The Parent Portal , a web-based program which provides parents with information about their students through our secure server, is available to parents of students in Grades 6-12. Information on how to log-on will be available at all of our schools' registration events and at our school offices.
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Para ver el sitio en español o en un otro idioma, haga el favor de ‘click’ en el botón Translation al final de la página.
To view the site in Spanish or another language, click on Translation at the bottom of the page.
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Charlie Musselwhite Comes to HUSD
Students at the Junior High and High School were thrilled last week to hear Charlie Musselwhite, John Santos and their backup group of outstanding musicians test out a fusion of Latin Blues. It was an amazing experience sponsored by the Healdsburg Jazz Festival and part of our ongoing collaboration with the Festival to spark an interest in jazz, in music appreciation and in live performances. Bringing Grammy winners and nominees directly to our students fits right into our vision for a strong K-12 music program.
A New Paradigm: Common Core State Standards
California has joined a national movement to adopt common standards and assessment for English Language Arts and Math. Currently, standards for what students should know and be able to do have varied widely. Common standards allow us to literally ‘measure up’ on a national level.
Common learning goals provide clear expectations for what our students should know and be able to do. These goals help ensure that every student in the Healdsburg Unified School District is prepared to meet college and work expectations. Our mission is to prepare students to succeed in a global economy and society through providing them with rigorous content and lots and lots of practice in thinking and communicating.
In the Healdsburg Unified School District, the implementation of the new standards (referred to as the CCSS) is taking various forms including:
More and more of our teachers are developing lessons based on the CCSS (and the Science version, the Next Generation Science Standards). Please check with your child’s teachers or school principal to learn more.
For more information on the CCSS, check out this resource from the California Parent Teacher Organization.
Standardized Testing in 2014
Students in Grades 3-8 will take the Smarter Balanced Test (known as the SBAC) between April 7 and May 18. Information on the test has been sent home to families. Learn more about the test, include taking a practice test, here.
This year is a field test for the SBAC and we will not have results to report to parents. The California Department of Education is testing how well the new on-line testing goes. Next year, in 2015, the test is planned to go fully operational.
The STAR test is still in place for 2014, but on a limited basis. In the same April/May window as the SBAC, students in Grades 5, 8 and 10 will be taking a Science test together will students throughout California.
Healdsburg Unified School District is holding a drop-in fingerprint clinic on Thursday, March 13th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the District Office, 1028 Prince Street. The fingerprint clinic is open to all HUSD volunteers. Please bring a picture I.D. with you.
Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
PIQE (Parent Institute for Quality Education) has started this year’s training for parents and guardians of students in Grades K-5. Classes are meeting weekly for parents who are new to PIQE and for graduates (parents who completed training last year). This workshop, sponsored by the Healdsburg Education Foundation, provides parents with the tools to navigate the US school system such as interpreting test results and becoming familiar with graduation and college requirements.
PIQE for parents and guardians of students in Grades 6-12 will begin on March 25.
Classes are held in Spanish and childcare is available. The class meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 at Healdsburg Junior High School. For more information, please contact Maly Garcia at 431-3480.
The Pasitos program is up and running! This valuable program, aimed at parents with children 3-5 years of age, is designed to encourage games and activities in support of language development. Parents read together with their children, do arts and crafts activities and pick up new strategies to use at home to develop vocabulary, start conversations and other key components of early literacy. The program, developed by Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County and conducted primarily in Spanish, is sponsored by the Healdsburg Education Foundation. Classes are held weekly on the Fitch Mountain Campus from 11:00-12:30. For more information, please contact Maly Garcia at 431-3480.
Visit HEF's Website
Click HERE to visit Healdsburg Education Foundation's website. Learn more about how we work to support, enhance and enrich the educational experience for all students.