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AES Back to School Night

Join us for Back to School Night on Thursday, September 8th. The evening is a fabulous opportunity to meet your child's teacher and learn about the objectives and expectations for the school year.

Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments Results

Last spring students in grades 3-5 took the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and math. Students in grade 5 also took the California Science Test.
These tests can be combined with other measures like report card grades, classroom work, and teacher observations to give families and teachers a more complete picture of each child’s learning. You can use these results to identify where your child is doing well and where they might need more support. It is important to know that summative test results are not used to determine whether a student moves to the next grade.
You can access your child’s results using Student/ParentVUE, using the menu to select “State Testing.”
Your child’s score report will give you information about how well they met the expectations of the grade level and where they are doing well or need more support in each subject. This is helpful information to discuss with your child’s teacher to understand how they can be better supported in the classroom and how you can support learning at home.
To learn more about your child’s scores, go to the Starting Smarter website at https://www.ca.startingsmarter.org/. There, you will find information about test results, sample test questions, free resources to support your child’s learning, and a guide to prepare for parent-teacher conferences.
If you have questions or concerns, please call the school office at 707-822-4858 to arrange a conference with your child’s teacher during the upcoming school year.

Parking Changes for Preschool Lot

The entry and exit for the parking lot has changed. This is a change made by the City of Arcata. The entrance to the Preschool and After School Building from Ross is no longer permitted. You can only use Ross Street to exit the parking lot.
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