C.C. Meneley Elementary School
"Home of the Mountain Lions"
Educates students from
kindergarten through the sixth grade.
We are located at:
1446 Muir Drive
Gardnerville, NV 89460
Tel: (775) 265-3154 ~ Fax: (775) 265-7193
Hours: 8:50 AM - 3:10 PM
School Start Time Feedback Survey
Douglas County School District is asking for your input on a potential change to school start & end times for Valley Schools next year. The District is interested in adjusting times to accomplish three goals: 1) better alignment to research on the sleep needs of teenagers; 2) accommodating new schedules launching in our secondary schools next year and; 3) maintaining efficiencies in the costs of transportation. Please take a few minutes to provide your views in the attached survey. The survey will be open until 12:00 Noon on Monday, December 8th.
Background from the National Sleep Foundation can be found on the Douglas County School District website at: http://dcsd.k12.nv.us/.
The times posted inside the survey are recommended for DCSD Valley Schools in 2015-16 to accomplish the goals stated above and to avoid putting DHS, CVMS and PWL on even earlier start times. (DHS: 7:20am, CVMS: 7:25am and PWL 7:40am) The proposed schedule is shown on the last page of this newsletter.
Please look over the proposed changes and provide your input. Thank you for your time and participation. To take the survey, please go to the DCSD website and click on the link: http://dcsd.k12.nv.us/.
STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENT
The Nevada Academic Content Standards
In 2010 Nevada adopted the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (ELA), and Math. Upon adoption, the standards became known as the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NACS). The standards are a set of expectations and guidelines for what students should know and be able to do in order to graduate high school and be prepared for college or for a career.
Teachers use the standards to design lessons and assessments of student learning. It is important for parents and families to understand what the standards are in order to know how to help students be successful.
In the coming months we will continue to offer facts and information about the standards, both in the newsletter and on the website.
Nevada Department of Education, NACS page
Here you will find links to all Nevada content standards, including the Common Core ELA and Math standards, as well as a wealth of other information to help you understand what the standards are and why Nevada adopted them. Click on the image below for more information:
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Here you will find the standards, FAQs, history of the standards initiative, etc. Click on the image below for more information:
NOTE: The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NACS) for ELA and Math are the same thing.
Assessing Student Learning of the NACS
Currently, Nevada elementary school students in grades 3-6 are assessed in ELA and Math using the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT), a standardized paper-pencil test administered in the spring. Results from the CRT are reported to the state and are used as part of each school’s Performance Framework. Individual student results are used by teachers and schools to provide summative (end-of-course) data of student learning.
Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, the CRT will be replaced by a computer-based assessment designed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). The SBAC test will be based completely on the new Nevada Academic Content Standards in ELA and Math and mirrors the increased rigor in the standards.
SBAC has provided Practice Tests so teachers, students and families can familiarize themselves with the format and content of the assessment. Please try to take the time to look at these so you know what your child’s state assessment will look like. Click on the image below to access the practice test:
Contacts to know:
School Mascot "Monty the Mountain Lion"
ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY
When your child misses a day of school she/he misses many learning opportunities. Having your child at school and on time are of primary importance to us.
A letter will be sent to you if your child is repeatedly absent, regardless of the reason. You may need to meet with the principal, or in some cases, be referred to the District Truant Officer.
For more information regarding the School District's Board Policy Attendance, please visit the Douglas County School website at http://dcsd.k12.nv.us (Board Policy 504BP and Administrative Regulation 504AR).
C.C. Meneley Elementary School challenges and supports students
to be the best they can be in a caring, respectful environment.
December 2, 2014 2:04 PM
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