only. The Board also approved the District’s recommendation that the District not administer the state science assessment (CAST) this year. Here are the plans the Board approved at the April 21, 2021, Board meeting:
- Grades 3 – 5: Students will complete iReady Reading and Math diagnostics tests.
- Grades 6 – 8: Students will complete iReady Reading and Math diagnostic tests.
- The California Alternative Assessment (CAA) will be provided for those students with disabilities whose Individualize Education Plan (IEP) requires the administration of the CAA rather than the regular state assessments.
- The District will not be administering the California Science Test for grades 5, 8, 11 or 12 due to the same constraints that we have with the CAASPP assessment.
More information will be provided regarding these assessments will be forthcoming.
Me gustaría brindarle una actualización acerca de los exámenes estatales. Recientemente, el Estado de California anunció que los distritos podrían optar por realizar evaluaciones locales como una alternativa a los exámenes estatales regulares (Evaluación del Desempeño y Progreso de los Estudiantes de California – denominado CAASPP por sus siglas en ingles). Dado a los desafíos de administrar el extenso examen estatal, y contando con la flexibilidad proporcionada por el Estado, nuestra Mesa Directiva Escolar aprobó la recomendación de nuestro Distrito de que administremos evaluaciones locales de lectura y matemáticas para los estudiantes desde 3ro. al 8vo. Grado, y CAASPP solo para los estudiantes en el 11vo. grado. La Mesa Directiva también aprobó la recomendación de que este año, el Distrito no administre la evaluación estatal de ciencias (CAST). Estos son los planes que la Mesa Directiva aprobó en la reunión del 21 de abril, 2021:
- Grados 3 – 5: Los estudiantes completarán los exámenes de iReady para la evaluación de lectura y matemáticas.
- Grados 6 – 8: Los estudiantes completarán los exámenes de iReady para la evaluación de lectura y matemáticas.
- Se proporcionará la Evaluación Alternativa de California (CAA) para aquellos estudiantes con discapacidades cuyo Plan de Educación Individualizado (IEP) requiera la administración de la CAA en lugar de los exámenes estatales regulares.
- El Distrito no administrará el Examen de Ciencias del Estado de California para los estudiantes de 5to., 8vo., 11vo. o 12vo. grados, debido a las mismas limitaciones que tenemos con la evaluación CAASPP.
Próximamente se proporcionará más información sobre estas evaluaciones.
As all our Hankey scholars return to the classroom, it is important to remember that screening for illness at home is a critical part of each school day.
Screening at Home
- Families need to take student temperatures each day before going to school. Any student with a fever of 100.4 F or higher should not go to a school site.
Drinking fountains are still turned off for safety reasons, so as the days begin to heat up, it is very important to send your child to school with a filled water bottle.
Before School Reminders: (7:45-8:00 am)
- Kindergartners will continue to line up on the Kindergarten blacktop.
- Students in grades 1-3rd will continue to line up at their normal teacher spots on the blacktop.
- Students in grades 4th and 5th will now line up in front of their teachers’ classrooms.
- Students in grades 6-8th will continue to line up in their designated areas.
Supervision in all areas begins at 7:45am. If a student must come to school earlier, please have him or her wait in front of the Office until 7:45 am.
As we return to full day, if you are bringing your child to school by car, please help us expedite the arrival process by following the supervising staff directions and pulling all the way forward. Students should not be exiting the car in the red zones.