Principal's Message


VALORIE WATKINS
PRINCIPAL

Principal

Dear Parents,

I cannot believe we are already into the 3rd nine weeks of school! Thank you for your support of your child receiving a quality education. As we continue to work together as partners in education, we will see positive results in your child's academic performance.

The 3rd Nine Weeks Report Cards will be sent home on March 23.  

Spring Break will be April 4-8.

Our End of Grade / Georgia Milestones testing is scheduled for April 27-May 9.

Apr. 27 GMAS -ELA Section 1 (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Apr. 28 GMAS- ELA Sections 2 & 3   (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Apr. 29 GMAS  Make-up Day   (3rd, 4th, 5th)

May 2   GMAS Make-up Day    (3rd, 4th, 5th)

May 3   GMAS Math Sections 1 & 2  (3rd, 4th, 5th)

May 4   GMAS Science Sections 1 & 2   (5th grade only)

May 5   GMAS  Make-up Day   (3rd, 4th, 5th)

May 6   GMAS  Make-up Day   (3rd, 4th, 5th)

May 9   GMAS  Make-up Day  (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Please continue to work with your child on new skills and homework. We are asking parents to make sure your child is reading 15-20 minutes each night. Please remember to ask questions to make sure your child is understanding what he/she is reading. We are focusing on developing “Strong Readers!” Please become familiar with expected Lexile Ranges by the end of the school year.

3rd grade – 520L to 820L

4th grade – 740L to 940L

5th grade -  830L to 1010L

We encourage parents to continue to check the daily communication folders and check your child’s academic performance on Parent Portal.  Please continue to look for your child’s weekly letter. Also, check our school’s webpage and Facebook page for school events and updates. You are welcome to contact your child's teacher at 478-237-7266, or through our Kinvolved (KinVo) messaging system if there are any questions about your child's performance on assignments or assessments.

Promotion - Retention Policy for each grade:

Each third grade student shall pass both reading and mathematics on grade level.  Satisfactory progress will be determined by the yearly averages of 70 or above in each of these two subjects

Each 4th and 5th grade student shall pass both reading and mathematics on grade level plus one of either science or social studies.  Satisfactory progress will be determined by the yearly averages of 70 or above in reading, mathematics, and in science or social studies.

Please feel free to contact me at vwatkins@emanuel.k12.ga.us if you have questions or concerns.

Thank you for partnering with us in your child's education.

Sincerely,

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Valorie Watkins, Principal

 



2/21/2022


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