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...

Young Scholars Institute Classes Still Available – Register Now!

The Young Scholars Institute has posted its 2018 schedule of classes and registration form. Sponsored by the FSSD, YSI offers challenging, exploratory classes designed for independent and highly motivated learners. The courses are academically and artistically challenging. The dates for 2018 Institute are June 4-8 and June 11-15. Young Scholars is divided into two sessions during the summer Junior Scholars runs from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Senior Scholars runs from 8:15 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.  The Morning and Afternoon Care program is also available for FSSD students both before and after YSI classes. Students may attend one or both weeks.   YSI course descriptions and registration form: Full Brochure (Junior and Senior Scholars information) Junior Scholars 2018 Courses Senior Scholars 2018 Courses FAQs and Registration Form...

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....

Applications Available for Peer Role Models in Special Ed Preschool

Franklin Special School District provides a Special Education Preschool program to meet the needs of three- to five-year-old children who have developmental delays. This school-based program may include positive peer role models in each Special Education Preschool class. The inclusion model provides a wide range of learning opportunities and the least restrictive environment that is both stimulating and challenging for the children in these classes. This special education preschool program promotes belonging, friendships, understanding of uniqueness and acceptance of others who are different. The school day is 6 hours – generally 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Monday through Friday beginning the first day of school. We are currently accepting enrollment applications for typically developing positive peer role models to be considered for this program. Eligible students must be 4 years old by September 30, 2018 and reside in or have a parent employed in the Franklin Special School District. (This is a tuition-based program for peer role models.)   Preschool Positive Peer Model...