Bridgeway Island Elementary
Bridgeway Island K-8 Elementary
Bridgeway Island K-8
3255 Half Moon Bay Circle
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 375-7794 Fax
Effective January 7, 2012, when your student is absent you will have up to 72 hours after your child has been absent to verify/clear your student’s absences (via note, email- email@example.com, phone call to school, or submit a doctor’s note). If absences are not verified within the 72 hours, the absent/absences will be considered unexcused. Note: Once our attendance month accounting cycle closes due to non-verification we cannot overwrite or change that absent/absences.
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Student Led Conferences Week
1st – 8th grade
October 12th -16th
Minimum Day school starts at 8:00 a.m. and dismisses at 12:45 p.m.
Student Led Conferences for grades 6-8
Dear Parents and Guardians, September 28, 2015
It is time again to get together to discuss your child’s academic progress. The district has scheduled five minimum days for fall conferencing: October 12th-October 16th. Again, conferences will be student-led, where it is the student who is communicating their progress to you. It is our belief that lifelong learners accept responsibility for their work. This includes student involvement to make learning active, to self-reflect and evaluate their performance, and to discover who they are as learners. It is for these reasons that parent and student attendance at student-led conferences is a requirement.
At student-led conferences, students present work from the first quarter of the year, representing their growth as learners. During the week before conferences, teachers will discuss with students how to select representative work from each core subject area, reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses, and how to report their progress to you. Students will be responsible for bringing selected work from each class to their conference.
We hope that you truly become partners in learning with your child when you participate in these conferences. Students’ comments consistently point to the importance of having parents care and inquire about classroom work. We find when students have a meaningful audience in addition to the classroom teacher; their work takes on increased importance and relevance. In student-led conferences, parents provide reinforcement, encouragement, and praise. They also ask probing questions, help students look realistically at the quality of their work, and facilitate deeper student self-reflection.
In order to accommodate all families and students, and to give you the opportunity to meet with each teacher on your child’s assigned conference day, we will be meeting in a round table format in the cafeteria. Because most of our teachers teach multiple grade levels, we ask that you find an available core subject teacher to begin conferences with, and plan to spend seven minutes with each teacher.
Conference times have been scheduled by your child’s last name. Please arrive within the allotted time, with plenty of time to see all core teachers before 3:15 pm. Teachers will be leaving at that time. (Plan to spend approx. 45 minutes total time.) We have scheduled one time slot for evening conferences, in the event you missed your child’s scheduled daytime slot. We ask that you make every effort to attend at your scheduled time however, so that the evening time is not overwhelmed, and to ensure a smooth and positive conference experience.
If you would like to review your child’s grades and/or missing assignments prior to conferencing and throughout the year, you can do so via Homelink. Visit http://www.wusd.k12.ca.us/homelink/ for instructions on how to set up an account. You can also contact your child’s teachers by phone or email.
Thank you for your participation in student-led conferences.
6th – 8th Grade Teaching Team
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October 7, 2015
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