Como Connection: Our Newsletter/Blog
Welcome to the Como Connection!
Please check back regularly for cool updates, student articles, pictures of happenings at Como, and important information for students, families, and community friends. If you need a section of the newsletter/blog in paper form, or translated into another language please contact the office and your student will bring the newsletter home to you.
We've had a great opening to the year! The students came in excited to learn new concepts and to share their thoughts and ideas with their classmates and teachers! We will accomplish much this year!
Week of October 8, 2018
In the News
Did you see that Como Park Elementary made news in September? Check out this article in the Minneapolis StarTribune: Around the Twin Cities metro, high-poverty schools are beating the odds: Low-income students performing well above expectations
If you want to know more about how Como's students are learning and growing, check out our report card at the Minnesota Department of Education website.
Remember to Update Student Information
Student information including field trip permission forms, media permission, technology permission, parent contact and emergency information and more needs to be updated in iUpdate. Go to https://www.spps.org/onestop to complete the forms. If you do not have your password or need the paper version of the forms, call the office at 651-293-8820.
PARENT’S RIGHT TO KNOW TEACHER AND PARAPROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, parents have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their student’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals. Parents who would like to receive this information should write to the Human Resource Department, Attn: ESSA Teacher Qualifications, Saint Paul Public Schools, 360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102-3299.
You have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s).
- Information about whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
- Information about whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
- Information about whether the teacher is teaching (subjects or content) in which proper certification is held by the teacher.
- Information about whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.