River Eves Parents:
The GA Milestones testing window will be extended this year, due to a caching issue with the new state vendor. 3rd & 5th grade students will be testing during the regular window, based on the historical schedule in April. However, 4th grade will not test until the first week of May. Of course, there are upsides and downsides to the change. This change will increase the amount of time that testing will be occurring throughout the building. However, it will provide 4th grade students with an opportunity to receive instruction for a couple of more weeks prior to taking part in the assessment. This can only help performance outcomes and positively impact our school's CCRPI report card score. Also, with the separation in place, it will put less stress on the district's server which means there will be less opportunities for computer glitches or other technical issues during the testing process. 3rd & 5th grades are still considered (by the state of Georgia) high stakes testing years because of the expectation of reading at or above grade-level on the 3rd grade reading portion and 5th graders being expected to read at or above grade-level in reading and passing the math assessment with at least a "Level 2." Because of this, these grade-levels need to test earlier to ensure that results come back in a timely fashion for summer school communication purposes.
Thank you for your continued support of our students and staff! We couldn't do what we do without each of you!
________________________Hardship Transfer Applications
Deadline is February 28 for hardship transfer applications - Applications are available beginning January 1 for parents who wish to apply for a 2019-20 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton County Schools (FCS) elementary, middle or high school. Parents will use an online form, available through the school system's website, to enter and submit their information. Hard copy applications are not required this year, with the exception of medical transfers which require pertinent medical provider's signatures and documentation.
The deadline for submitting a transfer application is February 28, 2019, by 4:30 p.m., with no exceptions or extensions granted. All requests must be received or postmarked by this date and time. Please note, all school system employees who have children receiving an employee hardship transfer must renew their request also. The February 28 deadline applies to students and parents seeking a hardship transfer for medical reasons, curriculum differences, and child care situations or for employees' children.
Schools participating in open enrollment, a separate transfer process that allows students to move to a school with available space, will be announced in early May.
Parents with questions or who need more information about hardship transfers can contact the Fulton County Schools' Student Assignment Office at 470-254-5550 or visit their webpage here: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/ops/plan/Pages/Student_Assignment.aspx.
Standards Mastery Framework
We are very excited about a district-wide initiative that will change the face of teaching for Fulton County teachers and students. Please read more about the “Standards Mastery Framework” under the “Parents” tab.
News from Mrs. Dyche, School Counselor
Digital Learning Days
Fulton County plans to implement Digital Learning Days in the event that school is closed 2 or more days due to inclement weather. Digital Learning Days are an opportunity to engage in learning remotely instead of attending school onsite on an inclement weather day.
What to expect: Students in grades K-2 should spend no more than 90 minutes working on their assignments. Students in grades 3-5 should plan to spend no more than 3 hours on their assignments. All assignments are due 1 week after our return to school unless additional time is provided by the teacher. If you do not have access to technology and require alternative assignments, please let your teacher know. Your child's Digital Learning plan that is specific to his/her grade level is included. If you have any questions about the assignments, please do not hesitate to email your child’s teacher.
Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods has released the 2018 list of Title I Distinguished Schools, which are the highest-performing Title I schools across the state. River Eves Elementary has once again received the prestigious honor of “Distinguished Title I School” by performing among the top 5% of all Georgia Title I schools.
“In addition to identifying schools in need of additional support, it’s important for us to recognize and applaud schools when they’re doing well,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “These public schools are among the very best in the state and are doing extraordinary work on behalf of their students and communities. I extend my thanks and congratulations to every teacher, administrator, staff member, student, parent, and community partner who contributed to their success.”
This accomplishment is based on the most recently released state-wide CCRPI scores We are very proud of this phenomenal achievement! The River Eves staff appreciates the continued support of our families and the community at-large. We couldn’t have attained this honor without you! Please note that this is based on the results from the 2017-2018 school year. __________________________
Game Ball Winners!
Veronica Rivera (4th Grade Teacher)
Lisa Lyles (4th Grade Teacher)
Helen Murphey (5th Grade Teacher)
Allyson Hewett (Early Intervention Program Teacher)
Theresa Scott (Special Education Teacher)
Sabrina Donnell (Kindergarten Teacher)
Each month, River Eves honors two staff members with a “traveling trophy.”
One award is for the “Professional of the Month” (support staff) and the
other is for the “Teacher of the Month” (any member of certified teaching staff). Congratulations to the following staff members on your selection for the
2018-2019 school year:
Liz Brems (Special Education Paraprofessional) – Professional of the Month
Helen Murphey (5th grade) – Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Katie Snyder!
She was selected as the 2018 Georgia AHPERD State Elementary
PE Teacher of the Year.
She will represent the state of Georgia to compete for SHAPE
America Southern District Teacher of the Year.
Way to go Coach Snyder! We are so proud of you!
Parent tips to help your child have a successful school year.
Teacher of the Year and
Professional Employee of the Year
Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Katie Snyder (P.E. Teacher)
and Professional Employee of the Year, Malena Bisanti-Wall (METI).
River Eves 2018-2022 Strategic Plan