If you need to bring something to your child during school hours, please check in at the office.
The office staff will call your child's classroom for you. Please do not go directly to your child's classroom. All visitors must check in at the office when they come to Curtner.
Click here to access the Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests.
Thinking Maps Parent Night Part 2: 3/23 from 6:30-8:00pm
Education Consultant, Joy Wenke, will return on Monday, March 23rd to train Curtner parents on how to use the last four Thinking Maps in math content. Click here if you will attend and if you need childcare. Training will be in the Learning Center. Sorry but food and drink are not allowed in the Learning Center; water is an exception. Childcare will be in the multi-use room. We hope to see you there!
International Rescue Committee and the Dream Act
Maria Vargas, an MHS Spanish teacher who is leading her kids in their efforts to support their classmates and MUSD families in understanding the Dream Act, has partnered with Milpitas Adult Ed and the International Rescue Committee to sponsor a free legal advice night for our parents at MHS on March 19th. This is a unique opportunity for our immigrant families to learn more about the law from experts here in our community. Translators will be available for parents who speak Tagalog, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Spanish. Please see the flier for more information (flier in Spanish). For information about the Dream Act please see this video.
2015-16 School Year Registration
Curtner registration is open for the 2015-16 School Year. Bring all necessary documents to register. Click here for the district webpage with a registration checklist and more information on registration.
California Assessment of Student
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, which has replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting, or STAR Program, is the new state academic testing program. CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. This year, CAASPP includes computer adaptive tests in English–language arts and mathematics (Smarter Balanced Assessments, which are nationally-normed tests) as well as paper-based tests for science (part of the old STAR system, which are state-normed).
When will we test at Curtner Elementary?
Curtner's testing schedule will be as follows:
April 6-April 10: 6th Grade
April 13-April 17: 4th and 5th Grade
April 20-April 24: 3rd Grade
It is critical that students attend school during their scheduled testing days. Please avoid scheduling appointments or other events on these days. Students who are ill should remain at home.
How can I learn more about the test?
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 at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp. If you would like more information on CAASPP testing, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the California Department of Education CAASPP Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/.
Will parents/guardians receive individual score reports?
Following the spring 2015 testing, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be sent home to parents and will include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English–language arts and mathematics, and other information.
Can CAASPP scores be compared to STAR scores?
It is important to note these scores cannot be compared to scores your child previously received on the STAR Program tests because this test is based on the new Common Core State Standards, involves different types of test questions, and will not be reported using the STAR Program reporting categories.
BEST AWARD WINNERS
Check out our new page under Activities that highlights our BEST award winners for each month. So far, our students have been honored for being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible. We are so proud of our Curtner Stallions.
TK AM Session 8:45-12:05
TK PM Session 10:20-2:00
Kindergarten Full Day 8:45-2:00
1st-3rd Grade 8:45-2:30
4th-6th Grade 8:45-2:45
TK AM/PM Session 8:45-12:05
1st-3rd Grade 8:45-12:50
4th-6th Grade 8:45-12:55
Part of what makes the Curtner School Community so special is the active partnership between parents, teachers, and administrators. The Curtner PTA is comprised of families and teachers whose dedication and involvement truly helps make Curtner thrive. To get involved or get more info, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.curtnerpta.org.
We at Curtner are incredibly lucky to have an amazing parent community who offers enormous amounts of time, material donations, funds, and talent to foster an educational experience that enriches the whole child. These are just a few of the ways you have generously given to our school and we appreciate you. Thank you for your commitment to Curtner.
Curtner is a Uniform School. Click here for information on our uniform policy and appearance code.
Common Core State Standards
Curtner, as well as all schools in the Milpitas Unified School District, has transitioned from the California State Standards, to the Common Core State Standards. These standards have established rigorous expectations for student learning at all grade levels.
Click here to learn more about the Common Core State Standards.
Parking Lot Safety
Designated Place to Cross
To ensure the safety of all children and adults, please do not cross the Curtner parking lot at any point other than the cross walk by the school office, before and after school. Cars are continuously pulling through our parking lot, and crossing while cars are moving creates an unsafe situation.
Before School Drop Off
Please escort your child to the front of the school.
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM: Students go to courtyard at the front of the school and wait to be dismissed to their lines.
8:30 AM to 8:45 AM: Students go through the front of the school and then directly to their lines on the blacktop.
8:45 AM and later: Students check in at the office for a late pass.
Ensuring a Safe Drop Off
Please do not leave your vehicle to assist your child during drop off. Student valets are out front each morning to assist children during drop off. Children must exit the vehicle on the school side of the car, not the street side. Also, vehicles must pull all the way up in the drop off zone before a child can exit the vehicle.
Thank you for working together to ensure a safe campus for our students!
Milpitas Unified School District offers Independent Study for students who have a pre-arranged absence of no less than 5 days and no more than ten days. For a student to be approved for independent study, the school must be informed at least 2 weeks in advance so that the teacher has time to prepare the necessary work. The student must return on the agreed upon date with all completed work or the absences will be declared unexcused. Any student with more than 10 unexcused absences will be dis-enrolled and will be re-enrolled in any district school where space is available should their home school be at capacity. Students are only eligible for one independent study contract per school year. For further information, please contact the Curtner School office.