OPHIR ELEMENTARY STEAM ACADEMY (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/ASL, Mathematics) is offered  to enhance the LUSD Core Curriculum!  Ophir is a wonderful place where kids can still be kids while receiving an excellent education!!!

Principal's Corner

Dear Ophir STEAM Academy Parents and Guardians,
Each spring, students participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), which is California’s statewide testing system. The English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science (CAST) tests provide information for teachers, parents/guardians, and students about students’ progress and readiness for college and careers. Students in grades three through eight participate in the online ELA and Mathematics testing. Students in grades five and eight will also participate in online science test (CAST).
As testing approaches, here are some ways to help support your child at home: 
·         Encourage your child to get plenty of sleep each night
·         Provide a healthy breakfast each morning
·         Ensure that your child is present during testing and arrives at school on time
·         Give positive encouragement and remind your child to do his or her best
The school testing window will run from April 16th through May 4th.  The testing blocks will take place between 8:45 am and 11:59 am. Please schedule appointments around these dates and times so that students may be present for testing.
We want to invite all community members to the inaugural MandaRIDE in Northern California’s beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills on Saturday, April 28, 2018. These family friendly 12 mile and 30 mile bicycle rides are hosted by the Loomis Basin Education Foundation. There is even a guided children’s ride for a day filled with family fun! All proceeds go directly back to the local schools in the Loomis Union School District. For more information and to register for this amazing event please refer to www.mandaRIDE.com. We hope to see everyone there!
Spring Pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th. Please check for the order forms, which went home this week.
As a reminder, Monday, April 23rd is a minimum day. Students will be released at 12:05 pm.
Thank you and have a great weekend
Kevin Roche
Ophir STEAM Academy
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