Winter Recess

All SJUSD schools and offices will be closed Monday, February 20, through Friday, February 24, for Winter Recess.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas de SJUSD estarán cerradas del lunes, 20 de febrero al viernes, 24 de febrero de 2017, debido a las vacaciones de invierno.

Welcome to Merritt Trace Elementary

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Information and Opt Out Process

Each spring, schools across California participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP.

This year, your student will participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and mathematics (SBAC), the California Alternate Assessments (CAA), and, depending on their grade level, the pilot administration of the California Science Tests (CAST).

These assessments help school districts and the state monitor student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which support more rigorous instruction and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil (CAASPP) Información y Processo de Exclusión


Cada primavera, las escuelas de todo California participan en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP.

Este año, sus hijos participarán en la Evaluación Acumulativa Smarter Balanced (SBAC) en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés y Matemáticas, en la Evaluación Alternativa de California (CAA), y dependiendo del nivel de grado que cursen, en la administración de la prueba piloto de los Exámenes de Ciencia de California (CAST).

Estas evaluaciones ayudan a los distritos escolares y al estado a vigilar el progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS), los cuales apoyan el que se imparta enseñanza más rigurosa y que existan expectativas académicas más altas para todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.


Merritt Trace Elementary School

is the Kindergarten through Fifth Grade campus of San Jose Unified School District’s Academic, Visual and Performing Arts strand. Every student at Trace performs on stage or in a video at least once per school year. All students attend classes in Drama, Art, and Music; third through fifth graders are eligible to participate in additional classes in Instrumental Music (Strings and Band) and Choir.
 
In addition to its unique arts focus, Trace emphasizes a strong academic program. Highly-qualified teachers have high expectations for their students. An after-school Homework Center is available for students needing more support.

Vision and Mission

Our Mission and VisionNuestra Visión y Misión

Trace Logo


Trace Performances


Trace Updates

Welcome!

2016-17 Parent Letter


2016-17 Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule


TRAFFIC PLAN:

1. Kinderworld parking lot is for Kinders only.

2. 1st-5th grades should be dropped off/picked up on Dana Avenue or use the Lincoln parking lot.


Please remember our early out schedule for Tuesdays this year:

  • Kindergarten 1:15 pm Dismissal
  • First - Third Grade 1:15 pm Dismissal
  • Fourth and Fifth Grade 1:25 Dismissal


Fifth Grade Movie

Check out the Fifth Grade film projects!

Trace 2016 5th Grade Video
Trace 2015 5th Grade Video
Trace 2014 5th Grade Video
Trace 2013 5th Grade Video
Trace 2012 5th Grade Video

For information on how to acquire your own copies of the films, contact Mr. Boston at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


 

Trace History Book

Trace neighbors and alumni James R. Hubert and E. Leonard Johnson have written a book of Trace history. Please visit the official site for the book: Merritt Trace Elementary School - Through the Years!

Trace Through the Year



Important Numbers

Main Office: 408-535-6257
Fax: 408-535-2304
Attendance Hotline: 408-535-6583

Quick Links

2016-2017 Instructional Calendar
Calendario Lectivo 2016-2017

Blended Learning Links

School Accountability Report Card
Informes Escolares de Rendición de Cuentas (SARC)


SJUSD Food Services

Parent Participation at Trace (PDF)
Participación de los padres en Trace (PDF)

ATTENDANCE HOTLINE: (408) 535-6583

If your child is or will be absent, please call the Attendance Hotline and leave a message with the name of the student and the reason for the absence.


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