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WEBS Summer Camp

We're Empowered By Science Summer Camp will be held at Wilkes University July 21st-26th from 7:45-3:30.  This camp is open to all 6th to 11th graders.  Students will participate in fun science labs, work with robots, interact with Wilkes University's students and staff, and make new friends.  Students will need to bring a lunch, but snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.  The cost of the 6 day camp is $275. Need-based scholarships are available! If you want to apply for a scholarship or have any questions about the camp, please contact WEBS Summer Camp Student Coordinator Ada Soriano by email at [email protected].  To sign up for the camp Google Wilkes University.  Click on Wilkes. Type in WEBS once in the website’s search bar and click on the first link.
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Middle School PSSA Cyber Students

Solomon-Plains Middle School Cyber Academy Parents and Guardians,
 
The 2024 Pennsylvania State Standardized Assessments (PSSAs) will be administered to all students in grades 6, 7, and 8 this year, including in-person and cyber learners on the following dates:
 
English Language Arts (ELA): April 22-April 24, 2024 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Math: April 29 and April 30, 2024 (Monday, Tuesday)
8th Grade Science: May 1-May 2, 2024 (Wednesday & Thursday)
 *Only 8th Grade students will take the Science PSSAs

Our Solomon Middle School Cyber Academy students are required to take the assessment. Students will be provided all essential materials for the testing including pencils, calculators, scratch paper, etc. Cyber Academy students will enter the main doors at 11:30 a.m. They will be subjected to security screenings and protocols. Students will remain at school until all testing has been completed, approximately 1:30 PM. Student transportation will not be provided.  Please plan for transporting your student to and from school on the testing dates. Parents and Guardians must provide an updated contact number to the school as we will let you know once your child is finished testing.
 
Cell Phone/ Electronic Device Policy for PSSAs
Cell Phones and Electronic Devices (iWatch/Airpods, etc.) are not permitted in testing areas. If a student is found with a device during a testing session, the device will be confiscated immediately. A security incident report will be completed to the Pennsylvania Department of Education and disciplinary actions will occur. Parents will be notified. The District Assessment Coordinator, Superintendent and/or Principal will determine the extent of the security violation. Envelopes will be available for the collection of electronic devices prior to the test commencing.
 
Please contact the main office with any questions or concerns (570) 826-7224
 
Sincerely,
 
Mr. Justin Correll, Principal

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PSSA

Solomon-Plains Middle School PSSA Testing Schedule 2024

During the months of April/May, our sixth through eighth grade students will be taking a number of Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) exams in ELA, Math and Science. This school year, our students will be required to participate in these assessments in a paper format. Please be advised that all educational field trips/family vacations that will result in student absences will not be approved during the assessment dates as we are seeking 100% participation from all students. Act 158 requires participation in these annual assessments. The PSSA window is April 22- May 10, 2024.

Our detailed scheduled:

April 22-24, 2024        English Language Arts Grades 3-5

April 29-30, 2024        Mathematics Grades 3-5

May 1-2, 2024             Science Grades 4

*Students must not be late for school on testing days—ARRIVAL at 7:55 A.M.

Wilkes-Barre Cyber Academy students Grades 6-7-8 (Solomon-Plains Elementary) will be required to report on scheduled days for their assessments. Mr. Correll, Ms. Hopkins, and/or Mrs. DeMillier will reach out directly to each Cyber student with the testing schedule. Cyber students will receive breakfast and lunch at school and can be picked up at the completion of each testing day.

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Title 1 Connections Newsletter - April

Check out this month's issue of the Title I Connections Newsletter.  You will find tips for parents, important reminders, and information about events in our schools.
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All previously scheduled in-services (April 9th , April 10th , and April 11th) will be held on Monday, April 8th.

Dismissal for Solomon Middle School students will be as follows:
Middle School 11:30 AM
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Important Dates

March Reminders

Below are a few reminder dates of upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences and Teacher-In Services for March 2024. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Elementary Conferences - No School for Elementary Students

Session one (Virtual) 10:10 AM - 1:00 PM

Session two (In Person) 2:30 PM - 5:50 PM 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Middle School Conferences - No School for Middle School Students

Session one (Virtual) 10:10 AM - 1:00 PM

Session two (In Person) 2:30 PM - 5:50 PM

The following days will be Full Day Teacher In-Service Act 80 Days. 

March 19, 2024 – Elementary Act 80 - No School for Elementary Students

March 20, 2024 – Middle School Act 80 - No School for Middle School Students

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Our October Parent/Teacher Conferences will follow the same format utilized in the Spring last year Virtual and In-Person.

Conference days:


October 18, 2023 – Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences

·         October 19, 2023 – Elementary School Parent/Teacher Conferences

 

THERE WILL BE NO IN-PERSON CLASSES ON CONFERENCE DAYS - STUDENTS WILL REMAIN AT HOME ON THEIR SCHOOL’S ASSIGNED CONFERENCE DAY.

October 18, 2023 – Middle School -- October 19, 2023 – Elementary **Assignments and/or activities will be posted in their google classroom for the school day**  

Session 1 (10:10 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.) will be virtual using Google Meets/Class DoJo.  

Session 2 (2:30 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. will be in-person.  All parents attending in-person are required to sign-in and go through security.  No students should be in the building during this event unless accompanied by a parent/guardian or assisting with a club/organization under the supervision of the respective advisor.

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Contact

Solomon-Plains Middle School
43 Abbott Street
Plains, PA 18705
Main Office: 570-826-7224
Office Fax: 570-819-5048 
 

Calendar

Apr
22

PSSA Testing

Mon Apr 22 2024
to Fri May 10 2024
May
07
May
13

Keystone Exams

Mon May 13 2024
to Fri May 24 2024
May
21
May
22