2016 State and District Report Cards

The State of Oregon annually produces a report card for each public school and school district. The report cards include information on student test scores, school staff, attendance and other factors. Creswell report cards are linked below and  available online through the Oregon Department of Education website.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact your child’s principal. Working together, we can all prepare our students for success.

2017 Smarter Balanced Assessment Information

Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Rather than multiple-choice questions, today’s tests ask students to explain their reasoning and, often, write out their answers. The new assessments measure more complex skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving so that schools and parents can assess whether children are on-track to graduate high school ready for college or a career. (College and Career Ready Standards FAQ)

Students will take the state tests again this coming spring. While the tests in English Language Arts and Math cannot tell us everything about your child’s academic progress, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement in those subject areas. The tests help Creswell School District get a more complete and accurate picture of how all Creswell students are performing, as we assess curriculum, review instructional strategies, distribute resources, and continue to improve our educational system. (Assessment Infographic, English and Spanish)

Creswell School District has always had a high participation rate on state assessments as both parents and staff have found value in this “point-in-time” check on the progress of our students and our educational system. However, parents in Oregon have the option to opt their children out of the state assessments. This Oregon Department of Education form (English and Spanish) and further information explains how you can opt your child(ren) out of state assessments this spring. Should you wish to opt your child out, please read the information carefully then print, complete, and return the form to our school’s main office by February 1st, 2017.

If you have any questions feel free to contact your student’s principal.

On the Case at Creslane Elementary

A need for iPad covers was recently fulfilled with a generous donation from Dr. Jared Wilson and Core Strength Chiropractic.

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Kindergarten Teacher Cheryl Clancey shakes hands with Dr. Jared Wilson upon receiving 32 iPad covers.

Thank you!

Creslane Elementary’s kindergarten classes use their iPads daily.   A need was quickly developing with each daily use.  To keep the iPads safe and ready for multiple little hands to use, new kid friendly covers or cases were needed.  That’s where Dr. Wilson and Core Strength Chiropractic came to the rescue.

“He donated 32 ipad covers ($400 value!) for the kindergarten classes! They are shock-proof and have a handle. We are quite excited and appreciative!– KG Teacher Cheryl Clancey

The Weather… Can Be Tricky Sometimes. So Stay Informed.

Winter is here. Be prepared and stay informed.

wintry-mixWhen the weather turns and weather predictions become dire we are often asked, “Is Creswell on a regular schedule?”

When adverse weather conditions effect Creswell School District’s scheduled school day the district will:

Interested in subscribing to the FlashAlert system?  

With the FlashAlert service you can receive notifications anywhere text messages or emails can be received.

Stay informed by subscribing to our FlashAlert Notification System.

When Creswell School District notifies the system that the school is closed or the “snow/ice bus routes” are in effect, FlashAlert will send you an alert via an email and/or a text message.

Be sure to sign-up today for email and/or text messaging alerts on the FlashAlert system.