With the early start we had this year, this newsletter finds us well into our first quarter of learning! We started this school year with several new staff members and welcomed many new families to our Pomona School Community. Children have all taken a new assessment called iReady, that lets teachers know where students’ strengths lie in the area of Reading. In addition, all children were given the AVMR math screener to determine the same information in math. With these beginning of the year assessments behind us, we now have the data necessary to help us best meet the needs of our children. The teachers have worked hard to develop goals specific to our school that will guide the work that we do to support learners this year. Strengthening our Professional Learning Community at Pomona continues to be a top priority. As always, the Wednesday afternoon work we do together is focused around the goal of continual improvement for all learners and meeting their individual learning needs, along with helping support our staff.
The School Accountability Committee (SAC) meets quarterly to talk about school performance and policies. In September and October, we will be developing our Unified Improvement Plan which is designed to help improve student achievement. The committee will meet quarterly on 9/4, 10/16, 1/15 and 3/12. Meetings are held in the library at 6:30 PM. Please consider joining us for one or all of our meetings!
Finally, I want parents to be aware that as a staff we consider the job of taking care of children and keeping them safe very serious. On August 22nd Pomona was placed in lockdown by the GJPD. Although this was not a practice, we will be practicing several times more throughout the year so that children know how to respond in the event of an emergency during the school day.
Thank you for your continued support of our school, the staff and our programs.
Emma-Leigh Larsen, Principal