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GRMS CAASPP Testing Schedule

 

4/24 - 4/28 - CAASPP ELA Testing (In Core Classes)

4/24 - 6th ELA

4/25 - 6th ELA

4/26 - 7th/8th ELA

4/27 - 7th/8th ELA

4/28 - Makeup Testing

5/5 - Makeup Testing

5/12 - Makeup Testing

 

* Please remember not to drop your students off early while testing is going on, as the library is NOT available. 

 

Adjusted Bell Schedule

 

 

 

In-Coming 6th Grade Parents:

If you would like to access the slides from our "In-Coming 6th Grade Parent Night" presentation, please click on the link below:

https://prezi.com/a-1y0dinwjil/copy-of-welcome-to-grms/

 

The "Why" behind Tutorial

 

Examples of Persevering

 

Directions for Accessing Plus Time

 

Step by Step Directions for Plus Time

Step 1: Click on the Plus+Time Student Tutorial Login

 

Step 2: Enter your school email address.

Example: gr.BSimpson@students.srvusd.net

 

Step 3: Enter your password which is the same for everyone today: gryphons

 

Step 4: Find your name in the upper right hand corner and click on it.  Choose edit profile.  Change your password.  Choose something you will remember and that no one else will know.

 

Step 5: Make sure you read the announcements each week.

 

Step 6: Under “Activities” you will see a drop down menu.  (If you have a Tutorial offering already in that box, this indicates that one of your teachers feels that you need more support in that skill--and this is the Tutorial offering you will attend).  If you have a blank box, use the drop down menu to choose which offering you believe will benefit your academic growth.  Make sure that what you choose is offered to your grade level.


Step 7: To ensure that your choice has been recorded in the system, please sign out and sign back in.  Your choice should be in the box.

News

4/21/17

On May 3, 2017, SRVUSD will be hosting two Special Education Town Halls for parents. Please join Assistant Superintendent Toni Taylor and Superintendent Rick Schmitt in this interactive opportunity to hear the vision for Special Education, as well ask questions and share your thoughts and ideas.

 

As we look toward the future, we are placing increased attention on Special Education in the 2017-2018 school year.  This includes shifting the Special Education Department and the new, yet to be identified, Executive Director for Special Education, under our Educational Services Division. As part of our work, we will focus on creating structures and supports that encourage building relationships and trust among all of our stakeholders.

 

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4/14/17

8th Graders Only: 

Star-Spangled Banner Try-Outs for Promotion Ceremony
After school on Thursday, May 11th in the MPR 

Come prepared with all lyrics memorized (and understood) and ready to sing a capella (without background music).

Questions? Ask Mrs. Wind.

 

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10/3/16

The district website has now been updated.  Please click on the following link for details, procedures, and deadlines:

https://srvusd-ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1422963630482

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SRVUSD recognizes that some students want to challenge themselves academically beyond the classroom.  Course advancement is one opportunity available for our students.  Students may enroll in an approved math, science, or world language (Spanish, French, or Chinese) course of study outside of SRVUSD that may lead to course advancement.  We also recognize that advancement is not for all students.  Families must determine if their student(s) can manage the fast pace curriculum delivery. 

 

In order to be eligible for Advancement in SRVUSD, you must register by Friday, June 10, 2016. Click here to complete the registration form, or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://tinyurl.com/zebpv4e.

 

8th graders currently in Common Core 8 Math at GRMS:

  • Since students are required to take Algebra at an SRVUSD school, they MUST take Algebra in 9th grade.  Once enrolled in Algebra at DVHS in 9th grade, they may choose to advance by taking an outside WASC-accredited Geometry course or Science courses.  Please see DVHS counselor, once student is a 9th grader for more information.   
  • Any 8th grade student may choose to advance in World Language (Spanish, French, or Chinese).  8th graders taking Spanish/French/Chinese 1B would take Spanish/French/Chinese 2 in the spring/summer.  8th graders not currently taking a world language would take Spanish/French/Chinese 1 in the spring/summer. 

8th graders currently in Accelerated Algebra or Geometry at GRMS:

  • A student may begin taking Math or Science courses for advancement purposes no earlier than the spring semester (please note a change in previous district policy, when students used to be allowed to take it in the fall) of their 8th grade year (coursework taken prior to that, including the summer between 7th & 8th grades, and first semester of 8th grade, will not apply).  Students must go to the DVHS website and complete the online "Advancement" Google Form (at http://www.dvhigh.net/advancement) before signing up for the course.  
  • Any 8th grade student may choose to advance in World Language (Spanish, French, or Chinese).  8th graders taking Spanish/French/Chinese 1B would take Spanish/French/Chinese 2 in the spring/summer.  8th graders not currently taking a world language would take Spanish/French/Chinese 1 in the spring/summer. 

*Please also note that it is not necessary to take math courses for advancement outside of SRVUSD.  The district now offers a new Accelerated Algebra 2 course (covers Algebra 2 AND Trigonometry).  Students are only eligible to take the Accelerated Algebra 2 placement test if they take Geometry at DVHS.  Course description in Course Catalog is as follows:

This course prepares students to take AP Calculus and other advanced math courses. Accelerated Algebra 2 is a rigorous fast paced course covering the State of California Common Core Algebra 2 Standards and the Common Core (+) standards which include advanced trigonometric concepts. This course will emphasize use of the “Eight Mathematical Practices”. Students will make sense of problem situations, solve higher order thinking problems, derive key theorems, use technology where appropriate, work ingroups to develop teamwork skills, and demonstrate procedural fluency in their responses. Prerequisite: Placement in this course is based upon multiple criteria which includes end of semester grades in Algebra 1and Geometry and passing a mastery readiness exam.

