We are into our second week of testing; so
please encourage rest and an early bedtime – it makes a huge difference. This
also means that we will begin "missing" a class period (or more) per
day due to testing, please remind your student(s) that it is important to pay
extra attention and use time wisely during this time. Again, adequate rest is
very important - even though your student may not be testing, the altered schedule
takes a toll on everyone.
NOTE: Due to the issues that FSA experienced state wide, we are a day
off on the testing schedule for the week. 8th Grade will now be
testing on Thursday and Friday.
If you haven't yet signed into Skyward,
please do so at your earliest opportunity. If you never received a letter with
information regarding your sign-on information please contact Tara Milow at
Central Office at 352-259-6848 or Tara.Milow@tvcs.org.
will working in Chapter 12 'The Jackson Era' this week. Please note that
students will have assignments this week to work on at home in order for us to
stay on track.
are continuing to work in Access, as well as continuing to complete
the Code. Org work in Course 3 and 4. Please remember that all assignments can
and should be revised until a grade of at least 90% is achieved.
links for the Code.org each class are below and are also in Moodle
- students should know their "secret words" to get into their
work. They need to see me for the secret words as they are ready, they can also
email me if it's after school hours and I will do my best to respond promptly.
As of 4:45pm on 4/23: All Access assignments through Access Assn #5 and the
"Typing Update" work that has been submitted and/or re-submitted is
graded and the grade has been posted in Skyward. As of 4:45pm on 4/23:
All grades for Code.Org work are updated for Course 3 AND Course 4. We
have made progress!!! If students are using their time productively in
class, they should be nearing completion of Course 4. However, there are still
several students that need strong encouragement to stay on task. The computer
lab is open every day after school until 5:00pm and if your student is in
aftercare, they should be taking advantage of this opportunity.
MATH We are working on specific areas in IXL this week: Algebra -
Solving Equations. Students will be required to complete work for
this class while in this class, which means that they will need to
take more individual responsibility over their homework and time management.
reinforce the importance of respecting the space and work time of others;
repeated distractions make it hard for work to be done. If your student is not
receiving at least a 4/5 or 5/5 each day for being "Prepared and
Working" that means that time is not being spent wisely and he/she is
disrupting the work environment.