Summer Reading Bingo Remember to READ over the summer! Our Summer Reading Bingo sheets will give you some fun ideas for reading. Bingo sheets are due Friday, August 23rd to the media center. Participants will be invited to a Summer Reading Celebration! You won't want to miss it!
Remember to READ over the summer! Our Summer Reading Bingo sheets will give you some fun ideas for reading. Bingo sheets are due Friday, August 23rd to the media center. Participants will be invited to a Summer Reading Celebration! You won't want to miss it!
School Supply List
PARENTS PLEASE NOTE:
Dates for Registration are as follows:
Tuesday and Wednesday- June 25 and June 26
Monday and Tuesday- July 8 and 9
Monday- Wednesday- July 15-17
Tuesday and Wednesday- July 23 and 24
Monday -Wednesday- July 29-31
All GCS schools and offices will operate on Summer Hours from Monday, June 10 through Friday, August 9. Offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. All locations will be closed on Fridays.
Job Fair- June 25
The Human Resource Operations Department will host a Job Fair on Tuesday, June 25 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 pm at Golden Strip
Career Center, 1120 E. Butler Road, Greenville, SC . Anyone wishing to apply for bus driver, bus aide, custodial, or food service positions is welcome to attend.
Bus Driver $14.62-$18.32
Bus Aide $10.43-$15.90
Food Services $10.77-$13.18
GREAT BENEFITS, including health and dental, retirement, sick leave, and free life insurance, are available for employees who work 30 or more hours per week. Training is provided.
If you are interested in working at a job where you can make a difference in the quality of our community and receive great benefits, you are encouraged to attend this event.
For more information contact INFOLine at 355-3100.
New Administrative Assistant
We would like to welcome Morgan Warner to the Lake Forest family. Please join me in congratulating Morgan on her new position as Administrative Assistant for the 2019-2020 school year. Morgan has extensive experience with balanced literacy and building strong, positive relationships with students. She is currently a second grade teacher at East North Street Academy. Prior to that, she served as a first grade teacher at Thomas E. Kerns. We look forward to having her as part of our family!
South Carolina School Report Card
Below is the link to our School Report Card, released November 29, 2018 by the State Department of Education. Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.
These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state. The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.
For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.”
Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another. Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.
If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principals via email or phone.
School Visitors and Volunteer Guidelines
ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST RECEIVE DISTRICT APPROVAL PRIOR TO VOLUNTEERING AT ANY SCHOOL/CENTER OR CHAPERONING ANY SCHOOL FIELD TRIP. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 2-WEEKS FOR THE APPROVAL PROCESS.
Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, has implemented additional security checks for school volunteers. All volunteers must submit an online application to the district and receive clearance from the district before volunteering at any school/center or chaperoning any school field trip. Click here for more information.