HUGE congratulations to our very own, Ms. Kirby Alston, on being selected as our Extraordinary Exceptional Educator (EEE) for this quarter. Ms. Alston is one of a group of educators recognized as "outstanding teachers, related service personnel, and special education support staff serving students with disabilities in their district, charter school, residential school, or state operated program for winter 2021" by the Exceptional Children Division. We are SO proud of you!
over 3 years ago, Mariam Boyd Elementary
Ms. Kirby Alston
February 12, 2021 Dear Parent/Guardian, Thank you for your continued dedication and patience during this unique time. Now that your child has reached the third grade milestone, you may have noticed a concentrated focus on ensuring students are reading proficiently, at or above grade level, as well as close attention to documented student progress aligned to comprehension, integration, and application of complex texts needed for secondary education and career success. Normally at the beginning of grade 3 students take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 Reading Test (BOG3); however with COVID this school year the test has been delayed. The U.S. Department of Education’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, shared there will not be a waiver from testing for this school year. Students who are receiving instruction are expected to take the appropriate assessments. The BOG3 test is required to be administered in person. Your child’s testing session will be administered on February 23, 2021 with makeups on February 24th and 25th. As part of the Read to Achieve law (G.S. §115C-83.1) passed by the General Assembly in 2012, your child will be taking the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning third-grade reading skills. If your child scores achievement level 3 or higher on the BOG3 Test, the score will satisfy the promotion requirements of the Read to Achieve Legislation. Following the BOG3 Test administration, you will receive an individual student report with your child's score. As you review the report, make notes about your child’s test score and other questions you may have. Be sure to discuss your questions with your child's teacher as needed. At the end of third grade, your child will take the End-of-Grade (EOG) tests in Reading and Mathematics. The Read to Achieve law has processes in place for third graders who do not score at a proficient level on the BOG3 test or EOG test in reading: 1. Your child will have the opportunity to take the Grade 3 Reading EOG Retest, the Read to Achieve Test, or the locally-approved alternative test. These tests provide your child with other opportunities to demonstrate proficiency. 2. If your child is not proficient on the Retest, the Read to Achieve Test, or the locally-approved alternative test, an option to attend a reading camp to help improve reading skills is available. This camp is at no charge to you. Your local school district will organize the camp and give you more information about when and where it will be held. 3. At the end of reading camp, your child may achieve reading proficiency by passing the Read to Achieve Test, having successfully completed a student reading portfolio, or by passing the locally-approved alternative test approved by the State Board of Education. Students achieving proficiency on one of these measures are eligible to be promoted to fourth grade. Students who do not attend the reading camp are still provided the opportunity to take the Read to Achieve Test or the locally-approved alternative test on a designated day following the completion of the reading camp. 4. Students who do not achieve proficiency at the end of reading camp, can be retained in third grade, placed in a 3/4 transitional class with a retained reading label, or placed in a fourth-grade accelerated reading class with a retained reading label. Ninety minutes of uninterrupted reading instruction is provided daily in these classes. Children in the 3/4 transitional classes or fourth-grade accelerated classes are eligible to retake the Read to Achieve Test again in late October to achieve a mid-year promotion and to have the retained reading label removed. Children will remain in the same fourth-grade class for the entire school year and will continue to receive the uninterrupted reading instruction throughout fourth grade to support ongoing improvement in reading skills. Non-proficient students may continue to work on completing a portfolio or passing a local alternative test after November 1 to show proficiency by the end of the fourth-grade year and have the retained reading label removed. In order for student access to be equitable across the board and to have reliable and valid data, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has mandated that these state assessments cannot occur remotely. Therefore, our students who are receiving instruction remotely will go to their schools to take these tests. We understand that you may be concerned about the safety of your students when returning to the school building to take a test. To ensure this is a safe environment for our students, we will ensure health and safety requirements are in place. Warren County Schools is taking the following precautions per CDC Guidelines: • Test sites with no more than 10 examinees • Social distancing within the building • Temperature checks and COVID-19 screening questions upon arrival • Masks required by staff and students • Sanitizing stations • Test sites will be sanitized before and after testing • Air purifiers will be placed in classrooms and/or windows opened for improved ventilation Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students. Transportation will not be provided; therefore parents or guardians will need to bring students to the designated school for testing. This school year is like no other, and it is especially important to have test scores that will show you how your student is doing academically. Test scores, combined with other factors, will help you and your student’s teacher to make the best decisions for future learning. In Warren County Schools, we want to make sure we provide each student the opportunity to learn and grow academically during this school year. If you have questions or concerns about the Read to Achieve law or the Beginning-of-Grade 3 Reading Test, please contact your child’s principal. Sincerely, Testing and Accountability Department
over 3 years ago, Mariam Boyd Elementary
Hi, Parents! Progress Report Pick Up is coming up next week! Progress reports and any additionally needed textbooks can be picked up on Wednesday, January 27th from 8 AM-12 PM or Thursday, January 28th from 11 AM- 4 PM. Thanks and see you then!
over 3 years ago, Mariam Boyd Elementary
Progress Reports
A huge congratulations to Mariam Boyd's very own "Stellar Performers" for the month of January- Ms. Shekena Smith & Mrs. LaTrenda Hawkins. These irreplaceable staff members were honored at the January 12th School Board Session. We are SO thankful for you!
over 3 years ago, Mariam Boyd Elementary
Congrats!
