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Today: 8/21/14

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SRVUSD's new Framework for Excellence is a symbol for how the district is "supporting students and their learning" and "staff and their work."

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Daily Bulletin

Class Schedules

Welcome back WRMS families!  2014-2015 class schedules will be available for you to view and print via the Parent Portal on Friday, August 22 at 4:00 p.m.  Please log in to your Parent Portal sometime between Friday afternoon and the beginning of school on Monday, August 25 to view and print your student's schedule. We will not be printing schedules at school this year, so please send your student to school Monday morning with schedule in hand.

In order to view and print your schedule:

Log into your portal account

Click the "Reports" Tab on the left hand side

When the tab opens up, choose "1st Semester Schedule"

 

*Special note for 6th grade wheel students*

All 6th graders taking the wheel are enrolled in 5th period wheel. Reading the schedule may be confusing as two courses will show in the 5th period section. Please look at the dates listed below the courses to determine which class your child should attend for wheel on Monday (this is not always the first one listed, nor always the bolded one). The correct wheel for your child to attend on Monday has a notation underneath that says "Drop: 9/26/2014" I would suggest either highlighting/circling this course for your student or crossing out the incorrect one, so they do not get confused the first day of school.

 

Schedules will not be changed the first week of school unless there has been a mistake in the scheduling of non elective classes. Elective schedule change request forms can be picked up in the office Thursday, August 28 after school. No elective changes will be considered before this time.  All schedule change request forms must be submitted by Wednesday, September 3rd at 3:00pm.

 

Alyssa Fraser

Counselor

Windemere Ranch Middle School

2014-2015 Registration

2014-15 Registration information click here

Important Dates 2014-15

  • August 6th-Aug 25th- District registration/update on Parent Portal
  • Aug 11th-12th-Packet Pickup, 7:30 am -3:30 pm
  • August 15th- Registration, noon to 4 pm
  • August 18th- Registration, 9 am to 1 pm
  • August 18th- Registration, 4 pm to 8 pm
  • August 18th & 19th = WEB leader training 9AM- 1PM (lunch provided on Tuesday)
  • Aug 20th-WEB day, 8:30 am-12 pm (all 6th graders)
  • Aug 20th-WEB day, 10:30 am-12 pm (new 7th & 8th graders)
  • Aug 25th-1st day of school-, 8:10-11:40am
  • Sept 3rd-Back to School Night, 7pm (6th grade)
  • Sept 4th-Back to School Night, 7pm (7th &8th grade)
  • Sept 17th-PTSA ice cream social, 7pm
  • Sept 19th-6th grade social, 3-4:00

Annual Update info

The Annual Update (Online Fall Registration) window for the 2104-15 school year is now open!  Please log into your Parent Portal account to complete this important task for the new year.  Check your Portal “InBox” for a message titled “Annual Update Fall Registration”.  This message will guide you through the Annual Update process.  Be sure to complete this no later than August 22, 2014.
 
Only one Annual Update is required for each family at a primary address.  The message will continue to appear in your inbox until the end of the Annual Update period.  Please disregard the message once you have completed your Annual Update.
 
You will receive a confirming email following completion of the Annual Update process.  This email will contain a link with school-specific Fall information.

If you have questions, please visit the Annual Update page at: http://www.srvusd.net/1415registration

 

Principal's Welcome message

 “There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.”

James A. Lovell

Apollo Astronaut

 

Staff, students, and parents partner together to make things happen at Windemere Ranch Middle School. Since we opened in August of 2005, our students have consistently achieved outstanding scores on the STAR exam, our school’s API is well over 950, and we have twice been recognized as a California Distinguished School. In fact, WRMS is in the top one percent of all middle schools in California. I am proud that the learning environment here inspires students to do their all-out best.

Our website is both user-friendly and informative. If you are a parent or student, you will discover more detailed information when you log into your Schoolloop account using the login button located on the left of this homepage. One of my personal goals it to make certain this website is an effective communication tool so that everyone connected to WRMS is well informed about all the activities on campus. Please surf around and look for updates and pertinent material. You will find that the quick links sidebar connects you to SRV district news and Common Core California State Standards.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me. I want to meet and work with you throughout your child’s time at WRMS. We are good at what we do because our combined efforts encourage students to meet, and even surpass, each and every one of their goals. I urge you to come and help us make things happen at this exceptional California middle school.

 

Warm Regards,

 

Dave Bolin, Principal 

 

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Join Friends of the Foundation

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Join Friends of the Foundation   between now and June 15th and Windemere Ranch Middle School will receive 40% of your membership fee! The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation has launched their Annual Membership Drive funding Classrooms of the Future. For your $25 individual membership or $100 family membership for four you will receive a car magnet, a window cling for your home or business or a yard sign. Our school will also have a chance to win our choice of 10 iPads, 15 iPad minis or 15 Google Chromebooks if we have the largest % of members from our school! We are an affiliate of SRVEF and would like to receive this funding to continue to support the technology plan for our school. Now more than ever we need comprehensive technology to support the implementation of Common Core Standards at Windemere Ranch Middle School. To join, visit www.srvef.org/friends and don't forget to select Windemere Ranch Middle School. Thank you for your support!!!

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Common Core Information

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Anti-bullying corner

Here are some things that students said on the bullying survey of how students can help prevent bullying:

"Stress the importance of non-bullying, and catch and stop anyone who does. People who are getting bullied should report to a trusted adult." -7th gr. girl

"Be kind, be respectful, be patient, and try to control your anger."- 8th gr. girl

"Talking to one another, and helping one another."- 6th gr. boy

Together, we can make a difference!

If you would like to see the results of the bullying survey from the last 2 years, please download it here.

If you would like to submit a student incident report, please click here.  All incidences will be investigated by the administrators and/or counselors.

 

Important Numbers

Main line: 925-479-7400

Attendance line: 925-479-7470

Fax: 925-479-7469

Office Hours: M-F 7:30am- 4pm

Mission Statement

All students will learn at high levels and become responsible, productive citizens.

Tech Talk

CCSS! SBAC! What are we talking about?  It's the new Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. The Common Core State Standards  is a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt. The standards are clear and concise  and pertain to reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.These standards have been adopted by 46 states already. Here's a link to the SRVUSD website on how our district is transitioning to these new standards.  There is a wealth of information for students and parents. 

https://sites.google.com/a/srvusd.net/common-core/

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready. This year, our 8th grade students participated in the scientific pilot study of the SBAC test for mathematics.  It was a great opportunity for our school and students to have access to what future state testing will look like.  The Smarter Balanced Assessment will be replacing the STAR tests in 2014-2015. They have recently just released practice tests for the public to view.  Here is the link to the practice tests.

https://sbacpt.tds.airast.org/student/

When you go to this link, you will log in a Guest, you do not need a specific log in. On the next screen, choose the grade level you want to look at, then it will give you options of which test you would like to look at.  I highly encourage you to go through the practice tests to become familiar with the new testing format. The tests will be taken on the computer and are vastly different than the STAR tests.