Dear Parents and Website Visitors:
Our recent Common Core State Standards Night was a huge success! It was well-attended and parents were able to ask lots of questions. In response, we would like to pass on some parent-friendly websites for you to take a look at. See below. We will be hosting another Common Core Night in the fall.
Engage NY Math: www.engageny.org
Smarter Balanced Assessment: www.smarterbalanced.org
Common Core State Standards: www.corestandards.org
Achieve the Core: www.achievethecore.org
National Parent Teachers Association: www.pta.org
Agency of Education Press Release
The Vermont Agency of Education is visiting schools in the ARSU District during the week of April 21st to April 25th to evaluate Special Education programs and they want to talk to parents of children who receive Special Education services.
If you are interested in speaking with them, please contact Kristin Benway at 265-4905. A telephone interview is also an option.
New School Shirts Now Available!!!!
The new school shirts are now available for purchase! Get yours today!
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Notice to Parents and Guardians:
Free Tutorial Services
Benson Village School received notice from the Vermont Department of Education that we have been identified as a priority school based on our student performance in the area of Math on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) Scores from 2013. Benson Village School notifies all parents that we did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the area of Mathematics and entered Year 2 School Improvement.
Federal and state guidelines require all identified schools like BVS to notify parents of this status. Further, we notify families with child(ren) who receive or are eligible for free or reduced lunch that Supplemental Educational Services (SES) monies are available to them for free tutorial services. These tutorial services are free and would help students do better in school. Currently there are no students participating in these services.
Parents can choose free tutoring that best fits their child’s needs. These tutorial services must be provided by state approved providers. The list of state approved tutorial services can be found on our website or by contacting the school. BVS will assist parents with obtaining Supplemental Educational Services from approved providers if interested. The cost of transportation to and from services provided by these state approved providers is not covered. Parents should contact the school with any questions, or for support. Parents interested in securing tutorial services from a state approved provider should contact us by February 10, 2014. These services may be offered again beginning in the fall of 2014.
Please feel free to call the school and speak with Ms. Doty for more information about Supplemental Education Support Services or with general questions.
Kim E. Doty
The purpose of Benson Village School is to provide a safe educational setting and quality educational services. Programs will be designed to support each student’s needs in order to assist them in reaching their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally. The teachers strive to build upon each student’s natural curiosity to become a self-motivated, life-long learner, who will be a contributing member of society.