Congrats!
Hi, Parents! Please see the attached letter outlining the upcoming MOY iReady Testing!
over 3 years ago, Mariam Boyd Elementary
Testing Updates
Attention Parents, Please read this updated letter concerning MOY testing. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's school.
over 3 years ago, Warren County Schools
Test
Hi, Parents! The Warren County High School Girls Varsity Volleyball team will be LIVE on the NFHS Network today (12/22). Be sure to use the link below to tune into the game and support our WCHS students at 3:45. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/south-granville-high-school-creedmoor-nc/gam53ff9d3320?utm_source=braze_automation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Clell%20Wade%20Event%20Alert
over 3 years ago, Mariam Boyd Elementary
WCHS
Elizabeth City University is sponsoring a Drive-up COVID -19 Testing Clinic on Saturday, December 19th. The event will be held at the Warren County Recreation Complex. Check out the flyer for additional information.
over 3 years ago, Warren County Schools
Dec 19
Organizations in Warren County are sponsoring a COVID -19 Drive Thru Testing Event at the Warren County Health Department on December 10th. Check out the information on this flyer.
over 3 years ago, Warren County Schools
COVID
Check out the Warren County Schools Virtual Science Fair Website! Click on this link to access the site. http://wcs-stem.weebly.com/science--engineering-fair.html
over 3 years ago, Warren County Schools
Science
A COVID - 19 Drive Thru Testing Event will be held on Thursday, December 10th from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm at the Warren County Health Department. Check out the flyer for additional information.
over 3 years ago, Warren County Schools
Test
✏️Attention Parents of Warren County Schools Students.✏️ As we prepare for the possibility of reopening schools for in-person learning, we would like to know how you feel about this topic. Please click on the link below to complete a short survey. Also included in the survey form is an application to apply for your students to attend a virtual academy if the district does offer an in person option. If you have already filled out the survey you do not need to complete it again. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KJMXWNS
over 3 years ago, Mariam Boyd Elementary
Survey
⭐Grant Opportunity for Distance Learning Resources⭐ See below for information regarding a new grant opportunity to offer eligible applicants $335 to go towards technology/internet to help your student's distance learning experience. Click the link below to visit the website, and make sure you apply by December 7th! https://335fornc.com/ 335 for NC was created to submit applications for North Carolina Extra Credit Grants to the North Carolina Department of Revenue. These grants will provide checks for $335 to eligible North Carolina families to help with remote learning and child care expenses incurred due to the pandemic. Determining Your Eligibility Your household may be eligible for a $335 North Carolina Extra Credit Grant if you: -did not file a 2019 state tax return solely because your 2019 income was less than $20,000 for a married couple, $15,000 for head of household, and $10,000 for a single person, and - lived in North Carolina for all of 2019, and had at least one qualifying child who was age 16 or under in 2019. All applications must be submitted by 2 p.m. on December 7, 2020. Starting Your Application To complete your application, you’ll need your (and your spouse’s, if applicable) Social Security number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), your child’s SSN, and your (and your spouse’s, if applicable) wage and other income information.
over 3 years ago, Mariam Boyd Elementary
Grant
Hi, Parents! Boys and Girls Club will be re-opening on November 16th. Are you interested in your student attending? If so, please make sure to log in to the Orientation Meeting happening tomorrow 11/10 @ 6PM. See the zoom link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87500574845?pwd=SmU3V0xJMXdETWdORWt0Y0NQUXZNUT09 Meeting ID: 875 0057 4845 Passcode: 650917
over 3 years ago, Mariam Boyd Elementary
Update
Attention Parents of Warren County Schools Students. As we prepare for the possibility of reopening schools for in-person learning, we would like to know how you feel about this topic. Please click on the link below to complete a short survey. Also included in the survey form is an application to apply for your students to attend a virtual academy if the district does offer an in person option. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KJMXWNS
over 3 years ago, Warren County Schools
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COVID Testing Event: October 30, 2020. Check out the flyers for additional information.
over 3 years ago, Warren County Schools
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Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month? Click the link below to read about how our very own Mariam Boyd Eagles have been working hard to stop bullying! https://www.warrenk12nc.org/article/330795?org=mbes&fbclid=IwAR3WEVa9fUZ5n_vPtgbZLZqSlum-jHkwYbzfmS1PhiNalFA1ekK0zzqy1mU
over 3 years ago, Mariam Boyd Elementary
October
What Elementary School students should know about COVID-19 and Cyberbullying.
over 3 years ago, Warren County Schools
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What Middle and High School students should know about COVID-19 and Cyber Bullying
over 3 years ago, Warren County Schools
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Join Warren County Schools in promoting Bullying Prevention!
over 3 years ago, Warren County Schools
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