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STAAR Testing Letter to Parents

Smithville Junior High School
P.O. Box 479 Bethany Logan, Principal
Smithville, Texas 78957 Amanda Gommert, Asst. Principal
(512) 237-2407 Stacy Campbell, Counselor
March 26, 2019
Dear Smithville Junior High Students & Families:

We hope you enjoyed your time off for spring break! Your child will be taking our state’s standardized test known as the STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) with in the next two months. It’s time to “Rock the STAAR”!
Tuesday, April 9th 7th- Writing 8th- Math
Wednesday, April 10th 8th- Reading
Friday, April 12th Makeup for absent students
Monday, May 6th 8th- Algebra
Monday, May 13th 6th and 7th- Math 8th-Retest Math
Tuesday, May 14th 6th and 7th- Reading 8th- Retest Reading
Wednesday, May 15th 8th- Science
Thursday, May 16th 8th- Social Studies
Friday, May 17th Makeup for absent students
April 1st- April 23rd STAAR Alt 2
By working together, we can make your child’s test experience positive and successful. We believe in you! Here are some suggestions that you can do to help your child succeed:

* Make sure your child gets a good night’s rest
* Have your child eat a healthy breakfast at home or in the cafeteria at school
* Make sure your child arrives at school on time
* Have your child dress comfortably
* Have your child bring their glasses if they wear them
* Leave electronic devices at home
* Do not schedule appointments or early pick-up for testing dates
* Gently encourage your child to do their best

Parents, your support and encouragement will be important to the overall success of your child. With support from school and home, we believe our students will have a great testing experience this year!
Amanda Gommert
Smithville Junior High School
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