TIS Principal's Corner

Telluride Intermediate School

April 2018

Dear Parents,

As we approach Spring Break, I just wanted to give everyone a couple of quick updates.  First, thanks so much to everyone for their diligence in helping students through the state mandated CMAS testing.  As of Friday, March 30th each student at TIS will have completed all six of their Mathematics and English Language Arts CMAS exams.  We are very proud of how hard our students worked throughout this process.  The week of April 2nd – 6th is reserved for CMAS make ups for students who had an absence during the two week testing window.  If your student was absent and missed a testing Unit, we will pull him or her during this week to complete the test.

Also, for parents of 5th graders, your student will be participating in one additional CMAS exam the week following Spring Break.  Per state mandate, all 5th grade students in Colorado are required to take a CMAS science exam on an annual basis and the state window falls the week of April 23rd.  The CMAS Science exam consists of 3 Units and students will take one each day on April 24th, 25th, and 26th.

Lastly, with Spring in the air and the warming weather, we are really encouraging students to get some exercise on the playground before school starts in the morning.  Research consistently shows that physical activity in the morning can benefit students learning.  Consequently, starting after Spring Break we are going to ask students to put their personal technology device away as soon as they arrive at school.  Of course, students will still be permitted to wait inside in their designated common space [particularly in the event of inclement weather] but we will be encouraging students to be more social and active before school starts and not glued to their technological device.  Thanks so much for your understanding with this.  We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Spring Break and, as always, thanks for your continued support of your child’s education.




Chad Terry
Intermediate School Principal
Telluride School District R – 1


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