Principal: Drew Frank
Office Manager: Margaret Iverson
Grade Levels: K-5
1200 NW Upas Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Hi McCall Families!
This is a reminder to fill out the short family survey that was referenced on Friday. We need to hear from you. At the beginning of the year, parents chose one of two options for their student’s instruction this year: 1. Full-Time Online Option (for parents who did not want their child to be part of onsite instruction during the school year). 2. On-Site Option (which includes Distance Learning if needed — and informed by state guidelines). As we prepare to shift toward in-person/onsite instruction, we would like ALL families to indicate their choice again by completing a survey for each of their students. ● K-5: Please access the appropriate link below and complete the survey by Tuesday, Jan. 12.
○ Use this form for K-5 students currently in Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) . Your child is currently in the CDL model
○ Use this form for K-5 students currently enrolled in the Full-Time Online option (FTO)
The proposed bond measure is estimated not to increase the current tax rate. Redmond School District will upgrade and update all of our schools to provide healthy, safe, and secure campuses that are modern and efficient. The district will expand the student capacity and prepare for future growth by building 6 additional classrooms at both Vern Patrick Elementary School and Tom McCall Elementary School.
Dear Parent or Guardian of a K-5 Student:
Thank you for partnering with us as we navigate Distance Learning for All, together. Our partnership is critical to the ongoing success of student learning while navigating COVID-19 challenges and focusing on family wellness.
Our Distance Learning for All model adjusts the way in which we report student progress. While our priorities center on care and connection with our students and families and focusing on students’ needs, we are also committed to being flexible, allowing for multiple modes of student engagement, participation, and responses to acknowledge all students’ efforts.
Oregon’s Distance Learning for All guidelines require schools to issue end-of-year report cards that use PASS / INCOMPLETE marks vs. the 1-4 grades you are familiar with on our regular elementary report cards. This means teachers may not be scoring assignments in the manner in which you are accustomed. Instead, teachers will focus on engaging in meaningful feedback and recognizing students’ efforts, as they continue to monitor participation and engagement, and will communicate progress through email, phone calls or two-way video chats.
The uncertainty around learning (both during school closure and in the future) has prompted some of you to reach out with questions about whether or not your child will be (or should be) retained or promoted next year. Guidance from the Department of Education is clear on this issue, “student promotion to the next grade level shall not be based on performance during the period of school closure; no child shall be held back or retained due to any impacts of extended school closure.” We know that learning for all students will be impacted as a result of school closure. As school resumes, we will take steps to accurately assess student knowledge and skill level, and to use that information to inform instructional focus for the school year to accommodate the needs of all students.
For your review, we have included an Oregon Department of Education document entitled, Supporting Our Students in Grades K-8 Summary Document, a summary, detailing ways in which districts are supporting their local school communities. And finally, should you have questions regarding grading practices during Distance Learning for All, then please reach out to your child’s teacher or principal. In the meantime, we thank you for partnering with us to support your child!
Estimado padres o tutores de estudiantes de K-5:
Gracias por asociarse con nosotros mientras navegamos juntos El aprendizaje a distancia para todos. Nuestra asociación es fundamental para el éxito continuo del aprendizaje de los estudiantes mientras navegamos por los desafíos de COVID-19 y nos enfocamos en el bienestar familiar.
Nuestro modelo de aprendizaje a distancia para todos ajusta la forma en que informamos el progreso de los estudiantes. Si bien nuestras prioridades se centran en el cuidado y la conexión con nuestros estudiantes y sus familias, y nos centramos en las necesidades de los estudiantes, también estamos comprometidos a ser flexibles, permitiendo múltiples modos de participación, y respuestas de los estudiantes para así reconocer los esfuerzos de todos los y las estudiantes.
Las pautas de Aprendizaje a distancia para todos de Oregon requieren que las escuelas emitan boletas de calificaciones de fin de año que utilicen las calificaciones Aprobado / Incompleto (PASS / INCOMPLETE) en vez de las calificaciones para los grados 1-4 con las que usted está ya familiarizado y que son las que enviamos en el informe regular de notas de primaria. Esto significa que los maestros y maestras pueden no estar calificando tareas de la manera en que usted está acostumbrado/a. En cambio, los maestros y maestras se centrarán la participación con comentarios significativos y reconocer los esfuerzos de los estudiantes, a medida que continuarán monitoreando la participación y el compromiso. Comunicarán este progreso a través de correo electrónico, llamadas telefónicas o chats de video bidireccionales.
