Due dates for submission of nominations for the Gifted Education assessment are:
October 15 (grade 5)
January 15 (grades 2-4)
March 15 (grades K-1)
**If the due date falls on a Holiday or a weekend, please use the next instructional day.
For more information on Gifted Education, click here.
Students are expected to complete homework assignments on a regular basis. A student who follows a regular study routine and whose homework assignment notebook is checked regularly by a parent/guardian is more likely to have a positive academic experience. Here are some homework tips:
- At the beginning of each week, schedule a homework time based on your child’s temperament and activities.
- Provide a well-lit, quiet place that is free of distractions.
- Make a “study kit” with materials needed for homework or studying.
- Praise your child for what he or she does correctly.
- Be available when your child is struggling to answer questions and review homework to see that it is complete.
- Help your child put homework in the correct place.
- Designate a “drop spot” in your home. A drop spot is the place where all school backpacks, folders and supplies are stored.
Test Taking Experiences
As part of your child’s elementary school experience, he or she will periodically be given tests to assess ability or achievement. The following ideas will be helpful in preparing your child for these tests:
- Talk with your child about his or her feelings about testing.
- Encourage your child to relax and to do his or her best.
- Discuss behavioral expectations for the testing environment.
- Ensure that your child maintains his or her routine bedtime (8-10 hours of sleep.)
- Talk about and practice good nutritional habits, including eating a healthy breakfast on the morning the test.
- Be sure your child wears comfortable clothing on the day(s) of the test.
- Be sure your child arrives at school on time the morning of the test.
Information regarding specific types of tests and test dates will be sent home prior to testing.
Chesterfield County Public Schools uses a state mandated set of lessons to teach students about internet safety. Follow the tips below to help keep your child safe during internet use:
- Keep computers in an area where adults are close by such as the kitchen, family room or another open area.
- Internet accounts, primary screen names and controlling passwords should be in the parent’s name and parents should know all passwords the child uses.
- Be aware of the searches, sites and games your child uses and check the parent review/rating page.
- Use blocks and filters on your computer.
- Your child should know who they are interacting with on the computer in real life (face to face).
- Be open and honest about the potential dangers associated with social networking sites.
- Limit your child’s computer time.