|Yoshikai Elementary School||
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
4th grade to
Last day Math Club
Country Kids Relay
Orientation 6:30 PM
2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration
Our school will hold a kindergarten orientation meeting on May 11th at 6:30 PM.
Please help us spread the word by telling your friends and neighbors who have kindergarten-age children about this important meeting.
At kindergarten orientation, parents will learn about bus transportation, how to help their children prepare for school, what their students will experience during a typical school day, and much more.
In the coming school year, kindergarten will be a free, full-day program. This means kindergarten students will attend school the same hours as first through fifth grade students. There’s a lot of research that shows academic and social benefits of full-day kindergarten for students. Our school is excited to welcome the next class of kindergarten students for a full day of learning and growing!
Registration is now open for fall kindergarten. Parents can register in advance of orientation, or pick up registration materials during the meeting.
Thank you for helping us spread the word out about kindergarten orientation!
New grading practices begin this fall
This fall, parents will notice something new in grading practices and progress reports. Starting this school year, Salem-Keizer’s elementary schools will use proficiency grading to report student grades.
In proficiency grading, grades reflect a student’s mastery, or level of proficiency, on an academic standard. A standard is something students are expected to know and be able to do at the end of the school year.
Proficiency grades are reported on a scale of 1 to 4, with 3 indicating proficiency. At the start of the year, students will most likely receive 1s and 2s on progress reports. This is because students have not yet received a year’s worth of instruction about a standard.
By the end of the school year, the goal for students is to score at least a 3 on all standards. At the start of the school year, scores of 1 and 2 are to be expected and do not mean a student is failing. This is because students aren’t expected to reach a standard until the end of the year.
The reason for using proficiency grading is because it has been shown to increase student learning. It helps teachers identify areas where students need more instruction to reach a standard.
Yoshikai State Report Card
The Oregon Department of Education produces yearly report cards for schools and districts in this state. These reports--called for by the 1999 state legislature--provide educators with an opportunity to communicate directly with their constituents about how local schools are performing.