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The California Department of Education (CDE) awarded Kaiser Elementary with the California Gold Ribbon Award, in recognition of their outstanding educational programs and practices that contribute to closing the achievement gap.

 

Kaiser Elementary uniquely serves students in grades three through six and was selected as a Gold Ribbon School for their success implementing their Read All Day (RAD) Program. The RAD program includes various tiers of instruction, grounded on new state standards, student assessments to determine the tier of instruction that best suits each student’s need, and creating a community culture of reading.

 

The RAD program has resulted in a 24 percent increase in student reading proficiency. Based on 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium data, English learners exceed state averages by nine percent, socio-economically disadvantaged students exceed state averages by 11 percent and special education students exceed state standards by 18 percent.

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KAISER KNIGHTS C.A.R.E.!

Kaiser Elementary School is the home of the Kaiser Knights – noble in thought, word, and deed. Our mission is to build a “community of life-long learners" who consistently demonstrate Common sense, Accountability, Respect, and that Everyone matters (C.A.R.E.). As a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (P.B.I.S.) school, our students, staff, and families are united in providing Kaiser students with a foundation for success as students and young people in an ever-changing world.

You will find that our expectations are high and that they are matched by our support in achieving them. It is our intention that when Kaiser students move up to intermediate and high school, they will be powerful thinkers with a strong knowledge base, skill set, sense of creativity, and commitment to community. In other words, Kaiser Knights are 21stcentury global citizens who C.A.R.E.! As we progress through the year, you can anticipate hearing and seeing more and more evidence of C.A.R.E. at Kaiser!

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Big Weekend!

 

It’s been a FANTASTIC WEEK at Kaiser! Students at all grade levels eagerly use their Chromebooks! Fifth and sixth graders have started to decorate theirs with stickers and are remembering to bring them to school daily charged and ready to go. PFO after school classes are underway and teachers continued to learn about our new instructional programs at half-day professional learning sessions this week. We’re all in high gear!

 

If you haven’t already made Friday night plans, you might like to join us at the Newport Harbor HS football game. It’s Kaiser (K)night at the game! Kaiser students in their Kaiser shirts will get in for free!

 

Then, Saturday evening is all about the Kaiser Woodland Schools Foundation (KWSF) GALA! There’s still time to participate! You can support the Foundation, which provides engineering instruction, by attending this super fun grown ups event and by purchasing items in the online auction. Tickets are available at kwschools.org. See you there!

 

Thank you all for making sure your students read daily at home! This is one of the best gifts you can give your child!

 

More good news next week!

 

Kaiser School News

10/16/17

Parent Seminar Series Flyer
Parent Seminar Series - Suicide Education and Prevention Strategies
November 7, 2017 6 pm - Corona del Mar High School

November 15, 2017 6 pm - Newport Harbor High School

November 21, 2017 6 pm - Costa Mesa High School

November 29, 2017 6 pm - Estancia High School

 

Parent Seminar Series Flyer

Parent Seminar Series Flyer - Spanish

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10/13/17

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District in partnership with the Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Police Departments would like to provide you with the important attached announcements regarding Halloween safety.

 

Halloween Safety Flyer

Halloween Safety Flyer - Spanish

 

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10/11/17

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education has approved the School Calendar and Schedule of Activities, for the 2018/19 school year.

 

Schedule of School Activities 2018/19
School Calendar 2018/19

School Calendar and Student Holidays Website

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10/11/17

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Board of Education

Notice of Public Hearing

 

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District will hold a public hearing in compliance with education code 60119 and 60422 – sufficiency of instructional materials that are aligned to the academic content standard for school year 2017-2018.

The public hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled board of education meeting scheduled on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the District Education Center Boardroom, 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA.

 

For further information, please contact:

Vanessa Galey

Director, Special Projects

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us
 

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa

Mesa Directiva de Educación

Aviso de Audiencia Pública

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tendrá una audiencia pública en concordancia con el código de educación 60119 y 60422 – Suficiencia de materiales de instrucción alineados a las normas académicas para el año escolar 2017-2018.

La audiencia pública se llevará a cabo en conjunción con la junta regular programada para el martes, 24 de octubre de 2017, a las 6:00 p.m. aproximadamente, en la sala de juntas de la Mesa Directiva del Centro de Educación del Distrito, 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca.

 

Para Información, por favor comuníquese con:

Vanessa Galey

Directora, Proyectos Especiales

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us

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10/6/17

Notice is hereby given that on October 24, 2017, the Board of Education of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District at a regular meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. at the District’s Board Room, located at 2985 Bear Street, Building A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, the Board of Education will conduct a public hearing to provide opportunity for the community to provide oral comment to the Board regarding the proposed waiver application to the State Board of Education with respect to a shift to by-trustee area elections.  Persons seeking information should contact the Superintendent’s Office, (714) 424-5031.

 

Q & A on Waiver Request to State Board of Education Regarding Change in Board of Education Election System from At-Large to
By-Trustee Area Voting

 

On February 28, 2017, the Board of Education of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District directed a shift from the current at-large system of electing Board Members to by-trustee area elections. These Questions & Answers have been developed to provide information to all interested parties on this process. 

