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Ellen Woodside Virtual Students Post-Assessments

ONLY Virtual 1st Graders Who Attended LEAP Week

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, from 8:00am-10:00am, Ellen Woodside virtual 1st graders who participated in LEAP Week (August 17-21), are invited to take the MAP reading and math post-assessments at the school. Virtual students who participate in the post-assessments will not be counted absent from their virtual classes on December 9th. Students will need to bring their Chromebooks and provide their own transportation to and from the school. Students can bring snacks and a water bottle for breaks during the assessments. Please click on the RSVP Form link below to opt-in or opt-out of this testing. It is important for us to know how many students to plan for on the day of testing. 

RSVP Form (Complete by December 4th)

 

All Virtual 2nd Graders

All Ellen Woodside virtual 2nd grade students are invited to take the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) reading and math assessments at Ellen Woodside. Students will be tested in the area of reading on Friday, December 11, 2020, from 8:00am-9:20am and in the area of math on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 8:00-9:20am. Virtual students who participate in the post-assessments will not be counted absent from their virtual classes on December 11th or December 15th. Students will need to bring their Chromebooks and provide their own transportation to and from the school. Students can bring snacks and a water bottle for breaks during the assessments. Please click on the RSVP Form link below to opt-in or opt-out of this testing. It is important for us to know how many students to plan for on the day of testing. 

RSVP Form (Complete by December 4th)

Letter to 2nd Grade Virtual Students

ONLY Virtual 3rd-5th Graders Who Attended LEAP Week

On Friday, December 11, 2020, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., Ellen Woodside Virtual Program students in Grades 3-5 are invited to take the SC ACT-142 TE21 Post-assessments at the school.  Virtual students who participated in the SC ACT-142 Pre-assessments during LEAP Week (August 17-21) are encouraged to attend and take the assessments. Virtual students who participate in the post-assessments on December 11 will not be counted absent from their virtual classes that day. Virtual students must bring their Chromebooks and provide their own transportation to and from the school. Students can bring snacks and a water bottle for breaks during testing. Please RSVP using the form linked below to opt-in or opt-out of testing. It is important for us to know how many students to plan for on the day of testing.

RSVP Form (Complete by December 4)


Birthday Marquee

Happy BirthdayEllen Woodside Elementary is now offering a fun way to express your child’s birthday!
For $10, a personal birthday message will be displayed on our roadside marquee and large screen televisions in the front office and cafeteria. The message will appear from 12:01am-11:59pm on the date you choose.

Weekend/Holiday Birthdays-Schedule message the Friday before, Monday after or a return date following a holiday.
Summer Birthdays-Messages can be displayed on date of birth or Celebrate Half Birthdays during the school year.

Birthday Marquee Request Form


Virtual Program Meal Pickup Sites

Virtual Meals ProgramEllen Woodside is only a meal site for students attending brick and mortar school. Students who are enrolled in the Virtual Program can pick up meals at Sue Cleveland Elementary. For more information on Virtual Program meals, visit the Virtual Program Meals webpage.


Take Home Meals

Take Home Meals Order Form

Students attending the in-person program (one-day a week at the start of school) can receive breakfast and lunch for days they are not in attendance. The meals will be picked up at the school they are attending. Each school will determine an appropriate registration process for its students. The meals will be available for pickup near the end of the day. Students participating in after-school programs or activities can have their meals held for pickup until they are leaving the premises. During attendance plan 1, students will receive 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches to take home. Some items included in the meals will be ready to eat, and others will be heat and serve. Full pay students will be charged $10; students on Reduced status will be charged $1.60; students on Free status will receive all meals for free, per USDA guidelines. Payment will be taken from the student's school lunch account. Money will need to be in the account for students to participate. Take home meals should be ordered using the Take Home Meals Order Form.

Students who were on free or reduced meal status during the 2019-2020 school year will revert to full paid status on Tuesday, October 6th unless a new meal application is submitted and approved based on USDA eligibility guidelines.

For more information about food and nutrition services, including Free and Reduced Lunch forms, visit the FANS Website


Destination Return to School 2020-2021

Return To School 20-21
The goal of the GCS administration is to return to in-person school five days a week, as soon as it is safe to do so. Under guidelines produced by the AccelerateED task force, schools should correlate attendance plans to Community Spread levels. In general, as community spread increases, the number of students present in school each day should decrease, down to and including zero. DHEC issues a new community spread rating each Monday, and as a result, we will not know which attendance plan will be in effect for the start of school until much closer to August 24, the first day of school for GCS.. Our Attendance Plan Roadmap provides four possible attendance scenarios for students:  0 days of in-person attendance (also known as eLearning), 1 day of in-person attendance (1/4 of students attend each day, Mon-Thurs), 2 days of in-person attendance (1/2 of students attend each day, Mon-Thurs), and our regular five-day schedule. We are only able to maintain social distance in schools under Attendance Plans 1 and 2.

Read the entire plan by visiting the Parent Resource Page