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21st Century Learning

San José Unified School District (SJUSD) has scheduled two districtwide community meetings for parents and community members to learn more about how SJUSD is preparing students for the increased rigor of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the spring Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (S-BAC).

Beginning this spring, SJUSD students and all California children will show what they know when they take the new S-BAC in English language arts and mathematics. These new assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and will not be compared to results from previous

SJUSD has spent the last three years preparing for the shifts that Common Core State Standards require for learning, instruction, and assessment. We invite you
to learn more by attending either of the upcoming districtwide meetings.

Monday, March 30, 2015
Willow Glen High
2001 Cottle Ave.
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Monday, April 6, 2015
Leland High
6677 Camden Ave.
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Click here to learn more about how California schools are aiming higher

Aprendizaje a la altura del siglo XXI

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José (SJUSD) ha programado dos juntas comunitarias a nivel de todo el Distrito para los padres de familia y miembros de la
comunidad para aprender más acerca de cómo está preparando SJUSD a sus estudiantes para el rigor más intenso de los estándares académicos, comunes y
fundamentales del estado (CCSS) y las evaluaciones acumulativas de Smarter Balanced (S-BAC) que se administrarán en primavera.

A partir de la primavera de 2015, los estudiantes de SJUSD y todos los estudiantes de California mostrarán lo que saben cuando tomen la nueva evaluación acumulativa Smarter Balanced (S-BAC) en Artes del Lenguaje en Inglés y Matemáticas. Estasnuevas evaluaciones están alineadas con los estándares académicos, comunes yfundamentales del estado (CCSS) y los resultados no se compararán con los resultadosde evaluaciones previas.

SJUSD ha pasado tres años preparándose para los cambios que requieren losestándares académicos, comunes y fundamentales del estado para el aprendizaje, laenseñanza y las evaluaciones. Los invitamos cordialmente para que reciban másinformación al respecto asistiendo a cualquiera de las dos juntas a nivel del Distrito.

El lunes, 30 de marzo de 2015
Preparatoria Willow Glen
2001 Cottle Ave.
6:00-7:30 p.m.

El lunes, 6 de abril de 2015
Preparatoria Leland
6677 Camden Ave.
6:00-7:30 p.m.

A Message From Ms. Loy, Principal

Dear Hacienda families,

Welcome back from our February Winter break! I hope that you all were able to enjoy some relaxing time off with family and friends. As I write this March newsletter, I am reflecting on February…

February brought forth an abundance of prospective Hacienda families, who joined our sensational group of volunteers as they led the way through our amazing school. A special thank you to all of those who generously offered their time and knowledge of Hacienda as tour leaders. And thank you to our teachers, for welcoming these potentially new families as they peeked into your classrooms. I know that they were thoroughly impressed with the wonderful instruction and learning that they saw as they walked through your doors.

Our new board trustee, Paymon Zarghami, paid a visit to Hacienda on Friday, February 6th. We sat down to chat about our school, and then visited several classrooms, our science lab and outdoor classroom, and our music room. Mr. Zarghami asked many questions, and was WOWED by our school. He will be sure to visit us again soon (and he has a full calendar of our events to choose from).

The Spring conference window runs from March 2-13th. Your child’s teacher will contact you if a conference is needed. March 12th and March 13th, Thursday and Friday, are early release days. School is out at 1:06. Report cards will be sent home during the conference window.

Well, folks, it’s hard to believe that March is here, and Spring is right around the corner. That means Spring Fling, Earth Day, and so many reasons to celebrate!  Remember, daylight saving time begins on March 8th, so “Spring” your clocks forward one hour, and enjoy the extra hour of sunshine.

Warm regards,

Carmen Loy