After School Clubs and Activities Cancelled for 3/20/18

posted Mar 20, 2018, 10:49 AM by Donna Burns

After Care is still open until 5:45 as usual.

NJHS Meeting CANCELLED for 3/20/18

posted Mar 20, 2018, 10:33 AM by Donna Burns


BASKETBALL TRYOUTS CANCELLED for 3/20/18

posted Mar 20, 2018, 10:32 AM by Donna Burns

Rescheduled date TBA.

Summer Camp

posted Mar 1, 2018, 7:51 AM by Donna Burns

The Adventure Begins!


Get ready to go on an adventure like never before at Plato Academy’s Fourth Annual School Age Summer Camp. This year’s adventure will seek to amaze everyone. A variety of weekly themes will keep your child thrilled all summer long, engaging them in structured daily activities that will include weekly field trips, outside games and sports, arts and crafts, hands-on science experiments, themes days, and much more! Our adventure Chief’s and Commanders are already hard at work scheduling what is sure to be a fun and adventurous Summer Camp experience.

 

Location: Clearwater Campus, 2045 Palmetto Street, Clearwater 33765

Hours of Operation: 7:00am-5:45pm

Entering Grades: 1st-5th

Cost: $125 per week

(This includes cost of field trips and 2 camp t-shirts)

Registration Fee and $25 Per Week Deposit due at the time of enrollment (both non-refundable)

March 1st-30: Registration Fee Waived      April 2-30: $25 Registration Fee   

 May 1st-31st: $50 Registration Fee         After June 1st: $75 Registration Fee

 

The attached registration form along with payment confirmation of the non-refundable Registration fee and non-refundable weekly deposit is due at time of enrollment to reserve a spot for what is sure to be a memorable summer adventure!

Please email summercamp@superiorschools.com with any questions regarding Plato Academy School Age Summer Camp.

MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE

posted Feb 27, 2018, 11:04 AM by Donna Burns

Due to current circumstances, the Middle School Dance is being postponed to March 9, 2018. In return, all students who have pre-purchased a dance ticket will receive a full refund. To receive said refund students should go to the table where the tickets were previously sold at and give Student Council members their name and will then receive their refund.


We are also excited to announce that further admission to the dance will be free for all middle school students.


Thank you for your understanding and looking forward to seeing our classmates attend the dance, and all parent volunteers assisting.


MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE POSTPONED

posted Feb 23, 2018, 11:32 AM by Donna Burns

Due to circumstances beyond PAC's control, the Middle School dance must be postponed. We will announce the new date ASAP. Thank you for your understanding.

No NJHS meeting today, 2/20/18

posted Feb 20, 2018, 9:02 AM by Donna Burns


Spring Picture Day is Tomorrow, 2/14/18

posted Feb 13, 2018, 1:25 PM by Donna Burns

Students may wear appropriate spring attire.

NO jeans, please.

Last Day for Candy Grams is Friday, February 9th!

posted Feb 8, 2018, 7:24 AM by Donna Burns

Please make sure you purchase your Candy Grams by tomorrow! 

The 8th grade class will distribute them to the children's classrooms on Valentine's Day.

IMPORTANT FSA TESTING INFORMATION

posted Feb 7, 2018, 4:49 AM by Donna Burns

Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), ELA Writing/ELA Reading/Mathematics,  FCAT Science, Civics and/or Algebra 1 End-of-Course (EOC)] assessment(s) will be given on the following dates:

Tuesday 3/6                                    gr 4-8            Writing FSA     4th – 7th PBT & 8th CBT

Tues and Wed 4/10 and 4/11     gr 3                 ELA FSA          PBT

Tues and Wed 4/17 and 4/18      gr 4-8             ELA FSA            CBT

Tues and Wed 4/24 and 4/25      gr 3rd-8         Math FSA         CBT

Tues and Wed 5/1 and 5/2          gr 5 & 8          Science FCAT   PBT

Tuesday 5/1                                    gr 7                 Civics EOC        CBT

Tuesday 5/ 8 and 5/9                   gr 8th             Algebra EOC     CBT

 

PBT= Paper Based Test

CBT = Computer Based Test

 

Your student will have an opportunity to participate in a practice test to become familiar with the computer-based testing platform, item types, and response formats he or she will see on the FSA assessments. If you or your student would like to review the computer-based practice test at home, the practice tests and answer keys are available at http://www.fsassessments.org/students-and-families/practice-tests/.  

For information regarding test session lengths for all Spring 2018 FSA assessments, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org, click on the Students and Families icon, select the Frequently Asked Questions card, then select the question: “How long are the tests?”  

Please review the following policies with your student before testing:

§  Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smartphones, and smartwatches, at any time during testing or during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if the devices are turned off or students do not use them. If your student is found with an electronic device, his or her test will be invalidated.   Students will be required to have headphones/earbuds with them for the ELA portion.  Kindly requesting to ensure they have these devices with them as they will not be able to take the test without them.

§ Calculators—For Grades 7 and 8 Mathematics, approved calculators may be used during Sessions 2 and 3 only. For EOC assessments, approved calculators may be used during Session 2 only. If students have handheld calculators during Session 1, their tests will be invalidated. Calculators are not permitted during Grades 3–6 Mathematics tests.

§ Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads: “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing below the statement on their planning sheets, worksheets, or work folders.

§  Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states: “Because the content in all statewide assessments is secure, you may not discuss or reveal details about the test items or passages after the test. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or Instagram.” Please make sure your student understands that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to blogs or social media websites, etc. While students may not share information about secure test content after testing, this policy is not intended to prevent students from discussing their testing experiences with their parents/families.

  • Working Independently—Students are responsible for doing their own work during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated. In addition, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) employs Caveon Test Security to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student tests within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.
  • Leaving Campus—If a student leaves campus before completing a test session (for lunch, an appointment or illness, etc.), he or she will not be allowed to return to that test session.  Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.
  • Testing Accommodations—If your student has an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a Section 504 plan, or is an English Language Learner (ELL), please be ensured that the accommodations will be provided for your child.   Testing dates for your child might slightly deviate from the above schedule. 

If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact your homeroom teacher or administration.  

For more information about the FSA program, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org.

Thank you for supporting your student and encouraging him or her to do his or her best during this test administration, sleep early the previous night, eat a healthy breakfast in the morning and be on time as to avoid any forms of stressing.  Please note that during testing dates, the school will remain on “lockout” and no guests will be allowed to enter the school until all students are finished.

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