Home of the Eagles



One School - One Vision!

Highly Effective Staff
Highly Effective Instruction
Highly Effective Students

GREENWOOD LAKES MS END of YEAR WRAP-UP

EARLY RELEASE:  The school day will end at 1:50 P.M. on Friday May 22, Tuesday May 26 and Wednesday May 27. Please note that they WILL NOT be any after school student activities on those days.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL INFO:
Students are not permitted to bring backpacks the last day of school. All students are expected to adhere to the SCPS/Greenwood policies and procedures and be in compliance with all expectations of the Code of Conduct.  Failure to do so will result in discipline consequences that might carry into the next school year.

CAFETERIA UPDATE:
"Please check your children's lunch account for any negative balances and money owed so the account may be closed for the end of the school year. Please be advised that every school year a new free and reduced application must be filled out. For more information please contact Kathy Ellis, Restaurant manager at 407-320-7652 and GreenwoodLakesMiddle_Cafe@scps.k12.fl.usl.

Our mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit- one guest, one meal and one community at a time.

IMMUNIZATION UPDATE:
All rising Grade 7 students must have the appropriate immunizations prior to entering school in August. Students who are not in compliance will not receive their schedules on the designated schedule pick-up day of August 13, 2015

REPORT CARD INFO:
Report Cards will be mailed to Grade 8 Students on Tuesday June 2, 2015. Students who drop below a 2.0 and need to attend Summer Transition, at their zone High School, will be notified by phone.  We will also notify any student who is currently scheduled for Summer Transition and achieves above a 2.0

Report Cards for grades 6 and 7 will be available for pick up on Monday June 8, 2015.  
 
Thank you for your support of Greenwood Lakes throughout the year. Together we are:
One School with One Vision: Soaring to be Highly Effective!

Debra Abbott, Principal

Information from Health Department Regarding Measles

With the recent cases of measles in Florida, the Department of health is continuing to encourage measles immunization. Given that measles is highly contagious, it is very important that everyone ensure their measles immunization is up-to-date. CLICK HERE for some important information.

FSA (Florida Standards Assessments) Testing Information

Student will be taking the computer-based Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Grade 8 ELA Writing & Grades 6, 7 & 8 ELA Reading/Mathematics assessment(s) on various days in March and April (visit GLMS website for specific ELA Writing dates - ELA Reading & Math TBA). If you or your student would like to gain familiarity with the computer-based testing platform, item types, and response formats your student will see on the FSA assessments, training tests and answer keys are available at http://www.FSAssessments.org/training-tests.

Student will take the paper-based Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Grade 6 & 7 ELA Writing test on either March 3rd, 5th or 6th (visit GLMS website for specific testing days based on ELA period). If you or your student would like to gain familiarity with the item types and response formats your student will see on the FSA assessments, sample test questions and answer keys are available at http://www.fsassessments.org/resources/?section=4-studentsa-paper-based.


The statewide assessment program is designed to provide parents, teachers, policy makers, and the general public with information regarding how well students are learning Florida’s academic standards. According to section 1008.22(3), Florida Statutes,
“Participation in the assessment program is mandatory for all school districts and all students attending public schools, including adult students seeking a standard high school diploma under s. 1003.4282 and students in Department of Juvenile Justice education programs, except as otherwise provided by law. If a student does not participate in the assessment program, the school district must notify the student’s parent and provide the parent with information regarding the implications of such nonparticipation.” If you wish to access this legislation, please go to http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=1000-1099/1008/Sections/1008.22.html.

For information regarding test session length for all Spring 2015 FSA assessments, please visit the FSA Portal at www.FSAssessments.org, click on the Students and Parents tab, select Student and Parent Resources, select the Spring 2015 FSA ELA and Mathematics folder, and then select Spring 2015 Testing Times.


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 and smartphones, at any time during testing OR during breaks (e.g., restroom), even if they 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. The best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.

