Principal's Message


Rebecca Norris
Principal

 

Paperless Report Cards/ Interim Reports

Tri-Valley Schools no longer do paper report cards. Parents will be able to access interim reports and grade cards on-line through the parent access section of progress book. Information was sent home on the 1st day of school.

 Transportation changes

Please, please, please try to make sure that when your child leaves for school, they know how they will get home. We have received many phone calls late in the day already. Our wonderful secretary takes the message, then has to get word to the classrooms to your child. This makes it difficult for her to do her job and for the students and teachers to be totally productive. Please try to limit calls to school after 1:00PM to emergency situations only.

Annual Notification of Emergencies

Tri- Valley Schools are now required to annually notify parents and legal guardians how they will be notified of emergencies. In the event of an actual emergency, parents will be notified via text alert, TEC and the TV website.

Emergency Procedures

In the event of an actual emergency, whether a tornado or lockdown, please do NOT come to school to pick-up your children. If we are in our Tornado Safety position or Lockdown, there will not be anyone in the office to let you in the building.

Changes to Grading Policy

Parents of students in grades 2-8 will likely notice a shift in grading philosophy as we begin the 2019-20 school year. This shift will move the district more in the direction of grading actual student performance. In order to better prepare our students for the competitive atmosphere of higher education and or the workplace, it is our belief that performance matters.  There will be less emphasis on homework grades and participation grades moving forward, and much more emphasis on actual student performance. Students will have less opportunity to impact their grades with extra credit or homework because we want them to understand the value and importance of learning the academic content. Our goal moving forward is for the grades on our student’s report cards to reflect their actual academic performance. These grades will be valuable measurements that parents can utilize to accurately predict their child’s success on state and national assessments.

 




9/24/2019


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