Welcome to Canoas
Click Here for information about 2013-2014 School Year. Please note changes in our Bell Schedule for the 2013-2014 School Year, early out dates will be on Fridays, effective August 16th, 2013.
Para mas información del Año Escolar 2013-2014 por favor vaya a nuestro enlace al lado derecho de nuestra pagina.
Por favor tome nota de nuestros cambios en el horario escolar para el año 2013-2014, los días cortos serán los Viernes efectivo el día 16 de Agosto del 2013.
Open Office Hours:
Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Community Advisory Committee for Special Education, SELPA IV
THE ABCs OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
The History of Special Education
Educational Rights for Families and Students
How the Request Process Works
How the Referral Process Works
December 16, 2013 from 6-8 p.m.
SJUSD District Office, 855 Lenzen Ave
All are welcome
No reservation necessary
Babysitting and translation are provided
Canoas Information Bulletin October 2013
October 28 – November 8
November 4-8 will be Early Out Days. School will get out at 12:00pm for all 1, 2, and 3rd graders and 12:03pm for all Kindergarteners, 4 and 5th graders.
Report Card Information: As SJUSD makes the shift to the Common Core State Standards with the rest of the nation, our grading system and report cards are changing to reflect that shift.
To better support parents in understanding these shifts in grades and report cards, the following information is provided: [Teachers will be able to further address parent questions during scheduled conference meetings.]
It is important to note:
- Standards mastery is based on end-of-year expectations.
- Our report cards look very similar for all grades because the domains are the same K-5.
- Report cards are organized by domain and they are standards based.
End-of-Year Standards Mastery Grades TK-3:
Language Arts: Kindergarten through 5th Grade report cards are almost identical. Many grade levels look the same because the domains for K-5 are the same.
Math: K – 5 is organized by content-specific domains and clusters. The Common Core State Standards for Math is broken down by grade level. There are new standards based on mathematical practices.
Social Studies and Science: These sections are based on the 1997 CA content standards. Report cards remain the same in these areas, and will be adjusted when new standards are released.
English Language Development: These report cards remain the same.
Remember: Standards mastery is based on end-of-year expectations.
For all grades, the standards based grading remains the same as was used on the old report cards.
3= At or Exceeds Grade Level Standard
2= Approaching Grade Level Standard
1= Below Grade Standard
4= Exceeds Grade Level Standard
3= At Grade Level Standard
2= Approaching Grade Level Standard
1= Below Grade Level Standard
OCTOBER 31 CELEBRATION
If…A student is academically on-target at the end of Reporting Period 1…
Then…That student should receive a 2 – Approaching Grade Level Standard – on his/her report card in November.
On October 31, Canoas Elementary School will be celebrating our student’s successes in reading by having a school-wide Read-In. Once again, this celebration will be in place of the Halloween Parade. We will not have a Halloween Parade at Canoas, and students may not wear costumes to school. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing [sweats, t shirts, 2 piece long pajamas, pants] and are welcome to bring a favorite blanket and pillow,
Throughout the day we will be focusing all school activities around reading. If you are interested in being a part of this very special day by coming and reading to a class please talk to your child’s teacher.
Thank you for supporting your child[ren] in attending school every day and for getting them to school on time. If your child[ren] will/do miss school for any reason, please call the ATTENDANCE LINE - PHONE #: 287-6316 to excuse their absence. This is a message only line. If you need to talk to someone in the office, please call 535-6391. Thank you for your continued efforts to support your child[ren] in learning the important skills of consistent attendance and punctuality.
At Canoas we recognize the importance of parent involvement in the education of all our students, and we invite and welcome you to actively partner with us on our campus. For the safety of all our students, all parents and other persons wishing to volunteer in classrooms or around the campus must be fingerprinted and receive a TB test. Please see Canoas Secretary, Marlene Fortin for a Volunteer packet. REMINDER: ALL parents, volunteers, student teachers, non-Canoas staff, and any other persons on the Canoas campus during school hours MUST sign in and out at the main office EVERY time they are on campus. No exceptions.
- Read aloud to your child.
- Attend AR nights with your child.
- Make a special time for everyone in the family to read at least once a week.
- Listen to your child read.
- Take your child to the public library and check out a book.
- Make reading a reward.
- Be a reading role model.
- Have your child cook with you and read you the recipe.
- Read a book as a family and then watch the movie.
- Have a Saturday morning Read–In. [Everyone stays in their pajamas and reads together in bed for an hour.]
San Jose Unified
School Redesign Grant
Canoas is one of five schools to receive a School Redesign grant. Click Here or the picture above to learn about our plan.
Vision StatementAll San Jose Unified School District students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.
Mission StatementSan Jose Unified School District’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.