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Greetings! It is hard to believe that we are quickly approaching the end of the school year and that we are in the middle of our state required Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) tests. I wanted to make sure that you were aware that we will have testing two days in March and four days in May this year. Below is a list of important reminders and suggestion for you to consider as we prepare for these important assessments.
Dates of Testing: March 18-Writing Test Part 1 (all grades) March 19-Writing Test Part 2 (all grades) May 6-ELA Test (all grades) May 7-Mathematics Test (all grades) May 8-Science Test Grade 7 and either Social Studies or Science test Grades 6 and 8 May 9-Social Studies Test Grade 7
Please remember the following as we approach these dates:
- Make sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before testing. Going to bed earlier, waking up in plenty of time to get ready for school, and doing whatever helps your child feel refreshed each morning will make a huge difference.
- Students need to plan to be EARLY for school. Feeling rushed may cause a child to not be settled. Plan to arrive at school in plenty of time for testing.
- NO electronic devices are allowed in the testing room. Either leave cell phones and other devices such as tablets, digital watches, and music devices at home or they must be stored in the locker. Students in violation will face a consequence.
- Students cannot leave the testing room for early dismissals once testing begins. Please do not schedule appointments for these testing times. Students should expect to be in testing from 8:30 until around 12:00 each day.
- Bring at least 2 number two pencils to the testing room as well as something to read once finished.
- Encourage your child to take their time. This test is a great way to see how much they have learned throughout the year. None of these tests are timed.
- All students are encouraged to eat something for breakfast. We will provide a light snack for all students each morning of testing.
- Make sure your child is in attendance each day of testing. Make up tests will be given, but we want to encourage kids to be at school during testing.
We recognize that all students test at various capacities. Our hope is to provide a quiet, structured environment for our students to showcase all they have learned throughout the year. Please help us by encouraging your child to take their time and work hard. We want everyone to see the great things that our students can do! Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Congratulations to all the contestants in the Miss Panther contests. All of the young ladies did a fabulous job. Abbey League was crowned Miss 6th grade. Madison Crymes (pictured to the right) was crowned Miss 7th Grade. Miss 8th Grade was Bethany Tankersley and Hailey Heath was crowned Miss Panther. Good job!
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