I hope everyone enjoyed their spring break! It’s nice to be back to school for the big push to the end. April is going to be a busy month for the Scorpions. Our spring sports are underway and we are wrapping up some of our outstanding performances in our performing arts department.
We have a spring dance scheduled for April 10th. Another important date for Sand Ridge is April 13th. On that day Sand Ridge will be participating in a lock down drill with an evacuation piece. We want to thank our local police and fire departments with their help on our upcoming drill.
Also this month, we will be holding our SBO, Class, NJHS and PTSA elections in April. Mix in a month’s worth of SAGE testing and Sand Ridge is going to be a hopping place for the month of April. For a list of upcoming events, please make sure to check out our upcoming events box on the front page of our website.
SAGE testing starts April 20th and will continue through the rest of April and into the month of May. We want our students to have as much time as possible to test therefore when testing begins we will only have one more late start which will be May 1st. We will be on a regular bell schedule throughout all of testing except for that one late start date mentioned above. Our first go round with the SAGE testing has given us plenty of feedback for years to follow. Parents please make a note that after April 20, we will be on a regular bell schedule. Please also remind your students to get plenty of rest and to eat a good breakfast, these are always good tips but especially important around testing time.
I have sent our third quarter stakeholder report showing our improvements with our students on track to enter Roy High School. The report also provides some interesting data on our study table program. If you did not get a copy of the stakeholder report e-mail, on our website there is an area where you can sign up to receive school wide e-mails and information. I will also have the stakeholder report posted on our website. I would like to thank our community council for their input on the land trust plan. I have submitted that plan to the state for approval. I will add some details of our plan in our final stakeholder report towards the end of the school year.
Parents, thank you for your continued support of Sand Ridge. Together, Sand Ridge has become the place to be! This is a busy month for the Scorpions! Trying to finish strong and plan for next year is an important balance for success this year and for years to come. I’d like to thank you for all that you do for our students and for our school. It is a privilege to able to be the Principal at Sand Ridge Junior High School.