Spring has arrived! This school year has gone by very quickly. The end of the year will be here before you know it. Thank you for working collaboratively with the Colonial Acres staff in serving the needs of all our students. April will be another busy month at Colonial Acres. The teachers and students will also be busy this month with NWEA-MAP Reading and Math testing and preparing for the upcoming CAASPP State assessments in May. Our 2nd – 5th graders will be taking the NWEA-MAP Reading and Math tests from April 6th – 22nd. Our 3rd – 5th graders will be taking the CAASPP Assessment starting on May 9th and ending June 3rd. Our fifth graders will also be taking the Science CST Assessment between 4/13 and 5/17. We expect our students to do very well on these tests due to the strength of the curricula and the high quality of instruction that they experience here every day!Please make every effort to ensure that students are present for testing sessions. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.Here are some tips for making test days easier:
Don’t overemphasize the importance of the test. Just encourage your child to do his or her best.
Let your child know that you love him or her unconditionally; no test score can change that.
Think of the things at which your child excels. Let him or her know that you’re aware of those things.
Talk with your child’s teacher and ask for strategies or suggestions for test day (For example: Relax. Read the questions carefully. Think about your answer. Answer the easiest questions first, and go back to the harder ones later.)
Begin establishing a pattern of appropriate rest at least a week or two before the test. If we’ve let an appropriate bedtime slide, testing time is the time to get it back on track.
new student registration
If your student is NEW to San Lorenzo School District, you may register online; and once complete, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment to bring in necessary documentation.