Hello Parents the district is offering free vaccines to students ages 12-17 who are accompanied by their parent or guardian at the HS location. This is not a requirement from the district but just an opportunity for those who wish to vaccinate their children. Forms will be available at the site as well.
September 15, 2021
There has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in two students that attended school during the week of September 13th. The Macomb County Health Department (MCHD) and Lincoln Middle School have conducted a contact investigation. If you or your child were identified as a close contact, you would have already received notification from building administration. We will continue to keep you informed. If you have not been contacted, you child was not considered as being in close contact according to current MCHD guidelines and you or the child does not need to quarantine or be tested.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) and unmasked. Illness begins 2 to 14 days after a person is exposed. As you know we have implemented wearing mask in the building and the students are doing a great job following the rule.
We are asking you to monitor your child's health before sending them to school each day. If they have any of following symptoms: fever (check your child’s temperature twice a day), cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny or stuffy nose, loss of taste or smell, and abdominal pain. If any of these symptoms develop, please error on safety and keep them home, consult your healthcare provider, and have your child tested for COVID-19.
If you have questions, feel free to contact us here at the school. Additionally, you can contact the Macomb County Health Department Communicable Disease Program at (586) 783-8190.
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Van Dyke Public Schools has a universal screening program for students in grades six through ten. A universal screening is a test or a battery of tests that every student in the school takes in each fall, winter, and spring. The results of the test are used to identify students who need extra help with reading and math
The two assessments Van Dyke is using are the Measures of Academic Progress, published by the Northwest Educational Association (NWEA) and the Scholastic Reading Inventory, published by Scholastic Reading. The Measures of Academic Progress and the Scholastic Reading Inventory both measure reading. The results, however, are reported in different formats and therefore are not comparable. Neither test has a grade equivalent assigned to the score.
Measures of Academic Progress Scores are reported as a Raush Unit or RIT and the longer version provides five data points. For example, the reading score includes a total RIT and then scores for Word Recognition, Narrative Text, Informational Text and Comprehension. The NWEA Measures of Academic Progress tests are more comprehensive than the Scholastic Reading Inventory and allow teachers to determine where students are experiencing difficulties so they can tailor their instructional program to better fit the needs of their individual students. More information regarding the Measures of Academic Progress at NWEA.
The Scholastic Reading Inventory provides only one data point which is reported as a LEXILE level. There are two kinds of LEXILE levels; one for books and one for students. The Scholastic Reading Inventory scores are used to match books to students’ ability levels, not their grade level. LEXILE formulas are own by MetaMetric. More information about LEXILE levels.
Students often experience variances in their ability to read based on the type of book they are reading. Student test results can vary as well. We are looking at student performance on a number of tests over a period of time. A test score is a snapshot of a student’s performance on one day in time. We will gather many snapshots over the course of students’ middle and high school career. While scores from the last test event are important, what’s more important are the scores students receive the next time they take the test. We are looking for growth over time. The scores from these tests and other assessments will be used to select the types of instructional programs and courses students need to be successful.