Dear St. Michael-St. Gabriel Families and Friends,
Progress report grades were made available online this past Wednesday, and it is important that parents sit down with their children and review these grades. While some will find that poor grades may be due to not understanding the material, we find that many students are just not completing their assignments. Because students in Grades 3-8 all have a Google Classroom account, feel free to ask your child to see his or her digital folders and see what may have been submitted. Students in Grades 3-8 also have IXL and Achieve 3000 assignments to complete each week, and while you may not necessarily see these assignments being submitted through their Google Classroom, please see that your student is completing this work. These supplemental exercises help us to better target areas in which students need help.
As you know, next week is a very short week for us, as we are only in school Monday and Tuesday. The school office will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday in case you have any busy to do with us, but the office will be closed Thursday and Friday next week.
When we return from Thanksgiving break, students in Grades 3-8 will be completing their NWEA growth assessment. The data from this exam will help us to see the growth your child has made in math and reading since taking the exam in September. This information helps us to better see areas in which students may need help while also showing us the potential a child has to excel in these two areas.
Final exams are just around the corner for our Junior High students. On November 29th and 30th, we will be distributing exam cards to all students in Grades 6-8. Junior High students will be required to have an exam card to take their finals. These cards indicate that all financial obligations are up-to-date and students are cleared to take their finals. If you need to check whether your child’s account is in good standing, please contact Mrs. Areal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, as we have seen a little snow this past weekend, please be sure that we have your correct email address and phone number. If we should have to call a two-hour delay or cancel classes, we will use our SchoolMessenger communication system to contact you and also send notifications to local news stations. Note: Please do not confuse our school with St. Michael in Greenfield or Brookville, Indiana. You should see “St. Michael-St. Gabriel” or “St. Michael the Archangel” in Marion County as our listing, depending on the television stations.