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Parents - Usually by this time of year we would have sent home a pre-registration packet for the DG students who plan to attend DG again the following year. Unfortunately, we were not able to send those packets home.  At this time, may we ask for the following information:


** If your child attended DG this year, and WILL NOT BE returning in the fall, please e-mail our school secretary, Tina O’Neil at   tina.oneil@springfield.k12.or.us   to advise us of your move.  Please provide your new address and working phone number.  Please include the name, address and phone number of your child’s new school if you have that information.  **Fifth graders going to middle school in the fall do not need to provide this information.


At this time, we plan to do 20-21 registration in mid-August​, at or near the time of registration for “new to DG students”. This applies to incoming Kinders as well. Look for more information to come.

These plans could change, we appreciate your willingness to be flexible. Thank you!​




SPS Learns Together is the central hub for all things remote learning.





Dear Elementary Students and Families,

We hope this message finds you healthy and making the best of these uncertain times. While it is true, our world has changed dramatically in the last couple of weeks, what has not changed, is our commitment to you, our community of students and families.

To this end, we are giving you an update while also sharing with you a list of activities and resources you may choose to use while we await guidance from the state about our next steps.

Students in Grades K-5. The state is outlining how we will support our students in grades K-5. This school closure will have a lasting impact on their educational achievement. The decisions and resulting plans that will be implemented are being done with great care, including input from state educators.

As you review the resource list attached, please know that we acknowledge these resources are not meant to replace classroom instruction and experience. As we all grapple with this difficult new period, we recognize and understand the importance of staying relaxed, engaged, and entertained. That being said, encouraging our students to continue to challenge themselves intellectually, is also important. The resources are meant as a guide for you to use, if you choose. There will be no grading or credit provided for utilizing these resources.

When we receive the state guidelines for how we will support our elementary school students, we will share that information with you. Our goal is to stay connected in a meaningful way while keeping you informed. 

Please continue to watch for information and updates via email and the SPS District Website. If you have specific questions, you can email askSPS@springfield.k12.or.us.

Remember to stay positive and maintain healthy connections with others; we are separate, but not alone! 
In appreciation, 

Springfield Public Schools ​





Parents and families - you're doing great!

During this extended school closure, we know that so many parents, grandparents and other caregivers are doing their best to keep students engaged and learning. We are so appreciative of you all!

In an effort to boost that learning, SPS staff came up with a list of optional resources for parents and families to access while they're at home. The resources are listed by grade level and topic, including math, science, social studies, language arts and even exercise!

Check out these optional learning opportunities on the SPS Homeroom page, found here: bit.ly/2QKtfrF






Springfield Families,


Let’s begin with a thank you! Your flexibility, understanding and willingness to support one-another is inspiring. As we continue to find ourselves in uncharted territory, we will be sharing updates when available via email, our webpage: www.springfield.k12.or.us/coronavirus, as well as our social media pages.

Below are some basic updates regarding services available from SPS and in our community to support families during this extended school closure. Resources will be updated online as we learn of them.

Food Resources:

  • Springfield Public Schools will be providing to-go lunches at all of our neighborhood schools 11 am – 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Children age one (1) and older are able to access these meals. Students do not need to be present.
  • A list of Food for Lane County resources is available here.

Mental Health Resources and Supports:

Community resources:

Learning resources for students:

  • Science - Mystery Science  
  • Math:  i-Ready.com/AtHome 
  • Reading: Scholastic 
  • A few activities that are not technology related:
    • Play games! Many board games and card games allow for critical thinking and problem solving.
    • Read! Read! Read! Many teachers and community members have been filling those Little Libraries with children's books. 

Families can continue to support our community by following the guidance of our public health partners including practicing good health hygiene, frequent hand washing, and avoiding large gatherings and social activities. Individuals experiencing cold, and flu symptoms should stay home until well and symptom free for 24-hours. 

We recognize this is challenging for everyone and highlights the important role schools play in our community, but once again, thank you for your patience and support. Springfield is a ‘can-do’ community and we are confident together we can support one-another through this challenge.





State Assessments
 
Every year, students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 participate in state assessments. The purpose of these tests is to assess district, school, and individual student progress toward meeting Oregon’s state standards in English language arts, (reading and writing), math and science.
 
Oregon’s Annual Statewide Tests
These tests match the content and skill standards Oregon has adopted, and measures the skills and information your child has been learning in class.
  • Math and Language Arts: Students take the Smarter Balanced assessments of math and language arts in grades 3-8 and 11.
  • Science: Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 complete the science assessment.
 
Students in Springfield will complete the annual tests this spring. Most students participate in state testing, but parents have the right to opt out if they choose. An information notice about state testing and opt out is available online and in the front office.
 
If you have questions or want to learn more about state assessments, talk to your child’s teacher or school principal.



