Secondary Principal’s Blog

January 15 2021, Update

Christina Powers, Secondary School Principal

Dear Parents, 

Our transition days have been a huge success. On average, we have close to 70% of our students attend our transitional days.  It was wonderful having students on campus with their positive energy and happy sounds.

 Some of my favorite quotes are from this week are: 

“Today was the day all my worries went away.”

“It was fun. I got to talk to people in real life while staying safe. I really enjoyed it, and I hope it keeps going on like this.”

“Today was the best day since the school closed.” 

Needless to say, the feedback was very positive. As with everything we do, student input was taken and considered when creating next week’s transition schedule. As a result of their suggestions, students who attend the transition session will note a slight adjustment to their routine such as additional breaks.  It should take a great day and make it even better.  

As for next week’s transition days, we have added our High School Students to the rotation.  Now that the transition days have begun for secondary students, the afternoons will be dedicated to supporting students in their learning, assisting with projects or tasks as needed. Students can schedule a face to face meeting with teachers in the afternoon from 1:00-3:00 PM. Designed meeting times for subjects will no longer be scheduled by the office. 

 The start and end times will remain the same for secondary students. 

We look forward to another great week of transition days. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the secondary office at

MAP Testing

At the beginning of February, we will be MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing in the Secondary School (Grades 6-9). MAP assessments in Reading, Language, and Mathematics are online adaptive assessments that provide useful data in developing a fair and accurate assessment of a student’s academic achievement and growth.

To ensure a fair and accurate assessment of a student’s academic growth and achievement, teachers combine MAP assessment data with all other student data that they have collected in the classroom. This combination of data informs teacher instruction in meeting the needs of each child. 

More details will follow soon about why and how the students will be taking the tests in such a unique year.