When is registration for the 2014-15 school year?
Kindergarten registration will be May 8 & 9. On May 8, registration will occur during the school day with extended hours through 5 p.m. On May 9, registration will be open during the regular school hours. Students should register at their 2014-15 zoned school. Overall Creek students will register at Scales. Reeves-Rogers students will register at Pittard Elementary.
Grades 1st through 6th registration will occur on March 24. Registration will coincide with the Parent Teacher Conferences from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Parents should bring documents (water bill, electric bill) to verify their current address. Students will register at the school they currently attend.
Preschool registration will be held during the school day from April 7 – 25 at Bellwood Bowdoin Preschool. Testing times will be set at the time of registration.
What is the proposed grandfathering clause for the rezoning?
RECOMMENDED GRANDFATHERING AND SIBLING ATTENDANCE PLAN
If rezoned to a new school location, allow rising 5th and 6th grade students to remain in their current school. No transportation service would be available for this option but students can complete their elementary schooling at the school if they can provide their own transportation.
Younger siblings who have a brother or sister taking advantage of the rising 5th and 6th grade grandfathering option can attend the school along with the sibling as long as both were in the school when this zoning plan is implemented. No transportation service will be available for this option.
What are CRA’s?
CRA’s are Constructed Response Assessments that require 3-6 grade students to explain conceptual understanding instead of only procedural. Example: 6 x 6 = 36….students must explain how they came to the answer “36″ instead of stating that they “did it in their head” or the “calculator told me.” They need to explain with illustrations, models, and words that 6 x 6 represents groups and sets, showing conceptual vs. procedural.