A Message From the Principal

  • April 2023

    Dear Families:

    Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the New York State English Language Arts (ELA) Assessment and the New York State Mathematics Assessment shortly.  This year, there is no NYS Science Assessment, traditionally administered to 4th graders.  That assessment returns next year for 5th-grade students.  If your child is ill on testing days, there will be an assessment make-up day. If your child will be absent, please remember to call the automated attendance line at 209-6279 (press *) to report the absence.

    As in the past, each assessment will be given over two days for a total of four days of assessment for ELA and Math.  The assessments are untimed allowing all students to complete each session at their own pace.

    The schedule is as follows:

    English Language Arts Assessment (2 sessions)

    Dates: Wednesday, April 19th – Thursday, April 20th

    Make-up Dates: Friday, April 21st – Friday, April 28th

     Mathematics Assessment (2 sessions)

    Dates: Tuesday, May 2nd – Wednesday, May 3rd

    Make-up Dates: Thursday, May 4th – Thursday, May 11th

     These assessments will be given during the morning of the designated testing days.  Please make every effort to make sure that your child is here on time for the assessments.   We are unable to administer the assessments outside of the make-up windows. 

    If you have any questions about the assessments, I would be happy to discuss them with you.   I encourage you to visit NYSED’s Office of State Assessment website at nysed.gov for more information.  This web page has a section for parents and guardians that is very helpful.   There are also sample questions for the ELA and Mathematics assessments on the website. 

    In closing, I want to thank you for being so supportive of our mission.


    Phil Johnson, Principal


  • Phil Johnson
    Mr. Phil Johnson
    Windom Elementary Principal