Reeths-Puffer Elementary

2014-2015 Annual Education Report

 

April 7, 2016

 

 

Dear Parents and Community Members:

 

I am pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for Reeths-Puffer Elementary School.  The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws.  The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality.  If you have any questions about the AER, please contact me for assistance.

 

The AER is available for you to review here electronically or you may review a copy from my office.

 

Reeths-Puffer Elementary students perform well in the area of reading, rating slightly ahead of the state average for English Language Arts.  Our students struggled in the area of math, rating slightly below the state average.  Curriculum improvements have been significant, aligning with the rigorous Common Core State Standards.  Teachers have been engaged in many hours of professional development to prepare for delivering this new curriculum.  Through a multi-tiered approach, struggling students are being identified early and engaged in appropriate interventions.  These interventions are targeted opportunities for all students.  Student are re-taught during this time, the instructional focus is their identified academic deficit area.

 

State law requires that we also report additional information. 

  1. PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL
    Residents outside Reeths-Puffer Schools’ attendance area may apply to enroll in the District.  Parents obtain a Schools of Choice application from the Superintendent’s Office and return it by the Friday before Memorial Day.  When considering student assignments, students are placed based on available space and the best placement to meet their individual needs.  We accept students at all grades in all programs.
     
  2. THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
    The School Improvement Plan is current and was submitted on time to the Michigan Department of Education.  You may view the plan by clicking on the link to the right.
     
  3. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH SPECIALIZED SCHOOL
    There are no specialized schools affiliated with Reeths-Puffer Elementary.
     
  4. IDENTIFY HOW TO ACCESS A COPY OF THE CORE CURRICULUM, A DESCRIPTION OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION, AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE VARIANCES FROM THE STATE’S MODEL
    Please click on the link to the right for complete information on our Core Curriculum.
     
  5. THE AGGREGATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS FOR ANY LOCAL COMPETENCY TESTS OR NATIONALLY NORMED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS
    Click on the link to the right to view the Annual Education Data Report.
     
  6. IDENTIFY THE NUMBER AND PERCENT OF STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
    Conference attendance at Reeths-Puffer Elementary is high.  For the 2014-15 school year 438 or 97% of parents attended Parent/Teacher Conferences.  For the 2013-14 school year 445 or 96% were in attendance.  We look forward to working with our students, parents and community members collaboratively for the success of all children.

 

Our mission statement is Respect, Pride, Effort, and Learn.  Our school-wide Positive Behavior System is based around our Mission Statement.  We are excited about the potential the 2015-2016 school year has for our students.  RPEL staff are pleased to be serving the students and parents of our school and look forward to another successful school year.  You may contact our office at (231) 744-4777, at any time.

 

Sincerely,

 

Pauls sig

Paul Klimsza

Principal, Reeths-Puffer Elementary