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Welcome to Byrd Elementary, Home of the Excellent Eagles!
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.  
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.


 
Student Supply Lists


Find this year's lists under the Parent and Student Information tab to the left.