Technology Information


  • Class Dojo is an important tool for communication with your child’s teachers, staying up to date on classroom and school events, and viewing your child’s behavior in a variety of settings throughout the day. 
  • Teachers have distributed Class Dojo invitation letters, and if parents are not signed up for Class Dojo, gentle reminders are sent, as this is a very important tool for parents to have. 
  • Teachers will use Class Dojo on a daily basis to monitor student behavior.  Both positive and negative Dojo points will be awarded daily.  ClassDojo percentiles will be used to determine conduct grades for each progress report and report card.
  • Teachers will use the Class Story on ClassDojo to keep parents updated on classroom happenings.
  • Admin will use School Story on ClassDojo to keep parents up to date on school-wide activities.



  • This is where grades, assignments, attachments for assignments, videos, and conduct points are available for parents to view, etc.
  • Grade categories for RCSA Connect will be Standards-Based Assessment (40% of total grade), Performance Based Assessment (30%), Classwork (15%), and Homework (15%). 
  • Usernames and passwords were distributed the first week of school. 
  • This will be your greatest resource for staying up-to-date regarding academics!



  • A diagnostic for reading and mathematics that pinpoints students’ needs and monitors whether students are on track. Provides leveled instruction, practice and reports. 
  • I-Ready diagnostics will be scheduled three times per year.  Consult the calendar for testing dates.
  • Students will be required to complete 45 minutes for homework in each area (Math and ELA) each week = 90 minutes total.
  • 2-5 ELA, 2-5 Math, and 4-5 Science teachers will implement Standards Mastery.  You will see these assessments, as they are grades on RCSA Connect. 
  • It is imperative that students be completing i-Ready lessons independently as the lessons are prescribed based on their performance. 


  • AR is a computer program that helps teachers/parents monitor children’s independent reading practice. The student picks a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. When finished, the student takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that the child understood what was read.) AR gives students, parents, and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher will then use to set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
  • AR goals are assigned each quarter. Goals are based on the recommended points provided by the program.  Consult the calendar for due dates.
  • The STAR Test will be administered each quarter and results will be sent home to parents.


  • Study Island is an online program that allows teachers to post assignments, create group sessions, show video tutorials, assess student understanding, show/print materials and compile data on mastery of standards.
  • Study Island is available for Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
  • It is highly recommended that the tutorial and videos be used before completing the assignments. 

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  • Studies Weekly is a standards-based program and a great way to incorporate non-fiction ELA standards through other curricular areas.  1-2 grades will have paper copies to incorporate into their classrooms and online teacher access, 3-5 will have digital as well as paper.
  • The expectation at RCSA Elementary is that our 3-5 grade teachers will use this program in class as well as for homework. 


  • Think Central is the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Web site that allows students and parents to access digital materials from the program.
  • Parents can access the text and other materials being used in class and at home for homework and practice.