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Breakfast and Lunch Menu - April 2016
Newsletter - April 2016
Board of Directors Agenda - March 22, 2016
Next PTP Meeting - April 12, 2016
Academic Calendar - 2015-2016
Academic Calendar - 2016-2017
Upcoming Event Dates
April 7 - Safety Committee Meeting, 3PM
April 12 - PTP Meeting, 3PM
April 15 - Jump-and-Jog-a-Thon
April 15 - Electives Day
April 22 - Earth Day
April 22 - Sacramento Zoo field trip (Ball/Stearns)
April 29 - The Great Egg Drop
April 29, 30 - Alice in Wonderland musical, 7PM
May 2 thru 6 - Shady Creek Outdoor Camp (DJ)
May 6 - Assembly at 8:30AM
May 6 - Sock Hop
2016/17 School Year - Calendar Approved
The FRCS Board of Directors have set the calendar for the 2016/17 school year. Click here to see the calendar. Please remember to plan your vacation schedule around school days to maximize your student's attendance. Every day in school counts for both your student and the school.
Common Core - What does it mean?
There has been a lot of talk about Common Core State Standards and Common Core curriculum over the last year or so.There has been a lot of talk about Common Core State Standards and Common Core Curriculum over the last year or so. What does that mean for our families and students?
The Common Core Standards have currently been adopted by forty-five states. These standards help set clear and consistent expectations for students, parents, and teachers, regardless of where students may live. FRCS families will see some changes this year and next in response to our implementation of the new standards. The changes will not be dramatic as much of our curriculum was designed using materials and resources from states at the forefront of this change in education.
In a nutshell, the focus on the new standards is to increase the depth of student learning. Rather than rote learning or memorization, students will learn, and teach to others, the how and why behind the concepts through exploration and hands-on opportunities. This depth of knowledge will then be tested by a new computer-based, adaptive standardized test rather than the old, fill-in-the-bubble STAR standardized test.
For more information on Common Core, check out these useful links: