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  • Spring Break

    Posted by Brandi Graham on 4/19/2018

    We hope you all enjoy Spring Break, see you Monday, April 30th!

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  • Prom - May 19, 2018

    Posted by Sherry Shattuck on 4/18/2018

    Prom Crowning will be at 11:30 p.m. with community entry at 11:20 p.m.

    Prom

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  • Give Back Day

    Posted by Brandi Graham on 4/12/2018

    There will be no school on Friday, April 20, 2018, this will be a give back snow day.  Think Spring!  

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  • CHANNEL 7 ACADEMIC ALL STAR

    Posted by Sherry Shattuck on 4/11/2018

    Congratulations to Travis White for being named this week's Channel 7 News Academic All Star.  Click on the following link to see his interview if you missed it:  Travis White.

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  • KINDERGARTEN SCREENING FOR 2018-2019

    Posted by Sherry Shattuck on 4/11/2018

    The Edwards-Knox Elementary School will be holding their Kindergarten screening on Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22, 2018. 

    If you have a child who will turn five by 12/1/18, and isn’t currently enrolled in our Prekindergarten Program, please call Sherry Shattuck in the Main Office at 315-562-8132, Ext. 25533, to set up an appointment for the Kindergarten screening. 

    Please note you will need to bring your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and completed registration form to your scheduled Kindergarten screening appointment.

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  • Testing

    Posted by Brandi Graham on 4/11/2018

    The 2018 Grades 3-8 New York State Assessments:

    Every spring, the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests are administered to students across New York State. These annual ELA and math tests for students in grades 3-8 are required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The tests are designed to measure how well students are mastering the learning standards that guide classroom instruction and help to ensure that students are on track to graduate from high school with the critical thinking, problem solving, and reasoning skills needed for success in college and the modern workplace. The tests also show how schools and districts are progressing with the learning standards. Below you will find information about the 2018 tests.

    All districts, including the Edwards-Knox Central School District, are required to have a minimum 95% participation rate on the assessments.  Failure to meet this federally designated target may result in the loss of aid. 

     Fewer Test Sessions

    • The 2018 Grades 3–8 ELA and Math Tests have been reduced from three test sessions per subject to only two sessions per subject this year, meaning each subject will have two days of testing instead of three.
    • With fewer test sessions, each test will have substantially fewer questions than in recent years, lessening test fatigue for students and better enabling them to demonstrate what they know and are able to do.

    Untimed Tests

    • Like the 2016 and 2017 tests, the 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests will be untimed.
    • In general, this means that as long as students are working productively, they will have as much time as they need to complete each test session, within the confines of the regular school day.
    • Schools and districts have discretion to allow students to read silently or quietly exit the room when they have completed their test while others continue to work.

    Test Questions Reviewed and Written by New York State Teachers

    • Hundreds of New York State educators were involved in creating and reviewing questions for 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests and selecting the questions for the test forms.
    • This year, the assessments will feature many test questions written by New York State teachers specifically for the annual New York State tests. The future goal is for all test questions to be written by NYS educators.
    • Teachers from across the State serve on committees to write, evaluate and select questions for the tests.
    • In all, hundreds of New York State educators were involved in creating and reviewing questions for the 2018 assessments and selecting the questions for the test forms.

     Providing Results for Teachers and Improved Resources for Parents

    • Like last year, the New York State Education Department plans to have instructional reports returned to teachers by the end of the school year and to release at least 75% of the test questions again.

    As in 2017, the 2018 Score Reports for parents will feature more information about what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

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  • Building Closure

    Posted by Brandi Graham on 4/3/2018

    Due to the replacement of the district's water filtration system during the April Break, we will have a limited supply of water.  To conserve water for essential functions, the building will be closed from Friday, April 20 at 3:00pm through Monday, April 30 at 6:00am.  During this time, all activities previously approved will be cancelled.  Additionally, the pool and the fitness center will be closed for use during this building shutdown.

     
    If the work is completed ahead of schedule, we will notify the public that the closure has been lifted.
     
    Understanding the inconvenience that this presents to the community, we thank you for your patience.
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  • NEW YORK STATE ELA & MATH TESTING

    Posted by Sherry Shattuck on 3/20/2018

    The testing dates are as follows:

         MATH

    Grades 3-6:  Tuesday, 5/1 & Wednesday, 5/2

    Grades 7-8:  Wednesday, 5/2 & Thursday, 5/3

    The Board of Regents reduced the number of days of student testing on the grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics test from 3 sessions for each test to 2.  For parent information, please click on this link:  Parents' Information.

     

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