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SRVUSD will accept non-district courses for advancement provided the following criteria are met:
-Students must take a class at an institution that is WASC accredited (or equivalent), issues an official transcript with a letter grade and credits, and offers courses equivalent to a year-long SRVUSD course. -Students may begin taking courses for advancement purposes in the spring semester of their 8th grade year. Coursework taken prior to that, including the summer between 7th & 8th grades, and the first semester of 8th grade, will not apply. -Students must show proficiency through a SRVUSD assessment in mathematics for purposes of placement (please note students taking Geometry no longer need to take an assessment). -Students are advised to check if the institution they will be attending is approved by the UCs & CSUs for college entrance requirements. Use this link to check the status: https://doorways.ucop.edu/list/app/home;jsessionid=09DCF215CAE1D2BE8AA14305745F79C7?execution=e1s2

Important Notes

-SRVUSD does not place any non-district courses on a student’s transcript unless the courses are a function of the student’s six-class program or as remediation to fulfill graduation requirements. For college applications, it is the responsibility of the student to request that a transcript be sent from the appropriate institution. In order to meet SRVUSD graduation requirements, all students must take: -TWO years of science at a district high school – one year each of Physical Science and Life Science is required; -TWO years of math at a district high school – Algebra 1 must be taken at a SRVUSD school.

Policies

Math (no longer needed for Geometry) -If a student scores <70% on the assessment test, the student will not be allowed to advance and must repeat the course during the regular school year. -If a student scores ≥70% on the assessment test, the student will be placed into the next level college prep course. -If a student scores ≥85% on the assessment test, the student will be placed into the next level honors or AP course. Science, World Languages, and Electives -Students must earn a transcript grade of C or higher in a class offered at an accredited institution in order to be placed into the next level. -Students must earn a transcript grade of B or higher in a class offered at an accredited institution in order to be placed into the next level honors or AP course. -Self-study will not be accepted.

Advancement Process

Completion Instructions: 1. Student & parent/guardian complete this electronic submission form (link is attached to this School Loop message), and submit the form with an electronic signature. 2. Student registers for and completes accredited course. 3. Student submits an official course transcript (district office) on or before the deadline (August 5, 2016). NOTE: transcripts must be received no later than the deadline - no exceptions. 4. Student takes the District assessment (if applicable- please note an assessment is no longer needed for Geometry). 5. Assessment results will be posted (location TBD). 6. If a transcript is received after the deadline (see above), the student’s schedule will not be changed. 7. Counselors will adjust the student’s schedule based on the qualifications for advancement and availability of courses. NOTE: Completing a course is NOT A GUARANTEE that a student will be placed in the next level course even if they meet all of the qualifications. Students will be placed into classes on a space-available basis.
 

 

Click here for important Advancement information including:

  • Transcript delivery address & deadline
  • Assessment information
  • Assessment scoring information and class placement information

Click here for a partial list of WASC accredited schools and the appropriate courses that students can use to advance in Math. Please note: SRVUSD does not guarantee these courses adhere to the common core curriculum or that students will pass the advancement exam.  Check with each institution to verify common core alignment.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
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Principal's Message

April 2017

 

Welcome to April and also to a very well deserved Spring Break.  I acknowledge that my newsletters are mostly upbeat and rarely speak about negative things happening at school.  However, I feel obligated to let you know that during the final week of March, I made it a priority to visit every 1st period class to have a serious conversation with all students.  During the past 3-4 weeks, we have noticed an uptick in behaviors that are not characteristic of Gale Ranch students.  We have seen/heard of bullying type behaviors have been happening more frequently and I am concerned--I am concerned that the negative, political discourse that is on the rise in our country has found a path into our school.  My conversation with students touched upon these things:

 

  • We may not have a lot of control over the discourse we are experiencing outside of our school and community, but we can control how we interact with one another here at GRMS.

  • Middle school can be a difficult time and we certainly don’t need to make it more difficult by being mean to each other--we all carry “stuff” from home and bring it to school with us, so we need to be more understanding and loving towards each other.

  • Be empathetic towards others--it’s the greatest gift you can give yourself.  The more positivity, kindness and generosity you show to others, the more positivity, kindness and generosity you will get in return.

 

I spoke about other things as well, and I’m sure if you ask your child, they will share with you what they took away from it.  

 

After Spring Break, we will hit the ground running with our Day of Silence on the 21st  and CASSPP testing beginning on the 24h.  Please be advised that we will have an adjusted bell schedule for testing on 5/1, 5/2, 5/3, 5/4, 5/8, 5/9 and 5/10.  For detailed information, please visit our website.

 

Have a well-deserved and restful spring break.

 

Warmly,

Sue

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Upcoming Events

Safety Reminders During Student Pick-up & Drop-Off

Greetings Parents and Students,

We want to thank our entire Gale Ranch Middle School community as we exercise patience and safe driving practices. We need a combined effort from the entire Gale Ranch ...more

Anti-Bullying Survey Results

If you would like to see the results from the 2013-14 survey, please click here

For more information on SRVUSD's bullying policy and the form for suspected bullying click here. 

Contact Info

 

Phone: 925-479-1500

Attendance Line: 925-479-1598

Fax Number: 925-479-1595

 

Office Hours:

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7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m

 

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