SBAC Testing May 2, 3, 5

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
2021–22 Parent/Guardian Notification Letter for CAASPP Summative Testing

There are many ways to measure your child’s learning. Your child’s teacher uses report card grades, classroom work, teacher observations, and end-of-year statewide test results to get a complete picture of your child’s learning.  In addition, students participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) each year. 

WCCUSD Summative CAASPP WindowApril 12- May 20, 2022 
This year, students will take the following CAASPP computer-based assessments depending on their grade level or instructional program: 
TestDescriptionStudents ParticipatingInformationWebsite
Smarter Balanced (SBAC)English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematicsGrades 3-8 and 11, except for students taking the CAA testsELA section is not administered to English learners in the first 12 months of attending school in the United States
California Alternate Assessment (CAA)Alternate assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematicsStudents with the most significant cognitive disabilities in grades  3-8 and 11 are required to participateAs designated in their IEP
California Science Test (CAST)Assessment based on the Next Generation Science StandardsGrades 5, 8, 11, and 12 are required to participate
California Alternate Assessment for ScienceAlternate assessment in scienceStudents with the most significant cognitive disabilities in grades 5, 8, 11, and 12 are required to participate. As designated in their IEP
California Spanish Assessment (CSA)A Component of the CAASPP. Presented in SpanishStudents in grades 3-8 enrolled in Dual Language Immersion class

The CAASPP practice tests are another good resource. They can be found on the CAASPP Web site at

Pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 852(b), you have the right to exempt your child from taking the CAASPP tests by submitting a written request to your child’s school with the name of the test(s) you are exempting your child from. Please contact your child’s school regarding your child’s participation in the 2022 CAASPP administration.  


Evaluación del Rendimiento y Progreso Académico de los Alumnos en California 

Carta de notificación para los padres o apoderados sobre el examen acumulativo CAASPP del año 2021-2022

Estimados padres y apoderados:

Existen muchas maneras de evaluar el aprendizaje de su hijo/a. Los maestros utilizan las libretas de calificaciones, el trabajo en el aula, las observaciones y los resultados en los exámenes estatales de fin de año para obtener una idea completa de lo que ha aprendido su hijo/a. Además, los estudiantes participan anualmente en la Evaluación del Rendimiento y Progreso Académico de los Alumnos en California (CAASPP).

Periodo de administración del examen CAASPP acumulativo del distrito (WCCUSD) 12 de abril al 20 de mayo de 2022  Las escuelas darán a conocer a los padres o apoderados las fechas específicas de la evaluación. Este año, los alumnos rendirán los siguientes exámenes de la evaluación CAASPP en la computadora, los que se determinan de acuerdo al grado y al programa en que se encuentran:
ExamenDescripciónAlumnos que participanInformaciónPágina de Internet
Examen Smarter Balanced (SBAC)Artes del lenguaje inglés  (ELA) y matemáticasAlumnos de 3ro a 8vo grado y 11vo grado, excepto aquellos que rinden los exámenes CAA.La sección de artes del lenguaje inglés (ELA) no se administra a los aprendices de inglés en los primeros 12 meses de asistir a una escuela en los Estados Unidos.
Evaluación Alternativa de California (CAA)Evaluación alternativa en artes del lenguaje inglés  (ELA) y matemáticasSe requiere la participación de los alumnos de 3ro a 8vo grado y de 11vo grado con discapacidades cognitivas significativas. Como se determine en el programa individualizado de educación (IEP)
Examen de Ciencias de California (CAST)Evaluación basada en los estándares de ciencia de la nueva generaciónSe requiere la participación de los alumnos de 5to, 8vo, 11vo y 12vo grado
Examen Alternativo de Ciencias de California Examen alternativo de ciencias Se requiere la participación de los alumnos de 3ro a 8vo grado, 11vo y 12vo grado con discapacidades cognitivas significativasComo se determine en el programa individualizado de educación (IEP))
Examen en Español de California (CSA)Un componente de la evaluación CAASPP. Presentada en españolAlumnos de  3ro a 8vo inscritos en el programa de inmersión en dos idiomas

Los exámenes de práctica para prepararse para la evaluación CAASPP son otro buen recurso. Estos se pueden encontrar en la página de Internet  de CAASPP, dirigiéndose a

En conformidad con el Código de Regulaciones de California, Título 5, Sección 852(b), usted tiene derecho a solicitar que se exima a su hijo/a de rendir los exámenes CAASPP presentando una petición por escrito a la escuela del alumno/a con el nombre de los exámenes de los que quiere que su hijo/a sea eximido. Comuníquese con el personal de la escuela de su hijo/a con respecto a la participación de su hijo/a en la administración de la evaluación CAASPP del año 2022.

