Parent Involvement Survey
Families and community members, we need your input. Your responses will be used to assist in updating the district's Parent Involvement Policy. The survey will remain open until June 30, 2014. English Spanish
8th Grade Slideshow 2014
Want to see it one more time! Click HERE to view it!
Southridge POPS Concert
Mrs. Dvorak-Torres and her music students performed at Kaiser High School Thursday, May 8. As usual, the bands, orchestra and choir did a fantastic job. If you missed the performances, you can view them by following these links: BANDS, ORCHESTRAS, CHOIR, and the Chamber Ensemble Performance HAPPY.
Girls in Leadership Conference
Don't know the difference between being bossy and being a strong leader? This one day conference might be just for you. Mark your calendars - July 26, 2014, from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Jack Bulik Teen Center in Fontana. For more information and registration, click HERE.
Parents – Access Your Child’s Grades Online
Once you have entered the site, click Assignments on the left side to view your child’s grades.
Dear Southridge Families,
Welcome back to school! 2013-2014 was a great year and the Southridge staff looks forward to making 2014-2015 even better!
We want parents to be informed and involved in their child’s education! Please look for opportunities to be involved this year by getting active in School Site Council, Coffee with the Principal, or ELAC! We have made it a goal to have more family-oriented activities this year so you can participate along with your child and spend quality time together in activities here at Southridge! Keep an eye on our marquee for upcoming events!
We continue to learn more and implement the Common Core for your children. If you are not familiar, Common Core is the new set of standards that are designed to help all students learn in a deeper way. It moves away from the old “memorization” and test-taking oriented strategies and instead emphasizes that students not only learn concepts but are better able to explain the how and why’s about what they learn. It is a more “real world” application that will benefit your child in higher learning as well as real life.
We have a staff of dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping your child succeed. This year our teachers will be going through various trainings to enhance their practice. They will be training for upcoming Instructional Learning Teams, which is an exciting new district initiative which gets more information on what our individual students need directly from our teachers. There is also upcoming Instructional Rounds which will be emphasizing teachers observing and learning from each other.
We will be exploring a new RTI (Response to Intervention) strategy this year as well. When your student takes an assessment to gauge their understanding of a concept they will get results. Based on their level of understanding they will either get extra time for "reteach" of the concept or what is called "enrichment" if they mastered the standard.
At Southridge we are lucky to be able to meet the needs of both high achieving students as well as those who might need extra help with their academics. If your student is meeting grade-level standards they will be placed in a challenging and fun elective (we offer computers, music, art, and ASB) and if they need some extra help we offer intervention classes such as our I Can Learn lab for extra help in math, sections of ALD (Academic Language Development) as well as sections of Read 180 for our sixth graders.
Always remember that your child's education is a partnership between you and the school. It is my promise that the school will do all it can to help your child to succeed. What can you do? Obviously the more a parent is involved the more chance for their child's success. So just be involved; check Zangle Gradebook regularly, ensure your child has a quiet place to do their homework, ensure a solid routine in the morning and after school where the tv and video games are limited, and be sure your child gets to school on time every day!
So we look forward to helping your child become the best they can be at Southridge! We want the same thing you want for your child: Every opportunity for success in school and in life!
If you ever have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to give me a call or set up an appointment.