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8/16/17

*Note- new deadlines will be posted by SRVUSD in January/February 2018 (disregard the old dates posted from last year)

 

Please click on the following link for details, procedures, and deadlines from last year:

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SRVUSD recognizes that some students want to challenge themselves academically beyond the classroom.  Course advancement is one opportunity available for our students.  Students may enroll in an approved math, science, or world language (Spanish, French, or Chinese) course of study outside of SRVUSD that may lead to course advancement.  We also recognize that advancement is not for all students.  Families must determine if their student(s) can manage the fast pace curriculum delivery. 

 

 

8th graders currently in Common Core 8 Math at GRMS:

  • Since students are required to take Algebra at an SRVUSD school, they MUST take Algebra in 9th grade.  Once enrolled in Algebra at DVHS in 9th grade, they may choose to advance by taking an outside WASC-accredited Geometry course or Science courses.  Please see DVHS counselor, once student is a 9th grader for more information.   
  • Any 8th grade student may choose to advance in World Language (Spanish, French, or Chinese).  8th graders taking Spanish/French/Chinese 1B would take Spanish/French/Chinese 2 in the spring/summer.  8th graders not currently taking a world language would take Spanish/French/Chinese 1 in the spring/summer. 

8th graders currently in Accelerated Algebra or Geometry at GRMS:

  • A student may begin taking Math or Science courses for advancement purposes no earlier than the spring semester (please note a change in previous district policy, when students used to be allowed to take it in the fall) of their 8th grade year (coursework taken prior to that, including the summer between 7th & 8th grades, and first semester of 8th grade, will not apply).  Students must go to the DVHS website and complete the online "Advancement" Google Form (at http://www.dvhigh.net/advancement) before signing up for the course.  
  • Any 8th grade student may choose to advance in World Language (Spanish, French, or Chinese).  8th graders taking Spanish/French/Chinese 1B would take Spanish/French/Chinese 2 in the spring/summer.  8th graders not currently taking a world language would take Spanish/French/Chinese 1 in the spring/summer. 

*Please also note that it is not necessary to take math courses for advancement outside of SRVUSD.  The district now offers a new Accelerated Algebra 2 course (covers Algebra 2 AND Trigonometry).  Students are only eligible to take the Accelerated Algebra 2 placement test if they take Geometry at DVHS.  Course description in Course Catalog is as follows:

This course prepares students to take AP Calculus and other advanced math courses. Accelerated Algebra 2 is a rigorous fast paced course covering the State of California Common Core Algebra 2 Standards and the Common Core (+) standards which include advanced trigonometric concepts. This course will emphasize use of the “Eight Mathematical Practices”. Students will make sense of problem situations, solve higher order thinking problems, derive key theorems, use technology where appropriate, work ingroups to develop teamwork skills, and demonstrate procedural fluency in their responses. Prerequisite: Placement in this course is based upon multiple criteria which includes end of semester grades in Algebra 1and Geometry and passing a mastery readiness exam.

SRVUSD will accept non-district courses for advancement provided the following criteria are met:
-Students must take a class at an institution that is WASC accredited (or equivalent), issues an official transcript with a letter grade and credits, and offers courses equivalent to a year-long SRVUSD course. -Students may begin taking courses for advancement purposes in the spring semester of their 8th grade year. Coursework taken prior to that, including the summer between 7th & 8th grades, and the first semester of 8th grade, will not apply. -Students must show proficiency through a SRVUSD assessment in mathematics for purposes of placement (please note students taking Geometry no longer need to take an assessment). -Students are advised to check if the institution they will be attending is approved by the UCs & CSUs for college entrance requirements. Use this link to check the status: https://doorways.ucop.edu/list/app/home;jsessionid=09DCF215CAE1D2BE8AA14305745F79C7?execution=e1s2

Important Notes

-SRVUSD does not place any non-district courses on a student’s transcript unless the courses are a function of the student’s six-class program or as remediation to fulfill graduation requirements. For college applications, it is the responsibility of the student to request that a transcript be sent from the appropriate institution. In order to meet SRVUSD graduation requirements, all students must take: -TWO years of science at a district high school – one year each of Physical Science and Life Science is required; -TWO years of math at a district high school – Algebra 1 must be taken at a SRVUSD school.

