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Kindness Week

Alexander will be celebrating Kindness Week the week of November 8th-14th. The theme is “Begin with Kindness”. As students build relationships skills and social awareness, we are encouraging them to show respect for others, demonstrate helping, communicate appreciation, engage socially throughout the school community. Each day of the week has a theme, something to wear, prompting question, and act of kindness.

Monday: "Hats Off to Helpers", wear: hats or visors, prompt: Who are you taking your hat off to (celebrating, giving proper respect to)?, act of kindness: perishable food drive (alt: Cards for Cancer)

Tuesday: "Team-up for Kindness", wear: colors of your favorite sports team or player, prompt: How do you like to help others? How do you show kindness to others? (working together as a team, teamwork), act of kindness: Community Read (intermediate students video read-alouds for primary students)

Wednesday: “Eagles Have Kind Hearts”, wear: red (white and blue), How are you Eagle strong (like our kindhearted veterans)? act of kindness: Thank a veteran

Thursday: “Thank you Thursday”, wear: uniform free, prompt: Who are you thankful for? and why?, act of kindness: Thank an Alexander staff member

Friday: “Brightening Our World with Kindness”, wear: Kindness Week t-shirt and sunglasses, prompt: How do you brighten your friend’s day?, act of kindness: Find a new friend (get to know new students and meet someone unfamiliar)"


Report Cards

Report Card  1st Quarter Report Cards will go home on Thursday, October 29 and Monday, November 2.  Please check your student's backpack.


Elementary Students to Full Time In-Person Instruction

K4 - 5th grade students will be returning to Full Time In-Person Instruction. Below are the dates your child's grade level will attend. For more information visit the Greenville County Schools Webpage HERE.

K4 and K5 Return Dates

2nd - 5th Grade Return Dates


CogAt and Iowa Testing

Students in second grade will be administered the CogAT and Iowa assessments as part of South Carolina’s Grade 2 Gifted and Talented Assessment Program. SC State Board Regulation 43-220 requires districts to test all enrolled students (in-person and virtual attendance plans). Testing is conducted at the student’s enrolled elementary school.

We encourage your child to test, as these assessments are screeners for qualifying to participate in our South Carolina Gifted and Talented Program (Challenge). The test results are also used to determine placement in the Charles Townes Center (CTC) at Sterling School for Highly Gifted students. Complete criteria for Challenge and CTC can be found on the Greenville County Schools website: https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/gifted-talented/gt-criteria.

We have scheduled your student to participate in the CogAT and Iowa assessments on the following dates.  Testing will begin at 8:30.  

We will be testing October 26 - 28.  Please make sure students are well rested, eat breakfast, and are on time.  Virtual students will be tested at the same time.  Students who are enrolled in the virtual program may arrive at Alexander between 7:50-8:10.  Students will not be permitted to enter after 8:10. 

A los estudiantes de segundo grado se les administrarán las evaluaciones CogAT y Iowa como parte del Programa de Evaluación de Estudiantes Dotados y Talentosos de Segundo Grado de Carolina del Sur. El Reglamento 43-220 de la Junta Estatal de SC requiere que los distritos evalúen a todos los estudiantes matriculados (planes de asistencia en persona y virtuales). Los exámenes se llevan a cabo en la escuela primaria inscrita del estudiante.

 Alentamos a su hijo a realizar el examen, ya que estas evaluaciones son criterios de selección para calificar para participar en nuestro Programa de Dotados y Talentosos de Carolina del Sur (Desafío). Los resultados de los exámenes también se utilizan para determinar la ubicación en el Centro Charles Townes (CTC) de la Escuela Sterling para estudiantes altamente dotados. Los criterios completos para Challenge y CTC se pueden encontrar en el sitio web de las Escuelas del Condado de Greenville: https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/gifted-talented/gt-criteria.

 Hemos programado que su estudiante participe en las evaluaciones CogAT y Iowa en las siguientes fechas.

Los padres de los estudiantes de GCSVP deben proporcionar transporte todos los días de exámenes (octubre 26-28). Los estudiantes pueden traer botellas de agua personales.

Si tiene preguntas sobre el Programa para Dotados y Talentosos y / o CTC, comuníquese con Jane Snyder al 355-4821 o al jsnyder@greenville.k12.sc.us.

 


Alexander Weekly News Show

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October 26 - 30

October 19 - 23

October 12 - 16

October 5 - 9

September 28 - October 2

September 21 - 25

September 14 - 17


MIFI Hotspot and Chromebook Repair

Students who have received a free State supplied MIFI hotspot and have issues with their free hotspot, should call Verizon tech support at 1-800-922-0204. You will be asked to enter a telephone number - enter 8436530161. You will then be asked for a pin number which is - PIN 0#. 

There is not a help desk staff located at the Career Centers to provide unlimited technical support for students and parents. Technicians are only there to swap out Chromebooks and repair Virtual teacher laptops. Please do not go there for password resets, (this can be done at the school or the Help Desk), login problems, scheduling problems, MIFI issues, etc.

Chromebook Repairs – Face-to-Face/eLearning Students
On days that students physically attend school, students may turn in their Chromebook for repair at their school and receive a loaner device. Once repaired, the Chromebook will be returned to the school which must then be returned to the student.
On days when students participate in eLearning, students may bring Chromebooks to the nearest career center (Mon-Thu, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) for repair and receive a loaner device. Once repaired, Chromebooks will be returned to the student’s home school and must be returned to the student in exchange for the loaner Chromebook.


Chromebook Repairs – Virtual Students
Virtual students may bring Chromebooks to the nearest career center (Mon-Thu, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) for repair and to receive a loaner device. Once repaired, Chromebooks will be returned to the student’s home school. The school staff will then contact the student to notify them that the Chromebook is available for pickup.

Career Center Locations

Donaldson Career Center
100 Vocational Drive
Greenville, SC 29605


Enoree Career Center
108 Scalybark Road
Greenville, SC 29617

Golden Strip Career Center
1120 East Butler Road
Greenville, SC 29607


Harley Bonds Career Center
505 North Main Street
Greer, SC 29650
(Use Main street entrance)


Parent Note for Student Absence(s)/Nota de Padres para estudiantes ausente

We are introducing a new way to submit parent notes for this school year.  If you would like, please fill out the form below and your parent note will be electronically sent to our attendance clerk.  You can also submit parent notes and/or doctor's notes for absences by sending them in with your child, or faxing them to the school at 864-355-1044.  For more information on the attendance policy, please see the link below or contact the attendance clerk, Yaz Guzman, at 864-355-1005, or the Title One School Social Worker, Meghan Shroy, at 864-355-1047

Parent Note for Student Absence(s)/Nota de Padres para estudiantes ausente

Link to GCSD Attendance Policy for Virtual and eLearning programs: