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8th Grade Valor Math Placement Testing

April 26, 2018

Valor Commons- Athletic Building

Math Placement Testing

Check-in: 3:30-3:45pm

Placement Test: 3:45-5:00pm

April 28, 2018

Valor Commons- Athletic Building

Math Placement Testing

Check-in: 8:30-8:45am

Placement Test 8:45-10:00am

Items to consider before choosing an Honors class:

Beginning high school brings with it many changes socially, emotionally and academically – work load can impact the ability for a student to transition into the high school environment a healthy and successful way. 

  • Consider what academic areas you are most passionate about and most gifted in?
  • Be sure to create a balanced academic load, one that allows you to devote the necessary time to each course.
  • Do you have enough time to meet your academic demands, extra-curricular demands and still have time for family and friends?
  • Can you earn solid grades in these classes in order to create a strong foundational GPA in my freshman year?
  • No or minimal honors courses in freshman year does not prevent you from taking advanced courses in subsequent years.

   

Daily Snacks

RULE: Snacks are allowed, but MUST BE NUT-FREE.

As a reminder to all parents, daily snacks at school should be healthy, non-perishable, and always nut-free! “Nut-free” means no granola bars with nuts, no Nutella, no peanut butter, no almond butter, no packs of peanut butter crackers, no packages of mixed nuts, etc.  Please consider your snack choices carefully and read the packaging on pre-packaged items.  If a student brings in nuts or an item with nuts, they will need to go to the front office and call home for an alternative snack for the future.

Cold and Flu Season

We are once again in that lovely time of year: cold and flu season. I would like to remind parents of the guidelines and policy for determining student attendance. We ask that you take note of these and follow accordingly.  

If your child is sent home, our school nurse or health assistant will take the time to speak with you and let you know exactly when returning to school is allowed. While the guidelines may seem overly cautious, these are given to us by the district and health professionals and MUST be followed to ensure a healthy environment for all.  

WHEN CAN A CHILD RETURN TO SCHOOL?

After 24 hours of medication for the following conditions:

  • Strep throat
  • Infected skin eruptions
  • Other conditions requiring antibiotics
  • Exception: If being treated for Pertussis, student must be on antibiotics for 5 days before returning to school

The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 24 hours:

  • Fever (without benefit of fever-reducing medication)

The student has been free of the following conditions for at least 48 hours:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Our number one priority is always the health, safety, and well-being of our students. If you think your child may have any of these illnesses, please contact your health care provider, and do as you would want other parents to do, keep your kids home to prevent germs from spreading. We appreciate your consideration and cooperation in these matters.