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April 25th Math (7th and 6th Only)
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November 15, 2018
Valley Point Middle School Parents and Staff,
I would like to take this opportunity to update you on the status of the temporary driveway that enters the VPMS campus from Old Field Road. Over the last several weeks, we have received several complaints about the condition of the driveway. Although the construction contractor has made every effort to repeatedly grade the drive as potholes develop, it has proven to be a futile effort. This is especially true given the extremely wet weather we have experienced in recent months.
Our Facilities Department has enlisted the help of the school system’s architect and geo-technical engineering firm to find a cost-effective solution that will improve and maintain the driveway in an acceptable condition for the next eighteen months. I am happy to report that while students are out next week on Thanksgiving break, contractors will be re-grading the driveway and installing a surface stabilization compound designed to harden the current gravel surface into a solid form. Our geo-technical engineer advises us that this compound will prevent the driveway from washing out or developing potholes in the future.
As a reminder, this is a temporary driveway and not intended to be a public road. For the safety of everyone involved, we ask that all motorists adhere to a 10 mph speed limit. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding while we work to build a great new facility for the awesome students, staff, and community of Valley Point Middle School.
Assistant Superintendent for Operations
16 de Noviembre de 2018
Estimados Padres y personal de la Escuela Secundaria Valley Point:
Me gustaría aprovechar esta oportunidad para informarle sobre el estado del camino de entrada temporal para ingresar al campus de VPMS desde Old Field Road. Durante las últimas semanas, hemos recibido varias quejas sobre la condición del camino de acceso. Aunque el contratista de la construcción ha hecho todos los esfuerzos para que el camino este en buenas condiciones se siguen haciendo baches y es un esfuerzo inútil. Esto es especialmente cierto dado el clima extremadamente húmedo que hemos experimentado en los últimos meses.
Nuestro Departamento de Instalaciones ha solicitado la ayuda del arquitecto del sistema escolar y la firma de ingeniería geotécnica para encontrar una solución rentable que mejore y mantenga el camino de entrada en condiciones aceptables durante los próximos dieciocho meses. Me complace informar que mientras los estudiantes estén la próxima semana en el receso de Acción de Gracias, los contratistas volverán a arreglar el camino de entrada e instalarán un compuesto de estabilización de superficie diseñado para endurecer la superficie de grava actual en una forma sólida. Nuestro ingeniero geotécnico nos aconseja que este compuesto evitará que el camino de entrada se humedezca o desarrolle baches en el futuro.
Como recordatorio, este es un camino temporal y no pretende ser una vía pública. Para la seguridad de todos los involucrados, pedimos que todos los conductores se adhieran a un límite de velocidad de 10 mph. Muchas gracias por su paciencia y comprensión mientras trabajamos para construir una gran instalación nueva para nuestros increíbles estudiantes, el personal y la comunidad de la Escuela Secundaria Valley Point.
Asistente del Superintendente de Operaciones
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New Traffic Pattern at Valley Point Middle School
Valley Point Middle School will implement a new traffic flow at the start of the school year. All parent traffic will now enter the school from Old Field Road. Click here to view a map of the new traffic pattern.
*Please note that this change will not effect the Valley Point Elementary School traffic pattern.
In Georgia, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) prepares Georgia’s State, Local, and School Annual Report Cards. The Annual Report Cards contain test results as well as other information relevant to school performance toward the goals of student achievement and school completion. The Report Card is in compliance with both state and federal laws with respect to reporting requirements. GOSA partners with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to produce the K-12 Public Schools Reports since much of the data comes from GaDOE.
The Georgia Alternate Assessment 2.0 (GAA 2.0) is designed to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided access to the state academic content standards and given the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the knowledge, concepts, and skills inherent in the standards. The Georgia Standards of Excellence and Extended Content Standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities drive the curriculum, instructional strategies, and assessment.
Whitfield County educators and community partners are helping provide teachers across the state with tools to better teach literacy. The Governor's Office of Student Achievement selected WCS to participate in a case study for the Growing Readers Program, a grant which provides high-quality professional learning to teachers on effective reading instruction. Georgia Public Broadcasting filmed lessons in two classrooms at Cedar Ridge Elementary to show how the grant is being implemented. Check out the video to see how Whitfield County Schools is making an impact!
In compliance with the Georgia Records Act, the Whitfield County School District’s records retention schedule, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations on destruction of data collected, maintained or used in the provision of a free and appropriate public education of students with disabilities in the District’s schools, the Special Education Department announces its intention to destroy special education records as indicated below after the following date: April 1, 2019.
As we continue to prepare for the 2019 Georgia Milestones, the GaDOE has developed Technology-Enhanced (TE) Item Examples for our students in grades 3-12. To get our students ready for this type of assessment, the GaDOE has created a video, PowerPoint with script for teachers to review the TE items, and Score Descriptions for teachers to use with students. For links to the video, PowerPoint, and a student practice test, click the headline above.