Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year.
What should have been a smooth opening of school was instead a minor disaster. Identification of SLOs classes was confused and numerous pre-assessments were late arriving at schools as were the needed translations of pretests for ENL students. The same pages that were missing from the Algebra 2 pre-assessment last year were missing once again. Components of Wonders, the new elementary reading program, were not available, putting students and teachers at a disadvantage from day one.
Unfortunately our East Ramapo teachers are used to events such as these which should have been avoided by central administration’s oversight and timely preparation and organization by the administration staff charged with these responsibilities.
As professionals you are skillful and experienced at working through such obstacles. You always manage to find ways to provide your students with the best educational opportunities possible in spite of the handicaps. Be assured that ERTA has been documenting and highlighting the problems and pressing administration for improvement in the future.
Wishing you much success, and a great school year.
Alan Tesher, President