Please read all sections as there are many items that could affect your student:
We will have Kindergarten round up on April 15th. If you know of someone with a 5 year-old who will attend Lomond View next year, please make sure they know about the roundup so they can come get to know their teachers for next year. This will make for an easier transition for everyone in August.
Just in case you have not heard, Lomond View received an 'A' grade from the USOE for our performance on the SAGE test, and our efforts to improve. We are delighted at receiving this recognition and hope you take the time to recognize teachers who have worked hard to make this happen. We don't want to rub it in, but we were the only school in Weber District to obtain this distinction! For those of you worried about the SAGE test, we have received word from the state that no identifiable student information from the test will go on to the federal level. This seemed to be the biggest concern last year with the SAGE test. The test has also been combed through for any questions that might be politically charged or incorrect. We encourage you to allow your students to test so that we can get an accurate picture of what we are doing right and what we need to look at to improve our teaching. If you still have concerns and do not want your child taking the test, you need to opt out each year. We will take the writing portion beginning February 2, the other sections will not be given until May.
At the first of April we will begin to make preparations for your children's success for next year. This process takes a lot of time as we make every effort to create classes composed of personalities, learning styles, abilities, behaviors, boy/girl ratios, and special educational needs that will contribute to the most positive and productive learning environment possible for all 580+ students. We group children for instructional purposes, and placing them in classes based on other factors creates conditions that hinder our educational purpose. A student can benefit from a variety of teachers with different teaching styles. Perhaps one of the best opportunities we have as parents is to help our children make adjustments, learn from a challenge, be supportive of the personalities of different friends and teachers, and be able to talk through concerns with others. We all know our children will have professors, bosses, co-workers etc. with whom they do not 'click', and school is a great place to learn how to work productively with all types of people. If you feel your child has unique circumstances that we do not know about or has needs that should be considered in his/her class placement for next year, please write me a letter and deliver it by April 6, 2015 explaining in detail the concerns you have. I think we all recognize that having 60 students in one class would not be a productive situation, nor would it be a good situation to place all the kids who can be a 'handful' in the same class. We will be following the guidelines as set forth in Utah Code 53A-15-1501 and the resolutions agreed upon by the Lomond View Community Council**. As always, I am grateful for the support of such great parents at our wonderful school.
Mr. Kevin Chase
**URL for State Code 53A-15-1501 and Community Council Resolutions: http://lomondview.wsd.net/index.php/parent-services/community-council/state-code-53a-15-1501
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Lomond View Elementary is located in the heart of Pleasant View, Utah on the benches of the majestic Ben Lomond Peak. Lomond View is enthusiastic about student achievement because of the efforts of its approximately 600 students, 1,300+ parents & grandparents, 25 teachers and 18 support staff. This dedication is manifest in our performance in the top 10% of Weber School District on CRT, and other benchmark testing. Services provided include complete regular and resource education courses, counseling, and speech therapy. Occupational and physical therapy are provided on an as-needed basis. Breakfast and lunch are served each day school is in session. As home of the Lions, we take pride in providing a safe learning environment where we help each other succeed, and consistently improve ourselves. The Lomond View Lions are a proud part of the Weber School District.
A few of the great opportunities students can choose to participate in include: Orchestra, Choir, Science Club, Lego Robotics Club, Math & Science Olympiad, Iron Kid competition, Chess Club, multiple service projects, and the Newbery Bingo Challenge. Lomond View Elementary is committed to staying current on technology and best teaching practices. This year we added 10 iPads per grade for student use, and staff members participated in over 1,400 combined hours of professional development.
The school was originally constructed in 1959. Six additional classrooms and an enclosed ramp connecting the upper and lower concourses were added in 1967. In 1985, extensive modifications were made including the addition of a large gymnasium and storage areas, four new classrooms, a new media center, and an enlarged kitchen space. Spring of 2011 brought a new coat of paint and updated floor coverings to most of the common areas of the school and the upper concourse classrooms. The PTA recently added a new electronic marquee to better help the school inform our clientele of important events.