October 16, 2017
On behalf of the C.F. Rowley faculty, staff, and administration, I would like to invite you to attend our first quarter report card conference night. This event will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2016 from 3 :30 – 7 :00 om at C.F. Rowley. This is an opportunity for all parents and guardians to meet with their student’s teachers and to discuss their child’s strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.
If a student has not paid the instructional fee for this school year ($15 for grades 6-8 ; $25 for grades 9-12), that fee will need to be paid in order for a parent or guardian to receive the report card. Rowley provides all the binders, notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, and art supplies to all the students as a courtesy to parents. The instructional fee provides the funds for these supplies. Instructional fees can be paid with cash, check, cashier’s check or money order. Fees can also be paid in person from 7 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.
We hope that you will join us for this opportunity to meet the teachers in person and to hear all the positive progress that your child is making this school year. Please mark your calendars for October 24 from 3 :30 – 7 :00 pm. We look forward to seeing you and to share in this collaboration for your child’s success.
C.F. Rowley School
As I reflect on the 2016 – 2017 school year, it is apparent that we embraced the district motto for the year, “PICTURE the POSSIBILITIES,” and realized great successes at Rowley.
Our middle schoolers, when challenged, met the requirements to transition to the next grade by realizing success on the district benchmarks. The majority of our ninth graders met the credit requirements to transition to the tenth grade. A solid percentage of our high schoolers passed the EOCs to meet the state requirements for a high school diploma. 100% of our twelfth graders met the requirements for a high school diploma through instruction, online credit recovery, and online credit attainment; as did a number of eleventh graders who accomplished that goal to become seniors within three years. We pictured the possibilities and it happened.
We received a grant that enabled us to offer after-school tutoring twice a week; provide bus transportation following tutoring; and, to offer additional school-based opportunities for PLC collaboration. We revamped a schedule that had been in place for 10 years which allowed for a common planning period for middle school teachers (thus extending opportunities for team collaboration); an enrichment period for middle schoolers during which we were able to provide art enrichment and life skills education through community partnerships; an extra class period for the implementation of a school-based Social Skills curriculum; and, a different bell schedule for middle school and high school. We also transitioned from a point card system to a daily tracker for each student and increased communication with parents via the Student Success Planner. We enhanced our high school program with the addition of a Jumpstart credentialing class and we also implemented WorkKeys as an added assessment tool to assist our high schoolers with college admissions.
We are very proud of the innovations and additions we brought to fruition during the school year, just as we are proud of our school and district efforts towards receiving accreditation through Advanc Ed. It has been a busy and successful school year at Rowley and, just as we “Pictured the Possibilities” for 2016 – 2017, we are prepared to go “Beyond the Expected” for the 2017 – 2018 school year.
Have a safe and happy summer!
Your partner in education,
C.F. Rowley Alternative School