A New Reporting System to Inform Parents and Families!
Last year, the Elementary Leadership and Data Team, a group of teachers and administrators from Orange Elementary and Petersham Center School, worked diligently to create a new, standards-based report card for grades K through 6. Petersham will be making some further modifications this year and their new report cards will likely be ready for use in the 2016-2017 school year.
The Orange report cards will be ready for School Committee review in November 2015. If approved, each Orange student will be getting a detailed standards-based report card each term which are aligned with the latest versions of the Massachusetts standards. There are sections for math, reading, writing, science, social studies and the arts. There is a separate section to report on social skills and work and study habits. In between terms, parents will receive specific information regarding their child's progress directly from the teacher, during parent-teacher conferences.
Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions document outlining what the standards-based report cards entail and the reasons for changing the reporting system. On January 13th of 2016, the Orange Elementary Schools will host 2 parent information sessions to provide parents and families with information about the new report cards, one at 8:30 am and one at 6:00 pm. Please mark your calendar. In addition, teachers will help to explain the new report cards during the fall parent-teacher conferences and a flyer will be sent home at that time providing key information on the the new standards-based report cards.
Orange Elementary Schools
TERM DATES 2015 - 2016
August 31, 2015 1st Term Begins
November 4-6, 2015 Parent/Teacher Conferences
January 22, 2016 Marks Close
January 29, 2016 Report Cards Sent Home
January 25, 2016 2nd Term Begins
April 13-15, 2016 Parent/Teacher Conferences
June 10, 2016 2nd Term Ends
June 15, 2016 Tentative Last Day of School
Report Cards Sent Home