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November Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians - 

Last month we had students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade complete the Panorama survey. This survey is intended to provide information on school climate and the social and emotional well being of students. We have conducted the Panorama survey with students and staff for several years, but this is the first year we are administering the survey in the fall and the spring for students in the upper grades. 

Overall we had very positive results with growth in every area. In particular, students scored in the 80-99th percentile, when compared to other students nationally, for Self-Management, a Sense of Belonging, and having a Growth Mindset. 

Students also rated above average for Social Awareness which includes items like being able to solve an argument and appreciating the feelings of others. 

Two areas where students rated in the 40-59th percentile were in Self-Efficacy and Emotional Regulation. Self-Efficacy includes the ability to solve challenging problems and Emotional Regulation has to do with staying calm when frustrated and changing a negative mood to make things more positive. 

While we are encouraged to see growth in every area, we will be paying extra attention to those key aspects of Self-Efficacy and Emotional Regulation. Some of the ways we are focusing on the social and emotional well-being of students include conducting morning meetings and engaging students in our Second Step social and emotional curriculum on a weekly basis at every grade level. We also will be checking in with students who rated themselves very low in these areas periodically to ensure they are making growth during the school year. 

At Coyote Ridge Elementary, we understand the importance of attending to the social and emotional needs of our students to assure they feel like an important part of our school community. We also know that it is important for everyone to work together to help ensure each child at our school develops into a resilient and confident individual. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Mike