CAASPP Assessments April - June
The testing window for the new state assessments, CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress), April 13-June 5. Please note that not every school will start at the beginning of the window or continue all the way through, June 5th, but it is beneficial for you to know the testing window to avoid unnecessary absences. Grades 3-5 will be assessed in math and literacy. 5th grade students will also be assessed in science. The math and literacy assessments are aligned to the new Common Core standards and include both selected response and constructed response questions as well as performance tasks. The following link will take you to the practice test if you would like a preview of what your students will be doing in May.
BSD Local Control Accountability Plan Meeting
Thank you for those who attended the Town Hall Meeting Thurs., April 9th to engage in a conversation and planning for the update of the District's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
Please click here to view the presentation
For more information on the District's LCAP, please click here
BIS Band CMEA Festival Performance
On March 28th Members of the Symphonic and Concert bands at Burlingame Intermediate School attended the CMEA festival at El Camino High School in South San Francisco. Both groups prepared three pieces of music to play in front of a panel of judges. The judges were evaluating our performance for tone quality, rhythmic and note accuracy, musicianship, and more. Ratings were assigned on a 5-point scale, 1 being superior, 2 excellent, 3 good, 4 fair, and 5 needs improvement.
The 7th grade concert band and the 8th grade symphonic band gave their best performance. Our kids handled themselves in a professional manner, and truly rose to the occasion. The performances were well received by the judges, with the Concert band earning three ratings of Excellent, and the Symphonic band earning three ratings of Excellent, and a sight-reading rating of Superior!
Congratulations to the members of the Symphonic band and Concert band for their successful CMEA festival performance.
Burlingame Community visits Museum of Tolerance over Spring Break
A message from the Superintendent:
Dear Burlingame Community:
On Sunday morning, March 29, 2015, a group of 25 teachers, administrators, classified staff, and parents boarded a plane bound for the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. There were representatives from every campus in our school district. This group of individuals volunteered to attend the two-days of learning about experiences that would result in a profound set of knowledge about oneself and others. The goal of the trip was to establish a basis for understanding “Tolerance” and for promoting it widely in our school community.
Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. Tolerance is harmony in difference.”
We look forward to sharing more about the experience with the Burlingame School Community as we establish school cultures that embrace all.
Roosevelt receives a Kent Award!
Our very own Roosevelt Elementary School has been selected to receive a Kent Award. The awards are given to outstanding and innovative programs in the classroom. Programs awarded promote student success, employ a high degree of creativity and demonstrate replication. Roosevelt's "Building Engineers from the Ground Up" qualified and received the Kent Award.
This year's reception will be held on May 11, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City.
Board Study Session Meeting Notification - April 28, 2015
The Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 for a Study Session Meeting.
Items of interest to the public include:
Safe Routes to School
The Only Way to Get There!
Check out the alternatives to sitting in traffic for getting your child to school. Visit our Safe Routes to School page for information about bus routes, and Youth Clipper Cards, traffic flow maps, walking and bicycling resources and other useful alternative transportation resources.
NEWS FROM THE DISTRICT
Enrollment and Registration
First Day of School for 2015/16 is Tuesday, September 1, 2015
DISTRICT MAILING LIST
To view past Governing Board Meeting Notifications, Highlights and Superintendent Updates, please click here.
Please click here for updates on Hoover Elementary School