Sakamoto School Welcomes You!. Back to School Night September 9, 2014. Introductions. Tonight’s Guests: Board and District Personnel Teachers and Staff. About our School. About 600 Students 27 wonderful teachers (24 Classrooms) 4 Special Day Classes
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Sakamoto School Welcomes You! Back to School Night September 9, 2014
Introductions • Tonight’s Guests: • Board and District Personnel • Teachers and Staff
About our School • About 600 Students • 27 wonderful teachers (24 Classrooms) • 4 Special Day Classes • Outstanding support staff, office and classified staff • 1 administrator A truly dynamic learning community!!
Sakamoto School Mission Our Sakamoto community promotes life-long learning through a balanced curriculum, by guiding students to become self-motivated and achieve their highest potential. Sakamoto is a responsible, respectful, and caring school culture.
Vital Signs • All students are proficient across subjects according to individual goals. • Students are engaged in 21st century learning through the use of technology. • Students persevere in critical thinking tasks. • Students feel a sense of voice, belonging, and love of learning.
Academic • Common Core State Standards • Project Based Learning & Integrated Units of Study • Writer’s Workshop • Guided Reading • Classroom discussions and structured Language Practice • RAZ kids and Reading A-Z • iRead
Academic • engage NY • Computer lab, iPads, Chromebooks • Google Apps for Education • Keyboarding skills lessons • Hands-on science and math • STEAM • Inquiry-based learning
CCSS - What has changed? Smarter Balanced Assessment Level of Text Complexity Problem solving & Critical Thinking Tasks Integration of Curriculum 21st Century Skills - Technology 4 C’s – Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity
I Want to Learn More • Teacher Presentations Tonight! • California Department of Education Website • District Parent Information Nights • Sakamoto Parent Groups
Parent Groups • PTO – 2nd Tuesday of the Month 7pm • School Site Council • Elections tonight! • Latino Parent Group & English Language Advisory Council • Koffee Klatch
PBIS: Positive Behavior Intervention & Support • A positive and productive school climate achieved through a positive rewards system. • Recognizing our responsibility not only to enforce the rules but to teach them and support our students to be successful. • Act Responsibly • Be Respectful • Care for Others
Parents Can Use PBIS! • At Home – Using the same language (ABC’s); Consistently reinforce expectations and positive praise • Model Behaviors – In our parking lot, on and off campus
Campus Safety is a Priority • PBIS and Anti-bullying message • Social Emotional Health and Safety • Students on campus • Buddy system • Adults on campus • Sign in, Visitor’s Badge • Emergency Preparedness • Fire Drill, District-Wide Disaster Drill, “Lockdown” Drill • Walk-n-Roll to School
Communication is Key • Come to events and parent group meetings • Parent Conferences • Class and school newsletters (blue pages) • Website: http://Sakamoto.ogsd.net • Facebook and Twitter • ConnectEdcalls and text message reminders • Marquee • Tuesday Envelopes • Student planners Maintaining communication the key working together to be the best team for our children.