Here is our FCAT Testing schedule for this year. Download the schedule.
Here’s a list of upcoming 8th grade activities:
- May 17th – 8th Grade Dance
- May 29th – Adrenaline Rush
- May 30th – Field Day/Yearbook Signing
- June 2nd – Promotion Ceremony
- June 3rd – Clap Out
8th Grade T-Shirts will be available for purchase from April 7th – April 11th for $10.00 (+$2.00 for 2XL and 3XL).
Our school newsletter, the Bulldog Bark, is released throughout the school year. It includes valuable information for our students, parents and community.
Download: Bulldog Bark – Spring Edition
FCAT 2.0 Reading, Math and Science Test
FCAT 2.0 Testing Window – April 14th – May 2nd
- Math – Monday, April 14th
- Science – Wednesday, April 16th
- Reading – Week of April 28 – May 2nd
- Math – Monday, April 14th
- Reading – Monday, April 21st – Thursday, April 24th
- Math – Monday, April 14th & Tuesday, April 15th
- Reading – Wednesday, April 16th – Tuesday, April 22nd
Please review the following policies with your student before test day:
- Electronic Devices—If your student is found with ANY electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones and smartphones, at any time during testing, including breaks (e.g., restroom), his or her test will be invalidated, which means it will not be scored. The best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.
- Testing Rules Acknowledgment—All FCAT/FCAT 2.0 tests include a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads, “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators will read the rules to students, and students must acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by clicking a box or circle next to the statement.
- Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they affirm the acknowledgment states, “After the test, you may not discuss the test items with anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.” If students are found sharing information about test items, even without the intent to cheat, their tests will be invalidated.
- Test Invalidations—Students are responsible for working on their own during the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated. The FDOE employs a test security company, Caveon Test Security, to analyze student test results to detect unusually similar answer patterns. Student results within a school that are found to have extremely similar answer patterns will be invalidated.
- Leaving Campus—If your student leaves campus before completing a test session (for lunch, an appointment, or illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete the test session. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.
Monday, March 10th, we will be holding our Parent University for our incoming 6th grade students. It will take place in the RBSMS Commons from 6:00-6:30 p.m., followed by a group presentation from 6:45-7:15 p.m. During this time, parents and students will be able to meet staff members, see the different departments displays, visit the media, get more information about course card selections, and be able to ask questions to the administration.