We provide regular updates to you about your student’s academic progress by sending home a Report Card. Once a year we provide you with updates on our school’s achievements through the North Carolina School Report Card.
This Report Card includes important information about school and student performance, class sizes, attendance, school safety, instructional resources, and teacher quality. There also is information about how our school measured against Federal growth targets and the number of suspensions and expulsions in our school. Report data is available for our school district and for the state’s education system as a whole.
I have enclosed with this letter a summary of our Report Card called the Report Card Snapshot. Our school’s full Report Card can be found on the NC School Report Cards’ website. Our school district’s report also is available on the Report Card website. School Report Cards are provided for regular public schools, charter schools and alternative schools.
The numbers only tell part of the story. At our school we are proud of the following accomplishments. Our school has improved in the number of students we have on grade level from 68% to 73% recognizing us as a B school and striving to improve every year. This is due to the amazing faculty and staff we have at Sardis that are committed to meeting the students’ needs and providing a caring and safe learning environment. We continue to embrace the Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop models in order to provide differentiated and strategic instruction to promote independent learning for our students. Our students also participate in hands on learning techniques to help them understand, visualize and problem solve math concepts. At Sardis, we have implemented a thorough and results oriented Mutlti-Tiered System of Support to identify and support struggling students through individualized goals and interventions We have been in full implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) since the 2008-09 school year. Through PBIS we teach students to model appropriate behaviors for every areas of our school and community. We recognize our students for individual growth and successes through monthly celebrations, Honor Roll, Spelling Bee, BUG awards, as well as extra curricular events such as: Sardis Sound, XL2Fitness for Boys, Girls on the Run, Soccer Shots, Math Club, Art Club and Terrific Kids.
State and local education leaders are committed to providing parents with more information about schools. Well-informed parents who participate in their children’s education and school enhance the learning environment for students and educators alike.
At Sardis Elementary your involvement is very important to the success of our school! I encourage you to review our Report Card carefully, then feel free to contact me directly to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding the Report Card. I also welcome your feedback regarding other interests you have in our school.
Thank you for allowing me to share this Report Card with you and thank you for supporting our efforts to provide your child with a high-quality education.
Theresa Benson, Principal