Principal - Letter to Community
Dear Barker Learning Community:
As we rapidly approach the midpoint of the school year in January, we wanted to take a moment to remind our families of some important information and special highlights of what our students and faculty have achieved so far.
Assessment is an important part of our instructional program. Three times a year, all students from kindergarten through 12th grade are assessed on their math and literacy skills. We refer to these as “benchmark assessments.” It is important that students take these assessments seriously; we use these, as well as other data points and teacher input, to help determine if students need extra help via our academic intervention services. The next benchmark assessment will be in January.
We also wish to thank our numerous school organizations and clubs for the hard work they are doing to help others over the holiday season. Our clubs are donating food, clothing and holiday gifts to organizations and families in need. Thank you to everyone who supported the school’s Turkey Trot at the end of November in support of the Barker Food Pantry.
Also, as we get further into winter, please ensure we are doing everything we can to stay healthy. While it has been fantastic to no longer have any Covid-related restrictions, many illnesses are still going around. If a student is sick, please do not send him/her to school. We completely understand that this can be a logistical issue for families; however, it is imperative that we keep as many students and faculty as healthy as possible.
Thank you so much for your continued support of our school. If you need anything, have questions, or input on how to improve our students’ experience, please do not hesitate to reach out.