TNReady Testing Facts and Tips

TNReady Testing Facts and Tips:  Check out this comprehensive information sheet, schedule and tips to help your child prepare for  Tennessee’s required testing program, TNReady, in...

MAC is the perfect “staycation” destination for Spring Break!

No plans for Spring Break? Let MAC do the planning for you… Open Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29, MAC has lots of fun activities planned! Examples include soccer, arts and crafts, field trip to Brentwood Skate Center, bug exploration and candy making, kite-flying, and an Easter egg hunt and Spring Party on the last day! Please print and complete the Spring Break Registration Form if your child will be attending at the Holiday Site. Form must be submitted by Tuesday, March 20. SPRING BREAK 2018 REGISTRATION...

New Date! Digital Dangers Parent Meeting March 19 at 6:30

The FSSD is hosting a Digital Dangers Parent Information meeting on Monday, March 19 from 6:30-7:30 PM at Freedom Intermediate School. In this adult-only session, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Dennis Fetting will share the benefits, risks and consequences of children accessing the internet through a variety of devices, using actual examples of cases his office has worked on to provide incredible insight into the importance of staying plugged in to what your children are doing online.  Digital Dangers...

FSSD Online Registration Period Opens April 1

Please mark your calendars for the FSSD online registration period, which runs from April 1-30. Beginning Sunday, April 1, parents of all new or currently enrolled FSSD pre-kindergarten through 7th grade students may go online at www.fssd.org to the Registration link under Parents and Students. If you have a returning student, you will need to be prepared to log in to your Skyward Family Access account. Skyward will even auto-translate into dozens of world languages. The registration process must be completed for each child and you will receive all notification and confirmation of your registration through Family Access, including notices of important deadlines and the required information. If you need assistance with your Family Access account, please contact your school office. Your family’s unique user name will allow you to access all of your FSSD students. We are happy to report that required documents, including proofs of residency and immunization updates, may be submitted electronically through the registration process. Please remember, your child is not fully registered until all required documents, including the two proofs of residency dated February 2018 or later, are submitted to your child’s school either electronically or physically.   As a convenience, each school has computer kiosks or stand-alone computers available during the month of April for parents in need of online access or assistance with this process. If you need language assistance, please make an appointment with the parent liaison through your child’s school office. Thank you for helping us to plan for next year by registering for 2018-2019 before the May 1...

2017-2018 TNReady Testing Schedule

Our students continue to study grade level curriculum as they prepare to show what they have learned on the upcoming TNReady assessments in English Language Arts (ELA), Science, Math, and Social Studies. The 2017-2018 testing window is April 17—May 4.  TNReady Testing Schedule This year, 3rd and 4th grade students will test on five different days and 5th-8th graders will test on six different days. Typically, two tests will be administered on a single day with a total testing time for both of 90-95 minutes. The time for both Science and Social Studies assessments for 3rd and 4th grade students has been cut in half this year to allow for more robust assessments in ELA. Please see the information that was sent home from your school to learn more about your child’s grade level testing schedule. The Tennessee Department of Education has posted resources on its web site that are designed to help foster a greater understanding about TNReady. These guides walk through many of the questions we have heard from parents and provide information about schedules, types of questions on TNReady, supports for students, ways parents can help their child prepare, and scoring. Please click on the links below to learn more about TNReady: 2017-2018 TNReady Parent Guide Guide on TNReady Supports for Students with Disabilities These guides can be also be viewed online at TNReady Parent Resources. On this website, you will also find specific testing information for each grade level....