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- Published on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 08:35
- Written by Eric Stoddard
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August 26, 2014
Dear Parents and Friends,
Welcome to the start of the 2014/2015 school year at San Vicente School. We feel very fortunate to have started school this year with a full house. We have 29 students enrolled in grades K-7. (no 8th graders yet).
Let me start with an apology. I failed to get the word out to many of you that school day would end at 3:45 p.m. this year instead of 3:30 as it has the last two years. Please accept my sincere apology for not getting that information to you long before the first day of school. I guess I thought you would just be able to tap into my thoughts to know this.
Having told you we would be going until 3:45 p.m. let me explain why. One of the concerns that came up last year by the staff and some of the parents was that it seemed that social studies got short changed in the instructional day. In order to provide better instruction we have added an 8th period. To make this work we shaved a few minutes from lunch making it 40 minutes rather than 45 minutes. We also adjusted some of the times in the morning and afternoon to create a period immediately after lunch for social studies. This allowed for a better schedule for teacher conference period, and we were able to expand PE to three periods which provides appropriate grouping of the students by age and ability.
We do not have any activities on the calendar yet. This will change dramatically very quickly and I will be sure that you get the calendar as well as post it on the website. For those of you new to San Vicente ISD our website address is www.svisd.com.
On the website, we are currently behind in getting several items posted. The schedule, our state report card that we just received, (we did just fine) and a couple of other items that do to their format we give to another individual with more expertise to do.
I wish to make all of you aware that the Texas Education Agency updated all of the requirements for students in math and science for grades K-12. Due to this update, all students in grades 5 and 8 will only have one opportunity to test in math this year on the STAAR test. You will not receive scores indicating whether your child passed or failed the test, but a raw score with no pass fail attached. They will use all the raw scores to create a passing average for students beginning next year.
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- Published on Friday, 04 November 2011 08:42
- Written by Eric
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SVISD is committed to educating the whole child while providing a safe and nurturing environment that promotes a passion for lifelong learning, respect for self and others, and an appreciation for individual differences.