Prepare for the Florida Standard Assessment

The Florida Standards Assessment website has paper-based and computer-based practice tests and answer keys which may be used to prepare students taking paper-based and computer-based versions of the ELA Reading and Mathematics assessments. Students will have the opportunity to complete these practice tests at school. We encourage parents to view the practice tests with their child at home as well.

http://fsassessments.org/students-and-families/practice-tests/

 

Spring Break Packets

All AcadeMir Middle students must complete a spring break packet by Monday, March 28th. All spring break packets will be available on teachers’ website as of Thursday, March 17th. Some packets will be provided to students and other packets must be completed online.

Spirit Week March 14th – 18th

SPIRIT WEEK MARCH 14-18, 2016

MondayPajama Day (pajamas, sweat pants, t-shirt, socks and sneakers) – NO Onesies 

Tuesday: Celebrity Day (imitate a celebrity)

Wednesday: Wacky Day (mismatch, messy hair, crazy hat/accessories)

Thursday: St. Patrick’s Day (green outfit)

Friday: School Spirit Day (Jeans and shirt according to your class color)

6th grade – yellow /  7th grade – blue / 8th grade – silver/gray 

The following is NOT allowed throughout Spirit Week: leggings, shorts, tank tops, sleeveless tops, dresses, bare midriff, holes, inappropriate words, open-toe shoes, sandals, heels, crocs, face paint, grills, wigs, masks. Hats are only allowed on Wednesday for Wacky Day.

 *Dress code is strictly enforced. If you choose not to participate, you must be in full school uniform.*

Scoliosis Screening for 6th Grade on Monday, March 7th

According to the guidelines established by the Florida Legislature and School Board Policy 2410 -School Health Services Program, scoliosis screenings are to be performed for all students in grade six.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, will be conducting a Scoliosis Screening Program to find children with curvature of the spine (scoliosis). It is estimated that 10-15 children in every 100 may develop scoliosis, and 1% or less will require treatment. If this condition is detected early, severe spine deformity can be prevented.

The procedure for screening is simple and discreet. The team of screeners look at the student’s backs (boys and girls are separated) by lifting the shirt as the students stand erect while pressing their palms flat against each other. The students are instructed to slowly bend forward stopping when the shoulders are level with the hips. M-DCPS recommends that girls wear a one piece bathing suit or bathing suit top under their shirts on the day of the screening. Parents should discuss these procedures with their child before the screening day.

The screening for AcadeMir Charter School Middle will be on Monday, March 7, 2016. If you do not want your child to participate in this program, please send a note to the school before the day of the screening.

If there is any suspicion of a curvature, the students will then be re-screened by the team of screeners. If your child has a possible curvature, you will be notified and asked to take your child to your family physician for an examination

If you do not want your child to participate in this program, please send a note to the school before the day of the screening which is March 7, 2016