Bobcat Bulletin

April 2021

Announcements

April 17th- 8th grade night 5:00 p.m.

April 21st- TCAP Testing for 3-8 grade

April 21st- Progress Reports

April 27th- April 29th- TCAP Testing for 3-8 grade

May 4th- May 6th TCAP Testing for 3-8 grade

ARRIVING TO SCHOOL ON TIME AND ATTENDANCE ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO YOUR CHILD’S SUCCESS ON THE TCAP TEST!!

Summer Learning Camps

Click on this link to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6b4ViF4MYrGX0IYF65kmbYyvLLUTr31VpZOjClNOX26x0Yg/viewform


Learning Loss Camps: Tennessee's Plan for Learning Loss
On January 22, 2021, the Tennessee General Assembly enacted the Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act (SB 7002/HB 7004) to address the learning loss of students due to COVID-19 related school closures. Through this new law, all school districts in Tennessee will be required to offer learning loss remediation summer programs for students in grades K-8, starting in summer 2021.

In Lincoln County, we will be offering a Summer Learning Camp for Students that are rising 1st-5th graders and a Summer Bridge Camp for rising 6th-8th graders. The summer camps will provide daily instruction in reading/language arts and mathematics plus activities in science/technology/the arts/physical education. Services include breakfast, lunch and transportation. The camps will run 8 AM to 3 PM four days per week. The state has set criteria for those eligible for the program. Additional information will be provided by your child's schools based on academic eligibility.

From the Principal

Hello Flintville Nation and welcome back from Spring Break. We do hope you all had a very relaxing, fun, and safe break. We are rapidly approaching TCAP testing season, and I just wanted you all to know that everyone here at Flintville School is working extremely hard to make sure our students receive the best possible instruction between now and TCAP. I also want you to know that I am very proud of the hard work our kids are putting in to prepare for the TCAP test!! As expected when nice weather approaches, our students will be going outside for recess time more and more. Please send sunscreen to help us prevent our students from getting sunburned.

Mrs. Terri's Tips

TCAP Testing will begin on April st for grades 3-8. Please make every effort to have your child at school on time. School begins at 7:45, but students need to arrive sooner on testing days so teachers can be ready to begin at 8:00. There will be no checkouts (grades 3-8) during testing.


Please help your child have a better testing experience with the following suggestions:

  • Make sure your child is well-rested.
  • See that your child arrives on time and is relaxed.
  • Encourage your child to do his/her best work.


Spring 2021 Testing Schedule

Wednesday - April 21st: ELA Part 1

Tuesday - April 27th: ELA Parts 2 and 3

Wednesday - April 28th: ELA Part 4

Thursday - April 29th: Math Part 1

Tuesday - May 4th: Math Parts 2 and 3

Wednesday - May 5th: Social Studies Parts 1 and 2 (grades 6-8 only)

Thursday - May 6th: Science Part 1

Counselor's Corner

We are entering testing season in April and the dates will be posted on social media. I found some ways you can help your child at home to prepare during those two weeks:

  • Encourage your child to do well but don't pressure him/her. It is important for your child to stay relaxed for the test.

  • Keep a positive attitude about tests.

  • Mark down test days on your calendar so you and your child are both aware of testing dates.

  • Make sure your child gets enough sleep each night before the test.

  • Ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and avoid heavy foods that may make him/her groggy and avoid high sugar foods that may make him/her hyper.

  • Make sure that your child gets up early enough so that he/she will be on time to school.

  • Talking about the test with your child can relieve stress about test taking.

  • Praise/reward your child for their hard work preparing for a test.