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    ATTENDANCE

    If your child is not attending school, please call the school (408) 423-1200 IN THE MORNING ON THE DAY OF THE ABSENCE. 
    For your convenience, there is a 24-hour voicemail on which messages can be left.  Any absences that are not reported by a parent or guardian will be recorded as an unexcused absence in the student’s permanent record.

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    Have you registered on Aeries Portal?  If not-  GO TO the REGISTER NOW link  to do so. 

    Elementary Report Cards are available on your parent portal. 

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    New ParentSquare Security Feature May Require Password Change

    Dear SCUSD families,

     

    We were recently notified that ParentSquare is releasing a new security feature, Password Monitor, to protect you and our community from hacking attempts by enforcing safe and secure passwords wherever possible.

     

    When signing in to ParentSquare or changing your password in a browser or mobile app, some users may receive a version of the following alert:

     

    Password Reset Required - We detected that your password was exposed in a breach at another company. As a precaution, we do not allow this password to be used to sign in to your account."

     

    Please follow the instructions on the screen to set a more secure password for your account.

     

    For more information, view this help article: Password Monitor

     

    We appreciate your cooperation in supporting this added safety measure.

     

    Santa Clara Unified School District

    Family Workshops: Math Success Nights

    Families are invited to join us at one of our Math Success Nights to learn about:

    • Supporting your student at home
    • Current math pathways
    • New placement processes
    • Implications for high school and beyond

    Each location is open to all families, regardless of what school your child attends.

    4th and 5th Grade Parents

    January 9, 2023 | 6-7 p.m.
    Laurelwood Elementary School

    January 10 | 6-7 p.m.
    Hughes Elementary School

    6th and 7th Grade Parents

    January 11 | 6-7 p.m.
    Peterson Middle School

    Refreshments will be provided at all locations. Childcare will be provided at Laurelwood and Hughes only.

    Registration

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    Math Placement for 5th Grade Students

    Dear Parents of Fifth Grade Students,

     

    This spring, administrators, and counselors at our middle schools will begin working on math placements for incoming 6th graders. Most 5th grade students will be appropriately placed in Common Core (CC) Math 6, a rigorous and challenging math class that builds upon concepts and skills learned in 5th grade. Some students may be ready to skip CC Math 6 and be placed in CC Math 7.

     

    In previous years, families have opted-in to a placement test for their 5th grade students.  Through the analysis of data, SCUSD has learned that this process was not equitable for many students. This year, SCUSD will be using two assessments to determine placement, neither of which require families to opt-in. The first placement criteria will be i-Ready scores from the February administration. i-Ready provides nationally normed student score ranges that allow districts and schools to determine which students have the necessary procedural skills needed for success in Math 7.  Students who are within range of or exceed this cut score will take an additional 30-minute assessment to assess students’ conceptual understanding and application of concepts. Together, these scores will be used to determine 6th grade math placement. We believe this new placement process will result in less testing for the majority of students and more equitable outcomes for all students. 

     

    Parents are invited to attend an in-person Math Success Night to learn more about the new placement process, ways to support students at home to deepen mathematical understanding, current math pathways, and much more. The two events will be held on January 9, 2023, at Laurelwood Elementary School from 6-7 p.m. and January 10, 2023, at Hughes Elementary School from 6-7 p.m. These events are open to all families regardless of the school your child attends and will be recorded if you are unable to attend — more information to follow. 

     

    If you have any questions, please contact your site principal. 

     

    Thank you,

     

    Tricia Ringel

    Director, Elementary Education

     

    5th Grade Transition to Middle School

    Dear parents of prospective 6th grade students,

     

    The transition to middle school is on the horizon for 5th grade students. All incoming middle school students will receive a letter in the spring of 2023, from the school of residence, confirming their student’s placement. To find your school of residence, use our online School Locator.

     

    Middle schools will be holding virtual family/student informational meetings to facilitate this transition. More information will be sent to families directly from middle schools to their future 6th-grade students. Meetings dates will be posted in early January on the middle school websites — visit our Schools Directory webpage for links to school websites.

    Open Enrollment: January 9, 2023 – February 3, 2023

    Santa Clara Unified continues to offer open enrollment, as space allows, at each of the district’s middle schools. Parents may request enrollment at any SCUSD school that has space available for additional students. Students requesting to attend a middle school other than their school of residence and district employees living outside the district boundaries must submit an application for middle school placement through the open enrollment process. Visit our Open Enrollment webpage for more information.

    Questions

    For questions about enrollment, please contact the Enrollment Center at enrollment@scusd.net or 408-423-3596.

     

    Best regards, 

     

    Johanna Gonzalez 

    Enrollment Center Manager

    Double Your Donation to Teacher Projects on November 29 from 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29, starting at 4 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m. PST, donations to DonorsChoose projects will be doubled in honor of GivingTuesday — so a $20 donation will become a $40 donation, and a $100 donation will become a $200 donation!

    Make your donation go further and join Santa Clara Schools Foundation, SCUSD, and Donorschoose.org as we work together to help fund projects for our outstanding teachers on this special day of giving.
     
    Donations


    You can view and select the teacher-created projects on Santa Clara Unified’s DonorsChoose website. Projects are available year-round, but the double your donation promotion will only be available from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. on November 29.

    Our teachers have taken the time to imagine fantastic projects with their students. With your help, we can bring those opportunities to life in classrooms across the district.

    As always, we thank you for your support.

    Santa Clara Unified School District

    Kinder Orientation & Open Enrollment
    Every Day Counts
    Bracher Calendar

    Resources

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    Please help maintain the Bracher garden during the year! EMAIL GARDEN to Bracherpta@gmail.com to sign up.

    PBIS AWARD
    PBIS Logo Award

    California PBIS Coalition recognized Bracher Elementary for its outstanding contribution of support and care during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and resulting disruptions to school. 

    Website

    The Bracher website is ADA compliant, and is responsive to mobile  devices. After navigating our site, please  complete a 2-question survey.  Click the survey to give us feedback!

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    enrollment  Information 

    • Santa Clara Unified School District's enrollment system provides your family  a seamless and efficient enrollment venue without ever leaving your house! 
    •  All new students must enroll through our online enrollment system.
    • Click HERE to view the New Student Requirement Checklist
    • Update your family profile to provide us with your new address and contact information right from the comfort of your own home.  
    • Contact the Enrollment Center at enrollment@scusd.net (408) 423-3596 if you have any questions or need assistance.