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Common Core Standards:
You may be hearing a lot about the new "Common Core Standards". The standards are not entirely new....all of Kindergarten used these standards for teaching last year, K-2 is using nothing but Common Core standards this year, and the other 3-6 elementary grades are using these standards and the old standards until next year to make sure everything our students need is covered. Below you can click the links for an explanation of what the Common Core Standards are and how you can help your students at home. Just click on the link and choose the roadmap for the grade level your student is in.
Positive Behavior Support: (PBS)
Is a project that wil be used in Flagler County schools this year. It's purpose is to implement strategies that will assist schools in increasing academic performance and safety while decreasing problem behavior as well as establishing a positive school culture. It is based on a problem solving model and aims to prevent inappropirate behavior through teaching and reinforcing appropriate behaviors.
Student recognition programs have been designed to promote academic achievement, social development, create a positive school climate and involve the support of the local community.
- Honor Roll: To be eligible for the Honor Roll, a student must earn A's and B's in the core subject areas. In order to be eligible for the Principal's Honor Roll, a student must earn all A's in the core subject areas. If a student qualifies for the Principal's Honor Roll for all four grading periods, he/she will be placed on the Yearly Principal's Honor Roll.
- Perfect Attendance: Awards will be given to students who are marked present for each school day for the entire year. If a student has more than three (3) tardies in a marking period, he/she will not be eligible for the perfect attendance award.
- Bringing Up Grades (BUGS): This program is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Flagler County. Each quarter, students who have brought their grades up from the last quarter receive a certificate for their progress. In order to receive a BUGS certificate, the student must have raised the equivalent of one letter grade in one area, or in all areas but not have gone down in any areas.
- Terrific Kids: Is a collaborative effort between the school and the Kiwanis Club of Flagler County. The purpose of this program is to create a climate that teaches models and promotes the traits outline in Character Education. Awards are given out each quarter.
In addition to the core curriculum subjects, students are provided with a 45 minute Special Area period each day. These special areas are on a rotating basis. Rymfire Elementary offers Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education and Heatlh on the wheel.
In order to determine student needs and plan for appropriate instruction, various progress monitoring tools are used throughout the school year. These assessments are used for progress monitoring purposes only and are not part of a student’s grades.
- FAIR (Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading)- is a one-on-one measure of all areas of reading in grades k-2 for all students. In grades 3-6 students may be assessed using a computer based FAIR that addresses, comprehension, fluency and word analysis. These assessments are completed 3x per school year.
- Performance Matters- is a computer based assessment that is administered 3x per year; math is for grades 2-6 and science is for grades 3-6.
- SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) - is a measure of reading comprehension for students in grade k-3. SRI will be administered three (3) times during the school year.
- Write Score- is a progress monitoring assessment for writing that will be used in grades 3 and 4. These assessments are completed 2x per year.