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April 28, 2021

Monthly Newsletter – May 2021

 

Dear Cleveland Preparatory Academy Families,

We are looking forward to both a thrilling and exciting rest of the 2020 – 2021 school year. At the beginning of every month we will be sending home this newsletter that will communicate all of the important items that will be occurring for the month.  Download Newsletter PDF »

 

STATE TESTING:  May 1 – May 14

Throughout the weeks of May 1 – May 14, we will be administering the state AIR assessments in reading and math. The AIR assessments will contain a variety of multiple choice questions (1 point each), extended response questions (4 points), and short answer questions (2 points); all assessments will be given in a 2 ½ hour – 3-hour block beginning promptly at 8:30 am.

Grades 3-8 – Reading & Math
Grades 5 & 8 – Science

 

Spring Diagnostic Assessments:

The Spring i-Ready testing window for both Math and ELA opens on Monday, May 10th and will end at 4pm on Friday, May 21st.

 

Events – May

Our scholars will have the opportunity to celebrate themselves by participating in these school events.

  • SPIRIT WEEK (K – 8) – Week of May – 21

 

NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 24: Memorial Day

There is no school for all students and staff in observance of Memorial Day

 

Last Day of School for all students: May 27

 

School Specific Safety Information:
  • The key priority will be the safety and well-being of all students and staff members at CLPA
  • We will be practicing social distancing measures in all areas of the building including the classrooms
  • Face mask coverings are required for all people in the building
  • Hand washing and sanitizing routines for all people in the building
  • Maintenance cleaning in all areas of the building

 

We look forward to working with you and your scholar and promoting a healthy and successful learning environment for all scholars at Cleveland Preparatory Academy!

 

Yours in Education,

Robert Williams
Principal
216-741-2991
Rwilliams2@clevelandprepacademy.org

Lumar Vargas
Director of Academics
216-741-2991
lvargas@clevelandprepacademy.org

Myisha Godfrey
Office Manager
216-741-2991
mgodfrey@clevelandprepacademy.org

 

 

March 29, 2021

Monthly Newsletter – April 2021

 

Dear Cleveland Preparatory Academy Families,

We are looking forward to both a thrilling and exciting rest of the 2020 – 2021 school year. At the beginning of every month we will be sending home this newsletter that will communicate all of the important items that will be occurring for the month.  Download Newsletter PDF »

 

NO SCHOOL on Friday, April 2

There is no school for all students and staff.

 

STATE TESTING: April 5 –  May 14

Throughout the weeks of April 3- May 14, we will be administering the state AIR assessments in reading and math. The AIR assessments will contain a variety of multiple choice questions (1 point each), extended response questions (4 points), and short answer questions (2 points); all assessments will be given in a 2 ½ hour – 3-hour block beginning promptly at 8:30 am.

Grades 3-8 – Reading & Math
Grades 5 & 8 – Science

 

Events – April

Our scholars will have the opportunity to celebrate themselves by participating in these school events.

  • SPIRIT WEEK – (K-8) – Week of April 12-16

 

School Specific Safety Information:
  • The key priority will be the safety and well-being of all students and staff members at CLPA
  • We will be practicing social distancing measures in all areas of the building including the classrooms
  • Face mask coverings are required for all people in the building
  • Hand washing and sanitizing routines for all people in the building
  • Maintenance cleaning in all areas of the building

 

We look forward to working with you and your scholar and promoting a healthy and successful learning environment for all scholars at Cleveland Preparatory Academy!

 

Yours in Education,

Robert Williams
Principal
216-741-2991
Rwilliams2@clevelandprepacademy.org

Lumar Vargas
Director of Academics
216-741-2991
lvargas@clevelandprepacademy.org

Myisha Godfrey
Office Manager
216-741-2991
mgodfrey@clevelandprepacademy.org

 

 

March 17, 2021

State Testing Information

 

Dear Cleveland Preparatory Academy Families,

During the weeks – April 5th – May 14th, we will be administering the AIR Test for traditional, hybrid and virtual students in grades (3 – 8). Ohio Department of Education requires for all students to take the AIR assessment. The AIR assessment is computerized and will contain a variety of multiple choice questions, extended response questions, and short answer questions. All assessments will be given in a 2 ½ – 3-hour block beginning promptly at 9:00 am at the school.

