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Stuart Middle School will be offering the students the opportunity to take the computer-based Algebra 1 and Geometry End-of-Course (EOC) assessments on July 27th and 28th, check-in starts at 8am. If you would like your student to take the assessment on July 27th and 28th please email Lori Desreuisseau at email@example.com.
If you or your student would like to review the computer-based practice test at home, the practice tests and answer keys are available at http://www.FSAssessments.org/students-and-families/practice-tests/.
For the summer testing window, the Algebra 1 and Geometry EOCs can be administered by completing two sessions in one day or two sessions in two days, each student has the option. For information regarding test session lengths and how long parents can expect students to be testing please contact Lori Desreuisseau at 772-219-1685 ext. 102 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the following policies with your student before testing:
Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing or during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if the devices are turned off or students do not use them. If your student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated.
Calculators—For Algebra 1 and Geometry EOC assessments, approved calculators may be used during Session 2 only. If students have handheld calculators during Session 1, their tests will be invalidated. For Biology 1 EOC, a handheld four-function calculator may be used.
Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads: “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing below the statement on their planning sheets, worksheets, or work folders.
Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states: “Because the content of all statewide assessments is secure, you may not discuss or reveal details about the test content (including test items, passages, and prompts) after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or Instagram.” Please make sure your student understands that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, posting to social media, or sharing online. While students may not share information about secure test content after testing, this policy is not intended to prevent students from discussing their testing experiences with their parents/families.
Working Independently—Students are responsible for doing their own work during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated. In addition, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) employs Caveon Test Security to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student tests within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.
Leaving Campus—If your student leaves campus before completing a test session (e.g., for lunch, an appointment, illness), he or she will not be allowed to return to that test session. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.
Testing Accommodations—If your student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a Section 504 Plan, or is an English Language Learner (ELL) or a recently exited ELL, please contact the school to discuss the testing accommodations that will be provided for your student.
Stuart Middle School
Summer Reading Project
Take part in our summer reading project. This is a great way to get lost in a good book and share your thoughts on this book with all of us at SMS. Please follow the links for more information and a sample project.
Art Camp 2020
Do you love ART? Then, summer, online art camp may be the right fit for you! For more information go to www.martincountyart.com
Please open the following links for specific details on the cancellation of Spring 2020 Assessments
COVID 19 Assessment Letter for Middle School students enrolled in an EOC Course (Algebra I and/or Geometry and/ or Civics) during the 2019-20 school year. LINK
COVID 19 Assessment Plan LINK
National Junior Honor Society 2020-2021
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at Stuart Middle School will postpone the new member application process until the start of 2020-2021 school year. Please keep completed applications until the start of the new school year. Applications will be made available to any current 6th or 7th graders who did not pick up an application prior to going on Spring Break.
Google Class Codes
Google class codes can be found in FOCUS. Please login and check the assignments tab. The class code may be listed as a new assignment. In addition, check our CLASSROOM tab, here on our website. Some teachers have opted to share contact information under the CLASSROOM tab on our website. If you need to find a teacher's e-mail address, please check our STAFF DIRECTORY. The STAFF DIRECTORY is located under the ABOUT US and then GENERAL INFORMATION section of our website.
Please use this link to access a brief video from Mrs. Jarrett regarding the laptop distribution schedule this week. For more information on school changes related to the Covid-19, please visit our district website.
Update to Phone System
Please be aware that we have a new phone system as of December 10, 2019. When dialing any extension, you must include our school code which is 31 and then the extension that you are trying to reach. For example, to get in touch with the front office, dial 31100.
Proof of residency
School supplies are sold in the bookstore. Students are encouraged to buy school supplies at the beginning of the school day and not during class time. Students are required to have a 3 ring binder with subject dividers, planner (provided), paper, pens (blue or black), and pencils every day. Students are encouraged to supply their own earbuds or headphones when using classroom/lab computer. Additional supplies may be required by individual teachers. Supplies need to be replenished during the year.
Dress Code Appropriate Clothing Needed
SMS is looking for dress code appropriate clothing donations to support our students. All donations can be left at the front desk.
I am a teacher because for the kids who remember me with a smile or even “Gosh Ms. Johnson was tough” or my favorite “You’re the teacher I didn’t ask for but know I needed” in their heart, to them, I changed a small part of their world. It is my hope that they will someday pay it forward, that they will also, in turn, help someone else. I will never be known as one of the greats – like a Nelson Mandela or Mahammad Ali, but I work hard to change the world.
The School District and the County Tax Office are partnering so you can purchase tags created by grade 5 art students, with all funds returning to schools. Order at www.mckta.com