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Classroom and Online Learning Opportunities

A Message from Dr. Frischkorn

Dear Mayfield Intermediate School Community!


We are extremely fortunate to have a great amount of online resources for students to access in the event that they are not able to attend school. With technological improvements over the past several years and our school division's commitment to providing our students with skills that are essential for 21st century learning, our students are more prepared than ever to continue to learning even when they are not within their physical classroom. If your child does not have access to a laptop at this time, they can still access many of these online resources using a smartphone or tablet.


Along with online resources, our students also have access to consumable workbooks for social studies and science. Students will have access to these books in the event of an extended absence from school.


Additionally, students will be bringing home with them work packets that have been created by our school division's content specialists. These packets will help provide students opportunities to continue practicing in the event that they may be home for an extended period of time. You can download the work packet on this newsletter.


Finally, all students will be coming home today with at least 3 library books from our school's library. Our librarians made sure that students were able to visit the library today to make sure that all students had some great things to read in the event that we are not at school for an extended period of time.


Please look over this newsletter to see all the learning opportunities that your child has at their finger tips in the event that they can't be at school.


Always Learning!


Dr. Donald Frischkorn

Principal


#MayfieldISProud

Clever

Clever is a single sign-on platform that students can log into and have instant access to all their online resources. One username and password unlocks any app on any device for students, teachers, and staff. Clever offers single sign-on for thousands of resources, while personalized portals show only what’s relevant for each student.
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Schoology

Schoology is our school division's online learning management system. Schoology brings together the best K-12 learning management system with assessment management to improve student performance, foster collaboration, and personalize learning.


All students have access to Schoology via their student ID and login information. The students can access materials from all of their scheduled classes. Teachers can upload documents and assignments and well as provide students to opportunity to participate in virtual discussions with the teacher and their classmates.

i-Ready

All students in grades K-8 have access to i-Ready for mathematics and reading. I-Ready provides Actionable assessments and engaging instruction that drive student gains in reading and mathematics.

Students can log-in to i-Ready anytime during the day and access lessons in both reading and math that are differentiated and focused on their learning levels.


Click here to log-in to i-Ready: https://login.i-ready.com/

IXL

IXL helps students excel! Featuring a comprehensive curriculum, the IXL Real-Time Diagnostic, and actionable analytics, IXL delivers everything teachers need to help students reach their full potential. Released in 2007, IXL has set a new standard for online learning by delivering a truly personalized learning experience. Trusted by schools in 95 of the 100 top districts and used by over 8 million students, IXL is proven to accelerate learning. In studies of 42,940 schools across 12 states, IXL schools consistently outperform non-IXL schools, ranking as much as 16 percentile points higher on state assessments. (retrieved from https://www.ixl.com/company/ixl on March 11, 2020)


IXL is also offering students free online lessons for language arts and science.

Virginia Department of Education

The Virginia Department of Education has online resources available for all grade levels. Please click on the picture below and to access these great resources. Find your child's grade level and then you can see all the information that your child needs in order to be experience academic success.

PowerSchool Mobile App

MCPS' student information system, PowerSchool, provides a mobile app that gives parents and students the ability to access real-time information on grades, attendance, assignments, scores, email alerts, and much more. It is an easy-to-use application with an easy to understand interface. The PowerSchool Mobile app is available as a free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play markets.

If you have established an account in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, you can use the same login and password with the mobile app. If you need to establish an account, you will need your Parent Portal web access ID and password. You can obtain this by visiting your child's school and asking the school registrar for the Parent Web ID letter. Students can also use this app, but they will need their login and password to access the information. Students should visit their school’s office to obtain an ID and password.

SOL Testing Dates

SOL testing days will continue as scheduled. If we need to adjust our schedule, we will keep you informed. Prior to SOL testing we will give our students plenty of opportunities to become familiar with the testing protocol so that when they take the test, it's all about them showing off how much they learned this year. Please look at the calendars below.


5th Grade SOL Exams: Reading, Math and Science

6th Grade SOL Exams: Reading and Math


March- Students will be administered the Student Growth Assessment (SGA). The SGA assesses students on all the content that has been taught throughout the school year. The SGA provides valuable information that teachers can use to help offer students further assistance prior to the SOL exams in April and May.


April- Students will return from Spring Break and have 2 weeks of time that can be used to help familiarize the students with the SOL testing website. Students will be provided time to use their laptops to make sure that they understand how to use the tools that are available to them while they take the SOL exam. SOL testing will begin during the last week of April. To keep it simple, 5th grade students will have SOL exams on 3 consecutive Tuesdays. 6th Grade students will have SOL exams on 2 consecutive Thursdays.


May- Students will finish up SOL exams in early May. Students who are eligible will have the opportunity to take an expedited retake. Students who score between 375-399 on their first attempt on the SOL will be provided the opportunity to try the SOL exam again.