April 4, 2016
Dear Franklin School Families,
Happy April! I hope that all of you had a wonderful Spring Break!
Starting today, April 4, our 8th grade students will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), the state’s computer-based online assessments. These assessments will be given in grades three through eight. Franklin School will administer the tests to our upper grade students first and then end with those students in grade three. The CAASPP asks students to demonstrate the kinds of abilities they will need to do well in college and the 21st century workplace. Good luck to all of our students – I know that they will do well!
If you have been on campus lately you might have noticed the construction occurring next to our 6th grade classrooms. I am very excited about the addition of two new classrooms to the Franklin School campus. These classrooms will be the location of our new Resource Room (RSP) as well as a “home” for Mrs. Sims and Mr. Cruz. The new classrooms will provide a better learning environment for students needing intervention as well as English Language Development.
The new classrooms will be also be used after school hours for our After School program beginning in the Fall of 2016. Information regarding the After School program will be sent home within the next month. The information will explain registration procedures, costs for students to attend the program, hours of operation, etc. I expect the After School program to be very popular; we will begin the program with approximately 100 students, so not every student will gain admittance at the onset of the program. What an exciting opportunity to be able to offer after school learning opportunities for our students!
I wish all of you a wonderful Spring! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or concerns (compliments welcome as well!).