The Georgia Department of Education will require screening for all students grades K-3for characteristics of dyslexia beginning in the 2024-25 school year.
SCCS is beginning preparations this fall to implement universal screening in advance of this date as we recognize the importance of early reading success. Our district continues to utilize MAP Reading Fluency diagnostic results as a universal screening measure and will also utilize these results to identify any potential characteristics of dyslexia. The school will contact the parents of students identified as needing additional dyslexia screening after the administration of the MAP Reading Fluency diagnostic.
Here are some resources for families to take advantage of:
The Infinite Campus Parent Portal is your one-stop-shop for information about your student -- attendance records, grade reports, assessment information (MAP and Milestones), and more! You can also pay fees, add funds to your child's school nutrition account, and access historical data in SLDS. See the flyer below for more information on downloading the app or accessing from the web.
If you do not have a Parent Portal account set up yet, please see your school's front office for further instructions.
Instructional material-As used in this policy, the term “instructional material” means:
a. Instructional materials and content which constitute the principal source of study for a state funded course to be used in the various grades in Georgia’s public schools, including the elementary grades and high school grades; and
b. Locally approved instructional materials and content which constitute the principal source of study for a state funded course, not including supplementary or ancillary material, which is adopted by a local board of education or used by a local school system. Supplementary or ancillary material includes, but is not limited to, articles, online simulations, worksheets, novels, biographies, speeches, videos, music, and similar resources in any medium, including both physical or digital.
Social Circle Board of Education promotes parental involvement in school district schools.
1. The Superintendent or his or her designee shall ensure that each school within the school district has in place and makes available procedures for a parent to:
(a) Review records relating to his or her minor child;
(b) Learn about his or her minor child's courses of study, including, but not limited to, parental access to instructional materials intended for use in the classroom. Such instructional materials will be made available for parental review during the first two weeks of each grading period, either online or on site upon a parent's request made during the review period.
(c) Object to instructional materials intended for use in his or her minor child's classroom or recommended by his or her minor child's teacher;
(d) Withdraw his or her minor child from the school's prescribed course of study in sex education if the parent provides a written objection to his or her child's participation. Such procedures will provide for a parent to be notified in advance of such course content so that he or she may withdraw his or her minor child from the course; and
(e) Provide written notice that photographs or video or voice recordings of his or her minor child are not permitted, subject to applicable public safety and security exceptions.
2. The procedures required by this policy will be posted on the school district’s website and made available for review on site upon request of a parent.