La France's Report to the People
Title I Funds
*Reading/Writing support materials used for instruction
*Full-day 4K salaries (a non-Title 1 school in our district has 1/2 day 4K program)
*Growth of non-fiction & fiction texts beyond typical classroom library
* Lowered class size
Student Learning Growth
Teachers assess learning and administer assessments throughout the year to gain a better understanding of the learning and instructional needs of our students.
These assessments include:
- NWEA's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
- Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmarks
- FastBridge screeners
Programs and Events
* Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars
* Writer's Pride
* Archery Team
* OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program
* Gifted and Talented
* Red Ribbon Week
* Spring Fun Day (in place of Field Day due to restrictions)
* Virtual Classroom Orientations
* Parent Conferences
* BlackBoard Messaging System
* School Webpage
* Social Media
* Weekly Class Newsletters
In The Classroom
* Daily Enrichment Time
* Leveled Literacy Interventions
* Project-Based Learning
Technology in the Classroom
Bring on the Kids!
During the summer of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), SC's Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and AccelerateED Task Force shared updates, guidance, and recommendations of how to move forward with the 2020-2021 school year. Based on those recommendations and data from our local area, face-to-face (F2F) and virtual learning academy (VLA) learning opportunities were made available. The governor mandated the VLA option for the 2020-2021 school year as well.
Protocols put in place for F2F instruction included: physically distancing, mask wearing except at lunch and recess, and handwashing/sanitizing routines. Students in most classrooms eat lunch in their rooms. For our kindergarten and first graders, they eat at assigned seats in the cafeteria during lunch time. Large stickers in hallways and in the gym provided visuals for everyone to know the distance to maintain between each person. Masks are provided to staff and students throughout the year, if there was a need known or expressed. Instead of shaking hands, students and staff got creative and do "air" high-fives, elbow shakes, and verbalize greetings. Students do not travel to the library, art room, music room, or computer lab. Those teachers do travel to each of the homerooms to provide instruction in their areas. As much as possible, students are kept in their cohort groups during the day to minimize mixing of students and to assist with contact tracing, if needed.
These and many other changes were made and are very different ways of "doing" school on site, everyone is to be commended for doing their part to follow protocols in order to keep others and themselves during this unprecedented time in the world.
At the time of this report, school and district officials continue to monitor the virus spread, vaccination schedules, and recommendations for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.