 

2020 – 2021 AIR Traditional and Hybrid Student Testing Schedule

Reading (Traditional and Hybrid (3rd – 8th) Students only) – Week of April 5 – April 12
Math (Traditional and Hybrid (3rd – 8th) Students only) – Week of April 26 – May 3
Science (Traditional and Hybrid (5th and 8th Students only) – May 12
*All students will remain at school to finish their regular academic schedule*

 

2020 – 2021 AIR Virtual Student Testing Schedule

Reading (Virtual (3rd – 8th) Students only) – Week of April 13 – April 20
Math (Virtual (3rd – 8th) Students only) – Week of May 4 – May 11
Science (Virtual (5th and 8th Students only) – May 13
Student Drop-off – 8:30 a.m.  – Student Pick-up – 12:30 p.m. *
*All students are to be picked up from the school after completion of test*

 


Parent FAQ’s

 

What do I need to do?

Traditional and Hybrid Families:  Make sure to bring your student to school on the scheduled date and time. Drop them off no earlier than 7:30 a.m.  We will be utilizing the school chrome books for testing in our computer lab. The school will provide breakfast and other helpful resources in preparation for the test.

Virtual Families Only: Make sure to bring your student to school on the scheduled date and time. Drop them off no earlier than 8:30A and they must be picked up by 12:00 p.m. so we can clean the area for the next group. Your student doesn’t need to bring their Chromebook; we will be utilizing the school chrome books for testing. The school will provide breakfast if needed and a lunch to go with them when they finish testing.

 

How are these tests different from our previous state tests?

Whereas our previous state tests were primarily multiple-choice, OST tests were designed to go beyond simple memorization and regurgitation of facts.  The OST offers more sophisticated questions that ask students to think critically and go deeper in their reasoning.

 

What can my child and I expect from these new assessments?

Because the new standards set higher expectations for students—and the new tests are designed to assess college- and career-readiness using the standards as a benchmark—expectations for student achievement are higher than they used to be.  For the first few years, it is likely that fewer students will score at the higher achievement levels on the assessments. This does not mean that our students are doing worse than previous years, but rather the scores represent a new baseline that provides a more accurate indicator for educators, students, and parents.

 


Test Taking Tips for Children

  1. Make attendance a priority on test day and the days leading up to it.
  2. Put the test dates up around the house so everyone is aware.
  3. Encourage them ALWAYS. Tell them to do THEIR best!
  4. Be assured that where accommodations are called for they will be met. We all win when the students are able to be their absolute best!
  5. Set a bedtime and STICK TO IT! Don’t underestimate the importance of a rested mind & body!
  6. Make sure they have enough time to wake up fully before heading out to school. Get the brain juices time to get moving!
  7. Provide a high protein, healthy, low sugar breakfast for them. (We’ve got your back!) Kids learn better on a full stomach, but not when its full of sugar, it will make them sleepy quickly!
  8. Talk to them about how the test went. What could they have done differently? Encourage them as many of them have more than one tested subject to conquer!
  9. HUG THEM and tell them that Principal Williams and the CLPA Team Love them!

 

*Letter and communication sent out on March 22, 2021 via email and mailed home to all CLPA Virtual families *

 

Download Traditional and Hybrid Letter (PDF) »

Download Virtual Letter (PDF) »

 

February 23, 2021

Monthly Newsletter – March 2021

 

Dear Cleveland Preparatory Academy Families,

We are looking forward to both a thrilling and exciting rest of the 2020 – 2021 school year. At the beginning of every month we will be sending home this newsletter that will communicate all of the important items that will be occurring for the month.  Download Newsletter PDF »

 

Teacher In-Service Day: NO SCHOOL on Monday, March 1, 2021

In order to help continue to develop and grow our teachers and leaders, we will be having a Teacher In-Service Day. This day will allow for our staff to attend professional developments, workshops and training. There is no school for all students.

