I hope this message finds you enjoying the crisp autumn temperatures and all the joys that come with this season! Thank you for sending your child to school with a jacket now that our weather is nippy. I appreciate the effort shown in turning in so many school forms so promptly. Keeping the office updated regarding emergency contact information is critical in maintaining school to home communication.
Senate Bill 316 was passed into law last spring by the Ohio Legislature. The law contains a provision commonly referred to as the "Third Grade Reading Guarantee." This law requires public school districts across Ohio to assess students in grades K-# by September 30th each year to determine those students who are not on track for reading success. These assessments are provided or approved by the State of Ohio. ll assessments are used to determine if a student is on track or not on track in the area of reading.
If a student is not on track. Sharpsburg teaching staff is charged to developing a reading intervention and motoring plan that specifically addresses the needs of the student. If students do not improve in reading to achieve on track status as determined by passing the end of the year 3rd grade OAA reading test (2013/2014) the district is mandated to retain non-passing students(a few exceptions apply).
At Sharpsburg Elementary and Primary School, we have developed a system-wide reading intervention/progress monitoring plan called "Response to Intervention" (RTI). This plan has been in place for two and a half years now. We continue to improve student reading skills through personalized instruction and intervention. We are committed to meeting the needs of every child.
A final thank you for modeling safe walking to school behavior by using the cross walks.
Sandy White, Principal