Announcements & Upcoming Events
Makeup-AMP Math Test for 3rd & 5th Grade
AMP Science Testing for 4th Grade
AMP Math Test for 3rd & 5th Grade
Revised 2014-15 Calendar
The last day of school for students has been adjusted to Thursday, May 21.
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Makeup-AMP Reading Test for 3rd & 5th Grade
Archery for 4th-6th Graders
AMP Reading Test for 3rd & 5th Grade
Statewide AMP Tests Coming in April
In April, all 3rd-6th graders across the state of Alaska will be taking the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) assessments. These standardized tests will, for the first time, be computer-based. To ensure that all students have access to a laptop to take these assessments, testing will be spread out over a 2-week period in April. Thank you for ensuring that your child is here at school for these mandated assessments. Here is Salcha's testing schedule:
AMP TESTING SCHEDULE:
April 1: Language Arts Testing for Grades 3 & 5
April 2: Math Testing for Grades 3 & 5
April 3: Science Testing for Grade 4
April 6-7: Make-Up Testing for Grades 3 & 5
April 8: Language Arts Testing for Grades 4 & 6
April 9: Math Testing for Grades 4 & 6
April 13-14: Make-Up Testing for Grades 4 & 6
Board of Education // Community Survey
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board and School District are embarking upon the development of a long-term strategic plan for the district. This strategic planning initiative will provide the district with a road map and clearly defined priorities to help ensure district students receive the best education possible.
A key ingredient to this process is community feedback. Throughout the month of March, the school board will collect input via an online community survey. This survey is designed with strategic planning in mind and your perspective will inform the decision making greatly.
Please take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey – your input matters to the overall success.
Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP)
AMP is computer-based and will be administered for the first time in spring 2015. Learn more about the new assessment and technology practice tests at the Alaska Assessments website.
Students in grades 4, 8, and 10 will take the Alaska Science Standards Based Assessment on April 3, which remains a paper and pencil test.
District Names New Principal
Brannan assumes her new role with prior experience in the Salcha Elementary community. She taught kindergarten through second grade at the school and served as a district-wide response to instruction and intervention coordinator. Brannan also holds 11 years of experience training teachers and staff.
“Ms. Brannan’s broad educational experience and her existing relationships with students, parents, and staff will serve the community well during the upcoming school year,” said Superintendent Dr. Karen Gaborik.
“I look forward to supporting the many wonderful learning opportunities that define our school as well as the continued academic success set forth by our amazing staff,” said Brannan.
Salcha Bike Path Information
Salcha School would like to tell you about the meeting we had with the Fairbanks North Star Borough last month. The idea of a bike trail is something that can really happen. The big idea is to link the new Fairbanks to North Pole bike path with one that will run all the way to Harding Lake. It will take a long time and a concentrated effort on the part of our community, but the first step is the one we took on March 12.
Mayor Hopkins brought out Bernardo Hernandez, Director of the Borough Planning Department, Jae Hill, Deputy Director of the Borough Planning Department and Kellen Spillman, Department of Community Planning. In addition, Janice Golub a member of our Borough Assembly and liaison to the Trails Commission as well as Chairman of the Capital Projects joined us. The borough team was fully ready for us. They came with maps and ideas and were looking for feedback from the community. They were initially here to gauge whether or not there is interest in our community. We had a good turnout for the meeting and folks asked a lot of good questions.
Right now we are in the initial phase. Please take a look at the map linked here that asks for your feedback about where you would place a phase I piece of the project. A project this size will have to be done in segments. The Borough placed segments where they thought it would be sensible, but are not married to the segments at all. Those of us at the meeting had our own ideas about how we would segment the project. In my mind, the first phase should link Salcha so that our children can ride through their community and to school. We can expand from there. You’ll see that Loop Road is listed on the map. That’s actually Stringer Road. Take a look at the map, draw on it with your ideas and send it back with the questionnaire. We really need to show our support for this project. The borough team will be back on May 20th, from 6:00-8:00. Please send those surveys back as soon as possible, and drop off at the school or Salcha River Lodge.
This won’t happen quickly. It may take years. We’ll need to get our legislators interested, as well as our local assembly members. We are hoping to tap federal highway dollars and are told that this is a good possibility. There’s a bike trail to Chitina, one to Haines, one from Willow all the way to Anchorage. We think it’s our turn!
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Salcha School Report Card for 2013-2014 School Year
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Supply List for 2014-2015 School Year
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2014-2015 Parent Involvement Policy
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