 

Assessment State Prep Testing – March 2 – March 20

Mid-year Testing Prep will be occurring during the month of March. Because of the testing, we will ensure a healthy balance of testing and instruction occurs.

 

Quarter 3 Report Cards Mailed home: Friday, March 19, 2021

Quarter 3 will be closing on March 6 and report cards will be mailed home on Friday, March 19.

 

CLPA Events – March 2021

Our scholars will have the opportunity to celebrate their school success by participating in these social events:

  • (Grades K – 2) – Virtual Story Time to Celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday

 

NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK – (March 22 – March 26, 2021)

School will be closed for students and staff in observance of our Spring break.

 

School Specific Safety Information:
  • The key priority will be the safety and well-being of all students and staff members at CLPA
  • We will be practicing social distancing measures in all areas of the building including the classrooms
  • Face mask coverings are required for all people in the building
  • Hand washing and sanitizing routines for all people in the building
  • Maintenance cleaning in all areas of the building

 

We look forward to working with you and your scholar and promoting a healthy and successful learning environment for all scholars at Cleveland Preparatory Academy!

 

Yours in Education,

Robert Williams
Principal
216-741-2991
Rwilliams2@clevelandprepacademy.org

Lumar Vargas
Director of Academics
216-741-2991
lvargas@clevelandprepacademy.org

Myisha Godfrey
Office Manager
216-741-2991
mgodfrey@clevelandprepacademy.org

 

 

February 16, 2021
February 1, 2021

Monthly Newsletter – February 2021

 

Dear Cleveland Preparatory Academy Families,

We are excited to start the school year with you and your scholar. We are looking forward to both a thrilling and exciting 2020 – 2021 school year. At the beginning of every month we will be sending home this newsletter that will communicate all of the important items that will be occurring for the month.  Download Newsletter PDF »

 

Teacher In-Service Day: NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 1, 2021

In order to help continue to develop and grow our teachers and leaders, we will be having a Teacher In-Service Day. This day will allow for our staff to attend professional developments, workshops and training. There is no school for all students.

 

After School Tutoring Begins – Week of February 8, 2021

We will be having after school tutoring to help better prepare our scholars with their Reading and Math academics.
Days – Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

NO SCHOOL – PRESIDENT’S DAY – Monday, February 15, 2021

School will be closed for students and staff in observance of our national holiday President’s Day.

 

CLPA Events – February
  • K for a Day Event – February 1, 2021 – Local Daycare students will participate in the CLPA fun, instructional orientation program
  • Spirit Week – Designated days where scholars will be able to wear specific fun clothing items (informational letter sent home)
  • Kindergarten Enrollment Night – February 25, 2021 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – open enrollment/registration event at CLPA

 

Mock Assessment Testing – February 22 – February 26

Mid-year Testing and Assessments will be occurring during the month of February. Because of the testing, we will ensure a healthy balance of testing and instruction occurs.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences: Friday, February 26

We will be having Parent Teacher Conferences from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please schedule a meeting with your scholar’s teacher. This will be a great opportunity to become more aware and communicate your scholar’s social and academic experience in their classrooms.

 

School Specific Safety Information:
  • The key priority will be the safety and well-being of all students and staff members at CLPA
  • We will be practicing social distancing measures in all areas of the building including the classrooms
  • Face mask coverings are required for all people in the building
  • Hand washing and sanitizing routines for all people in the building
  • Maintenance cleaning in all areas of the building

 

We look forward to working with you and your scholar and promoting a healthy and successful learning environment for all scholars at Cleveland Preparatory Academy!

 

Yours in Education,

Robert Williams
Principal
216-741-2991
Rwilliams2@clevelandprepacademy.org

Lumar Vargas
Director of Academics
216-741-2991
lvargas@clevelandprepacademy.org

Myisha Godfrey
Office Manager
216-741-2991
mgodfrey@clevelandprepacademy.org

 

MISSION: To prepare students for a college preparatory high school that will ensure success and graduation from a four year college.

