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SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT CONSORTIUM (SBAC): PLEASE MARK YOURCALENDARS (3rd-5thGrade) Monday, April 15th- Friday, May 10th. Please look for specific schedules for your child in grades 3-5, to be shared from your classroom teachers. We ask that you do all you can to have your children attend school on those days and times. Testing with the class at the scheduled times, allows for an optimal environment. If you need to take your child to any appointments, please arrange them around these times. Of course, if children are sick, they should be kept home and can take the make-up test at a later date.
For the day-to-day routines, a few tips for parents. Students should...
■ Be at school every day. Please. Make up tests are difficult for everyone.
■ Be on time. Testing sessions are usually in the morning and often, shortly after school gets underway. Time to get settled into the classroom before testing begins each day, will help students relax.
■ Be rested and fed. Make sure that students have a good night's sleep and enough breakfast to sustain them. This is always important. Do not, however, think that your child should load up on a big breakfast for testing, when a lighter meal is their usual routine.
■ Be encouraged to do their best and relax. The best state of mind for learning and for testing is what researchers refer to as "relaxed alertness" - not stressed, not too casual – awake, but not alarmed or anxious.
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Albany High School is Now Accepting Interdistrict Transfer Applications for a limited number of 9th and 11th grade students for the 2019-20 school year! (click for link)

To obtain an interdistrict permit, please visit your district of residence for their specific interdistrict permit.  Your district of residence will need to approve the permit before it can be submitted to AUSD. Once we have received your permit, your student will be added to the AUSD waitlist. We will notify high school families before the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
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Per Board Policy, parents/guardians of students who are Albany residents, are required to verify their Albany address each school year (AR 5111.1). This year, address, verification will be April 1, 2019 – June 29, 2019. Your time is valuable and we encourage you to complete the address verification via email or through our new address verification website. The piloted website is also mobile phone friendly. Walk-ins to the district's Enrollment Center, located at 1200 Solano Ave, are also welcome. For instructions on how to complete your residency verification, please visit our website CLICK ABOVE on ANNUAL RESIDENCY VERIFICATION FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
We encourage parents/guardians to follow the schedule below; however, we will accept your residency verification documents at any time between April 1st to September 11th. Last Names Beginning with the Letters: A-H (April 2 - April 30), I-P (May 1 - May 31), and Q-Z (June 1 - June 29).
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SPRING BREAK: April 8th- 12th is AUSD Spring Vacation Week. There will be no
school during the week of April 8th, as teachers and students take a well deserved break. Have a safe and fun spring break. Friday, April 5th, is a regular schedule day.
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MOONLIGHT AUCTION -- TOMORROW NIGHT! Please join the Marin community --Parents, Teachers, Staff, and Friends -- for a wonderful evening to raise money for the Marin Elementary PTA. There will be delicious food and drinks, live music by our very own Albany High School Jazz combo, beautiful art projects made by our children, a fun photo booth, many items to bid on including vacation homes, an adult bike, tickets to sporting events, theater, music, etc... the list goes on and on! Today is your last chance to get your tickets at $40/person. Purchase your tickets at before midnight tonight. Ticket prices go up to $50/person on Saturday. Watch for an email on Saturday morning to self check in and vault your credit card! This will make your checkout process smooth as can be! Thank you to all who have contributed donations, time and energy to making this event a success! See you tomorrow night at the Albany Veterans Memorial Building at 6pm! Contact:
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INDEPENDENT STUDY: If your child must miss school for 5-20 days for reasons other than illness, medical appointments or bereavement, assignments can be given. Please inform your teacher two weeks prior to taking leave from School. Independent Study Contracts are available in the office. Please plan trips during the school breaks! Your child’s attendance is very important!
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INTENT TO RETURN FORM – ONLINE: Every spring, we send out Intent Return forms that ask about whether or not your child will be returning to Marin for the next school year. This information is extremely helpful to us in making plans for the fall. I realize that you may be uncertain about plans for next year. There is a place to indicate this uncertainty on the form, as this information also helps with planning.
We are moving to an online google form this year instead of sending home the paper form. Above click on "Intent to Return Form" and complete the form for your child before March 30th. If you have more than one child at Marin, please fill out the google form for each child. Thank you for your support.
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If you wish to request that your child/children be transferred to a different school for the 2019-20 school year, please complete the AUSD School Change Request Form by March 30th, 2019. You must submit one form for each child you are requesting to transfer. Requests received after the deadline will be added to the waiting list, but will have a lower priority than requests received on time. To request a transfer, please complete the AUSD "School Change Request" form by clicking above on "SCHOOL CHANGE REQUEST".
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TOMORROW - STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY: Friday, March 15th, is Staff Development Day. School is closed for students. Tupelo will be open for Tupelo students only! We will return to our regular schedule on Monday, March 18th.
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SchoolCARE Survey

SchoolCARE works incredibly hard to raise funds for Albany Schools and they are looking for your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey which will help inform them of student, parent and community priorities for programs and services at Marin Elementary School. Click above on "SchoolCARE Survey" to complete this very important survey. Thank you in advance for your time and contributions. Your feedback is very much appreciated!
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