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Back to School with Classes, Covid, and Calculations

Back to School
with
Classes, Covid, and Calculations

By: Kathy K. Burns, Superintendent of Schools

On Tuesday, August 10th, things got back to "normal" for many families throughout Nassau County.  The buses rolled out, the school bells rang, breakfast was served, and students returned to class.  For some of our students, this was the first time back to school in a long time, and for others, after a brief summer break.  We are happy to report that the first days of school were a success!  As we begin the 2021-2022 school year, we want to take the time to CELEBRATE the unprecedented 2020-2021 year!  Nassau County's students continued to learn despite learning options, quarantines, and COVID, as evidenced by the Florida Standards Assessment Data. 

The results are in!  Here are our district-level results (percent of students scoring level 3 and higher) and our district’s ranking in the state:  

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ARTS

Grade 3:  68% - #2 in the state

Grade 4:  72% - #2 in the state

Grade 5:  78% - #1 in the state

Grade 6:  62% - #2 in the state

Grade 7:  61% - #2 in the state

Grade 8:  63% - #3 in the state

Grade 9:  59% - #5 in the state

Grade 10:  58% - #8 in the state 

MATHEMATICS

Grade 3:  79% - #1 in the state

Grade 4:  85% - #1 in the state

Grade 5:  88% - #1 in the state   

Grade 6:  74% - #1 in the state

Grade 7:  74% - #2 in the state

Grade 8:  48% - #8 in the state

SCIENCE

Grade 5:  76% - #1 in the state

Grade 8:  65% - #3 in the state


Grade 3-10 ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ARTS:  65% - #2 in the state

Grade 3-8 MATHEMATICS:  78% - #1 in the state

 

As we enter week 3 of this school year, we are once again dealing with the impact of COVID on our communities and families.  The school district has implemented cleaning and fogging protocols, encouraged regular hand sanitizing, and is in the process of replacing the plexiglass in school cafeterias. In addition, on Tuesday, August 17th, the board approved a mask requirement for students.

"In order to keep ALL students safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and classrooms, we are temporarily requiring all students to wear face masks while indoors. If this requirement is an issue for you and your child because of health concerns or individual freedoms, you may complete the "opt-out" form and return it to your child's school."

Click HERE to access the form or visit the front office of each school.  Forms should be completed and returned by Friday, August 27th. 

The Nassau County School District has a long history of success and support within our schools and communities.  We ask for your continued support as we join together to ensure a safe and successful year for everyone.  This week, take the time to thank a teacher, wave at a bus driver, encourage our cafeteria, and custodial staff, and reflect on how fortunate we are to live in Nassau County!