PASS testing begins on May 6th and goes through May 9th. Makeup testing will be conducted the week of May 12th. The week of PASS is the biggest and most important week of the school year for public schools across South Carolina. All of the work that our students and teachers have done has pointed toward this critical week. Our hope is that students have grown academically over the last several months and that the evidence for that will be revealed in the scores students earn.
It is very important that students come to school well-rested and focused for testing. I hope that you will encourage your child to do his/her very best on these tests. PASS tests are not timed and students are encouraged to take all the time they need.
Please try and schedule appointments for later in the day during the testing week. Students sometimes hurry if they are anticipating getting out of school for some reason. Once a testing session begins, we cannot disrupt the testing environment and bring students out of class for dismissal. I also encourage you to make sure your child eats a good breakfast or that they plan to eat breakfast here at school.
Students and teachers have done a great deal of work this year. We are fast approaching the week where all the hard work is measured. With great effort from everyone, I feel confident that our scores will meet our hopes and desires. Thanks for all of your support!
Due to inclement weather, we missed a total of four days of school. S. C. legislation requires us to use any make-up days remaining on the calendar. At its March 24 meeting, the Board voted to forgive two of the days missed. The remaining two days will be made up as half days on June 4 and June 5 as shown in chart below. LDHS graduation will remain on June 3.
TDAP Requirements All 7th graders in S.C. will be required to get the TDAP vaccine before school begins next year 2014-2015. If your child is in 6th grade this year please make an appointment today to avoid the rush!