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Scottsdale Unified School District AzMERIT Informational Update
AzMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching) is Arizona’s new statewide achievement test. The Arizona State Board of Education adopted Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards in English language arts and mathematics in 2010. A new test was necessary to measure what students know and can do based on these standards. With higher standards, Arizona needed an assessment that reflects those expectations. Arizona is partnering with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to develop tests which are unique to Arizona. Click here for more information.
ENROLLMENT FOR BOUNDARY STUDENTS FOR THE 2015 – 2016 SCHOOL YEAR
For students that reside within the Kiva boundary, parents will need to complete the enrollment forms online at https://enrollment.susd.org as the first step in the enrollment process. This can be done remotely online or the Centralized Enrollment Office has 5 computer stations available which parents can utilize. Once you complete the enrollment documents online, please bring the confirmation page to the Centralized Enrollment Office along with other required documentation. (The additional required documentation is listed below.) Enrollment needs to be finalized in person at the Centralized Enrollment Office.
The following documents are needed to enroll your student:
- A certified copy of the pupil’s birth certificate; an affidavit explaining the inability to provide a copy of the birth certificate. (A.R.S. §15-828)
- Current immunization records
- Proof of residency
- Parent/Guardian State issued Photo ID
- Withdraw Form (If previously enrolled in an Arizona school)
- Guardianship/Custody Documentation (if applicable)
Kiva Lunch Schedule
Please see the times that each grade level eats lunch below. These times are only the time students spend in the cafeteria and do not reflect lunch recess.
From the Desk of School Psychologist Shannon Blair
To our Kiva community,Our school psychologist, Shannon Blair, is putting out a monthly newsletter to promote our children's mental health. Please take a moment to read the newsletter and learn some tips to support our students.
Wondering how to help your child with homework - or how to get them to do it without a struggle? Here's how!
School psychologists are mental health professionals who help youth and children succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. Read this month's article to learn about how they support teachers and parents.
The internet has increased our abilities to research new topics, learn about new adventures, and communicate with friends and family, but parents are also aware of the risks that the internet can cause for their children. Read this month's article to for some strategies to help with safety at home.
Parents and teachers share a common goal - and that is helping children learn and feel successful. Research literature shows that when parents and teachers work collaboratively, everyone benefits. Each parent/teacher interaction is an opportunity to build that cooperative partnership. Read these tips to prepare for your upcoming conference.
Healthy eating and exercise habits are important to children’s wellness and learning. Unfortunately, the pressure to meet an unrealistic, often unhealthy body image is linked to an increase in eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating, among children and youth at progressively younger ages. Read this article for more information.
There is a lot of discussion these days about being fit. People who care (parents, doctors, teachers, and others) want to know how to help kids be more healthy and fit. Read this article for some ideas.
May 2015 Newsletter - Summer Reading
As children's first and most important teachers, families have a major role to play in motivating children to read during the summer months. There are many strategies families might employ to encourage summertime reading:
Drop-Off Procedures: the "right" way to do it
Drop-Off Procedures: the "wrong" way to do it
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