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  PowerSchool Parent Portal Changes 
Aiken County Public Schools has implemented the Parent Single Sign-on for PowerSchool. Parents will need to create a new account for the Parent Portal that will allow them to link all of their children under one sign-on account.  Click here for instructions.   Click here for important student information.
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North Augusta Elementary School Renewal Plan 2014-2019


Welcome to North Augusta Elementary!

As we enter the 4th Quarter of the school year, I want to thank you for allowing us to spend time educating your students. We have a busy few weeks ahead, so please continue to have your student at school on time so they can benefit from the instruction taking place in their classrooms. Listed below are some of our special events for 4th Quarter:
 
April 17:                Special Olympics
                            Q3 Ribbon Ceremonies (Times listed in newsletter)
                            PTO sponsored Family Movie Night 6:00-8:00 in the cafeteria
April 21:                5K Registration 8:00-3:00
April 22:                5K Registration 8:00-3:00
April 24:                NAE Spirit Day
April 27:                SIC/Title 1 Meeting @ 1:00
April 28:                ACT Aspire Testing Grades 3-5 ELA and Writing
April 29:                ACT Aspire Testing Grades 3-5-Reading
April 30:                ACT Aspire Testing Grades 3-5-Math
May 1:                  NAE Spirit Day
May 4-8:               Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6:                  Interim Reports sent home
                            PTO sponsored Zaxby’s Spirit Night
May 7:                  PASS Science Grades 4-8
May 8:                  PASS SS Grades 4-8
May 11:                Area 2 Teacher Appreciation Banquet
May 14:                Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
May 20:                Field Day-5K and 1st Grade
May 21:                Field Day-2nd and 3rd Grades
May 22:                Field Day-4th and 5th Grades
May 25:                Memorial Day Holiday
June 1:                 5K Awards @ 8:00-Cafeteria
June 2:                 ˝ day    1st Grade Awards @ 8:00
                                         2nd Grade Awards @ 9:30
June 3:                  ˝ day    3rd Grade Awards @ 8:00
                                          4th Grade Awards @ 9:30
June 4:                  ˝ Day    5th Grade Awards @ 8:30
                             Last Day for students
June 5:                  Teacher Workday


As the principal, I thoroughly enjoy getting to know you and your children. I have an open door policy and would be happy to talk with you concerning suggestions, problems, and positive experiences. If you just drop by, I will do my best to speak to you, but making an appointment will ensure that I can sit down and discuss your concerns with you.  If you have a simple question, feel free to email me at wjacobs@acpsd.net and I will do my best to respond within 24 hours.
 
Our office hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and our school telephone number is 803-442-6280.
 
Always know that your children and their education and safety are my top priority. We are going to have a great year!
 
Ms. Wendy S. Jacobs, Principal
Ms. Felicia Walters, Assistant Principal


North Augusta Elementary Vision
We envision our school as a safe instructional environment where all students will have their individual needs, differences and abilities recognized, and will be challenged to excel in learning supported by a cooperative school community.
 
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Important Dates!

April 17
  •  Q3 Ribbon Ceremonies (see times in newsletter)
  •  PTO sponsored Family Movie Night
  • Last Day to Check out Library Books
 April 24
  • NAE Spirit Day
  • All Library Books Are Due!
April 27
  • SIC/Title 1 Meeting @ 1:00
April 28
  • ACT Aspire Writing/ELA 3rd-5th
April 29
  • ACT Aspire Reading 3rd-5th
April 30
  • ACT Aspire Math 3rd-5th

FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:

 

ACT Aspire will be given to all students in grades 3-8 over four days this month. Writing and English: Tuesday, April 28; Reading: Wednesday, April 29; Mathematics: Thursday April 30; and Science: Tuesday, May 5.

 

The ACT Aspire is a timed test! To find out how many questions will be given and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also find FREE test questions and resources! http://1.usa.gov/1FmTzIU ‪#TestReadySC

 

 


Library News:
Due to the Aiken County District plan to install a new HVAC unit in our school, the library will close early this school year.
Check out of all non-fiction books will end on March 19, 2015.
 
The last day to check out fiction or any other items will be April 17th.
 
All books and materials will be due to the library by April 24th.

