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Letter from the Principal
Dear Boltz Middle School Parents and/or Guardians:
Heading into March, we are gearing up for many tasks and events that accompany spring. Our students have registered for next year’s classes, and we are busy building the master schedule for the 2014-2015 school year. We are looking forward to the eighth grade celebration in May and the excitement that comes along with the end of the school year.
Prior to spring break, our students will begin their TCAP tests. They will conclude TCAP after break. The results of these tests are used by teachers and administration to reflect upon instructional priorities for the building. We can see how we are doing with our students and adjust instruction around areas that indicate the need for growth. It is important that you partner with us to ensure that students use this as an opportunity to show what they have learned. It is important that your child be present to take these important assessments. Please schedule appointments around the testing window so that we can ensure the most accurate results for your child on the day of testing.
Boltz Middle School students will take the State-mandated Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) tests March 11-March 13 and March 25-March 26. The TCAP assesses the following content areas: math, reading and writing for grades 6-8. April 15-April 17, students will take the Colorado Measures of Academic Success for science and social studies.
According to state law, every Colorado student enrolled in a public school is required to take either the TCAP or CoAlt (alternate assessment).
Parents can prepare their child for these tests in several ways:
• Ensure your child gets a good night’s sleep.
• Provide your student with a nourishing breakfast.
• Schedule appointments or vacations on non-test days.
• Encourage your child to do their best in school at all times, not just during assessments.
The TCAP assessment is designed to provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, educators, parents and the community. The data will be used to measure student, school, and district progress toward higher student achievement levels.
For more information about TCAP tests, visit the Colorado Department of Education website at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/CoAssess-About.asp or contact me questions and concerns.
Read the rest of our March Newsletter to find out more about exciting events taking place at Boltz!
Wednesday, March 5 and Thursday, March 6 3PM-7PM
FROM GRADE 6:
During our student-led conferences, your 6th grade student will share with you his or her successes and areas for improvement. Your child’s four CORE teachers will be there to provide feedback and answer questions about your child’s progress. Students are expected to attend with their parent(s).
You will need to know the team your child is on in order to sign up for the 20 minutes time. Visit this link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FA4AC2FA2FE3-studentled
If you are unable to sign up through the internet, please contact the Boltz office or one of your child’s core teachers to arrange an appointment.
FROM GRADE 7:
For 7th grade, conferences will again be student-led, but conversations will be centered on student data. Students will dentify areas of strength and brainstorming actions for areas in which there is an opportunity for growth. Please sign-up for a conference time slot using the link below. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0948AAAE29A7FA7-7thgrade
For sign-up assistance, please contact Nick Ray at email@example.com or (970) 472-3726.
FROM GRADE 8:
The 8th grade team is holding conferences for all 8th graders and their families. Parents need to sign-up for a time when they can accompany their child to the conference, as students will be leading the discussion. Conferences will be held in rooms 4 & 7. Signup Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0545AEAB29A64-student/7314134
Contact Mrs. Hufford (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 970-472-3733 if you have any questions or experience difficulty using the link above.
Volleyball is cancelled today and tomorrow due to conferences. Practice will resume as scheduled on Friday.
School of Choice
If you missed our School of Choice Night in December and you still have questions, please contact a school counselor or administrator to learn more about Boltz.
If you would like to set up a shadowing opportunity for your child, call our counseling center at 472-3700.
Regular School Hours:
Our school day runs from 7:40-2:30.
Do you have questions about your son or daughter's report card?
Please read our Boltz Report Card Letter for more information.
eBooks are now available by visiting Follett. See Mrs. Dea for more information.
We want your Box Tops!
Please help us earn extra money for our school by donating Box Tops and having your child turn them in to his or her advisory teacher.