Winter Recess

All SJUSD schools and offices will be closed Monday, February 20, through Friday, February 24, for Winter Recess.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas de SJUSD estarán cerradas del lunes, 20 de febrero al viernes, 24 de febrero de 2017, debido a las vacaciones de invierno.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)  Information and Opt Out Process

Each spring, schools across California participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP.

This year, your student will participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and mathematics (SBAC), the California Alternate Assessments (CAA), and, depending on their grade level, the pilot administration of the California Science Tests (CAST).

These assessments help school districts and the state monitor student progress under the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which support more rigorous instruction and increased expectations for students.

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852, each year school districts are required to notify parents or guardians of their pupil’s participation in the CAASPP tests. In addition, districts are required to inform families of their right to exempt their student from taking the CAASPP tests. For families wishing to exempt their student from a CAASPP assessment, a written request specifying the test(s) to be exempted must be submitted annually to the school site.

To learn more about the CAASPP assessments your student may take, or the exemption process, please click here.

Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil (CAASPP) Información y Processo de Exclusión


Cada primavera, las escuelas de todo California participan en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP.

Este año, sus hijos participarán en la Evaluación Acumulativa Smarter Balanced (SBAC) en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés y Matemáticas, en la Evaluación Alternativa de California (CAA), y dependiendo del nivel de grado que cursen, en la administración de la prueba piloto de los Exámenes de Ciencia de California (CAST).

Estas evaluaciones ayudan a los distritos escolares y al estado a vigilar el progreso de los estudiantes con respecto a los Estándares Académicos, Comunes y Fundamentales del Estado (CCSS), los cuales apoyan el que se imparta enseñanza más rigurosa y que existan expectativas académicas más altas para todos los estudiantes.

De conformidad con las reglamentaciones del Código de California, Título 5, Artículo 852, cada año a los distritos escolares se les requiere que notifiquen a los padres y tutores acerca de la participación de sus hijos en los exámenes CAASPP. Además, a los distritos escolares se les exige que informen a las familias que tienen el derecho a pedir que se les exente a sus hijos de tomar los exámenes CAASPP. Las familias que no deseen que sus hijos tomen una evaluación CAASPP, deberán pedirlo por escrito, especificando cuál examen o exámenes no desean que tomen sus hijos y entregar dicha solicitud escrita a su escuela, cada año.

Para obtener más información de las evaluaciones CAASPP que podrían tomar sus hijos o sobre el proceso para pedir que a sus hijos se les exente de tomarlas, por favor haga clic aquí.

Elementary PreRegistration TK-5th - New enrollments for 2017-18 school year begins February 06, 2017

All new enrollments must be submitted/processed at SJUSD Enrollment Center - Located at 4855 Pearl Ave., San Jose, CA 95136 - Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 03:30 p.m. Before visiting our offices, please click here to review the 2017-18_Elementarty_PreRegistration_TK-5th requirements  or visit our SJUSD website at http://www.sjusd.org to see requirements and schedule an appointment with us starting December 1, 2016. For additional information please call the Enrollment Center information line at (408) 535-6412.

Secondary Choice Process - Middle School Tours

Current 5th and 8th grade students who are changing school levels (Elementary to Middle School; Middle to High School) must complete and return their School Choice Application by mid-February if they wish to participate in Phase I on the Choice Process. Phase 1 of Secondary Enrollment (Grades 6-12) opens on January 23, 2017, and closes on February 8. Elementary Enrollment (Grades TK-5) opens on February 6, 2017.  Information about the School Choice applications will be mailed home to all 5th and 8th grade students residing within the SJUSD boundaries during the beginning of January. Morse information is available on the district website sjusd.org.

Please click on the calendar link below to see the middle school tour schedule for schools you are interested in visiting.

2017-18 Middle School Tour Calendar(PDF)

Welcome to Reed Elementary School

A Proud California Distinguished School in SJUSD

 

News From the Office

PRINCIPAL’S CHAT

‪On Wednesday Jan. 25th, the District will be giving a Parent Portal Training for parents, particularly ones of 5th Grade students, for accessing information and communication with the district. This will include topics such as how to choose the Middle School for incoming 6th grade students.‬  We look forward to having parents attend and learn more about the Parent Portal that is available for everyone. The training will be held in the Reed Cafeteria at 9AM.‬‬

PICK UP, DROP OFF & PARKING AT REED

We want to remind parents to be considerate of the neighborhood and to drive extra cautiously during these periods as students will be crossing streets. Please do not park in the staff parking lot or leave cars on idle to “wait” for your student to come out. Also please refrain from dropping off students in the middle of the street, double parking while waiting, or blocking/parking the entrance of the staff parking lots.

VOLUNTEERING AT REED

We are always looking for individuals to volunteer at Reed. If you are new to volunteering, please come by the office to pick up a volunteer packet to fill out. An approved list of volunteers is posted on the bulletin board across from the office.

ATTENDANCE
Please note the following:
*A doctor’s note may be required for extended illness
*Absences can be excused only within 5 days
*Three(3) Unexcused Absences will result in receiving an auto-generated Truancy Letter from the District
*Death in a family is excused:
    -for one(1) day if the funeral takes place in California, for three(3) days if the funeral takes place out of state.
    - only if it is an immediate family member: mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, sibling(s) or any other family member in the student’s immediate household (i.e. an       uncle that lives in the same home with the student)
* Family Emergencies need to be reported in the office while explaining the situation, as they need to be approved by the principal

Free & Reduced Lunch Program Application

Many of our families at Reed may qualify for participation in this program without even realizing it. If you feel your family’s household income is too high to qualify, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway. Many families have been surprised to learn that they qualify. At this time, 23% of our families participate in this program. If this number reaches 50%, the amount of government funding Reed receives annually greatly increases. Please check to see if you qualify: https://nutrition.sjusd.org/fma/ (If you need assistance or access to a computer please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

MATCHING GIFTS

Many companies in the area match donations that their employees make to schools. If you have made a donation to Reed school directly or to the Reed PTA and your company matches gifts, you can help get much needed funds for our school. Check with your employer to apply for a matching gift. Please contact Reed School if you need the Tax ID and Reed PTA’s Tax ID: 94-6173818. You will also need the date and amount of the donation you made.