MVES Newsletter

September 10, 2021

From the School Nurse...

As COVID numbers in our area are rising we need to come together as a team to keep our children healthy and safe.


DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF:

  • They have to take any medications to make them feel better or reduce fever

  • Have had a fever of 100.4 or higher in the last 24 hours

  • they have a bad cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, a runny nose that will soil more than 2 masks per day

  • Someone in your household is sick and being tested for COVID


If you think that you have been exposed to COVID DO NOT send the child to school without consulting the school first.


If you are unsure of household contact or have any questions if your child should attend school please call the office at 540-438-1965 and ask to speak with the Nurse.


Please refer to the following Daily Home Screening tool before sending your child.

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MASKS

Face coverings are required to be worn indoors at all times, in accordance with the state public health order date August 12, 2021, other than mask breaks and designated eating times. Face coverings are to be worn regardless of social distancing. Teachers will help/train students, as needed, to wear face coverings according to these guidelines. Parents are responsible for providing students with face masks.


Students that do not comply with wearing a face covering will be sent to the office. If the issue cannot be resolved, the student will be placed in an area distanced from others to wait until a parent picks them up.

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STUDENT GROWTH ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

Students in Virginia public schools will take growth assessments in grades 3-8 in reading and mathematics. These assessments, which are mandated by legislation, are not SOL tests. Rather, these tests will be used to determine a baseline for measuring academic progress during the school year. For this year, these fall growth assessments are based on content from the previous grade level to help identify unfinished learning due to the pandemic. The online version of these assessments are shorter than SOL tests and do not have a passing or failing score. Students will take these assessments in both fall and spring of the 2021-2022 school year to measure growth during the school year. Individual student scores will be provided with details on how students performed on each test item, but the growth assessments do not include a passing/failing score. The focus of these assessments is on identifying what students have already learned as well as the skills they may need additional help with during the school year. For more information please visit https://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/test_administration/growth-assessment/index.shtml


MVES Fall 2021 Growth Assessment Schedule

Wednesday, September 22nd Mathematics, grades 3, 4, 5

Thursday, September 23rd Reading, grades 3, 4, 5


The assessments students will take - in fall 2021 only - will be based on the previous grade level's content. The intent is to assist in the identification of unfinished learning from 2020-2021 due to the pandemic as well as enable students to show growth during the current school year.

Mobile Dentist

Forms have been sent home with each student for the Mobile Dentist. The mobile dentist will be at MVES on October 20. If you are interested in your child receiving dental care please fill out the form and return to the office as soon as possible. Please call our school nurse at 438-1965 if you have any questions.

Attendance

If your child is going to be absent from school, please call the office at 433-1965, email mvesattendance@rockingham.k12.va.us, or send a written note to the school following the absence. If you are planning to take a vacation or your child will be out of school for an extended period of time, please contact the office. Thank you!

Parent Portal

The parent portal is an online portal accessible anywhere on the web that parents can log in to and see all of their children in one place, their grades, assignments, scores, attendance, schedules, and teacher comments for each school your children attend.

Parents need to contact the school to get access information to create an account in PowerSchool.

PICTURE DAY 9/28/2021