Policies

Math (no longer needed for Geometry) -If a student scores <70% on the assessment test, the student will not be allowed to advance and must repeat the course during the regular school year. -If a student scores ≥70% on the assessment test, the student will be placed into the next level college prep course. -If a student scores ≥85% on the assessment test, the student will be placed into the next level honors or AP course. Science, World Languages, and Electives -Students must earn a transcript grade of C or higher in a class offered at an accredited institution in order to be placed into the next level. -Students must earn a transcript grade of B or higher in a class offered at an accredited institution in order to be placed into the next level honors or AP course. -Self-study will not be accepted.

Advancement Process

Completion Instructions: 1. Student & parent/guardian complete this electronic submission form  and submit the form with an electronic signature. 2. Student registers for and completes accredited course. 3. Student submits an official course transcript (district office) on or before the deadline. NOTE: transcripts must be received no later than the deadline - no exceptions. 4. Student takes the District assessment (if applicable- please note an assessment is no longer needed for Geometry). 5. Assessment results will be posted (location TBD). 6. If a transcript is received after the deadline (see above), the student’s schedule will not be changed. 7. Counselors will adjust the student’s schedule based on the qualifications for advancement and availability of courses. NOTE: Completing a course is NOT A GUARANTEE that a student will be placed in the next level course even if they meet all of the qualifications. Students will be placed into classes on a space-available basis.
 

 

Click here for important Advancement information including:

  • Transcript delivery address & deadline
  • Assessment information
  • Assessment scoring information and class placement information

Click here for a partial list of WASC accredited schools and the appropriate courses that students can use to advance in Math. Please note: SRVUSD does not guarantee these courses adhere to the common core curriculum or that students will pass the advancement exam.  Check with each institution to verify common core alignment.

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
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Principal's Message

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Principal's Message

November 2017

 

November is traditionally the month when thanks are given, and we have a tremendous amount to be thankful for.  We had an outstanding turnout of parents for our No Place For Hate Community Event and we all learned a little bit more about each other.  I’m a true believer that you are less likely to bully someone when you know them and more likely to stand up for them.  This is the gift that we can GIVE all of our kids.  The NPFH students that participated in the all-day event back in September are busy planning events for the entire student body.  These events will bring GRMS kids together and give them the opportunity to know each other better and commit to becoming a “No Place For Hate” School.  Speaking of GRMS kids, they have embraced Tutorial during the past two months as a means to persevere through challenging concepts and feel successful.  Of course, Tutorial would not be possible if not for all the tireless work put in by our amazing teachers and staff.  They have taken the title of “educator” to heart; they have, and will continue to make an indelible mark on your child’s future by ensuring they learn the essential skills needed in high school and beyond.  

 

You can continue to support our efforts by ensuring that your child has signed up for a Tutorial offering each week by using the Infinite Campus scheduler.  Students may begin to sign up for Tutorial at the beginning of Thursday morning. If they are assigned a mandatory tutorial, their teacher will sign them up and they will be able to see this on Infinite Campus. Our expectation is that all students are signed up for their Tutorial by Friday at 5:00pm.  

 

Thanks to those who have taken the survey on a “flexible schedule.”  We will be studying the results and deciding if offering this type of schedule works for our students, parents and teachers.  If you haven’t taken it, you can access it here.

 

If you haven’t signed up for Remind (a quick and easy way to get text messages directly from me), please text @grmsg to 81010.

 

Upcoming dates to remember this month are:

  • November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break

And looking ahead to December:

  • December 1: Drama Production

  • December 6 & 7: Winter Concerts

  • December 8: 7th/8th Dance

 

I would like to wish every one of you a safe and family-filled Thanksgiving!

 

Warmly,

Sue Goldman, Principal

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Upcoming Events

November 10 - Veterans Day-No School

November 20 - 24 - Thanksgiving Break-No School

December 1 - Drama Production

Safety Reminders During Student Pick-up & Drop-Off

Greetings Parents and Students,

We want to thank our entire Gale Ranch Middle School community as we exercise patience and safe driving practices. We need a combined effort from the entire Gale Ranch ...more

Climate Survey Results

If you would like to see the results from the 2016-17 survey, please click here

For more information on SRVUSD's bullying policy and the form for suspected bullying click here. 

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