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At Adams Elementary School, our goal is to support the success of each child with endless opportunities for extension and challenge. Our program of focused academics and technology offers an enriching experience for every student. Through an engaging classroom environment with state of the art technology and a caring staff dedicated to your child's well-being, we are sure you will be thrilled with the wonderful experiences awaiting your child in your neighborhood school. Come see why the new Adams Elementary School offers the best for your child with all the comforts of home.

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Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

This school year promises to be a year full of excitement, new friends, and incredible learning at Adams. We cannot wait to see all of our new and returning students on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 5th.

 

Instructions about how to register for our parent portal will be mailed to our students the first week of August. The parent portal is also accessible through the link on the right hand side of this webpage. Once registered for our portal, parents will receive email updates about Adams Elementary throughout the year. On Thursday, August 31st, parents will be able to login to the parent portal to view their child's class placement. 

 

Students are not required to bring any supplies on the first day of school. We will provide students with all of the instructional materials they need to have a successful academic year. 

VOLUNTEER & VISITORS ON CAMPUS

 

VOLUNTEERS & VISITORS ON CAMPUS

The safety of our children is our foremost concern. In order to promote the most secure school environment for all of our students, Adams School will strictly adhere to the N-MUSD guidelines for school/classroom volunteers. All volunteers must have a TB test, a Megan’s Law check- completed by Human Resources, and register online at www.nmusd.us/volunteers prior to participating in your child’s classroom. This policy is enforced for the safety of our students. Because it is hard to know all of our parents and volunteers, please understand if staff members ask you to identify yourself. They have been instructed to do so. All access to the school grounds must be made through the office.

VOLUNTARIOS Y VISITAS EN EL PLANTEL ESCOLAR

Antes que nada la seguridad de nuestros niños es nuestra mayor preocupación. Para ofrecerles a todos los estudiantes un ambiente seguro, la escuela primaria Adams seguirá estrictamente las indicaciones de N-MUSD en lo que concierne los voluntarios dentro de clase/plantel escolar. Todos los voluntarios deben someterse a una prueba de Tuberculosis, cumplir con la inspección de Megan’s Law la cual se hace por medio del Departamento de Recursos Humanos, y registrarse en línea en www.nmusd.us/volunteers antes de participar en el salón de clase de su niño.  Esta póliza se cumplirá por la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes. Dado que es difícil que el personal escolar conozca a todos los padres y voluntarios, por favor sean comprensivos si un empleado les solicita que se identifiquen. Ellos recibieron instrucciones de hacerlo. Todo tipo de acceso al plantel escolar se debe de hacer por medio de la oficina.

BIRTHDAY RECOGNITION

BIRTHDAY RECOGNITION

For health reasons, food allergies, and to maintain a focus on academics in the classroom, no food items are to be brought into school to celebrate birthdays.  Students' birthdays are recognized each morning at Flag Deck.

RECONOCIMIENTOS/CELEBRACIONES DE CUMPLEANOS

Por razones de salud, alergias alimenticias, y para mantener el enfoque academico en el salon de clase, no se permitiran productos alimenticios en el plantel escolar para celebrar los cumpleaños.  Se reconoce y felicitamos aquellos estudiantes que son cumpleañeros cada mañana durante la asamblea de la bandera.

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

Unexcused Absences

NMUSD has updated the procedure for documenting unexcused absences. After 3 days, unexcused absences will be converted to “cuts” in our student information system. Students who have 10 cuts will be referred to our Student Attendance Review Board (SARB). Unless your child is ill or out for an excused family emergency, your child should be in class every day

 

Ausencias no justificadas

NMUSD actualizó el procedimiento de documentar las ausencias sin justificación. Después de 3 días , ausencias sin justificación se convertirán en día perdido (cut como se conoce en Inglés) en nuestro sistema de información. Aquellos alumnos que acumulen 10 ausencias recibirán una referencia a la Mesa Ejecutiva de Revisión de Asistencia Estudiantil (Conocida como SARB por sus siglas en Inglés). Al menos que su niño esté enfermo o fuera de la escuela por una emergencia familiar, su niño debe  estar en la escuela.  

Modern Scholars Academy

The 2017-2018 Adams Modern Scholars Academy is enrolling now for kindergarten, first and second grade students! For more information about how your child can participate in this challenging and rigorous academy please click here:

 

Modern Scholars Academy Information

 

Chromebook Program

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Adams second through sixth grade students all participate in a 1:1 Chromebook
program each school year. This means every student will use a
Chromebook computer in the classroom and at home. Coding, Google Apps for
Education, and numerous other web applications will be used to provide
students with opportunities to demonstrate their learning while using
state-of-the-art technology tools. The Chromebook program at Adams is
another reason why Adams Elementary is a wonderful place for students to
learn!

 

ADAMS ELEMENTARY- A Safe Place to Learn

Student safety is the highest priority for Adams Elementary School. Aside from keeping students safe in a clean, organized, and secure environment, Adams is one of two pilot schools in N-MUSD to begin the OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). OBPP is a school wide approach to preventing and responding to bullying. Through weekly classroom lessons in all grades, kindergarten through sixth, students learn how to prevent bullying first and respond if they witness bullying behavior. OBPP is research-based and addresses both direct and indirect forms of bullying.

Adams has adopted the following Anti-Bullying Rules:

  1. We will not bully others.
  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
  3. We will try to include students who are left out.
  4. If we know somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

 

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Adams School News

11/20/17

Parent Seminar Flyer

Parent Seminar Series - Suicide Education and Prevention Strategies

November 29, 2017 6 pm - Estancia High School

November 30, 2017 6 pm - Costa Mesa High School

 

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Parent Seminar Series Flyer - Spanish

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11/8/17

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District has partnered with Hanover Research, an independent research firm, to explore parents’ experiences with our district. The findings from this exploration will support the development of our district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

 

As part of this exploration, Hanover Research will conduct a series of telephone interviews with parents. These conversations are designed to explore how parents engage with our district and their child’s school, and how parent engagement could be improved.

  

Participants will be selected at random and participation in these interviews is voluntary. However, it is important that members of the Newport-Mesa school community participate because only they can tell us about their perceptions and experiences. Please note that participation or non-participation will not affect any relationships you or your student(s) have with teachers, peers, or administrators. If you choose to participate, your responses will be kept anonymous.

 

You may be contacted by Hanover Research in the coming weeks to request your participation. If you have any questions or do not want to participate in these conversations, please email Hanover Research’s Content Director, Cate Keller at: ckeller@hanoverresearch.com or call 714-424-8919.

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10/23/17

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is considering a shift to a collegiate calendar to more closely align with neighboring school districts and local colleges. This shift would start the school year up to three weeks prior to the Labor Day holiday and end the first semester prior to the winter break.

 

As a unified school district, this decision impacts everyone; therefore, NMUSD is in the process of seeking input from the school community regarding the potential shift. Please see the Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet link below. The Fact Sheet includes background information, dates for informational meetings, benefits, concerns/frequently asked questions and the survey link (survey will be available November 1-15).

 

Your input will help guide the Calendar Committee in developing their recommendation. The final decision is determined through the negotiations process and adopted by the Board of Education.

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

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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

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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. 

 

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Smarter Balanced Test Results
 

Parent and Student Resources
 

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Non-Discrimination Statement:

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: Russell Lee-Sung, Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041