Tag Information


District Wide TAG (Talented and Gifted) Testing ~ Springfield Public Schools


On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Springfield Public Schools will hold their district wide Talented and Gifted Testing at Ridgeview Elementary School. 


The TAG test assesses whether or not your child is at the 97%ile or above in the areas of Reading, Math, or Intellectual giftedness. The 97%ile means that if your child was in a line of 100 students, they would know more than the first 97 students in line. These children are at the top of their class, and typically above most students at their entire grade level at school.  


Students must be referred for screening by February 7, 2020. After you refer them for screening, the teacher will pull  all of the data for the screening and be in contact with you about whether or not your child would qualify to test. If your child qualifies for testing, you will receive a packet from your school with a parent questionnaire and more information about times of testing for your individual child.


If your child is already qualified as TAG, and you feel that your child may need to be accelerated a grade level, you would also speak to your child’s teacher and the TAG contact to refer your child for acceleration by February 7, 2020.  The testing for acceleration will take place Saturday, February 22, 2020, for the above grade level test in Reading, Math, Writing, Science, Reference & Research and/or Social Studies. After testing, we will meet as a team with your school to discuss the next steps and fill out the Iowa Acceleration Scale.​




District Transfer Forms

2019-2020 Within-District Transfer 
2019-2020 Out-of-District Transfer
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2020-2021 Within-District Transfer
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    2020-2021 Out-of-District Transfer
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      Dual Language Program at Guy Lee Elementary
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      What if I would like to opt out of having my child participate?

      The state recently changed the requirements for parents choosing to opt-out their student from the Smarter Balanced Assessments. 



          For more information about the new Bus Pass Program, click on the links below.




          



                   








      Dear Douglas Gardens Families,

      The purpose of this message is to let families know that, this year, you may notice some very young learners on our campus. Beginning this fall, the Early Childhood Cares [EC Cares] program will be housed at our school. Early Childhood CARES is affiliated with the College of Education, University of Oregon. To accommodate this program, EC Cares will be establishing a learning space in yellow pod.   The program is specifically designed to provide early intervention and early childhood special education to infants, toddlers and preschool age children in Lane County.  At Douglas Gardens, the EC Cares staff will provide positive learning experiences appropriate to the individual developmental needs of 3 - 5 year olds. Feel free to reach out to EC Cares should you wish to learn more!

      Please join us in welcoming the Early Childhood Cares staff, students and families to our school community!

      Warmly,

      Carla Smith




      PTA End of Year Survey


      We would love to hear your feedback on our events and fundraisers for the 2018-2019 school year. Survey should take no more then 5 minutes. Thank you so much for all your support over the last year!

      https://qtrial2019q2az1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5nYfhKLWQ2tXP9j



      Changes to Free Lunch and Breakfast at Douglas Gardens

       

          For the last seven years, all students at Douglas Gardens have been able to receive free breakfasts and lunch without applying for this service.  This is changing for the upcoming school year (2019/20). 

       

          Students who qualify can still receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch, but beginning next year, parents/guardians will need to fill out paperwork applications to get signed up for the program.  You can begin filling out the paperwork August 1, 2019.  



      REQUESTING A SCHOOL TRANSFER INFORMATION

       

      Student Transfers 2019-2020:

      Transfer forms for 19-20 will be available by Dec 15.

      New for 19-20:  Returning Out of District students can apply during the High Priority window

      (Jan 8-31, 2019).

       

      2019-2020 WITHIN DISTRICT TRANSFER WINDOWS

      High Priority begins January 8th and closes January 31st

      Open Enrollment begins March 1st and closes April 1st

      Space Availability accepted after May 1st.

       

      2019-2020 OUT OF DISTRICT TRANSFER WINDOWS

      High Priority (returning students only) begins January 8th and closes January 31st

      Open Enrollment begins March 1st and closes April 1st  

                Inter-District Transfers accepted after May 1st for returning students.

                New students requests are accepted after July 1st.




      School Supply List 
      2019-2020






      Learn more about the new Elementary Report Cards by clicking on the link below.


         Douglas Gardens Elementary leadership team and staff invested significant time during the 2015-2016 school year crafting a comprehensive achievement plan (CAP) for the school. The CAP is a plan that defines targeted work to raise achievement for all students. The CAP defines seven important objectives that the school will focus on over the next three school years. It is aimed at measurable goals, and it is monitored throughout the year. A copy of the Douglas Gardens' CAP is uploaded to the school website in PDF format for all stakeholders (staff, students, parents, family members, and district personnel) to review. Click on the link below for a copy of the CAP.




       

          This is a fun easy way to earn money for Douglas Gardens Elementary. 
      Keep clipping Box Tops!



      Did you know Douglas Gardens Elementary has a Facebook Page? Visit us on Facebook.




      New Electronic Flyer Delivery System