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State Assessment Release Information

Yesterday was the official release of test scores. You may or may not have seen much information about this, and there is a reason for that. The state of Kentucky accountability system is undergoing a significant redesign. The proposed system will not be approved until March of 2018 and will not go into effect until the 2018-2019 school year. As a result of this change, school districts are unable to compare scores or rank overall performance like in past years. In the meantime, students are still being assessed in the same areas as previous years, but the focus is on individual student performance versus an accountability index or label. We as a district are analyzing individual student scores to determine student growth and how our GAP groups performed. We will use this information in conjunction with the data from our new benchmark assessment MAP, which students will take 3 times a year to monitor growth on state standards. We will be presenting information at our board meeting on October 18th.

Financial Management and Tax information was presented to the board Thursday night, September 7, 2017.  Please feel free to view those presentations here.

Tax Levy Comparison

Financial Management Powerpoint

Community Baby Shower on September 26th

Baby Shower

Eclipse Update for Middle & High School Students Only

Solar Eclipse Viewing Update 8/16/2017 for Trimble Co. Middle & High School Students (only)

Our Solar Eclipse Viewing excitement quickly came to an abrupt halt yesterday afternoon for our secondary students when we received an emailed notification from our "Eclipse Sunglass" Vendor that stated they could not guarantee the authenticity of the sunglasses that we had purchased for our middle and high school students (Eclipse glasses for elementary students were donated from the local library).

Not only is this disappointing news but we quickly discovered as close as we are to the eclipse, there are not enough glasses available to buy in bulk for our students. However, we didn’t want to prevent any secondary students that have eclipse glasses from participating in the event. Therefore, if you want your middle or high school child to be able to participate in the outdoor viewing of the eclipse on August 21st, you will need to send in a permission form and a pair of eclipse glasses for your child to use during the eclipse. ONLY students that return a permission form and bring a pair of eclipse glasses will be permitted to go outside to view the eclipse. As stated in previous correspondence, for those that do not go outside for the viewing, alternative educational eclipse activities will be held inside during this time period and the eclipse will also be able to be viewed safely on media outlets within the school.

This change affects middle and high school students only. Elementary students will continue on as previously stated.

Permission Required to view Solar Eclipse eclipse

ECLIPSE NEWS...

On August 21, 2017, for the first time since 1918, a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States. Our District will not be in the direct path of totality for the solar eclipse but will still get to experience this historic event. The Schools have been busy planning to make this event a unique learning experience for our students.

On August 21, 2017, all District students (with your permission) will be allowed to go outside and participate in activities and view the period of near totality (“Solar Eclipse Viewing”). As always, student safety is our top concern.

Students in Grades 7-12 are getting Chromebooks chromebook

To prepare middle and high school students for learning in the technology age for both college and their future, TCPS students in grades 7-12 are receiving Chromebooks for the 2017-2018 school year.

Chromebooks are simply laptops that connect wirelessly to the Internet and use mainly web based applications including Google Classroom.

Chromebooks will help increase 21st Century Learning Skills, enhance

Trimble County Preschool Registration Preschool

Open enrollment dates are scheduled for July 10-14 and July 17-21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 am to 11:30 am on Friday at the Board of Education. To enroll your child...

Back to School Fair 2017 Supplies
New Principal at BES

Bedford  Elementary SBDM would like to announce the selection of Mrs. Shannon Stark as the new principal.  She will take the helm effective July 1st, although she has already begun planning.  We are very excited for the future of the Bedford learning community.  Below is a letter of introduction from Mrs. Stark.  Please join me in welcoming her to her new role.

2017-2018 Tentative Budget

The 17-18 tentative budget information was shared out at the May 24th Board Meeting.

1. Informational Powerpoint 

2. Tentative Budget Report

Preschool and Headstart Spring Screening Eligibility Day

Preschool and Headstart Spring Screening Eligibility Day is scheduled for April 28, 2017.  Click HERE to get more information!

2017-2018 School Calendar
Print your 2017-2018 Calendar HERE!
7 Ways Schools WILL CHANGE by 2020 Virtual Learning

Want to find out how..... click here to read more!

Next missed day will be.... Raider Day!

The next school day that is missed due to snow or other will be Raider Day 1.  This will be our first “Non-Traditional Instructional” school day for the 2016-2017 school year. This means that students will be receiving assignments in advance that they are to complete at home on the missed school day….Raider Day.   Schools will be sending home and communicating information to assist your students on what will be expected and what work they need to complete if we have another missed day. 

Keep in mind that Raider Days do not have to be made up at the end of the school year if the students complete their work.  So it is very important that students work hard to complete their assignments to the best of their ability.  Don’t forget that there will be staff on hand that can be contacted to assist your child with the assignments. 

If you have questions or concerns at this time, please contact your child’s school office for more specific information.

Infinite Campus - State-Wide Update is complete

Infinite Campus, Kentucky's state-wide student information system migrated to a cloud-based platform over the Christmas Holiday.  The new links to IC are shown below. If you experience any problems with IC, report them immediately


PRODUCTION APPLICATION URL

 

 
 
PORTAL APPLICATION URL
 

There will be application re-directs in place for existing links to point users to the new application URL's. These re-directs will be in place for 90 days to help staff and parents remember to update their bookmarks.

TCPS to offer Non-Traditional Instructional Days Snow Day

Trimble County Schools have been approved to offer “Non-Traditional Instructional” (NTI) days for the 2016-2017 school year. This means that Trimble County Schools will be allowed to deliver content to students so that they can learn at home on bad weather or emergency days when conditions prevent schools from being in session.  The NTI days will limit the interruption of learning that occurs due to school closings, because students will have assignments (either online or paper packet) that provide review opportunities and application of prior learning. Additionally, NTI days do not have to be made up at the end of the school year, provided that the students do their assigned work on NTI days. Read more HERE!

High Attendance Day... DON'T MISS IT! missing out

Wednesday, September 20th, has been designated state-wide as “High Attendance Day” for Kentucky schools. This event highlights the importance of regular school attendance and its link to student performance. By attending class regularly, a student is more likely to keep up with the daily lessons and assignments and achieve academic performance benchmarks on time. Research reflects that a child's attendance record is one of the strongest single predictors of academic success.

 

 

Come Drive a Bus for Trimble Co. Schools! bus specialist

Would you like to make a positive difference in the life of a child?  School bus drivers play a very important role in our children's lives.... transporting them safely to and from school 175 days a year, not to mention transporting them after school hours for extracurricular activities and sporting events.  The Trimble Co. Board of Education is accepting applications and we just increased our bus driver pay!!!  Not only that, but be sure to ask about our sign on bonus...Give us a call at 502-255-3201.