A Letter from the Principal of Belle Valley South
Dear Belle Valley South Parents:
We welcome your child(ren) back to school! Believe it or not, it gets too quiet around the halls and classrooms without them. We are excited to start another great school year with you and your family.
As you are probably aware, Belle Valley is recognized for solid academic performance. Our students continue to do well academically and performed well on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test in the spring. This past year we met Illinois State Standards in all academic areas. GO BELLE VALLEY! Teachers will share individual test results at parent/teacher conferences in October. With that said, we recognize there is always room for improvement. Due to recent amendments to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and mandates from The Illinois State Board of Education, school districts are required to include a learning intervention plan within their school improvement plan.
To better accommodate the learning needs of all students, Belle Valley South has adopted a school–wide approach called Response to Intervention or RtI. RtI is a general education initiative, which requires collaborative efforts from all. RtI is a flexible problem-solving model in which we will provide timely assistance to our students and match that help to each learner’s level of need. We will use small group/individualized instruction, in addition to regular class time, in the areas of reading or math to work with students demonstrating a need for extra assistance. It is our desire to maximize the learning of all students.
Children will be receiving academic assistance during homeroom/reading challenge, special area, science and/or social studies classes. Children will be scheduled for assistance that best meet their academic and individual needs. A letter will be sent home if your child is scheduled to receive these services. Please do not become alarmed. Your child may only need a little extra assistance to bring him/her to grade level performance and may only receive help for a short time period. Please feel free to call any of your child’s teachers or the school office if you have any questions throughout the school year.