Through teamwork and collaboration the staff of Derfelt Elementary will inspire students to learn and succeed.
Happy 31st week of school! :)
Upcoming Events :)
Derfelt Familes, Thank you so much for all you time, support and involvement with
Take Your Loved One(s) to Lunch and Chuck-E-Cheese Night. We loved seeing everyone enjoying the quality time together. :)
Principal Message 3.20.23
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful time during Spring Break!
I can't believe that in a few months, this school year is almost over! During the months of April and May, all of our students in grades K-5 are going to participate in the end-of-the year MAP testing for Reading, Math, and Science.
Additionally, all students in grades 3-5 will be taking the state's SBAC online tests in Reading, Math, and Science (for 5th grade). These tests will be the ones that count for the school's star ratings. At this time, our school has a two-star rating. Our goal is to increase our Star Rating to a Three-Star or better.
There are several factors of accountability measures that they look for in this rating. One factor is that students will have to show proficiency (pass the tests) in two or three of the subjects. They also look at growth and Student Engagement (attendance).
With that said, our teachers in grades 3-5 are gearing up for these important tests. We do ask for your help in making sure that your child comes to school everyday during testing., This would help them by feeling comfortable in taking the tests with his/her peers, instead of doing make-up sessions by himself/herself.
Please talk to your child and encourage him/her to do their very best. Have them take their time reading the questions, solve the problems, and check for their answers. Remind them that these tests are very important and the results are used to place them in higher level courses in middle school; and/or Magnet schools.
Thank you in advance for your help in talking to our students to do their very best on these important tests!
Mrs. Chua and all of Derfelt's Teachers
Monday, March 20 - Friday, May 5, 2023 - SBAC Testing 3rd-5th graders - Click here for parent letter. Click here for practice test, tips and strategies.
Friday, March 31, 2023 - Field Day T-shirt orders are due - click here for more info
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - Fiedl Day Volunteer Forms are due - click here for more information
Friday, April 7, 2023 - No school
Monday, April 10, 2023 - No School - Easter Monday
Thursday, April 13, 2023 - Partners of Derfelt (POD) Meeting - Google Meet Link - meet.google.com/wdj-mojs-kao
Friday, April 21, 2023 - Field Day - click here for more info
Parent and Guardian Guidance Checking Your Student Before Leaving Home
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2022-2023 School Times
8:40am Students Allowed on Campus
8:49am Line Up Bell
8:50 am - 3:11 pm School Day (grades K-5)
9:00am Tardy Bell
3:11pm Dismissal - End of Instructional Day
Our Office will be closed for Summer Break June 17th- July 19th, 2022
Our office will reopen on July 20th
Office hours will be: 7:30am-4:00pm
March / April / May 2023 POD Times Newsletter
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Click here for our information letter that may help to answer any questions. We look forward to working with you and your children and having a great school year. As always, please reach out to the office if you need anything.
Free Tutoring Services Available to Students and Families
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Hazel Doctor - CCSD Students - No Cost , Same Day Health Care Appointments
A great resource for families who may not have a family Physician to contact when their student is ill. Click here for more information
2022–2023 Voluntary Student Medical Insurance Brochures
Voluntary student medical insurance brochures for summer activities and the upcoming school year are currently available online. Hard copy brochures will not be delivered to each school site. All necessary information and online enrollment are available on the Web page
in the link below.
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