ACT Aspire will be given to all students in grades 3-8 over three days this month. Writing and English will be given on Tuesday, April 28. Reading will be administered on Wednesday, April 29. Mathematics will be given on Thursday April 30. It is important to remember that this is a timed test! To find out how many questions will be given and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also find FREE test questions and resources! http://1.usa.gov/1FmTzIU
Link to ACT Aspire PowerPoint - ACT Aspire PowerPoint
Parents' and Guardians' Rights Notification
Parents and guardians in the Marlboro County School District have the right to learn about the following qualifications of their child's teacher: state licensure requirements for the grade level and content areas taught, the current licensing status of your child's teacher, and baccalaureate/graduate certification/degree.
You may also request the qualifications of an instructional paraprofessional who serves your student in a Title I program or if your school operates a school-wide Title I program. Parents or guardians may request this information from the Federal Programs Office by calling 843.479.3707 or by sending a letter of request in care of Federal Programs, 100 Matheson Street, Bennettsville, South Carolina, 29512.
Marlboro County School District ensures that parents or guardians will be notified in writing if their child has been assigned, or has been taught by a teacher for four or more consecutive weeks who is not considered highly qualified.
Receive Notification of Delayed Buses
The Marlboro County School District Transportation Department is using Bus Bulletin notification system to notify parents, students and school administrators when buses are delayed or have encountered schedule changes. Marlboro County is the second school district in South Carolina to use this new system that aids with communication of vital transportation related information.
Bus Bulletin notifications are received via text messages, phone calls, e-mails or any combination of the three. Parents can provide as many as seven different contact numbers, helping to ensure that wherever they are they receive notifications in a timely manner. Notifications are typically received within minutes of the time they are sent, so parents receive the information while it still matters.
Here are a few key points for parents who are interested in signing up to receive notifications:
· There is no cost for this service.
· Registration is simple and fast.
· Parents can choose to receive text messages, phone calls, and e-mails or any combination.
· All contact information is stored securely and will not be shared or sold, and no student information is required.
Parents who want to sign up to receive notifications or find out more about this service should visit www.BusBulletin.com/parents.
Mr. Herbert S. McNeil, Jr.
Director of Transportation