Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Communication
Phone: (845) 469-2231, Ext. 3431
Fax: (845) 469-2377
This year we are transitioning from the previous K-8 assessment of NWEA MAPS to the i-Ready assessment and individualized instructional support program. I-Ready is a research-based K-8 program that begins with an assessment to determine student’s academic skills in math and reading. The assessment will be given at the beginning, middle and end of the school year in an effort to target the instructional needs of our K-8 students while also measuring progress and growth throughout the year.
In support of New York Next Generation learning standards students will be introduced to the i-Ready Classroom Mathematics program in grades K-5. We are also expanding the Fundations® program to second grade this year. CES Students will continue to use our state of the art Makerspace both for engineering design challenges as well as robotics, and new this year, green screen technology. Our Middle School has added a Media Arts class, while High School students now have the opportunity to take Sports Media, Dance, Exercise Science, Product Research & Development and Transportation
We continue to value critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication throughout the student learning experience PK-12 and invite any parents or community members to share their expertise, linking learning to real-world applications. We will be sending information out in the first week of school if you are interested in partnering with us!
Mrs. Dayanara Garcia, our new Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Communication, will be creating a Family Instructional Academy. This will offer workshops to families on topics relevant throughout the year or reflected as needed from our CUFSD Parent Advisory Panel.