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  PowerSchool Parent Portal Changes 
Aiken County Public Schools has implemented the Parent Single Sign-on for PowerSchool. Parents will need to create a new account for the Parent Portal that will allow them to link all of their children under one sign-on account.  Click here for instructions.   Click here for important student information.
Upcoming Events
5/25/2015
5/26/2015
5/28/2015
- OneNote Training
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
6/2/2015
6/4/2015
- OneNote Training
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Welcome to Byrd Elementary, Home of the Excellent Eagles!
AWARDS DAY/FIELD DAY SCHEDULE
 
May 25        Monday          Holiday – No school
 
May 26        Tuesday         8:30          1st grade Awards Day
 
May 27        Wednesday        8:30          2nd grade Awards Day
 
May 28        Thursday            8:30          3rd grade Awards Day
 
May 29        Friday                 8:30          4th grade Awards Day
 
June 1         Monday             8:00          5th grade Field Day
                                              9:45          4th grade Field Day
                                             Noon        5th grade Celebration
                                             12:30        3rd grade Field Day

June 2         Tuesday            8:15          1st grade Field Day
                                              9:45          2nd grade Field Day

June 3         Wednesday       9:00          5K Awards Day in each individual classroom

June 4         Thursday           8:30          5th grade Awards Day


Schedule by grade level:
 
1st grade   Awards        8:30       May 26                 4th grade       Awards           8:30    May 29
                   Field Day    8:15       June 2                                         Field Day       9:45    June 1
 
2nd grade  Awards        8:30       May 27                 5th grade         Field Day       8:00    June 1
                   Field Day    9:45       June 2                                                Celebration   Noon  June 1
                                                                                                                       Awards       8:30    June 4
3rd grade  Awards          8:30     May 28                
                   Field Day    12:30     June 1
 


 
Character Education
The Character Word for the month of May is HONESTY -  "choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do."  This trait is typified by the CANADA GOOSE.
 

 
Congratulations!
We are excited to announce another art winner!  Tere Bautista Pineda from Ms. Chafin's class won Third Place in the K-3 Touch the Arts contest sponsored by Triarco Arts & Crafts. Congratulations to Tere and thank you to teacher Beth Teeters for participating and submitting our students' artwork in the contest.
New State Testing Update
     This past summer the S. C. Legislature changed the state testing program.  A new test called Aspire will be given in grades 3 through 8 to test reading, writing, English, math, and science. Students in grades 4-8 will continue to take the SCPASS tests for science and social studies.  The Aspire tests will be given on April 28 through May 1, and the two SCPASS tests will be administered on May 7 and 8, 2015.  

     The biggest change that our students will notice is that each Aspire subtest has a time limit.  Students will be tested for approximately one hour per day, and the writing test must be completed in 30 minutes.  Some students may not finish before they must stop working and turn in their tests.  Our students are more familiar with the SCPASS tests, which have no specific time limits.  Teachers are currently providing practice for students so that they will become more comfortable with the timed tests.    The two different science tests will allow us to assess our students’ knowledge of the South Carolina science standards while still being able to compare our students’ achievement with their peers nationally.  

     Wanting more localized information about the new tests? The District’s Director of Administrative Services and several Academic Officers discussed the ACT Aspire, the ACT and WorkKeys in an Aiken Standard Article. If you missed it over Spring Break, those articles and other information on new tests are available on the District’s website under “ACT New Testing Information,” http://acps.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=324087&0dadc5&0dadc5&sessionid=13bcafef25f727007e1e2b7c796840b7

 


DAILY BELL SCHEDULE:
School Hours: 7:40 AM – 2:25 PM
Tardy Bell Rings at 7:45 AM

Office Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
(803) 663-4320

Principal: J. Russell Gunter
Assistant Principal: Dr. Samantha Nobles





 
SchoolFusion Parent Accounts

A SchoolFusion Parent Account allows parents to view all of their children’s classroom information in one web location. Parents can check assignments, view important deadlines on FusionPage calendars, follow their children's sports calendars, school events and much more!  Once parents have created an account email notifications will be sent when new announcements and assignments are added.  Only parents/guardians of students enrolled in Aiken County Public School District are allowed to register.

See instructions under Parent and Student Information to the left.