Randolph Central Families, Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students participated in the ILEARN assessments earlier this spring. Since ILEARN is a new test, the final results with proficiency levels and scale scores will not be available for schools until August 15. In accordance with Indiana Code 20-32-5.1-12(d), parents and schools have an opportunity to request a rescore for any open-ended item(s) to which students responded on the ILEARN assessment. Important Information about the ILEARN Rescore Request Process: • The ILEARN Rescore Request window will be open in mid-July (July 15 – 31). Requests submitted outside of this window will not be processed. • Parents or guardians who wish to view students’ response images and scoring rubrics must visit the school in which their child is officially enrolled. There will not be a separate online portal for parents to access this information. • Together, we will be able to view an image of your student’s response to each open-ended item, sample student responses for each score point, and the scoring rubric to help decide whether to request a rescore for that item. • I will submit any rescore request(s) on your behalf in the online platform. • It is extremely important to understand that requesting a rescore CAN result in your child’s score being lowered, meaning we could unintentionally move your child from a passing score to a failing score through this process. • Once a rescore request is submitted, the request and/or score change cannot be reversed. • A rescore request can only be requested one time for an item. Multiple requests to rescore the same item for a student are not permissible. • All items, responses, and scoring rubrics are secure materials and must not be discussed, shared, distributed, or duplicated. • Final results released on August 15 will reflect any properly submitted requested rescores. Parents or guardians who choose to request a rescore for their child’s ILEARN assessment, must contact our school office to do so no later than July 31, 2019. I will be able to help you view your child’s response images and scoring rubrics and request a rescore for each item. You’re also welcome to contact me with any questions you have regarding requesting a rescore for an ILEARN assessment. Sincerely, Laura Miller, Principal
There will be informational meetings about Chromebooks and other technology related topics for elementary parents at each elementary school in the coming weeks as follows. Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m. in the Willard Cafeteria Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. in the Deerfield Gymnasium Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m. in the Baker Cafeteria All elementary parents are invited to attend. These are not building-specific meetings. If you have a conflict for dates/times, you may attend any of the meetings at any of the three buildings. This meeting is not intended for students nor will families be receiving Chromebooks at this meeting. However, we will be discussing 1:1 and Chromebook topics at the elementary level that include: technology in the classroom, safe use of technology at school and home, student responsibility of devices, and purchasing device insurance. Thank you for helping us spread the word about these meetings. Parents with questions may contact our school offices by phone when our offices reopen on Monday, July 15.
Our Deerfield Food Pantry will be available today in the school cafeteria from 4:00-5:00. We hope you can join us!
Good news! Randolph Central School Corporation will be offering a summer lunch program this summer. The details are shared below. Summer Lunch Program High School Commons June 3 - July 17 (except July 4 & 5) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Kids 18 & Under are Free Adults: $3.00
Today, Deerfield students completed our second semester ALICE drill. We also had conversations with each grade level about how to respond to safety emergencies in the cafeteria. Students did a great job of following procedures and listening to District Resource Officer Anderson. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact our office.
Randolph Central Schools are on a two hour delay today, Thursday, May 2, due to fog.
This is a CORRECTION to information that was posted yesterday in regard to kindergarten entrance dates. According to updated information we received today, we want to make this clarification. 1. To enroll in kindergarten a student still must be at least 5 years old on August 1 of the year of enrollment. 2. Indiana schools may adopt a procedure that allows parents of a student who turns 5 after August 1 to appeal to the schools for enrollment in kindergarten. We apologize for the confusion. If your child will be 5 between August 1 and September 1, and you think he or she is ready for kindergarten, contact our office for further details.
Attention Parents of Incoming Kindergarten Students: The statewide date for kindergarten entrance has changed. Any child who turns 5 by September 1, 2019, can enroll in Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year at Deerfield Elementary School. Please visit our office or contact us by phone at 765-595-0144 extension 1300 for information about how to register your child for kindergarten.
We are in need of volunteers (moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, or big brothers or sisters) to make field day a success! The kids LOVE Field Day. However, there are a lot of stations and a lot of groups that rotate through the stations. Therefore, we need a lot of volunteers. Volunteers will need to plan to arrive around 9:30 a.m. on May 17. Call the office at 765-595-0144, option 3 if you can help.
Due to scheduling conflicts, this spring’s Kindergarten Parent Night at Deerfield has been rescheduled, and will take place on Monday, May 13. This informational meeting is your opportunity to meet some of our staff, visit a kindergarten classroom, receive information about kindergarten at Deerfield, and ask any questions you may have. Flyers with all the details will go home with DES students tomorrow. Thank you for helping us spread the word to families of our new kindergarten students!
Dental Safari will be visiting Deerfield soon. You can learn more at the link below, or you can pick up a form in our office. http://www.dentalsafaricompany.com/home
Join us tomorrow at Deerfield for our annual PTO Pastries for Parents. You can come for breakfast from 7:15-8:15 before school, or you can stop for an afternoon snack from 2:45-3:45. Our friends with Randolph County Promise will also be here if you have questions or want to take advantage of the opportunity to create an account for your child.
The Indiana Department of Education has created a series of short videos for parents about assessment. Check out these videos to learn more about the purposes of testing, how/why we're using technology to test, and more about the new ILEARN assessment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDP4eMUQgsQ https://www.youtube.com/watch? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stXUk-DUOWM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB1bDqjvd1o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq7gw5YozHM
Join us in wishing our Lady Falcons good luck as they compete in the State Finals basketball game tomorrow. You are invited to meet the Lady Falcons on Saturday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m. WCHS will be hosting a Media Night in the high school gym. The WCHS Girls’ Basketball team and managers will be available for autographs and photos with fans! You are invited to bring your own t-shirt, basketball, and/or rally towel to be signed. Rosters/programs will be provided on-site for autographs. Go Falcons!
Don’t forget! Our Christmas Program begins tonight at 6:30 in the WCHS Auditorium. Doors open at 6:10. Our students have been busy rehearsing, and they can’t wait to share their performance with you.
Randolph Central Schools are on a two hour delay today, Wednesday, December 5, due to a power outage.