sac_warriors_2color transp -small          ~*~* April 2015 Newsletter *~*~ 

Testing Begins Monday, April 27

Sacajawea begins administering the Smarter Balanced Assessment on Monday, April 27th and continues through Friday, June 5th. Please help your students get a good night’s sleep and nutritious breakfast on testing days, and if at all possible, reschedule any doctor/dentist/orthodontist appointments to non-testing days. We do have make-up days built into the schedule, but it is always less stressful for students to take the test with their regular teacher, in their regular classroom. Also, please try to get students to school right on time as all computer-based testing begins first thing in the morning, and, in general, concludes by lunch time.

Students are encouraged to bring their own headphones/ear buds, as portions of the test includes audio.

ELA means “English Language Arts” and the sequence of numbers refer to the order of periods for the day. Students will stay in the same class for their testing, but period sequence has been adjusted to ensure students don’t consistently miss a particular class.

Would you like a printed copy of the testing calendar? You can download a PDF here.

Battle of the Books is Coming!

Battle of the Books is a competition in which student teams earn points by answering questions about the books on the book lists. The Sacajawea Battle will be taking place on Tuesday, April 21st. Ready to compete? Want more information? Read the details here, or talk to Ms. Trivitt or Mrs. Basinger! Have your team ready to enter? Complete this Battle of the Books Team sign ip form and return it to Ms. Trivitt (room 604) or Mrs. Basinger (room 104).

Sacajawea Welcomes Interim Principal

Sacajawea is pleased to welcome Mr. Randy Taylor as our interim principal while Mrs. Fernandes is on medical/maternity leave. For more information, please read Mrs. Fernandes’ letter here, or in Spanish.

 Attendance Counts!

School attendance is essential to academic success, but too often students, parents and schools do not realize how quickly absences (excused as well as unexcused) can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence — missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month—can translate into third-graders unable to master reading, sixth-graders failing courses and ninth-graders dropping out of high school. Learn more about how attendance can affect your student’s success on the FWPS website:

Grades Online – ParentVUE and StudentVUE

The FWPS online grade portals (StudentVUE and ParentVUE) are available to all Sacajawea parents and students. Students who are new to the district should have received log-in information from their first period teachers. Returning FWPS students continue to use the same account as last year. If you have forgotten your password or have other log-in issues, please email .

Warrior Uniform Shirts Available

Hey Warriors – Sac polos are here!  You can get yours from Mrs. Veit for only $8 each – a good price and a great way to show your Warrior pride! You can see a picture on our Facebook page!

Polos are available in Youth Medium or Large, as well as Adult Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large.

Sac sweatshirts are also available. Cost is $14 for crew-neck and $22 for quarter-zip style.

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