Silver Hill Elementary School
May 10, 2021
To all of the mothers out there, I hope you had a beautiful Mother’s Day. I hope some of you were able to get pampered a bit and others got some alone time. Either way, you deserve it.
As we have the first week of May behind us, I would like to tell you about what is coming up. With MCAS here next week and many other end of the year assessments, I have compiled the most updated Silver Hill MCAS information.
Current MCAS schedule
May 17 (Mon) ELA 3rd-5th 9:30a1m-11:30am
May 18 (Tues) RLA ELA & Make up 3rd-5th 9:30am-11:30am
May 19 (Wed) Math 3rd-5th 9:30am-11:30am
May 20 (Thurs) RLA Math & Make Up 3rd-5th 9:30am-11:30am
May 21 (Fri) Science 5th 9:30am-11:30am
May 24 (Mon) RLA Science & Make Up 5th 9:30am-11:30am
May 25 (Tues) All Make Ups 3-5th 9:30am-11:30am
Starting on the week of the 17th students in Grades 3-5 must be on time and ready to learn for their testing day. Students need to arrive here at school no later than 9:20. If they arrive after that they will be slated to take the test during the grade level make up day. Also, please be sure your child charges their Chromebooks each evening. They need to pack and bring their Chromebooks and power cords with them each day!
Opt out of MCAS
Mr. Gray sent an email last week about the option of opting out of MCAS this school year. With all that is going on this school year, Opting out of MCAS this year is an option. If this is something you are interested in please let Mr. Gray or myself know. We will make the necessary arrangements.
As you are aware, we have been working towards students using i-Ready personalized instruction within 30-49 minutes PER WEEK, PER SUBJECT. These shoutouts are intended to encourage students to work on their pathway in the suggested timeframe aka “Sweet spot” (30-49 minutes). The battle against each classroom has been fierce and the students are working hard each and every day. We will be wrapping up shortly and here’s how the brackets have been shaping up.
We are down to the final four classrooms… Congratulations to Mrs. Staples, Ms. Tolman, Mrs. Kornachuk and team Bonia/Quintal. Everyone, keep up the great work.
Thank you and I hope you have a great week.