Article: May 2022 Parent Letter

May 2022 Parent Letter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are excited to share that our district will be implementing the final i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment between May 9th-10th for reading and May 12th-13th for math. Make-up testing will be extended until May 23rd. Below is some information about the assessment and some ideas about how you can support your student as they take the assessment.

What is i-Ready?

i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction.

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly more challenging questions, while incorrect answers will yield slightly easier ones. This is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning.

What can I do to help?

To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, encourage them to:

  • Get a good night’s sleep and eat a full breakfast the day of the assessment.

  •  Try their best on each question and try not to rush.

  • Try not to worry about questions they do not know—remind them that it is expected that they will only get about half of the questions correct.

  • Be respectful of other students who take longer to finish.

  • Use paper and pencil to show work for math questions

Talk to your student about why the last Diagnostic is important. You can say things like:

  • The last diagnostic helps you find out how much progress you’ve made over this school year,

  • It allows your teacher and me to celebrate your accomplishments.

  • Try your best, and do not rush—but don’t spend too much time on a question either.

  • Let them know you’re excited to celebrate their progress.

If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact the school or me. You can also learn more about i-Ready by visiting i-ReadyCentral.com/FamilyCenter.

Thank you for your continued support and for being a partner in your child’s learning! It is much appreciated.

Important news you can use

Please be aware that this week marks the end of our after-school tutoring program. We enjoyed working with all of the student participants.

French Creek Nature Center will visit our school on Wednesday, May 11th, to provide an interactive program for our students consisting of three sessions–one for each grade level. 

Please join and visit us at our table at the Spring Fling on Wednesday, May 11th, from 5:30 PM t 8:00 PM at Lorain High School. There will be free food, games, activities, and ZIP LINING!

We are super proud of our band and art students and look forward to the expansion of our fine arts programming in the upcoming 2022-2023 school year!

Did you miss the Southview Spring Concert on April 21? You can still view a wonderful photo gallery at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5104658676270168&type=3.

Did you know that 17 works from Lorain City Schools artists were selected for the 2022 CLE Youth Art Gallery at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport? We are so proud to have 12 students featured in the exhibit. Read more HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Mr. Paul Williams | Principal

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