Haynes Bridge Community,
There is a lot going on at Haynes Bridge right now and we appreciate your support in ensuring that your child is successful. We need your assistance in making sure your child’s surface is charged every day. We will begin checking devices during 1st period. The expectation is that all devices are at least 90% charged when starting the school day. If there are any issues with your child’s charger, please make sure they bring it to the media center to be taken care of. They can visit during arrival or during team time. Our goal is 90% charged and we will begin rewarding students who have their devices charged during random checks.
Last year, we identified that some of our devices had a pink and yellow line running through the screen. This was a defect in the product. There is an orange sticker to signify the devices that must be replaced. Microsoft has sent replacements. On October 17th, students will swap out their current device for a brand new device (if it has the defect). We will check all devices to ensure that none were missed when we originally identified the defective devices. Please help remind your child to bring their device to school every day, especially on the 17th.
As part of our plan to ensure that we are providing students with the experiences they need to learn, we have a few additional assessments that students will take. Between now and December, students in all grades will take a Benchmark assessment for reading, writing, and math and 8th grade students will take an assessment for science and social studies. This data should help us assess our current work and determine our students’ needs for the next quarter. The first assess-ment will take place this Thursday and Friday. This is the reading and writing assessment that is administered through a program called WriteScore. Teachers will have this data back and review the results by the first week of November. Due to the testing, students will have shorter classes on Thursday and Friday. Testing will take place for the first part of the day and then students will move through their entire schedule for the remainder of the day. No periods will be missed. All periods will be shortened.
Mrs. Lauren Malekbu