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    Posted by JULIA BUTELA on 4/29/2020

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  • Middle and High School Grading

    Posted by NICOLE THOMPSON on 4/29/2020

    Middle and High School Grading 

    The guidelines for grading during the COVID 19 public health emergency at the middle and high school levels in the Bethel School District have been finalized and are listed below. These guidelines align with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI’s) guidance for grading during remote learning.

    Middle school students will earn an A, B, C, or Inc. (incomplete) for all courses they are enrolled in. Teachers will determine and inform students what constitutes an A, B, C, or Inc. For students who receive an Inc., teachers may allow the student extra time to demonstrate competency on the standards. As middle school students progress into the 2020-21 school year, grades from this trimester will be used by teachers to develop lessons designed to meet student learning needs. Students enrolled in high school Algebra will follow the high school grading practices.

    High school students will receive an A, B, C, or Inc. (incomplete), for all courses they are enrolled in. Teachers will determine and inform students what constitutes an A, B, C, or Inc. Grades students earn will be based on the student’s demonstration of competency of the standards that have been modified for remote learning. Students who receive an Inc. will need to demonstrate competence on the required standards to convert the Inc. to a grade. This could include re-enrolling in the course, making plans with the teacher to allow the student extra time to demonstrate competency on the standards or, in unique circumstances, creating an alternative plan with a counselor/administrator to demonstrate meeting standards for the course to move the Inc. to an A, B, or C. Accommodations/modifications for grading and/or credits outlined in a student’s IEP will be honored.

    High school students in Bethel are completing an entire trimester of courses in the remote learning setting. We understand that the circumstances of the pandemic and the remote learning setting are creating challenges for many students and families. We want to encourage all students to make every effort they can to engage in their courses. However, for students who are not able to engage in their course work, we will work with them to assure they continue to be “on track” for graduation. A benefit to the newly implemented trimester system is current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will have flexibility in their schedule to re-enroll in a course where an Inc. is issued.

    If you need additional assistance, please reach out to your counselor, teacher, advisor, or a building administrator.

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  • Process to Withdraw Cedarcrest Students During COVID-19 School Closure:

    Posted by JULIA BUTELA on 4/10/2020

     

    Process to Withdraw Cedarcrest Students During COVID-19 School Closure: 

    1. Parent/Guardian contacts Registrar through email @ tolson@bethelsd.org, messages will be checked daily.  
    2. Registrar will contact the family and explain the step by step process (including how to check and pay for fines) and to verify information, date, reason, etc. 
    3. Fines can be paid online at www.bethelsd.org. Just click on the shopping cart at the top of the screen. You will need the student ID number to login.  
    4. Registrar will send out the withdrawal form and related information to ASB, Library and Teachers to complete and a completion date.  
    5. Our Librarian will coordinate materials drop off/pick up with the families after she’s been notified of the withdrawal.   
    6. Registrar prints off withdrawal form for student’s file and completes the information based on the google form.  
    7. Registrar will keep a file for each student with the last report card, attendance report, academic history and final withdrawal form.  
    8. Student’s new school must send in a records request to obtain records from CMS by emailing the Registrar @ tolson@bethelsd.org.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Teresa Olson at tolson@bethelsd.org.

     

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Principal's Message

  • Cedarcrest Families,  

    I want you to be aware of the work we believe in here at CMS.  Please take a minute to take a look at our Mission-why we exist, our Vision-what we need to become to reach our mission, our Values-what actions we will commit to in order to become what we envision, and our Goals-ways we will measure our progress.  We thank you in advance for your support in this work.

     

    Mission:

    It is the mission of Cedarcrest Middle School to create a safe community and ensure all of our students develop the skills necessary to be successful in high school and beyond. 

    Vision:

    • We believe that all of our students can be successful and that it is the responsibility of adults in the school to develop exceptional systems to make that a reality.
    • We believe in gathering quality data to determine what our students have learned, and using that data to reflect upon and increase the effectiveness of our instruction.
    • We believe in taking collective responsibility for the success of each student by working collaboratively in high-functioning and relational teams, interdependently, with common goals, and mutual accountability.
    • We believe in building strong relationships with our students, developing trust, providing clear expectations and delivering quality feedback to support building student responsibility.

    Our Collective Commitments:

    • In our work, we are committed to put the learning of all students first and will persist in our attempts to engage them regardless of initial setbacks, or how this stance might challenge long-held assumptions, past practice, or simply be the easier or more convenient procedure.
    • We will set high expectations for all students, making the standards of conduct clear, providing clear directions for classroom activities and routines, in order to create classrooms where the teacher and students value learning and hard work.
    • We will consider students’ special needs when planning lessons and identifying resources to ensure that all students will be able to learn.
    • We will be positive, contributing members of our collaborative teams; study, clarify, and align, pacing guides, assessment blueprints, and content curriculum to achieve our SMART goals and increase student achievement.
    • We will use formative assessment strategies that are ongoing and are used by both teachers and students to monitor progress toward understanding the learning outcomes, to inform and improve our practice to better meet the needs of individual students.
    • We will engage in meaningful, job-embedded staff development to enhance our professional skills, seeking out the most promising practices to support student learning, and exercising leadership among our colleagues.
    • We will ensure all students feel valued, safe, and comfortable taking intellectual risks; and when their behavior is being corrected, we will ensure that students feel respected and their dignity is not undermined.

    Our Schoolwide Goals:

    1. Continuous Growth and Achievement in all Subjects - Increased percentage of students meeting or exceeding proficiency standards on local, state, and national assessments.
    2. Equitable Opportunities for All Students – Elimination of disproportionality in discipline rates for all student subgroups.

     

    -Scott Martin

    Principal

    Cedarcrest Middle School

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