Titans Bulletin from Mr. DeJesus
March 11, 2022
Dear Cedar Hill ES Community,
Wow, the time is moving along rapidly. We have three weeks before the students and staff go on their Spring Break. The teachers have diligently provided engaging and rigorous lessons to deliver the AKS curriculum standards. I want to thank those parents who met with their child’s teacher during Parent-Teacher conference week. The best way to help a child achieve in school is with parents and teachers working together. So, thank you for your support.
In April, our students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will participate in the Georgia Milestones Assessments (GMAS). Grades 3 and 4 will take the GMAS in Math and English/Language Arts Language, and the 5th graders will also take the Science test. Those students who attend school digitally can also participate in the GMAS. Please see the elementary school GMAS schedule below.
In preparation for these critical assessments, we have created student study guides with examples of similar questions the students will see. These questions come straight from the Georgia Department of Education, and these study guides can be found at https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/EOG-Study-Resource-Guides.aspx. Our teachers will assign a new set of study guides every few weeks to their students up until the actual testing dates. We ask parents to please encourage their children to work on their practice guides and follow up with their teacher on any questions they may not understand.
As you know, GCPS changed the COVID-19 mitigation measures of mandatory wearing of masks to the level of strongly recommended wearing of masks. With these changes, we are opening the doors for parents to conduct business at the front office. Teachers have the option of conducting any parent-teacher conference in person or virtually. We were glad to welcome our parents this morning for our March Terrific Titans celebration. It was great to see those smiles and hear those applauses for the children. Unfortunately, we will not be able to welcome parents back into the cafeteria for lunch for the rest of the year. We hope to be able to provide that service next school year.
In addition, please note that each year, to help improve our schools, Gwinnett County Public Schools collects feedback from our families, students, and staff members about their school experience. This year, the school district is giving Educational Effectiveness Surveys (EES) to get feedback on nine characteristics of high-performing schools. The window
for the parent survey will be from March 14-April 2, and the survey will be conducted through the Parent Portal. Also, the students will participate in the survey from March 23-April 20, and only students in grades 4-8 will participate.
Mark your calendars:
March 22: Digital Learning Day #6
March 25: Hat Day (Pay $1 to wear your favorite Hat. Funds support our school’s PTA)
March 28: Spring Individual and Group Picture Day
March 31: GMAS Kickoff Party for students in Grades 3-5, after school from 3:15 – 5:30 pm
April 4-8: Spring Break (Students enjoy a week off from school)
Once again, thank you for your support. We ask that you continue to visit our website often, as this will be one of the best sources of information. You can access Cedar Hill’s website from the school system’s homepage: https://www.gcpsk12.org/CedarHillES. If you need assistance in Spanish, we do offer interpretation services.
Jose M. DeJesus
Dr. Jose M. DeJesus