March 2020
Central-Denison Newsletter
Lake Geneva Joint #1 School District
Mission Statement
Honoring the unique talents of all, WE, the Lake Geneva Area Schools, families, and communities commit to providing EVERY student an excellent education that ensures the development of responsible, respectful citizens, and inspires life-long learning.

TOGETHER WE CAN!
Note from the Principal
To Our CenDen Families:

Wisconsin students in 3 rd through 8 th grade will once again be participating in the Wisconsin Forward Exam. Our third graders are scheduled to take the test April 6 th through April 9 th. This year’s test for third graders is comprised of six subtests in the areas of reading, writing, language, and math. We will be giving two subtests each day of that week so it is EXTREMELY important that your child is in school. Students who are not in school on the testing days will have to make-up the assessment prior to the closing of the testing window.

The Wisconsin Forward Exam measures the knowledge and skills that your child should have acquired by the time they reach third grade. Their performance on the assessment will not have an effect on any of their current grades, but it is an important assessment so please encourage your child to take the test seriously and do the very best they can. The results of these tests help school staff make decisions on student needs and instructional practices.

Between now and the testing dates, we will be preparing our third graders for the test. It is an online assessment that is new to them, so teachers will be taking the time to familiarize the children with the many tools that the test offers. We have various practice tests and some classroom activities that will help with the test taking process as well. Our students did well on the test in the past, and I believe that is in large part due to the practice opportunities and the comfort level that they had for the test. We have found that frontloading helps to reduce stress on any test or assignment. This test is no different.

The following web address will take you directly to the Forward Exam details that are shared on the DPI website. Please feel free to browse the site or stop in and I would be happy to help you navigate through the site.  https://dpi.wi.gov/assessment/forward
I feel very optimistic as we move into this assessment window. I look forward to sharing the results.

Mrs. Becky Buhler and Mr. Colin Nugent
Students at Central-Denison are working hard to demonstrate their great behavior choices. As part of an incentive for modeling positive behavior expectations in Gym, Music, Art, Library, Guidance and in the Lunchroom, classes are eligible to earn the "Golden Award" trophies. Be sure to ask your child whether their class has earned this honor.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
  • March 23rd – March 27th - No School – Spring Break
  • April 10th-April 13th - No School – Easter Break
  • May 1st - No School – Teacher In Service
  • May 25th - No School – Memorial Day
  • June 5th - Last Day of School 
The beloved, stuffed friends of the Kindergarten and 1st graders at Cen-Den have been spending the night in the library as part of our March Reading Celebrations. Check out the mischief that they have been up to in their overnight visits!
PICK-UP and BUS CHANGE INFORMATION :
If you are picking up your child for an appointment during the day, a parent or guardian needs to call the office at 262-348-4000, send a note with the student or write on your child's communication card to let us know. If there is a change to the way your child is going home at the end of the day, a parent or guardian will need to send a note or call the office before 3:15 p.m.

If there is a change to your child's normal bus routine, we require a note or a phone call by a parent or guardian to the school, 262-348-4000, to make that change. Please do so before 3:15 p.m.

PLANNED ABSENCE REQUEST
If you are planning a vacation or a trip and your child will be out of school for three or more days, please complete a Planned Absence Request. Please call the Central-Denison office at 262-348-4000 for a form, complete and the Principal will approve.
School Hours
8:50 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Students may enter at 8:30 am
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