We would like to welcome you to the Cedar web page. We hope you find this resource useful as you partner with our classroom teachers in making the 2017-2018 school year a success. Please check back often to see updates and new information.If you are looking to be involved in our school, there are many opportunities to utilize your talents. You can volunteer in the office, library, classroom, or even become a part of our PTO. If interested please feel free to contact the office and we will direct you to the correct contact people.ACSC is accepting applications for Guest Teachers (Substitutes) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants must have a minimum of twenty (20) credits from an accredited college/university OR related experience in an educational setting with a high school diploma. Highly motivated individuals are encourages to apply via the Applitrack application system located on the Avon Community School Corporation Human resource home page. Salary benefits:$75 for a whole day and $40 for a half day.
Our communication with you regarding your child’s progress is of primary importance to our staff at Cedar Elementary. As a school leader, I encourage both staff and parents to have fluid communications that are authentic and occur in a reasonable timeframe. Whether it be email, texts, phone calls, or notes home, we want you to feel engaged in the education process. Please feel free to reach out to us so we can make this school year as successful as possible.
Speaking of communication, there was a lot of it as we transitioned to our new math program Bridges last year. We will continue our work with this text and improve on the way we communicate progress to parents. Below you will find some of the ways we will work to continiue to update you on student progress. As always, if you have questions please feel free to contact teachers as we grow together in this process.
Unit Reports will provide details of your child’s progress for each specific Bridges Unit, with skills expected to mastery noted. You can expect to receive a Unit Report at the end of each unit, about one per month.
Quarterly Reports will provide details of your child’s progress over the skills and concepts developed and mastered during each quarter of the school year. This report gives an overview of your child’s overall proficiency in mathematics, including skills expected to mastery during this quarter. You can expect to receive a Quarterly Report with your child’s report card and in lieu of a letter grade on the report card.
Number Corner Checkup Report will provide details of your child’s progress with the skills focus from Number Corner, one of our student’s favorite parts of math class! This report gives an overview of the skills practiced and developed during Number Corner workouts over several months. You can expect to receive a Number Corner Checkup Report four times a year, around report card time.
It is our goal to develop capable and confident math students and we do so in partnership with you, our families. As you have questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher and visit the Math Learning Center Bridges Family Support website at https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/families. Thank you for your continued support and partnership.
On August 21, 2017, for the first time since 1918, a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States. While we will not be in the path of totality for the solar eclipse, we have been busy planning to make this once in a lifetime event a unique learning experience for our students. As always, student safety is our top concern. Per NASA, homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. Thanks to our Cedar PTO, Cedar students will be provided approved glasses and an opportunity to view the eclipse with close supervision. Although there is no way to fully guarantee student safety during such a rare event, we will take precautionary measures including pre-education to make sure students are aware of the risks involved with looking directly at the sun and close monitoring during the activities. At no time should students remove their eclipse glasses and look directly at the sun. Please help us by also speaking with your child about the importance of keeping their eclipse glasses on during this event. Teachers may also make instructional connections in the classroom throughout the day. If you have concerns about your child’s participation in school activities outdoors during the eclipse, please contact your child’s teacher. Alternate activities are being planned to accommodate such requests.
Other than supervised, eclipse related activities, no other outdoor activities will occur between 1-4:00 on Monday
We appreciate all you do to make the Cedar School community a success and look forward to a wonderful 2018!