Parents Right to Know Letter
Each year districts and schools are required to provide information to parents as well as opportunities for them to be involved in the educational decisions that affect their children. Parents have the right to inquire about the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher and paraprofessionals that work with the child. This information is explained to parents in the Right to Know letter at the link below. Distribution of this letter is a requirement under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act detailed under section 1111(h)(6)(A).
School Report Card to the Public
The School Report Card presents information about the school’s performance for the 2016-2017 school year. The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) assessment in English Language Arts and Mathematics were given for the first time in spring 2017 to students in grades 3-10. These two new assessments replaced the former Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in grades 4, 8, and 10 also took the Alaska Science Assessment. For 2016-2017, there are no Alaska School Performance Index (ASPI) star ratings and Annual Measurable Objective (AMOs) Progress reports.
Due to the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the accountability system remains paused until the state implements a new accountability system. The ASPI score and star rating reported are the same as those from the 2013-2014 school year. Under ASPI, each school received a score on a 100-point scale and a star rating from 5-stars (highest) to 1-star. The ASPI score and star rating gave an overall picture of how well the school did to prepare students to be college-, career- and culturally ready graduates. For 2016-2017, schools received an Accountability Indicators Report that reports the percentage of full academic year students in the school, district, and state who were proficient in English language arts and mathematics, along with the participation rates, attendance rates, and graduation rates for all students and subgroups.
A copy of that report is found at the end of this School Report Card - year, districts, and schools are required to provide information to parents as well as opportunities for them to be involved in the educational decisions that affect their children. Parents have the right to inquire about the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher and paraprofessionals that work with the child. This information is explained to parents in the Right to Know letter at the link below. Distribution of this letter is a requirement under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act detailed under section 1111(h)(6)(A).
Parent Engagement Policy
Valley Pathways School recognizes that some students may need the extra assistance available through the Title I program to reach the state’s high academic standards. Valley Pathways School intends to include parents in all aspects of the school’s Title I program. The goal is a school-home partnership that will help all students to succeed and shall be accomplished with the following Parent Engagement Policy.
Valley Pathways School will strive to meet the needs of all of our students as they work towards achieving both academic and personal success in their journey to becoming contributing members of our society. VPS will work with our parents and community to create a safe and nurturing environment for our students where each student’s academic, emotional, physical, and social needs can be met. Community partnerships will also be fostered and developed to help students learn about potential careers and post-secondary educational opportunities to help students successfully transition from high school. This will be accomplished through the policies established in the Valley Pathways School Compact which is located at the link below.
Title I Presentation
Valley Pathways School Title I Presentation link:
Alaska State Report Card to the Public
Recently the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) released the 2017-2018 Report Cards to the Public for each school district and school in Alaska. This new user-friendly website aims to provide families with clear, common information about all public schools and districts in our State. These report cards to the public contain data and information about academics, school environment, teacher quality, and more.
To view a 2017-2018 school or district report card to the public, go to education.alaska.gov/reportcardtothepublic. Once there, you will be able to select which school or district report card to the public you wish to view. If you are unable to access the report cards to the public online, please contact your student’s school.
We know that the report card to the public is just one of many ways you will engage with us at Valley Pathways. We look forward to sharing our school’s successes with you, and working together to make our school better every day. In particular, we are proud that at
Valley Pathways the report card to the public shows us doing well.
We hope you will closely follow your student’s academic progress and work with his or her teacher(s) to help ensure academic success. Working together as a team, we can improve not only how well our students are performing individually, but how our school and district is performing as a whole. There is nothing more important to administrators and teachers at Valley Pathways than ensuring that students are ready for the next step in their academic career. We look forward to partnering with you.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our school or district report card to the public, please don’t hesitate to contact us.