English Learner Advisory Committee – Meeting 3/7/22


Dear Parents/guardians of English learners:

You are cordially invited to attend our English Learner Parent Meeting on Monday March 7th at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held virtually via ZOOM.  

Come learn all about the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) and how you can get involved to support and improve the English learners program and services at Korematsu Middle School.  


Conduct ELAC Elections
Complete ELAC Roster and Meetings Schedule
MDAC Delegate 4
Review data-Spring 2021 Annual Data Protocol 
Good of the Order

When: March 7th, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM


Estimados padres/tutores de estudiantes de inglés:

Están cordialmente invitados a asistir a nuestra reunión de padres de estudiantes de inglés el lunes 7 de marzo a las 6:30 p. m. La reunión se realizará de manera virtual vía ZOOM.  

Venga a aprender todo sobre el Comité Asesor del Idioma Inglés (ELAC) y cómo puede participar para apoyar y mejorar el programa y los servicios para estudiantes de inglés en la Escuela Intermedia Korematsu.  


Llevar a cabo elecciones de
ELAC Lista completa de ELAC y calendario de reuniones
delegados de MDAC 
-Primavera de 2021 Protocolo de datos anual 
Bien de la orden

Cuándo: 7 de marzo de2022Hora : 6:30 p. m. 

Updates 2/28/22

Hello Korematsu Families, 

I hope everyone had a restorative break. It was great to see our students back on campus today and we look forward to more stable days ahead with COVID seemingly on the steep decline. I am very happy to make this call and not my usual COVID call. 

As we push into Spring I wanted to share a few things:

  • Over the next several weeks students will begin selecting courses for next school year. The high schools will send counselors and administrators to talk about what courses students can take and assist them in choosing classes. We will also meet with current 7th grades and our incoming 6th grade students. We will send out reminders to families once those dates are firm. We just wanted to give everyone a heads up as to what is coming. 
  • As I am sure you are aware we are still in dire need of substitutes. Our teachers are using prep time to cover classes which takes away from grading papers and designing lessons. If you have even one day a week to help please consider applying to substitute.
  • Prior to the break we saw an increase of students abusing bathroom privileges. Some students were spending far too much time outside of class. Please remind your student that it is important to take advantage of all learning opportunities by limiting their time outside the classroom. We certainly don’t want to deny student bathroom trips, but please have a conversation about not using the restroom every single period as some have done.
  • We also want to remind families that the daily announcements students hear during the week can be found on our website. You can find it on the Important Updates and link sidebar.
  • And finally quarter 3 progress reports went home with students today.

Please remind your student to do their best every day. We want our students to be responsible, respectful, resilient and allies to each other and our adults every day.

WCCUSD Vaccine Mandate

The following letter was sent to all WCCUSD families from Dr. Hurst.

Dear WCCUSD community:

We believe vaccination is part of a comprehensive strategy in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, along with following safety guidelines and conducting weekly testing. Recently, WCCUSD’s Board of Education approved a series of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for students, staff, volunteers, community partners, contractors and vendors who work on school campuses.

To assist families and staff in meeting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for our District and the state, we are asking families to upload their student’s vaccination documentation status through a secure online portal. Families will be able to add this information in a few easy steps. For your convenience, we have provided an online tutorial to show you how to navigate the platform (see links at end of this message). In the event a family cannot upload into the portal, they may submit a paper copy of the vaccination card to the school site. 

Click here to begin the process of uploading your student’s health record.

As a reminder, eligible WCCUSD students aged 12 and above and staff have until November 15 to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The second shot should be taken no later than December 15 in order to meet the full vaccination deadline of January 3, 2022. To assist staff, students and families in getting the COVID-19 vaccine, WCCUSD is co-hosting a number of vaccine clinics in conjunction with the Contra Costa County Health Services.

Parents who believe their student may have a medical condition which would prevent the student from being safely vaccinated must work with their medical provider to obtain a Medical Exemption through the CAIR-ME system. Click here for more information.

Students aged 12 and above who are not fully vaccinated by January 3, 2022 will submit to weekly COVID-19 testing at their school site between January 3 and the end of the first semester (January 14, 2022). Any WCCUSD student who is not fully vaccinated or who does not have a qualified and approved exemption by January 3, 2022 may not attend in person instruction for the spring semester 2022 and must register in the Vista Virtual Academy. Click here for more information

For students with qualified and approved exemptions, the school site will schedule an interactive meeting to discuss safety protocols and develop individualized accommodations.   

If your student will not be vaccinated and does not have a qualified and approved exemption, please complete this form.

We know that you have many questions and concerns and we appreciate your patience and feedback to help us keep students and staff safe. In an effort to provide transparency and improve communication, the District created a FAQ page to answer your questions, and you can also email us your specific vaccination questions here

Here is the how-to doc for parents/students ENG | SPANHere is are the video instructions for parents/students ENG | SPAN