Weekly Family Update_04/23/18

Greetings CLA-EAST Families!

The last two weeks of testing have been incredible. Next week we continue the testing season with the NWEA math, as well as the SLO for science and social studies. We know the testing load is heavy but also know how well we’ve prepared and confident that they’ll do. I’d like to thank all of the parents who showed their support by coming to the school and helping out during the test prep rally, the high-five tunnel, and the dads who came to motivate young people to stay focused. We still need your support. Please email me a special note of encouragement to share with our scholars and staff each day before testing this week. Your words of encouragement may be the difference between someone scoring proficient or accelerated.

The testing schedule this week goes as follows:

  • Monday – no test
  • Tuesday – Social Studies, SLO
  • Wednesday – Math, NWEA
  • Thursday – Science, SLO
  • Friday – testing make-up day

Email letters of encouragement to rfranklin@citizensleadership.org

Yours in Education,

Ricardo Franklin, Sr.

Founding Principal


Academic Updates

This week in Math, your scholar will do final prep work and take the NWEA Math assessment.

In Social Studies, your scholar will do final prep work and take the Social Studies SLO assessment.

In Science, your scholar will do final prep work and take the Science SLO assessment.

In ELA, your scholar will begin a new unit novel titled, “Breadwinner”.

Tutoring: All afterschool tutoring has officially come to close for the school year. Please make arrangements for your scholar to be picked up at the school no later than 4:45 pm on tutoring days.

School Culture Updates

This week in light of the testing season, during crew, our scholars will continue reviewing testing strategies. Scholars will also continue discussions surrounding courage and how it can affect their future.

We also have a special request for our CLAE families. Please email your letters of encouragement to Mr. Franklin. Each day a letter will be selected randomly to be read as a morning announcement. All letters will be hung in the hallway as a way to keep scholars encouraged.

Operations, Special Events & Updates

  • Tornado Drill
  • 4/24 – Social Studies SLO Test
  • 4/25 – Math NWEA
  • 4/26 – Science SLO Test
  • 4/30 – Special Test Prep Community meeting @ 8:00 am
  • 5/1 – 3 Math State Assessments
  • 5/17 – Celebration of Learning
  • 5/24 – Last Day of School


Current School Data

Average Daily Attendance— 95.9%               Course failure rate—38.7%                Suspension rate—6%