JRMS School Vision
James Rutter Middle School students and staff are respectful, responsible, and resilient. Our school celebrates creativity and diverse cultures and stakeholders are invested and take pride in our community. At JRMS, students are cared for, feel safe, and have a desire to attend. We continually work towards achieving excellence and we have a collaborative, motivating, and engaging environment dedicated to the success of all students.
Click on the image below for the Bell Schedules!
Word of the Week
Illustrate – v., to make an idea clearer by giving examples, to be an example to show that something is true, to place pictures (illustrations) in a book or article. “These pictures illustrate some of the ways that rocks are formed. (To download a printable copy of the current Word of the Week, click on the word itself.)
This Week @ JRMS
Monday -- Minimum Day Schedule. Classes end at 1:15pm.
Tuesday -- Minimum Day Schedule. Classes end at 1:15pm.
Wednesday -- Minimum Day Schedule. Classes end at 1:15pm.
Thursday -- Regular Schedule.
Friday -- Regular Schedule.
Click HERE to view the detailed daily schedule.
This is the first week of CBAC Testing.
April 8, 2015
In a few weeks, your child will be participating in the Spring 2015 administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). After 2014’s successful field test of the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) computer-based assessments in English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics, EGUSD is ready to administer these new tests.
CAASPP test results provide valuable information about student academic progress. It is extremely important that students do their best when taking these tests. Parents can play an important role in preparing their child to take the CAASPP tests. To reduce anxieties or fears about these tests, reassure your student that the test results will help them understand what concepts they have mastered and those that they still need to learn. On the night before a testing day, make sure your child gets a good night’s rest, eats a healthy breakfast, and attends school.
Last year, California students participated in a field test of the SBAC ELA and mathematics computer-based assessments—the purpose of the field test was to “test the tests” and so student scores were not generated. This year, all students will receive scores for these assessments. EGUSD will use CAASPP scores in a variety of different ways. These scores will allow teachers to chart your child’s progress over the years and are essential tools in helping your student reach their highest academic potential. At the district level, CAASPP scores will be vital in helping administrators track our school’s overall performance. At the state and national levels, state and federal education experts will use CAASPP scores to monitor the overall excellence of the district.
New this year, students with disabilities who previously took the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) will participate instead in a field test of the new Alternate Assessment in ELA and mathematics. Like the CAASPP ELA and mathematics assessments, the Alternate Assessments will be aligned to the common core, so students will continue to be assessed on the standards that are being taught in their classrooms. Students will not receive scores for the Alternate Assessment field test in 2015.
Pursuant to California Education Code 60615, parents may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of CAASPP.
The CAASPP Program includes the following tests that students at our school are to take on the dates listed:
Read this letter in ENGLISH
Common Core Information
There is a survey which is an important part of the Common Core process. Parents may access this survey, in their own language, by going to this link.
CELLPHONES AT JRMS
Students are not allowed to use cell phones while on campus. Phones must be turned off before coming on campus (no silent or vibrate!) and may not be turned on until after school gets out (after the final bell). Acaletes students may not to turn their phones on during the extended day.
Any phones that are used or which ring during the school day (or the extended school day) will be confiscated. This includes phones that fall out of your pocket in class. After the second infraction of this JRMS Rule, your parents must come to school to get your phone!
How to enter our parking lot
Please refer to the picture of our parking lot entrance below. Our parking lot entrance has two lanes. ONLY the right lane is for dropping off students. The left lane is for proceeding to the parking area to park your car.
If you are just dropping your student off at school, please use the right lane.
This Week At JRMS!
Click HERE for the April Student Activities Calendar.
School Site Council
The next JRMS School Site Council meeting will be Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Here is the agenda.