 

 

Q: What is the change that will take place?

A: Currently, members of the Board of Education are elected in “at-large” elections, i.e., elections in which each governing board member is a resident of a trustee area but elected by the registered voters of the entire school district. Starting in the November 2018 election, Board Members will be elected by only the voters living in a designated trustee area.

 

Q: How many areas will there be?

A: The Board of Education will remain at seven members; therefore there will be seven areas.

 

 

Q: How may I learn more and/or provide feedback to the Board?

A: A public hearing regarding the submission of a waiver to the State Board of Education for a change from at-large to by-trustee area elections will be held October 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Q: What if I have additional questions?

A: You may contact the Superintendent’s office via email at superintendent@nmusd.us and/or attend the public hearing referenced above.

 

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9/27/17

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Students Show Growth from 2015 to 2017 in Statewide English and Math Assessment

 

Students in Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) show growth from 2015 to 2017 in statewide English Language Arts (ELA) and math assessments. NMUSD students also remain above the Orange County and California averages in ELA and math.  

 

The Smarter Balanced assessments are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), which tests ELA and math standards for students in grades three through eight and grade 11. The Smarter Balanced assessments are computer adaptive tests that adjust the difficulty of the test items based on how a test taker responds. This provides a more precise measure of student performance.

 

The Smarter Balanced assessments, now in the third year, show an increase of 4.57 percentage points in NMUSD students having met or exceeded ELA standards, and an increase of 3.99 percentage points in students having met or exceeded math standards, when compared to the 2015 baseline assessments.

 

Many NMUSD schools have shown impressive growth during the three year period. Ensign Intermediate School maintained growth all three years in both ELA (9.0 percentage point growth) and math standards (8.50 percentage point growth). Nine schools have shown a growth of more than ten percent in ELA standards, with Adams Elementary showing a growth of 19.23 percentage points. Five schools have shown double digit growth in math standards, again with Adams topping the list at 17.13 percentage point growth.

 

Specific to Title I schools, nearly all have shown growth in ELA and math standards. Adams, Sonora, and Paularino Elementary Schools have shown double digit growth in both ELA and math standards.

 

“It is encouraging to see our Title I schools performing well,” said Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Russell Lee-Sung. “This is a testament to the focus of our teachers, and principals to improve our instructional program for all our students,” he said.

 

Our district has been focused on providing support for classroom intervention systems to better implement differentiation of instructional strategies. This allows teachers and instructional assistants to provide targeted support to struggling students and additional enrichment opportunities for high achieving students, such as small group instruction with specifically tailored instructional materials.

 

ELA and math results for English Learners have remained relatively flat throughout the three year assessments. Our district is focused on improving English Learner proficiency by providing additional supports, such as the adoption of new elementary English Language Arts, English Language Development, and math instructional materials. Our district has added two Instructional Specialists in 2017/18, for a total of three that are solely dedicated to improving English Learner proficiency in all subject areas.

 

Looking at grade levels, third and sixth grade students have shown consistent growth in both ELA and math, throughout the three years of the assessments. While the district looks at improvement at all grade levels, there has been a strong focus on the third grade foundational skills. It is widely known that if students are not reading at grade level by third grade, it is increasingly more difficult for them to meet future grade level performance.

 

Comparing results from 2016 to 2017 assessments, NMUSD students showed a slight growth of .57 percentage points in ELA standards and a decline of 1.01 percentage points in math standards.

 

“We are confident that the selection of new elementary math and ELA/ELD instructional materials being implemented this school year will improve student proficiency,” said Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Russell Lee-Sung.

 

The current statewide assessments only focus on ELA and math standards, however it is anticipated that the California Science Test (CAST) will be included in the state testing program in 2019. In the meantime, NMUSD teachers continue to work on the next generation Science Standards (NGSS) to prepare for the CAST.

 

Individual student 2017 assessments were mailed to parents. The NMUSD Smarter Balanced testing schedule for 2018 is anticipated for March 20 through June 15.

 

While statewide assessments provide valuable information about overall student progress and areas for improvement, they do not provide a holistic view of student achievement. The new California School Dashboard is expected to provide a more detailed view of performance, based on multiple factors, beyond state testing results. These factors include graduation rates, suspension rates, chronic absenteeism and college and career readiness. However, the State is not expected to provide this data until December 2017. 

 

Links:
 

Smarter Balanced Test Results
 

Parent and Student Resources
 

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Principal:  Dr. Deborah Granger
Assistant Principal:  Dr. Kristin DeMicco
Administrative Assistant:  Kathy Dugan

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Today: 10/17/17
2:55 PM PFO Afterschool Enrichment Class - Fashion Camp (MPR) (FUP149175)
3:00 PM Afterschool Class - Play Writers Workshop (NHHS)
3:00 PM KWSF Fall Online Auction
6:00 PM Boy Scout Troop #106 (Meeting) (FUP #148081)
6:00 PM Kaiser-Woodland ELAC Meeting (1/4)

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The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent. Any school employee who witnesses an incident of unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so. Compliance Officer Contact Information: Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041