East China School District K-2 parents,
Michigan's Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessments are short, online assessments that are fully aligned to Michigan's academic standards, and may be used by teachers as one measure of student growth.
These Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmark Assessments (also referred to as the K-2’s) were developed in cooperation with Michigan educators beginning with item writing and continuing through field-test data review. The benchmark assessments currently offered by Michigan are for students in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade, in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. These will subsequently be given to ECSD K-2 students within the month of May, 2017.
If there are any questions regarding these K-2 Early Literacy and Mathematics Benchmarks, please contact your child’s Principal. Thank you for all you do to support the East China School District, our students and our community.
The results of your child's performance on last spring's M-STEP, Michigan's statewide assessment are coming home with your child this week.
The M-STEP assessment that your child took last year was more challenging than the assessment they took the previous year. The assessment your child took in the spring of 2016 contained computer adaptive questions, which means that the better they did the harder the questions became or vice versa.
If the scores on your student's report is not what you are used to have previously seen, please understand that the first time any of us do anything new it sets a baseline for improvement. I'm confident that as your student has more exposure to the new State standards, practice with them and we all get used to taking adaptive assessments online, results will improve.
Please trust that now that we have the results, East China administrators and teachers will be working together to identify areas in which we can improve so that over time, each student or graduate will be better prepared to succeed in the next grade level and after high school, in college or post-secondary training, a career, and life. We take this idea of post-secondary success very seriously as evidenced by our position in the county as a leader in the percentage of graduates attending two- and four-year colleges and training programs.
But, as you are probably aware, competition for those post-secondary opportunities are becoming more competitive every year. To that end, we welcome Michigan's commitment to higher standards and more rigorous tests that prepare our students to not just compete for opportunities but secure them.
Thank you for allowing the East China School District to be a part of your child's education.
Steven C. Skalka
Breakfast Offered at All Buildings Daily
Elementary Schools have breakfast in the classroom.
Breakfast is delivered to each classroom every morning. The students wishing to have breakfast order the breakfast the day before.
MCMS, MCHS and Riverview East High School:
Breakfast is served in the cafeteria at 7:00 A.M.
St. Clair Middle School:
Breakfast is served at 8:00 A.M. in the cafeteria
St. Clair High School:
Breakfast is served in the cafeteria at 7:00 A.M.
Paid Breakfast $1.25 - Reduced Breakfast $0.30 - Free Breakfast
If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program
Children are eligible for kindergarten for the 2016/17 school year if they turn five years old on or before September 1, 2016. Below is a complete registration packet. Please print, complete, and return the completed packet to the Enrollment/Personnel Office, 1585 Meisner Road, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
In addition to the above mentioned packet, parents must provide the following:
The Eddy Library Media Center would like to thank Parents, Staff and students for their great participation in our annual Spring Book Fair. Book fair sales increased by 15%. Profits obtained will be split between purchasing new library bound books for our school library as well as renewing the subscription for the Pebble Go database which is used in grades K-5. Thank you to all of the countless volunteers who helped with the entire process especially in the midst of a snow day. The book fair would not be possible without YOU!
With sincere gratitude,
Mrs. Maria Kammer
Library Media Specialist
I have served the East China school district and its communities for the past 16 years. I have worked in eight different buildings in the district, and with over a dozen different administrators. I have been honored to be a part of midnight school improvement meetings, intense practices, and passionate discussions about what is best for students. I have grieved alongside of parents, students and staff amongst tragedies, and witnessed inspirational displays of compassion and commitment. I have unwavering confidence that no matter where students attend, whatever high school, middle school, or elementary school they are a part of, whatever walls define their space, they will be cared for and educated by a group of people and an institution that is talented, committed, and professional. There is no doubt that challenges, disagreements, and opportunities lie ahead. I'm sure detractors and complaints will come out of the woodwork. I question the motives of those who make them. I wonder if they have been a part of building something larger than themselves. I'm fortunate to have been a part of such opportunities here in this district. Now is the time to trust, to problem solve. Now is the time to ask important questions in hopes of finding solutions not in hopes of tearing down and detracting from our shared goal. Across our district and across decades we have developed students who are competent, creative, committed, who know themselves, and are willing to give of themselves towards a greater good. Now is the time to demonstrate those same qualities our kids have learned. Now is the time to support and trust. Now is the time to be one team with one goal.