Patriot News

Posted by Ciera Johnson on 2/23/2021 9:00:00 AM

Dear parents and guardians,

 

We have a busy two weeks of testing starting tomorrow.  Please make every attempt to ensure your cadet is in school or online every day.  Let your cadets know that these assessments are important and we need every cadet to do their best.  Our administration and teachers will analyze the results and make adjustments to instruction to do what is best for your cadet. 

 

It’s important for our cadets in the building to keep their laptops in the lockers at night so that they are fully charged for testing each day.  For DVHR cadets please coordinate with Ms. Brooks, my testing coordinator brooksb1@duvalschools.org.  

 

DVHR Dates to come in: 2/23, 2/24, 2/25, 3/1, 3/3, 3/4 @ 3:30-5:00.  Saturday testing is no longer available.  DVHR parents must RSVP to Ms. Brooks at least 24 hours prior to testing and provide transportation.

 

Testing schedule for brick and mortar cadets.  PBT - Paper based test.  CBT - Computer based test.  Cadets will test in their class during their regularly scheduled time.

 

 

PMA 

Dates 

Test Format 

Number of Sessions 

6th Grade Math 

2/22-2/24 

PBT 

3 (60 Minutes) 

7th Grade Math 

2/22-2/24 

CBT 

3 (60 Minutes) 

8th Grade Math 

2/22-2/24 

CBT 

3 (60 Minutes) 

Algebra 1 

3/1-3/4 

CBT 

2 (80 Minutes) 

Geometry 

3/1-3/4 

CBT 

2 (80 Minutes) 

8th Grade Science 

3/3-3/4 

PBT 

2 (45 minutes) 

Biology 

3/3-3/4 

CBT 

1 (80 minutes) 

6th Grade ELA 

3/1-3/4/ 

PBT 

2 (85 minutes) 

7th Grade ELA 

3/1-3/4 

CBT 

2 (60 minutes) 

8th Grade ELA 

3/1-3/4 

CBT 

2 (40 minutes) 

Civics 

2/25-2/26 

CBT 

1 (90 minutes) 

 

Parents, we still need your feedback!  Please take a few moments to let us know how we are meeting your cadet’s needs her at JSMAL.

 

Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/florida/survey/parent/

 

The deadline is approaching for 8th graders.  Don’t forget about the High School Magnet Lottery. Applications are being accepted for any 8th grader looking to attend a magnet high school.  Magnet Lottery application closes February 28th at 11:59 pm.  Apply online through the parent portal in your FOCUS account.  The virtual booths are still available online.  Go see all your high school options.   Use this link if you want to visit high schools virtually:  https://dcps21.mapyourshow.com/8_0/#/.  6th and 7th graders who are already thinking about high school, feel free to check out all your high school options.  Remember, by attending our magnet school, you have priority preference to all the magnet high schools.

 

Calendar for the upcoming week.  We have closed the Winter Sports and will be beginning our Spring sports.  There are no games this week.  Try outs for softball, baseball, track and swimming will be coming soon.  

 

Have a fabulous week everyone!

 

Tamara Tuschhoff
Principal

 

PS.  Coming soon - New laptops for all of our cadets.  We are working through the details of how to roll these out to our cadets in the building and in DVHR.  Stay tuned.