Principal's Message

September 20, 2018

Good Afternoon,

As we conclude our second full week of school, our teachers have been actively completing reading and math assessments in order to determine the instructional needs of our students.  Also this week, we had the opening of our school library, which is an excellent resource for students to select their independent reading books for enrichment time and the Accelerated Reader Program.  

A special note regarding the use of Standards Based Grading and the Real Time Information Portal. 
Our district's Standard Based Grading (SBG) Committee met frequently over the summer months.  During their committee meetings, it was determined that, based on research,  there would be only two types of assessments recorded in Real Time—formative and summative.  According to much of the research on SBG, the only items that should be posted in the gradebook are specific assessments of learning. Formative assessments, which allow the children to see where they are in relation to a standard, and summative assessments give a measurement each child’s progress and understanding of a standard.  On report cards, students' performance in each subject area will be determined through consideration of these assessments of learning.  Non-academic performance (or "work habits") are also important components of students' success, and are reported separately from academic performance at the time of report cards

 

There will be upcoming parent information nights regarding Standards Based Grading to assist you in better understanding this 21st Century model of assessment.

 

In an effort to keep you regularly updated to school events, feel free to check out the twitter #reutterrocks for additional insights to the school that have been tweeted over the course of the week.

This Week's Tweets:

The week ahead:

Saturday: 
Franklin Township Community Day

Monday - Thursday
Start of "some" after school programs; others will start during the first week of October
Please check out our activities calendar under the "activities" tab on the school's website.

Friday:
Reutter RAM School Spirit Day (The school community is encouraged to celebrate our school spirit by wearing Reutter School apparel or school colors - blue/gold.)

Feel free to stop by and say hello our administration, faculty, and staff this Saturday at the Franklin Township Community Day.  I look As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  

Mr. Peters

 


2018 October Parent Newsletter

2018 School Security Letter

A Parent’s Guide to Accelerated Reader

SSOC

 

Mr. Peters, Principal
Caroline L. Reutter School
2150 Delsea Drive
Franklinville, NJ 08322
856-694-0223