Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are very excited to partner with Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR) in order to promote the positive social-emotional development of our students. There is increasing evidence that helping students feel good about themselves, their school and their relationships improves their learning.

We will administer PEAR’s Holistic Student Assessment to students in grades 3-12 in the next 2
weeks. As part of this effort, your child will be asked to complete a brief survey about him or
herself at the beginning and end of the year. Designated school staff will have access to these results. This information can help staff tailor teaching and support to your child’s unique strengths and needs. PEAR will use data from our school for research and educational work. Your child’s name will never be used as part of this research. If you do not wish to have your child participate in the Holistic Student Assessment, please go to Family ID and complete the opt-out form.

If you have any questions about the HAS you can refer to the Holistic Student Assessment FAQ
or may contact James Wager, Assistant Superintendent by email or
telephone 518-775-5714.

Thank you and stay well.
James Wager, Assistant Superintendent

Holistic Student Assessment Announcement

Holistic Student Assessment Parent FAQ