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MARCH 1 - ALL 6TH GRADE STUDENTS TO RETURN TO SCHOOL FULL TIME
MARCH 8 - ALL 7TH GRADE STUDENTS TO RETURN TO SCHOOL FULL TIME
MARCH 15 - ALL 8TH GRADE STUDENTS TO RETURN TO SCHOOL FULL TIME
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Due by March 18, 2021
Accompsett Middle School actively promotes achievement, manners, and spirit by providing a safe and supportive learning environment which nurtures each student’s academic, social, emotional, and physical development while challenging them to reach their full potential. Achievement – we will reach our academic goals Manners – we will model polite behavior Spirit – we will demonstrate commitment to our school at Accompsett Middle School, the faculty, staff, administrators, and parents collaborate to provide a learning community which meets the needs of young adolescents.
March 11, 2020
Dear Accompsett Middle School Community,
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently released accountability ratings for all school districts and schools throughout the state. Accountability determinations are made based upon a variety of data, including student performance on the New York State English Language Arts and mathematics assessments, among other things, as part of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
NYSED has designated Accompsett Middle School as a Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school. As a result of this TSI designation, the Smithtown Central School District has been identified as a Target District. The complex formula used to determine accountability ratings considers how various subgroups within the school performed on assessments in the 2018-2019 school year. In addition to actual student performance, the non-participation (opt-out) of students on the assessments is also factored into the accountability calculations.
At Accompsett Middle School, the students in one subgroup (economically disadvantaged) did not meet the performance expectations set by New York State. It is important to note, however, that this subgroup had a 66.1% opt-out rate on last year’s ELA and mathematics assessments. Due to the high number of test refusals, the number of students in this subgroup who took the assessments was quite small. The high number of test refusals was a significant factor in this accountability identification.
As a result of this identification, the District and school will be required to follow a series of actions that have been prescribed by NYSED over the next two years.
I strongly believe that designating Accompsett Middle School as a TSI school based solely on the performance of a small number of students in a single subgroup does not accurately represent the quality of the District, faculty, staff or students. This identification is not consistent with the actual achievement of the students in the district or in this particular subgroup.
In Smithtown, we educate the whole child and take pride in offering students an outstanding education. We are honored to serve all students and will continue to support and maintain high expectations for everyone.
Interim Superintendent of Schools
General music students in Mr. Bielski’s class at Accompsett Middle School discovered a unique instrument during their class on Jan. 27. After watching online videos about it, they tried their hands at playing the theremin. The theremin is an electronic instrument that can be played without being touched. It uses two antennae; one that controls pitch and another that controls volume. The antennae create an electromagnetic field and players move their hands over the magnetic box to create different sounds. After each student played the theremin, the class created music together using drums, bells and tambourines.
Seventh grade social studies students in Ms. Ortiz’s class at Accompsett Middle School recently went on a virtual scavenger hunt around their classroom. Tied to their lessons on the Revolutionary War, the students used their Chromebooks to scan different QR codes located throughout the classroom to identify 16 different influential people tied to the Revolutionary War. After reading a short bio on each person, the students filled in an answer key to decipher a secret message.