Dear iLEAD Families,
iLEAD Spring Meadows will be pushing back the first day of school to September 8, 2020. We are working hard to be able to continue to provide both on-campus and virtual learning options.
We are hopeful that pushing back the start date will allow time for the number of local COVID-19 cases to drop. Staff will continue working during this time to ensure that we are prepared to provide the best on-campus and virtual options available for our learners.
In the fall, all learners take the NWEA MAP assessment. The scores from this single assessment are used to determine if a RIMP (reading improvement plan) are required by the state. We recognize that children have good and bad days and a single assessment doesn’t tell an entire story. However, we are required to use the following cut scores to determine if a learner is “on track” or “not on track” for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee:
Learners who are given a RIMP will not be singled out. We provide differentiated instruction to all learners, so they will receive the interventions indicated on their RIMP in the same manner that they would receive other supports throughout the school day through small-group instruction targeted to their learning goals. We will work to provide ongoing information to help families better understand the assessments and state requirements throughout the school year.
Please take some time to listen to the Parent University on Assessments for a brief introduction. As always, please feel free to reach out to Director Sarah Hawley or your learner’s facilitator if you have any questions or concerns related to assessments, RIMPS, or ILPs.
Kindergarten and 8th Grade: please plan to bring borrowed technology and any unsubmitted packet work on the day of your class’s celebration, Friday, May
Wednesday, May 27: All-School Virtual Field Day, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live! Friday, May 29: Kindergarten Promotion Celebration, on-site, Ms. Nermeen’s