Iron Horse Middle School
12601 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583
tel: (925) 790-2500
fax: (925) 824-2830
attendance: (925) 790-2599
Counseling/Enrollment (925) 790-2580
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NEW STUDENT Enrollment for the 2015-16 School Year:
Enrollment for the 2015-16 School Year:
**If your child is currently a 5th grader at Bollinger Canyon, Golden View, Montevideo or Twin Creeks Elementary School, you do not need to enroll at Iron Horse. These elementary schools are feeder schools to Iron Horse so your child is automatically in our 2015-16 enrollment. You will need to do the annual update that the district sends out over the summer. This is to update your contact information in the districts database.
** Please note that if you are enrolling for the current school year (2014-15) call the counseling office at (925) 790-2580 to make an immediate appointment to enroll.
Paperwork required at your scheduled appointment:
1. Print out of your on-line application/summary
2. Students original birth certificate OR passport
3. Students immunization records from a physician
4. Parent / guardians original & current picture ID (Driver’s license, CA issued ID, passport, military ID)
5. Original mortgage statement, escrow closing papers indicating sale has already closed, grant deed, property tax bill OR lease/rental agreement which states the property address, names of occupants living there (students name must appear) and signed by both parties (no copies accepted)
6. AND a current PG&E or water bill with name and address listed (within 45 days for new home purchases/rentals)
CAASPP Testing Starts
Dear IHMS Parents/Guardians:
This is just a reminder that CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) testing, our new state mandated assessments based on our Common Core State Standards, will start next week in classroom... Continue
Upcoming Orientation Events:
Elementary schools (5th graders) tour Iron Horse & hear from our 6th grade Ambassadors & Leadership students:
If your child is coming from a different elementary school, you may select which date to attend.
A few more things:
Every School Day Counts
Your Child's Success In School and Beyond - Planning Vacations and Family Trips
Please be mindful that in 2014-15 our school district will be fully implementing the Common Core State Standards, a rigorous set of standards designed to ensure that all students are successful participants in the world of the 21st Century. The Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Because of this shift in education, it is more important than ever that students be physically present in the classroom for instruction. Classroom instruction supports inquiry and discovery, reliance on multiple resources, and continuous assessment. Much of the work focuses on students applying concepts to real world situations. The learning is active and interactive. When students are absent, they miss significant learning opportunities that cannot be “covered” through packet work.
Please be mindful of this when planning trips during the school year. Time spent away from the classroom will significantly impact your student’s progress and academic achievement. That is time and experience they can ill afford to lose.
The standards were drafted by experts and teachers from across the country and are designed to ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs. The Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful.
The new standards also provide a way for teachers to measure student progress throughout the school year and ensure that students are on the pathway to success in their academic careers.(http://www.corestandards.org/what-parents-should-know/)
As you plan vacations and trips, please refer to the district's instructional calendar. Have a wonderful summer and thank you for your continued support of the Iron Horse Middle School community.