RSD 10 has utilized standards-based report cards in Grades K through 6, and a hybrid standards-based with traditional letter-grades in grades 7 and 8.
A standards-based report card has been in effect since 2013 and was a collaborative effort among our teachers, parents, coordinators and administrators who served on the district's Mastery Based Learning Committee. Our report card captures more detailed information regarding your child’s progress towards grade level goals. This format better informs you of your child’s progress to date on the skills he/she is expected to master by the end of their grade-level. Our instructional focus is on both high expectations and student growth in all areas of their development, and as such, is reflected in our reporting of standards, skills, and capacities as a continuum of mastery.
Please visit your child's school webpage for additional guidance on understanding and accessing your child's report card.
Our teachers, media specialists, coordinators, administrators, and instructional technology staff have collaborated to provide a set of resources that our students can look forward to accessing during the summer months. We strongly encourage offline experiences and learning opportunities during the summer. Striking a balance with our digital lives is important and we teach into this as part of our Media Literacy classes as early as Kindergarten. If you are interested in online content, we have curated the following online resources so that students and families are not overwhelmed, but instead, excited to engage in the learning through these links. We have attempted to offer a balance of familiar content and new access. We offer multiple degrees of challenge and interest through varied, diverse content to engage and inspire both curiosity and critical thinking. We recommend that students in grades 4, 5, and 9 (transition years) look to the offerings one grade-level up or below so they may find an extended range of content to meet their needs.
We wholeheartedly support summer reading in all its forms and it is the number one recommendation from our team! Please explore the suggestions here that include multiple access points to books.
Region 10 Public Schools is committed to the social, emotional, and academic development of students.
Region 10 also recognizes that building the capacity of adults to model social and emotional skills
(SEL) is central to teacher and leader excellence. Region 10 uses the CASEL framework to inform its social
and emotional programming in alignment with the district's strategic plan.
CASEL defines SEL as the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge,
skills, and attitudes, to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, and achieve personal and collective goals,
feel, and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible
and caring decisions (CASEL, 2020).
There are five competencies that CASEL has identified to promote social and emotional development.
Region 10 uses these five competencies in its social and emotional learning:
- Adult learning
- Responsible decision making
- Relationship skills
- Social awareness
Benefits of SEL
Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., Dymnicki, A. B., Taylor, R. D. & Schellinger, K. B. (2011),
The impact of enhancing students’ social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis
of school-based universal interventions. Child Development, 82: 405–432.
Taylor RD, Oberle E, Durlak JA, Weissberg RP. Promoting Positive Youth Development Through
School-Based Social and Emotional Learning Interventions: A Meta-Analysis of Follow-Up
Effects. Child Dev. 2017 Jul;88(4):1156-1171. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12864. PMID: 28685826.