The month of April not only brings Easter, Spring Break, and warmer weather it also means testing time is upon us. All parents want to see their student(s) perform well in school. Parents play an important part in helping their children give their best performance on a test. Leading up to testing, begin to talk with your student about the importance of giving their best effort during testing. Help your child get to bed on time. Keep your routine as normal as possible. Mention the test to show you’re interested, but don’t dwell on it. Plan ahead to avoid conflicts on the morning of the test. Get up early to avoid rushing. Have your child eat a good breakfast or make sure they eat at school. Be positive about the test. Explain that doing your best is what counts that no one will know all of the answers. If you are positive, your child will be positive.
In addition to testing, the end of the school year is fast approaching. Please keep a close watch on your child’s grades and in contact with your child’s teacher. Don’t be caught off guard, be proactive. Laurens County adopted a new promotion policy last year. All students must pass Reading, English, Language Arts, Math, and one other subject such as, Science and Social Studies on his or her report card to be promoted. Please remember we are here to help your child achieve success!