Early Release - Wednesday, November 26th
No School - Thursday, November 27th & Friday, November 28th
Arizona State Board of Education Adopts New Statewide Achievement TestOn November 3rd, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) for Arizona students. The AzMERIT test will replace the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests beginning in spring of 2015. Students in 3rd grade through high school will take the AzMERIT English Language Arts and Mathematics tests. Students in 4th grade, 8th grade and high school will take the AIMS Science test. For more information about the AzMERIT, please visit http://www.azed.gov/assessment/azmerit/.
Kindergarten Round Up
Gifted TestingIf you would like your child tested for the gifted/PACT program, we will be testing at Cochise in September for grades 3-5. You will need to complete the referral form online by December 1st. To access the referral form, go to the Gifted Link at the SUSD website (www.susd.org). The referral form must be submitted electronically. Once completed, you will receive district notification via email as to the dates your child will be tested.
District notification of test results will be sent via mail 30 days after each testing window. Students can be assessed once per academic (school) year.
This year the district will be offering gifted testing at the following times:
- Grades K-8: January 12th-February 6th, 2015. Referral forms online are due December 1st, 2014. Late forms will not be accepted.
- All 2nd Graders will be blanket tested district-wide March 17th-April 2nd, 2015. Second grade students do not need to be registered for testing.
Email: email@example.com Cochise: 480-484-1100 Ext. 41161
Cochise is an "A" School!
This makes THREE consecutive years as an "A" school: 2012, 2013, 2014! The previous NINE consecutive years have the distinction of being labeled an "Excelling School" - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011! It is the highest designation given to an elementary school.
Way to go....Bobcats!!!!
Way to go....Bobcats!!!!
Cochise 10 Day Rotation Calendar
From the Desk of Your SUSD School Psychologists Shannon Blair and Katherine Komzelman
To our Cochise Community,
Our school psychologist, Shannon Blair, is putting out a monthly newsletter to promote our children's mental health. Please take a moment to read the newsletter and learn some tips to support our students.
If your child will be absent for any reason, please call the Cochise Attendance Line
(480-484-1100 press 1) before 9:30 am or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your call or email will be recorded. To ensure each child's safety, if we do not hear from you, we will call to check on absences.
When reporting an absence, please include the following information:
- student's name
- date of the absence
- name of the student's teacher
- reason for the absence (i.e. illness or personal).
With the holidays coming up, we realize there will be absences due to travel or family events, etc. Please let the front office know of any absences. In addition to letting the teacher know of an absence, always inform the front office as well. Thank You!