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TESTING SEASON IS UPON US!
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your student will take the computer-based Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Grade 9 ELA Reading assessment(s) on April 19th and 20th , 2017 or the Grade 10 ELA Reading on April 17th and 18th, 2017. Your student had an opportunity to participate in a practice test to become familiar with the computer-based testing platform, item types, and response formats he or she will see on the FSA Reading and Writing assessments on February 23rd and 24th, 2017.
Additional testing dates are as follows:
April 20th Grade 9 FSA-ELA Reading Session 2
April 24th Geometry EOC Session 1
April 25th Geometry EOC Session 2
May 1st FSA Algebra 2 EOC Session 1
May 2nd FSA Algebra 2 EOC Session 2
May 3rd NGSSS Biology EOC
May 4th NGSSS US History EOC
May 8th Algebra 1 EOC Session 1
May 9th Algebra 1 EOC Session 2
Practice for other assessments will be provided prior to testing dates. If you or your student would like to review the computer-based practice test at home, the practice tests and answer keys are available at http://www.fsassessments.org/students-and-families/practice-tests/.
For information regarding test session lengths for all Spring 2017 FSA assessments, please visit the FSA Portal at www.fsassessments.org, click on the Students and Families icon, then select Spring 2017 Testing Times.
Please review the following policies with your student before testing:
§ Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing or during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if the devices are turned off or students do not use them. If your student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated.
§ Calculators—For Grades 7 and 8 Mathematics, approved calculators may be used during SESSIONS 2 and 3 only. For EOC assessments, approved calculators may be used during SESSION 2 only. If students have handheld calculators during Session 1, their tests will be invalidated. Calculators are not permitted during Grades 3–6 Mathematics tests.
§ Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads: “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing below the statement on their planning sheets, worksheets, or work folders.
§ Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states: “Because the content in all statewide assessments is secure, you may not discuss or reveal details about the passages or items after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.” Please make sure your student understands that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to blogs or social media websites. While students may not share information about secure test content after testing, this policy is not intended to prevent students from discussing their testing experiences with their parents/families.
§ Working Independently—Students are responsible for doing their own work during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others.If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated. In addition, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) employs Caveon Test Security to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student tests within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.
§ Leaving Campus—If your student begins a test session and leaves campus before completing it (for lunch, an appointment or illness, etc.), he or she will not be allowed to return to that test session. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.
§ Testing Accommodations—If your student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP), Section 504 plan, or English Language Learner (ELL) plan, please contact the school to discuss the testing accommodations that will be provided for your student.
If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Shannon Sewell, School Counselor, Kristy Edwards, Assistant Principal, or John Shouse, Principal, at 850-482-9004.
For more information about the FSA program, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org.
SENIOR TIMELINE 2017
Graduation Practices are MANDATORY!
You are given advanced notice of the dates so that you may make arrangements to be off work, etc. You will not be excused due to work. If you miss a practice and it is unexcused, you will not be able to walk at graduation. We will practice in the gymnasium and on the field. If graduation has to be moved off of the field due to inclement weather, it will be held in the SHS Gymnasium. IF, it is held in the SHS Gymnasium, you will receive four (4) tickets for your family (others will be in the auditorium, watching on a live feed).
April 28th: All dual enrollment students must turn in textbooks by this date. If needed for a test please contact Mrs. Edwards about an extension on the return.
May 8th: Senior Walk – Grand Ridge 7:45 AM
May 9th: FFA Banquet 6:00 PM Silent auction starts at 5:30 PM – RCC, Marianna
May 10th: Senior Walk – SES, 7:45 AM
May 11th: Senior Luncheon (2nd), 11:24 AM – Sponsored by Sneads Assembly of God
May 12th: SENIORS LAST DAY
May 13th: Prom, 7:00 PM, Photos, 6:30 PM - The Gathering Place
May 15th: Senior Awards Practice, 9:00 AM, auditorium
May 16th: Senior Awards Practice, 8:00 AM, auditorium
May 16th: Senior Awards, 6:00 PM, Auditorium
*Seniors must be at here 5:00 PM for Senior Tea in the Library
May 16th: Baccalaureate/Graduation Practice, 9:00 AM, Gymnasium
May 17th: Baccalaureate/Graduation Practice, 9:00 AM, Gymnasium
May 18th: Senior Breakfast 8:00 AM, Library, Sponsored by: Cypress Grove Assembly of God
May 18th: Baccalaureate 6:00 PM, Gymnasium,
*Seniors will meet in the school lobby at 5:00 PM (will dress in your cap/gown)
May 18th: Graduation Practice 9:00 AM, Football Field
*All speakers must be present for sound check about 10:00 AM
May 19th: Graduation Practice 9:00 AM, Football Field
*All speakers must be present for sound check about 10:00 AM
May 22nd: Graduation Practice 9 AM. Football Field
May 22nd: Graduation 8:00 PM, Football Field
*Seniors will meet at Sneads High School at 6:30 PM and ride the bus together to
the football field (bring cap/gowns, cords or medals from SHS ONLY!)
Senior Dress Code
End of the Year Ceremonies
Senior Awards Program
- Church clothes “dressy casual”
- No jeans
- No sundresses (no halters, spaghetti straps, or strapless)
- Minimal cleavage
- Dresses must not be higher than 2” above knee
- Appropriate shoes
o White dress shirt with tie (tie must match gown, black or blue)
o Black dress pants
o Dress shoes
o Black Dress (must adhere to senior awards dress criteria)
o White dress shirt and black pants/skirt
o Dress shoes
o Clothing must be worn under gown!!!
o NO SWIMWEAR!!!
o Flip flops