 

January 4, 2021

Monthly Newsletter – January 2021

 

Dear Cleveland Preparatory Academy Families,

We are excited to start the school year with you and your scholar. We are looking forward to both a thrilling and exciting 2020 – 2021 school year. At the beginning of every month we will be sending home this newsletter that will communicate all of the important items that will be occurring for the month.  Download Newsletter PDF »

 

Teacher In-Service Day: NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 4, 2021

In order to help continue to develop and grow our teachers and leaders, we will be having a Teacher In-Service Day. This day will allow for our staff to attend professional developments, workshops and training. There is no school for all students.

 

Quarter II Report Cards Mailed home: Friday, January 14, 2021

Quarter II report cards will be mailed home on Friday, January 14.

 

Martin Luther King Observance Day: NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.

 

Assessment Testing – January 11 – January 15

Mid-year Assessment Testing will be occurring during the month of January. Because of the testing, we will ensure a healthy balance of testing and instruction occurs.

 

School Specific Safety Information:
  • The key priority will be the safety and well-being of all students and staff members at CLPA
  • We will be practicing social distancing measures in all areas of the building including the classrooms
  • Face mask coverings are required for all people in the building
  • Hand washing and sanitizing routines for all people in the building
  • Maintenance cleaning in all areas of the building

 

We look forward to working with you and your scholar and promoting a healthy and successful learning environment for all scholars at Cleveland Preparatory Academy!

 

Yours in Education,

Robert Williams
Principal
216-741-2991
Rwilliams2@clevelandprepacademy.org

Lumar Vargas
Director of Academics
216-741-2991
lvargas@clevelandprepacademy.org

Myisha Godfrey
Office Manager
216-741-2991
mgodfrey@clevelandprepacademy.org

 

MISSION: To prepare students for a college preparatory high school that will ensure success and graduation from a four year college.

 

October 30, 2020

Monthly Newsletter – November 2020

 

Dear Cleveland Preparatory Academy Families,

We are excited to start the school year with you and your scholar. At the beginning of every month we will be sending home this
newsletter that will communicate all of the important items that will be occurring for the month.  Download Newsletter PDF »

 

Assessment Testing – (Short Cycle Assessments and 3rd Grade AIR Test)

Assessment Testing such as Short Cycle Assessments (3-8) and 3rd Reading Guarantee will be occurring during the month of November. Because of the testing, we will ensure a healthy balance of testing and instruction occurs.
Dates are:

3RD GRADE AIR Test – Week of November 2 – 6
Short Cycle Assessments (Grades 3 – 8)– November 3 and November 17

 

Progress Reports Sent Home: (November 20)

We will be providing progress reports to your scholar for them to bring home. Expectations are for scholars to bring home and have parents sign and bring back ensuring that you are aware of your scholar’s academic performance.

 

NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING BREAK – November 25 – November 27

School will be closed for students and staff in observance of our Thanksgiving break.

 

Teacher In-Service Day: NO SCHOOL on Monday, November 30

In order to help continue to develop and grow our teachers and leaders, we will be having a Teacher In-Service Day. This day will allow for our staff to attend professional developments, workshops and training. There is no school for all students.

 

School Specific Safety Information:
  • The key priority will be the safety and well-being of all students and staff members at CLPA
  • We will be practicing social distancing measures in all areas of the building including the classrooms
  • Face mask coverings are required for all people in the building
  • Hand washing and sanitizing routines for all people in the building
  • Maintenance cleaning in all areas of the building

 

We look forward to working with you and your scholar and promoting a healthy and successful learning environment for all scholars at Cleveland Preparatory Academy!

 

Yours in Education,

Robert Williams
Principal
216-741-2991
Rwilliams2@clevelandprepacademy.org

Lumar Vargas
Director of Academics
216-741-2991
lvargas@clevelandprepacademy.org

Myisha Godfrey
Office Manager
216-741-2991
mgodfrey@clevelandprepacademy.org

 

MISSION: To prepare students for a college preparatory high school that will ensure success and graduation from a four year college.

 

October 21, 2020
October 7, 2020