As part of Women's History Month, we asked students at James S. Rickards High School to tell us about the woman that has inspired them the most.
What are you doing for Spring Break? In town? Out of town? Students and Staff at James S. Rickards High School shared some of their plans with us.
We proud to announce the finalists for the 2016-2017 Outstanding School Volunteer Awards. These individuals help to make our district one of the best in the state. I am thankful to them and all of our volunteers and mentors working every day in our schools.
§ Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones and smartphones, at any time during testing OR during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if they 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. The best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.
§ Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment printed on the Writing planning sheet or in the student’s Reading or Mathematics test and answer book 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 sheet or in their test and answer book.
§ Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states, “After the test, you may not reveal details about the passages or items to anyone. 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.
§ Test Invalidations—Students are responsible for working on their own 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. FDOE employs a test security company, Caveon Test Security, to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student results within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.
If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Mr. Rudenborg at 850-488-7110. For more information about the FSA assessment program, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org.
With the Parent Portal reopening, all students and parents will be able to access the Portal as soon as they receive the school issued Parent Portal letters with the usernames and passwords. If you have not received your Parent Portal letter, please contact your child's teacher or the front office at (850) 488-7110.
Transportation changes must be received in writing by 2:15 p.m. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and describe in detail the change in mode of transportation. Transportation changes will not be taken after 2:15 p.m.