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.
Dr. Donald Frischkorn
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.
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 is also offering students free online lessons for language arts and science.
Virginia Department of Education
PowerSchool Mobile App
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
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.