Interested in learning how you can help support your child? The Bradshaw Institute has several free virtual workshops that you can attend in the comfort of your own home. You can pick and choose the topics that you are interested in. This series of workshops goes from now through December 16.
For more parent support, go to the Greenville First Steps website, which also has many resources to help parents.
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.
Day 1 Testing: Monday October 26 for all in-person attendance second grade students.
CogAT Verbal Battery
CogAT Quantitative Battery
Day 2 Testing: Tuesday, October 27 for all in-person attendance second grade students
CogAT Nonverbal Battery
Optional Make-Up Testing – Either the Verbal Battery or the Quantitative Battery
Day 3 Testing: Wednesday, October 3 for all in-person attendance second grade students
All virtual 2nd grade students will be called to schedule 3 days to come in and take their test during the dates of October 21-November 12.
To register you will need to bring the following for registration: Learn more about our program.
Full Name of Children
Address and phone numbers for contact information
Emergency Contact Numbers
Parents if you have not signed up for Parent Backpack, please do so as soon as possible.
A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:
View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
View their student's school and contact information
Manage parent and contact information for their students
Students also have a Backpack and need to check it regularly if not daily. The students can log in using their District google accounts. All students have an account.
If an absence is necessary, you may either complete this Google Absentee Form or send in a doctor’s excuses or parent note for any days that your child misses school. For more information on student attendance please see the district website or speak to the attendance clerk, Julia Metcalf or the Title I social worker, Jenny Parrott.