Frances Hazel Reid Elementary

3/25/2019 Update ~Tech Survey, PK Openings, SOL Testing Info

Brightbytes Ed Tech for Parents

Dear parents and/or guardians of LCPS Students,

We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research and analytics company, to

learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning.

We are reaching out to ask you to take part in our district questionnaire. Your

participation helps us form a complete picture of technology use for learning. Please

know that your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy and they will

help our school division choose the right technology for our classrooms. It will take

approximately 5 minutes to complete. The last day to complete this questionnaire is April 12, 2019.

Please go to: https://bbyt.es/L76HC

STEP 1: Select who you are from the list.

STEP 2: Click in the box to get a list of schools and click on the name of your child’s

school.

STEP 3: Click the ‘Start’ button to begin! You will be taken to your questionnaire.

STEP 4: Select your language


Marzo 25, 2019

Estimados padres y / o tutores de los estudiantes de LCPS,

Nos estamos asociando con BrightBytes, una empresa de investigación y análisis

educativos, para aprender más sobre el uso de la tecnología de la escuela y el hogar de

nuestros estudiantes para el aprendizaje.

Estamos pidiéndole que participe en nuestro cuestionario del distrito. Su participación

nos ayuda a formar una imagen completa del uso de la tecnología para el aprendizaje.

Tenga en cuenta que sus respuestas serán anónimas para proteger su privacidad y

ayudarán a nuestra división escolar a elegir la tecnología adecuada para nuestras aulas.

El cuestionario tardará aproximadamente 5 minutos en completar.

El último día para completar este cuestionario es el 12 de abril de 2019.

Por favor vaya a: https://bbyt.es/L76HC

PASO 1: Selecciona quién eres de la lista.

PASO 2: haga clic en el cuadro para obtener una lista de escuelas y haga clic en el

nombre de la escuela de su hijo.

Limited PreSchool Openings

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are proud to announce that Frances Hazel Reid will have an inclusive preschool model in our early childhood classroom in the 2019-2020 school year

This classroom will educate both children with disabilities, whom we currently serve, and typically developing children from the Frances Hazel Reid attendance area. We are currently searching for typically developing students who will be four years old by September 30, 2019 to join our program.

There are a limited number of openings in our program, so please review the criteria to see if your child meets our specific requirements and return the application to Frances Hazel Reid by April 12, 2019.

Once we receive your application we will arrange a time to screen your child and to have you and your child visit our classroom. Selected candidates will be notified on or before April 30th.

Sincerely,

FHR Administration


Criteria for Frances Hazel Reid Preschool Inclusion Program


  • The program is five days a week, Monday through Friday 7:50am-11:50am.
  • The class consists of a State of Virginia Certified Early Child Special Educator and a trained educational assistant.
  • The class is for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children identified through LCPS Child Find who are working to develop their communication skills.
  • The class is open to typically developing children who are four years old by September 30, 2019 and who live in the Frances Hazel Reid attendance area. Children must be toilet trained.
  • Children must exhibit positive social interactions, and effectively communicate with same age peers and teachers.
  • Children accepted to the program will be required to register for school through Loudoun County Public Schools by June 13, 2018.


  • Parents will be required to arrange transportation to and from school.
  • Lunch may be purchased from the school, (free or reduced fee lunches available for those who qualify), or students may bring lunch.
  • Minimal fees for materials, or donations of materials may be requested.
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Parent/Guardian Refusal Form for the Virginia Assessment Program


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that school divisions assess students annually in Reading and Mathematics in grades 3-8 and once in Science at the elementary and middle school level. High school (grades 9-12) students must be assessed once in Reading, Mathematics, and Science during their high school tenure.


Virginia’s revised Standards of Accreditation require that school divisions assess students annually in Reading and Mathematics in grades 3-8 and once in Science and History at the elementary and middle school level. Middle school students must also be assessed once in Writing. High school (grade 9-12) students must be assessed as determined by their diploma requirements and as directed by ESSA.


Virginia does not have an assessment opt-out provision; however, parents/guardians may refuse to permit their student to participate in one, some, or all of Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments or the Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP). Annual refusals must be made in writing, using this form, to the student’s School Test Coordinator and must be retained in the student’s Scholastic Record, as well as forwarded to the division’s Assessment Supervisor.


The revised Standards of Accreditation also state that “Students shall not be required to take an end-of-course SOL test in an academic subject after they have earned the number of verified credits required for that academic content area for graduation, unless such test is necessary in order for the school to meet federal accountability requirements.” Examples of tests for federal accountability include:

  • Eighth grade students enrolled in Geometry are expected to take the Geometry SOL test even though they may have already earned the mathematics verified credit they need for their diploma.
  • Ninth grade students enrolled in Geometry or Algebra II are expected to take the corresponding SOL test even though they may have already earned the mathematics verified credit they need for their diploma.
  • Tenth or eleventh grade students enrolled in Biology are expected to take the Biology SOL test even though they may have already earned the science verified credit they need for their diploma.

Student Name:____________________ Grade: _____ School Name:____________________________

Test(s) Refused:___________________________________________________________________________


Parent/Guardian understands and accepts the following:


_____I understand that my student’s SOL/VAAP test record(s) will be coded as a “Parent Refusal” and will result in a score of 0. My student will receive an SOL or VAAP score report that reflects the 0 score.


_____I understand that receiving a passing score on an end of course SOL assessment may be required for my student to earn a verified credit toward his/her diploma.


_____I understand that my refusal will have no impact on my student’s grade in the course or promotion to the next grade/course.



By signing below, I affirm that the possible outcomes of refusing have been fully explained. If you have further questions, please contact Leigh Bennett, Assessment Supervisor, at (540) 751-2590.


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Parent Signature Date


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School Test Coordinator Signature Date