 

Registration Information:

Proof of Residency –

* Effective during the 2015 summer registration process, TWO proofs of residency will be required from parents each year. (This includes returning students.):

* A current utility bill (water or power bills only)

* A current lease agreement (listing all residents in the property,) a mortgage statement or a property tax receipt.

* These documents must be in the parent’s name.

 
 
 
 
 
School Choice Applications and Transfer Request Forms –
  • School Choice and Transfer Request (Hardship) forms are available online for the 2015-2016 school year.  The deadline for applying for School Choice is February 27, 2015, and the deadline for Transfer Request forms is May 15, 2015.
  • Information for both options is available by clicking on the following link:
 
 

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New Testing Information for the 2014-2015 School Year!

This past summer the S. C. Legislature changed the state testing program.  A new test called Aspire will be given in grades 3 through 8 to test reading, writing, English, math, and science. Students in grades 4-8 will continue to take the SCPASS tests for science and social studies.  The Aspire tests will be given on April 28 through May 1, and the two SCPASS tests will be administered on May 7 and 8, 2015. 
    
The biggest change that our students will notice is that each Aspire subtest has a time limit.  Students will be tested for approximately one hour per day, and the writing test must be completed in 30 minutes.  Some students may not finish before they must stop working and turn in their tests.  Our students are more familiar with the SCPASS tests, which have no specific time limits.  Teachers are currently providing practice for students so that they will become more comfortable with the timed tests.    The two different science tests will allow us to assess our students’ knowledge of the South Carolina science standards while still being able to compare our students’ achievement with their peers nationally. 

 


SchoolFusion Parent Account

A SchoolFusion Parent Account allows parents to view all of their children’s classroom information in one web location. Parents can check assignments, view important deadlines on FusionPage calendars, follow their children's sports calendars, school events and much more! 
 

Once parents have created an account email notifications will be sent when new announcements and assignments are added.  Only parents/guardians of students enrolled in Aiken County Public School District are allowed to register.

SchoolFusion Parent Guide

Parent Registration


To create a parent account, you will need the student id# for each student and birthdate.  The birthdate should be keyed in with no leading zero or dashes.
 
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Curriculum Technology

 
Dress Code:
Students are expected to be clean, neat, and dressed appropriately at all times. Students are not allowed to have colored hair. Leggings are considered hosiery and cannot be worn in place of pants. No short shorts/skirts (when hands are down by their sides shorts must be as long as fingertips), short shirts (shirts must cover to the waist on both boys and girls and pants/skirts must be worn on the waist). At no time is a child’s underwear to be in view. No strapless shirts, tank tops, spaghetti straps, mesh tank tops, flip flop/thong type shoes, shoes with retractable wheels. Clothing items that contain offensive or inappropriate pictures, messages or slogans may not be worn as well as headwear, (hats, do-rags, scarves etc.) may not be worn at any time in the building. Parents will be called to pick up students or bring a change of clothing for those who are not appropriately dressed. Students who are inappropriately dressed will not be allowed to remain in the classroom.
SCHOOL START AND ENDING TIMES:
 
School begins and the Tardy Bell Rings at 7:30 a.m.
 
School dismisses at 2:15 p.m.
2014-2015 Meal Prices - Elementary Schools
Meal Full Pay Reduced Pay Adult Meals
Breakfast $1.75 $.35 $2.05
Lunch $2.15 $.45 $3.50
Extra Milk $ .50 $.50 $.50
 




 
 
     
  Awards  
 




North Augusta Elementary

is a Palmetto Silver Award Winning School!

North Augusta Elementary is proud to announce that we have been named a Palmetto Silver Award winning school. This award was received for outstanding general performance during the 2011-2012 school year. We are very proud of our students, faculty and staff and this fantastic achievement.









Congratulations to our NAE students, faculty, and staff for receiving an absolute rating of Excellent on the 2014 South Carolina Annual School Report Card!!

 

We appreciate the dedication and support of our entire school community for helping us achieve this level of student performance. Thank you!




 


"A" on the National Report Card
 


2010 - 2013
Red Carpet School




 Family-friendly Guide to South Carolina Academic Standards

 



Students have access to the Compass Learning program at home.  They can access this free computer tutorial program through the "portal" tab on the Aiken County Public Schools' homepage.  Your child should know their log-in information since they use this program daily at school
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