Green Junior High School

3739 South C Street Oxnard, CA 93033


Home of the Mighty Hornets
 New State Test Scores - What Do They Mean for My Child?

By now you have received the results of the 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), the new computer-based tests for English language arts/literacy and mathematics that replaced the former paper-based tests for these subjects.

 Here are a few things to keep in mind about the new testing system:

  • The State of California knows that “many, if not most students will need to make significant progress to reach the challenging new goals the State has set.”
  • That’s why the State of California has said no student or parent should be discouraged by test results, which will not be used to determine whether a student moves on to the next grade.”

  • New tests are based on California’s new, more challenging and complex academic standards, which are designed to help all students graduate ready for college and to pursue a career.

  • These tests include a wider variety of questions than the multiple-choice tests they replaced, requiring students to explain how they solve problems, think critically, and write analytically. These skills take time and effort to master, but our students will need them to succeed in the long run. 

  • It will take time for students to adapt to computerized testing and to the kinds of open-ended questions on the new test. New test questions include open-ended essays, which require evidence and explanation of how they decided to solve a problem, as well as multiple-answer multiple choice. Additionally, there is a learning curve for students in using the computer keyboard and tools to enter information, which we are practicing here at school.

  • These new tests are much too different from the old exams to make any comparisons between old scores and new. That’s why this year’s scores are better thought of as a starting point–a baseline for the progress we expect students to make over time.

  • Your student has had only one year to be exposed to those standards, and are now learning in a deeper, more challenging and more meaningful way: finding not just the answers to problems, but learning to find and express their evidence and rationale to support their answers.                                                                                                                             

  • In our school district, we see these tests as an academic checkup, a baseline score. Like class assignments and report cards, they are only one measure of student progress–one way to provide you and your child’s teachers with information about your child’s work toward the high goals we have set for our students.

Our school will use the data to help set learning goals for students. We encourage you to be a part of this process! Parent conferences will be held on the following dates:

6th Grade: November 30 – December 11  -  Teacher will send home your appointment time

7th and 8th Grade: December 8 – 11, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on a drop-in basis

Thank you for your understanding and support as we strive to equip our students for the college and career readiness they need for the 21st century. 

Please click here for a video message from the California Department of Education.



I'm Heidi Haines, principal of Green Junior High School and on behalf of all of us here, it is our privilege and pleasure to serve our students and school. As your principal, my first and foremost job is to promise that your child is safe, and is learning every day. My staff and students continue this year to support our school motto, "Everyone at E. O. Green is treated with dignity and respect," a motto that reflects our commitment to our students and to all members of our school community. We strive to provide a positive learning environment that has high expectations both academically and socially for our students, while working to produce literate, responsible, self-disciplined and motivated future members of our society.
Over the summer, we renovated many areas of the school to make it a more welcoming place and to encourage students to take ownership of their school.
    •  -- Our new expansion is complete! Our new, state-of-the-art building will house many sixth grade     classrooms, much-needed office space and a work room/break room for our hard working staff. 
                  -- Much-needed drainage has been installed in the back portion of campus to alleviate runoff. 
                  -- Buildings have been cleaned, painted and prepped for the first day of school.
      We are grateful to our forward-thinking School Board and District Leadership for their support of our students and staff with this new facility. 
                                • Our staff has once again renewed their commitment to our students and school, and they volunteer their time in many capacities. Everyone is hard at work toward our academic goals of supporting student learning and increasing test scores again this year. Whether it is through tutoring before and after school, teaching Saturday School, moderating ASBRenaissanceCJSFcheer teammultimedia club, glee club, ASES, coaching school sports, or many more after school clubs, our staff is here to help all students excel and grow in many ways, inside the classroom and out.
                                  I encourage parents to become an active part in our school as well. Please come into the office with your photo I.D. and receive your Parent Connect pin and password. These will allow you to check your student's grades and assignments from any computer. I also highly encourage you to join our PTSA, whether it is through a donation of $6 for membership, donating an hour for school activities, or assisting our amazing and hard-working PTSA Board in all their fundraising efforts. We are grateful for their undying support. Please email our PTSA President if you are interested in joining us.
                                  Please feel free to email any of my admin team (see below) at any time with questions, suggestions or for assistance. As parents and school community members, you are a valued partner in the important work we do each day and I enjoy working with parents to make our school the best that it can be.  
                                  Thank you for entrusting us with your child each day, your most valued treasure. We at E. O. Green are happy to be your partner in the education of your child.
                                  With Hornet Pride,
                                  Heidi Haines


  • Be A Part of

    Your Child's Learning! 

    Parent Conferences

    We encourage you to be an active partner in your child's learning!

    Come to Parent Conferences on the following dates: 

    6th Grade: Nov. 30 - Dec. 11 in your child's classroom

    Teacher will send home a notice with your appointment time - please confirm and send note back to school.

    7th and 8th Grades: 

    December 8-11, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Cafeteria

    Drop-in anytime between 2 and 3 to meet with ALL of your child's teachers.

    We look forward to working with you to further your student's success.


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  • New Homework Clinic Drop-in Times

    Need help with assignments?

    No problem! 

    Thanks to the new LCFF funds from the State of California, we have a drop-in Homework Clinic several days a week. If your student needs help in any subject, please have them come by! It is open to all grades and help is available in all subjects. The hours are the following:

    Tuesday/Thursday - Math 2:45-4:15  Room 13 

    Wednesday- All other subjects  1:15-2:45  Room 19

    Thursday - All other subjects  2:45-4:15 p.m.  Room 19

    Everyone is welcome! 

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    To make shopping easier for parents, we have added new options to our School Uniform Policy. In addition to the original navy blue Dockers-style pants/shorts/skirt/jumper and white polo or button-down shirt, students may now also wear the following:
    * Khaki-colored Dockers-style pants/shorts/skirt/jumper
    * Navy blue polo or button-down shirt
    Any of the current options may be worn with each other (e.g. navy blue polo and navy pants) - you can mix and match old an new uniform options. 
    Ties and similar accessories are acceptable; nothing that serves as a distraction to instruction is allowed. 
    Please keep in mind that all shorts must reach the end of the fingers when hands are fully extend at the side; no tight-fitting pants (leggings, jeggings, super skinny, etc.) and no denim is allowed. Socks may not be pulled up to shorts. 
    Jackets remain the same: they may only be solid navy blue, gray or white. Hoodies and sweatshirts, sweaters and sweater vests are acceptable wear. 
     This is not the entire dress code, only the update. See the full School Uniform Dress Code in your agenda for further info [CLICK HERE]. When in doubt, ask an administrator! 
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