ICSAtlanta 5th grade
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are getting closer to our Spring Georgia Milestone Assessment Testing Window and are making final preparations. Our Window opens on April 24th and closes on May 12th. We wanted to make you aware of our testing schedule for 2023 so that you could help prepare your children for their scheduled testing days and give you some more information for this year's testing. Please read the Parent Information Letter - Final Preparations for Testing.
Georgia Milestones Testing Dates (also found on the letter):
Monday, April 24 English/Language Arts (section 1: essay portion); grades 4-8
Tuesday, April 25 English/Language Arts (sections 2 & 3); grades 4-8
Wednesday, April 26 Math (sections 1 & 2); grades 4-8
Thursday, April 27 Science (sections 1 & 2); grade 5 & HS Physical Science (sections 1 & 2); grade 8
Friday, April 28 Social Studies (sections 1 & 2); grade 8
Monday, May 1 English/Language Arts (section 1: essay portion); grade 3
Tuesday, May 2 English/Language Arts (sections 2 & 3); grade 3
Wednesday, May 3 Math (sections 1 & 2); grade 3
Thursday, May 4 Algebra EOC (only for students currently enrolled in the 8th Grade HS Algebra course)
Please note that state law regarding promotion/retention will be implemented in 2023. In order to be promoted, students in 3rd grade must demonstrate on-grade level reading ability on the Georgia Milestones, and students in 5th & 8th grades must demonstrate on-grade level ability in reading and math.
Students in grades 3, 5, or 8 who do not perform on grade level in the areas of reading and/or math will retest for ELA/Reading on June 5th and/or Math on June 6th.
Algebra students who score below a 70% on their EOC Assessment will be given an opportunity to retest July 12-14th - the testing date will be finalized in June.
As always, you can assist your child by ensuring that he or she:
gets plenty of rest during the testing weeks
eats a healthy breakfast
is present and punctual each day of testing (we will begin testing promptly at 8:00 AM at the Upper Campus and promptly at 8:15 AM at the Lower Campus)
brings a snack and a bottle of water
understands that this test is a positive opportunity to demonstrate what she or he knows.
We appreciate your continued interest in the education of your child(ren) and your support of our school. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and caring school community of parents, teachers, staff, and students!
Your 5th Grade Level Team
Parent Education Night, Milestones Edition! We will hold a Virtual Parent Education Night on Thursday March 16th at 6:30 PM for anyone interested in learning more about the upcoming Milestones for our 3rd-8th graders. If you have a student taking the Milestones, you will not want to miss this presentation! This session will include information about the testing process, the testing environment, and most importantly, how you can support your student during the testing window. Presenters will also answer parent questions. Please utilize THIS form to submit all questions before the Parent Education Night.
SLC Link HR McCoy, Davis, Cairns SLC Link HR Llamozas, Warmath
Save the date: curriculum night!
Curriculum Night for 5th Grade will be on Thursday, August 18 @ 5-6:15PM
We are very excited to invite you to our virtual Curriculum Night on Thursday, August 18th at 5PM. We will meet for 45 minutes. In addition, immediately following our general session, we will have breakout sessions, so you can also meet your child’s other teacher(s) if you would like.
For our general session, please join us via meet.google.com. To enter the virtual session, please use your child's school account and email address, and click on “Join or start a meeting” and then enter the nickname: Warmath/Cairns (depending on your child's English teacher).
For the breakout sessions, please join the individual teacher via meet.google.com. To enter the virtual session, please use your child's school account and email address, and click on “Join or start a meeting” and then enter the nickname:
L2 teachers will have a drop-in session from 5:45-6:15 PM to answer questions or give further specifics for their subject(s). Nickname: Ding, Davis, Llamozas, McCoy.
We look forward to seeing you all next week!
5th Grade Teachers
welcome to 5th grade!
Welcome to fifth grade! We are so excited to kick off a new school year with you on August 1st!
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