SCHOOL TIMES

Regular Days
School begins at 7:25 AM ; School ends at 2:27 PM.

Half Days
School begins at 7:25 AM ; School ends at 10:51 AM

PLC Days
School begins at 7:25 AM ; School ends at 1:12 PM

SCHOOL POLICIES

PDF DocumentAttendance

Call 586-758-8308 to report an absence.

      Cellphone Policy 

 

      District Bullying Policy 

 

INFORMATION LINKS

External LinkCollege Financial Aid

One of many free sites on the Web which help students and parents with financial aid questions.

External LinkThe Smithsonian Museum

Online visit to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.

External LinkThe U.S. Department of Education

The home site for the United States Department of Education. The site has information on a variety of topics for parents and students.

External LinkMath.com

A site for teachers, students and parents that helps with math questions. The site also offers resources for teachers, career information and the Math Problem of the Week.

 

PDF DocumentNWEA Parent Toolkit

Van Dyke Public Schools has a universal screening program for students in grades six through ten.  A universal screening is a test or a battery of tests that every student in the school takes at pre-determined times throughout the year.  The results of the test are used to identify students who need extra help with reading and math.

Van Dyke is currently using the Measures of Academic Progress, published by the Northwest Educational Association (NWEA) . The Measures of Academic Progress measures reading, language, and mathematics and their growth from year to year.  The test does not have a grade equivalent assigned to the score.

Measures of Academic Progress Scores are reported as a Raush Unit or RIT and the longer version provides five data points. For example, the reading score includes a total RIT and then scores for Word Recognition, Narrative Text, Informational Text and Comprehension.  The NWEA Measures of Academic Progress tests are  comprehensive  and allow teachers to determine where students are experiencing difficulties so they can tailor their instructional program to better fit the needs of their individual students. More information regarding the Measures of Academic Progress at http://www.nwea.org/support/article/930/parent-toolkit.

Students often experience variances in their ability to read based on the type of book they are reading.  Student test results can vary as well.  We are looking at student performance on a number of tests over a period of time.  A test score is a snapshot of a student’s performance on one day in time.  We will gather many snapshots over the course of students’ middle and high school career.  While scores from the last test event are important, what’s more important are the scores students receive the next time they take the test.  We are looking for growth over time.  The scores from these tests and other assessments will be used to select the types of instructional programs and courses students need to be successful.

 

PDF DocumentTips for Parents

Word DocumentAnnual Education Report Letter to Parents and Families

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External LinkAnnual Education Report

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