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School Messenger - Testing, Chromebooks, cell phones, SSA mtg

Good evening.  This is Mr. Rumford, the principal of Skyline Middle School with some important messages.

This is just a reminder that our Smarter Balanced ELA testing will begin May 6th to May 9th and Smarter Balanced Math will be May 13th to May 15th.  DCAS Social Studies for 7th graders will begin May 17th.  We will be testing from 8:30 – 10:30 each day.  You can find the dates for all-upcoming testing on our website.

Parents, during Smarter testing you can help us out several ways by making sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats breakfast each day, and by making sure they bring their Chromebooks charged and ready for testing.  During the testing window, no homework will be given to students.

It is also very important to remind your child that during Smarter testing, cell phones are not permitted in any classroom.  Having a cell phone in a class during testing is a breach of the state’s test security policy and consequences do apply.  Students may lock them in their lockers or they can have a teacher or administrator hold them until testing is over each day at 10:30.

Lastly, our next SSA meeting will be Thursday, May 9th at 7 pm in the library.  We will have door prizes and light refreshments.  We will be seeking nominations for our leadership positions for next year and our new Superintendent, Mr. Dorrell Green, will be in here as well so I hope you can make it.

Thank you and have a good evening.