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SC Ready and SC PASS – IMPORTANT REMIDERS AND DATES:
This year, students in third, fourth, and fifth grades in South Carolina will take the SC College-and-Career Ready Assessment (SC READY), which is comprised of the ELA (writing and reading) and mathematics tests. Additionally, students in fourth grade will take the SC Palmetto Assessments of State Standards (SCPASS) science test.
Both SC READY and SCPASS are untimed tests but must be completed by the end of the school day. The ELA, mathematics, science, and social studies tests will be administered with an online-format. Items on SC READY will include selected response, short answer, evidence-based selected response, and text-dependent analysis. Evidence-based selected response will require students to read a piece of text or a passage and choose the best answer from answer choices. Text-dependent analysis will require students to read a piece of text or a passage and draw upon that text for their extended written responses. Items on SCPASS will be multiple choice.
SC READY and SCPASS tests are aligned to state standards and what is taught in your child’s classroom. Please refer to the table below for testing dates. It is very important that students be at school on their assigned test dates.
We appreciate your help to ensure that your student performs to the best of their ability.
· Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest on the nights before the tests.
· See that your child eats a nourishing breakfast on the mornings of the tests.
· Make every effort to have your child in school and on time on testing days.
If your child has a doctor’s appointment on a testing day, please try to reschedule.
No Visitors during testing to provide the best test environment for all students!
Meet Our Principal for the 21-22 School Year:
Heather Dye has served the students of Greenville County for more than 12 years. A proud product of Greenville County Schools, Mrs. Dye possesses diverse work experiences both as a teacher and administrator that have prepared her well for her promotion to Principal. She has served as Assistant Principal at Pelham Road and Mitchell Road Elementary Schools and was recognized as Teacher of the Year both at Homeland Park Elementary in Anderson District 5 and at AJ Whittenberg Elementary in GCS.
Mrs. Dye earned a BA in Elementary Education from Clemson University and an MA in School Leadership from Furman University. She is a graduate of the GCS Aspiring Principals Institute and Instructional Leadership Academy, and is a current participant in the Wallace Foundation’s Principal Professional Learning Community, a group of school administrators from around the nation who collaborate to address problems in common.
In her interview, Mrs. Dye demonstrated a deep knowledge of best practices that need to be applied consistent with the use of data to make student-centered decisions.
Please give her a warm welcome as we lead this transition for our students, staff and families of Taylors Elementary!
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Musical Play Information for Parents
Face coverings are an additional tool that individuals should use to help slow the spread of COVID-19 but does not replace other social distancing requirements. Those instructed not to wear a cloth face covering or mask by a medical provider should provide written documentation.
What is a mask or face covering?
A material that covers the nose and mouth. A cloth face covering may be factory-made or sewn by hand or can be made from household items such as scarfs, T-shirts or sweatshirts. The face covering must be fully cover the mouth and nose, and the covering must fit snugly against the sides of the face with no gaps.
Acceptable, reusable face covering options include:
• Neck gaiter • Tightly woven fabric, such as cotton t-shirts
• Self-provided facemasks shall not be a distraction to the environment (images, styles, etc.) • No face coverings/masks will be permitted that display profanity, suggestive phrases, or advertisements for, or messages or pictures depicting or suggesting alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or sex. • Face coverings/masks must not be obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, indecent or offensive.
Taylors Elementary students are collecting gently worn shoes for the World Wear Shoe Project.
This is a win-win for our school and for those less fortunate individuals who need shoes. Our school will receive .55 per pound for the shoes we donate. In turn, shoes will be made available to people living in developing countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and others. We have collection boxes in the main hallway for your donations. We are collecting all types of shoes for men, women, and children. Shoes do need to be in very good condition. Thank you for supporting this service project!
The links below will help you with solving technology issues at home.
Wondering what to do if you have problems with your child's device while learning at home?
Hi Taylors Families! Thank you for your patience as we have been working on Supply Lists. Two helpful items will be a personal water bottle and earbuds/headphones. We will only have bottle refill water stations (no traditional water fountains). We would recommend personalizing the bottle with your child's name (tape and/or Sharpie style marker works great!) The second is Earbuds/Headphones.
As always, if you need any assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Rhodes or one of our school counselors.
Due to moving the students’ start time to 7:45 AM, elementary schools’ office hours will be 7:00 AM – 3:45 PM beginning this fall.
Hours for students will be 7:45 AM to 2:15 PM.