Mark Twain
Elementary School
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Eagle News

Our school year is full of activities and events we’d like to share with you. This page helps us do just that. Here we’ll post upcoming event details, special school or district reports you should be aware of, or helpful articles that might interest you. Check back often for the latest!

State Testing & Fully Charged iPads

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

As you are already aware, CAASPP testing is just around the corner. It is very important that your child bring a fully charged iPad every day during the testing period. Please remind your child to charge their iPad before going to sleep every night. 

The iPad will charge fully if: 

  • You must close all apps
  • Must close all tabs to WiFi
  • The iPad must be off 
  • The white block charging plug must be in use to charge the iPad. 

We appreciate your help in ensuring that your child will have an iPad that is fully charged each day and their testing experience will be a positive one. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.

For more information, please read our testing letter provided in, English and Spanish, in its entirety. 

State Testing

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the new state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that we use to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. 

Students will take the CAASPP tests in 4th and 5th grade from May 3 through May 28. To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test web page

For more information, please see the state testing letters below.

Distance Learning Meal Distribution

Dear Parents,

Beginning Monday, March 1 we will be offering meal pick up for distance learning students only. Students do not need to be present. You can pick up meals at Mark Twain Elementary or John C. Fremont Elementary from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. For full details and information, please read our distance learning meal distribution flyer.