Welcome

Warren Mission Statement

The mission of the Warren School Community is to develop students who will be lifelong learners, academically capable and socially responsible. Our goal is to offer a safe and secure environment for all students in order to foster their individual development.

School Rules and Guidelines

Be Kind.

Be Honest.

Be Safe.

Be Respectful.

Be Responsible.

FROM MRS. WILKINS AND MR. BURTON

 Dear Families:

TRIMESTERS & PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Just as we needed to adjust our reporting system last spring, we will be adjusting how we report your student’s progress to you this year. We are committed to supporting your student’s academic growth in spite of the challenges of COVID. This year we will report on a trimester schedule and will report your student’s progress on mastering the standards they are taught in ELA (English Language Arts) and Math, along with other important content areas and learner goals. With the traditional grading system many elements are combined to determine a student’s grade – test scores, quizzes, completed homework, classroom participation, coming to school on time, extra credit – with the average of the quarter’s work converted into a percentage that correlates with a specific letter grade. Standards-Based Reporting separates those elements. While we believe all elements should be addressed, now parents will be able to specifically see if their child needs help with an academic concept and can differentiate between academic concepts by prioritizing the most recent, consistent level of performance. The advantages of Standard Based Reporting include:

For Students:

  • Learning targets are clearly defined and aligned with state standards.
  • Students are offered multiple learning opportunities and various ways through which to demonstrate proficiency
  • Students can participate in monitoring their own progress toward the achievement of specified targets
  • Specific feedback on progress helps build self-esteem, pride, and motivation for students

For Parents

  • Progress Reports will provide meaningful feedback on each child’s strengths and areas the child needs support
  • Parents are aware of exactly what their child knows, is able to do, and next steps for progress
  • Parents are empowered to increase their child’s confidence and help their student set goals

For Teacher

  • Teachers know exactly where students stand in their progress toward learning targets and what support needs to be provided
  • Teachers have aligned expectations and standards district-wide
  • Assessment results help teachers determine when students need extra help and when they need more challenging work

Given the uncertainty that COVID presents on a daily basis, and as we manage the academic needs and health of our students alongside the health and safety for our staff members, we want to give our students and families the most relevant information we are able. We know you are working hard to manage your own employment while simultaneously supporting your child’s academic needs. Because of these challenges we have created a Standard Based Progress Report for this year which will allow the teacher to guide instruction for each students’ individual needs, while providing parents and students meaningful academic support. Trimester reporting is also considered best practice when using Standard Based Reporting and aligns with benchmarking and progress monitoring cycles.

Our District plan for Parent Teacher Conferences has also been adjusted, given the COVID trending in our community. Instead of our traditional PTC’s, we have made the decision to hold 30 minutes remote PTC’s over TEAMs with you and your student. These PTC’s will be scheduled November 11th and 18th from 11:00am – 6:00pm. Below you can click on the signupgenious link to schedule a meeting time with your child’s teacher. This will be a perfect opportunity for you and your student to have dedicated time for sharing how your student and you are navigating the DLI or in-person/remote setting. If you need support, please let us know! We want to do all we can to support all of your efforts. Here is our updated Trimester and PTC schedule:

Trimester 1: August 26, 2020 – November 20, 2020

Autumn PTC’s November 11th and 18th

SBG Progress Reports to family’s week of November 30th

Trimester 2: November 21, 2020 – March 7, 2020

SBG Progress Reports and PTC’s week of March 10th and March 17th

Trimester 3: March 8, 2020 – June 9, 2020

SBG Progress Reports to families June 9, 2020

We cannot thank you enough for partnering with us to support your student’s academic growth in this most challenging year ~ We could not do it without you! This is a lovely tribute to everyone who is giving so much, including each of you: https://youtu.be/NkDNp4ATCso .

Thank you, again, for the thoughtfulness you have shown to ensure our Warren family stays healthy and safe!

Following are the links to sign up for the Parent/Teacher conferences:

November 11th:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4BAAA922ABFD0-parent

November 18:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4BAAA922ABFD0-parent1

Stay well,

Mrs. Wilkins and Mr. Burton

LWilkins@helenaschools.orgBBurton@helenaschools.org

 

Warren News

A Cohort Schedule

Monday & Tuesday

8:45 School Begins

11:15 – 11:35 Lunch grades K – 2

11:15 – 11:35 Recess grades 3 – 5

11:35 – 11:55 Lunch grades 3 – 5

11:35 – 11:55 Recess grades K – 2

2:15 Dismissal grades K – 2

2:20 Dismissal grades 3 – 5

B Cohort Schedule

Thursday & Friday

8:45 School Begins

11:15 – 11:35 Lunch grades K – 2

11:15 – 11:35 Recess grades 3 – 5

11:35 – 11:55 Lunch grades 3 – 5

11:35 – 11:55 Recess grades K – 2

2:15 Dismissal grades K – 2

2:20 Dismissal grades 3 – 5

C cohort Schedule

Remote Learning Schedule – All students

9:00 – 11:00 DLI Meals pick-up, supplies pick-up, Library books pick-up/return

 

 

PHASE 1 SCHOOL DISTRICT CALDENDAR (A & B DAYS)

PHASE 1 SCHOOL DISTRICT CALDENDAR (A & B DAYS)

 

Follow the link to access the District Calendar for Phase 1 A and B Days Cohort Schedule