From the Principal

Arbor Heights Elementary School
3701 SW 104th Street
Seattle, WA 98146
Phone (206) 933-5350 Fax (206) 933-5351

Parent Bulletin
November 10, 1999

Dear Parents,

Parent Teacher conferences begin on Monday, November 15th. The grading criteria has changed significantly this year. Students will be measured by their achievement towards meeting a specific district standard. Many of our students will not meet that grade level standard this early in the school year. A grade of "1" or "2" simply means that a students has not yet met the grade level standard in a specific area. You should consult your child's teacher to find out whether there are issues with particular skills or conditions that would prevent a student from meeting grade level standards by the June marking period.

Please take the time to review the grade level standards that were sent home last month. It will help prepare you to get a more accurate sense of where your child is in certain academic areas. The grading system is:

  • * 4 - student exceeds grade level standards/ADVANCED
  • * 3 - student is at grade level standards/PROFICIENT
  • * 2 - student is approaching grade level standards/DEVELOPING
  • * 1 - student is significantly below grade level standards/BEGINNING

Barry S. Dorsey

No School Tomorrow
Seattle Public Schools will not be open tomorrow in recognition of Veteran's Day. School will resume at it's regular time on Friday, November 12th.

Conferences Begin On Monday, November 15th
A reminder to all parent/guardians of students in first through fifth grade: School will be dismissed at 1:00 beginning Monday, November 15th through Tuesday, November 23rd. School will be dismissed at 2:10 on Wednesday, November 24th. All kindergarten students have received information regarding the change in their schedule for the Conference Period.

Teachers have arranged their schedules carefully in order to provide the same amount of time for each parent/guardian. We ask that you arrive on time to your child's classroom so you do not infringe on another parents conference.

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