§  Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FSA tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment printed on the Writing planning sheet or in the student’s Reading or Mathematics test and answer book 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 sheet or in their test and answer book.

§  Discussing Test Content after TestingThe last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states, “After the test, you may not reveal details about the passages or items to anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, 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.

§  Test InvalidationsStudents are responsible for working on their own 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. FDOE employs a test security company, Caveon Test Security, to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student results within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.

§  Leaving Campus—If your student begins a test session and leaves campus before completing it (for lunch, an appointment, or illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete that test session. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.

If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Joyce Moore at 407-320-7653. For more information about the FSA assessment 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.

Greenwood Lakes Computer Lab

A computer lab on campus will be available to both parents and students from 4:15-6:00pm every Monday and Tuesday afternoon.  This lab will be staffed by a Certified School Counselor who is able to assist with the following:

Registration questions

Parent/Student conferences

Enrollment

Progress Monitoring/State Assessment data

Virtual courses/Academic assistance

Skyward access


Florida Standards Assessments Information

As many Floridians are aware, our state has been in a period of transition as we have made important decisions to improve our education system and raise the bar for our schools, educators and students. Please CLICK HERE for an overview of the direction we are moving in statewide assessments, which assessments will be offered in the upcoming school year, how those assessments will be offered and ways families can support their children in preparation for the new assessments.

Soar With the GLMS Eagles on Facebook!

Visit our Facebook page and stay up to date on the latest happenings. This is a great way to meet other GLMS parents and families!


7th Grade Immunization Requirements

  The Florida Department of Health and the Department of Education requires all students entering 7th grade to have a Tdap booster. An updated Florida Certification of Immunization DH 680 form must be presented to the school before your child can receive a schedule or enter school on the first day of classes, August 11, 2014. Immunization Details.

Get your Tdap at the Community Outreach Expo
on Friday May 16, 4:30 to 7:30 pm.


Skyward Notification Center

Parents, Have you signed up for Family Access on Skyward yet? It's a great way to stay informed about school and your child's progress! See your child's grades posted in real time! Receive messages directly from Mrs. Abbott. Sign up at the front office!

We Need Your Help

Parents:
In an effort to have better communication with you regarding activities and events happening at GLMS, it is imperative that we have your current contact information. If your information has changed, please notify the front office immediately.  This information includes your home address, phone numbers (home, cellular, work), email address and most importantly emergency contacts.


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  We are a group of students who want to fellowship with other students who might share the same faith. FCA stands for Fellowship of Christian Athletes BUT it's NOT just for athletes, it's for everyone! Please join us. If your middle school student is looking for a way to meet other students, Look no further! FCA is the club. We play games, have fun and just fellowship with old/new friends. Youth leader Josh Allen from Markham Woods Presbyterian Church right here in Lake Mary joins us each week.
To find out more, visit the FCA website
or contact wendy_hartman@scps.k12.fl.us

FCA is not just for athletes. It's for everyone!



School Supply Store

     The GLMS PTSA has a new SCHOOL STORE. To make this the most successful store possible, we are asking for donations to help fill the shelves. The items of most importance are loose leaf paper (college and wide), mechanical pencils, lead (.05, .07, .09), pens, and highlighters. If you would like to help, but don’t like to shop, you may also donate gift cards or make a monetary donation. Please drop your donations off at the GLMS front desk Monday – Thursday 9am to 3pm. As always, we thank you for all your support! The PTSA would not be possible without the support of our GLMS families.

                                 School Store Supply List



GLMS 2014 - 2015 Supply List

All students should begin on the first day with a folder, notebook paper, spiral notebook and writing instruments. Each teacher will then inform the students of additional materials that will be needed in the specific class. For a detailed list of items CLICK HERE.

SCPS Mission Statement

The mission of the Seminole County Public Schools is to ensure that all Early Childhood Program and PreK - Grade 12 students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be productive citizens in our great country and in the global economy.