La incertidumbre sobre el aprendizaje (tanto durante el cierre de la escuela como en el futuro) ha llevado a algunos de ustedes a preguntarnos sobre si su hijo o hija será (o debería ser) retenido o promovido el próximo año. La orientación del Departamento de Educación es clara sobre este tema, “la promoción de los y las estudiantes al siguiente nivel de grado no se basará en el rendimiento durante el período de cierre de la escuela; ningún/a niño/a será atrasado/a o retenido/a debido a los impactos del cierre prolongado de la escuela “. Sabemos que el aprendizaje para todos los y las estudiantes se verá afectado como resultado del cierre de la escuela. A medida que se reanude la escuela, tomaremos medidas para evaluar con precisión el conocimiento de los y las estudiantes y su nivel de habilidades. Usaremos esta información
para así diseñar un enfoque de instrucción para el año escolar que satisfaga las necesidades de todos los estudiantes.
Para su revisión, hemos incluido un resumen (en inglés) del documento del Departamento de Educación de Oregón titulado Apoyando a nuestros estudiantes en los grados K-8, que detalla las formas en que los distritos están apoyando a sus comunidades escolares locales. Finalmente, si tiene preguntas sobre las prácticas de calificación durante el Aprendizaje a distancia para todos, comuníquese con el maestro/a o el o la directora de su hijo/a. Mientras tanto, ¡le agradecemos por asociarse con nosotros para apoyar a su hijo/a!
Home of the Mustangs
Drew Frank has been the principal at Tom McCall Since September 2011. Prior to coming to McCall, Mr. Frank worked as the Students Services Director at Buckingham Elementary. This position is a kin to an assistant principal. Before beginning his administrative career, Mr. Frank was a classroom teacher for 10 years in Bend.
Mr. Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pitzer College, in Southern California. It was there that he played basketball for the college as well as solidified his desire to be part of the educational system of our country. Having grown up as the son of two educators, you could say, “teaching is in his blood.” If you ask Mr. Frank if he is a Duck or a Beaver; he’ll proudly say the Beavs!
Mr. Frank has an incredible wife who is a nurse in the Bend School District and two kids, one in college and one in high school. He loves to spend time with his family in the great outdoors. They love to camp, swim, play tennis and be active together. Mr. Frank is proud to be the principal of our school and he loves working with the staff, students, and families to make McCall the best it can be.
MID OREGON CREDIT UNION – EDUCATION
On Thursday, 1/14, Mid Oregon is hosting a webinar called “Parenting in A Digital World”.
It will be for about an hour starting at noon. Details:
- Presented by special guest speaker, Ryan Comingdeer, Chief Technology Officer at Five Talent an Effectual Company (and parent of five girls). This workshop will address how parents can keep their kids safe in the digital world. We will review how to discuss online security with your child, the best practices to implement security, tools to lock down your environment and how to best monitor your household activity. You will leave with an understanding of next steps and how to protect your family from spiritual, physical and emotional attacks.
- To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6073460750385889803
- To see all upcoming Mid Oregon financial workshops: https://www.midoregon.com/education/financial-workshops.shtml
Throughout the Year, the High Desert Museum is presenting “Wonder Wednesdays”. Mid Oregon is sponsoring this opportunity for adult parents and caregivers to receive $5 admission on Wednesdays (except not on school holidays). Details:
- To provide engaging activities for Central Oregon students during the COVID-19 pandemic through the 2020-21 school year, parents and/or caregivers visiting the Museum on Wednesdays with pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade children who attend school in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties will receive a reduced admission price of $5 per person!
- Timed tickets are recommended, as the museum has restrictions on admission due to COVID-19 protocols. For details and to get tickets, visit https://highdesertmuseum.org/wonder-wednesdays/.
- For a flyer about the event, click https://www.midoregon.com/community/High_Desert_Museum_Wonder_Wednesdays_2020-2021.pdf.
News & Information
Tom McCall Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Connection (PTC) strives to support the excellent teachers and staff and foster the educational development of students.
Our annual fundraiser, the Tom McCall Mustang Fun Run, allows students the opportunity to get outside and get moving while raising funds to support the school. We host several family-oriented events throughout the school year, as well.
These efforts allow the Tom McCall PTC to assist educators in purchasing materials and equipment that may otherwise be unattainable throughout the school.
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