AnnouncementsKnight Shift 2019
Rising 6th grade students and parents, you don't want to miss out on Knight S.H.I.F.T. 2019! More details for Knight Shift 2019 can be found here. Please click on the Knight Shift slide above to register to attend the event!
Student Appreciation Day (SAD)
Student Appreciation Day (SAD) is a fun day for all! Please click here for more information about SAD.
Extended Day Program 2019-2020
Registration for the 2019-2020 Extended Day Program is now available. Please visit the EDP page for more details and to download the registration forms.
State Testing Calendar 2019
State Assessment testing will be from May 8 to June 5, 2019. Tests include:
SCREADY in reading and writing (2 days)
SCREADY in math
SCPASS Science for grades 6 and 8
SCPASS Social Studies for grade 7
State EOC -End of course testing for high school credit courses- Algebra 1 Honors, English 1 HONORS
Non state EOC testing for technology high school courses, French I, Spanish I and II, and Geometry Honors
The link is a calendar of all testing dates. It is very important that you do not schedule appointments or early dismissals on testing dates for your student. You will also be receiving a parent letter and information sheet from the state describing the tests your child will be taking. These will be sent home with your child's 4th quarter progress report on April 30.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact Debbie Sanders, School Testing Coordinator, at 355-1492 or by email at email@example.com.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
Emergency Alerts via Text Message
In an effort to better communicate with parents during times of emergency, we are posting this Emergency Text Messaging form for those families who currently have a landline listed as their “Primary Contact Phone” but wish to receive text messages from the District about school cancellations or other emergency schedule changes. Parents who already list a cellular phone as their primary contact number do not need to complete the attached form. (If you are unsure of the primary contact phone we have on file for your family, please complete and deliver the form to our front office and we will update, as necessary.)
School Report Card
South Carolina School Report Cards
Below is the link to our School Report Card, released November 29, 2018 by the State Department of Education. Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.
These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state. The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.
For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.”
Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another. Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.
If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.
We are continuing our afterschool L.I.F.T. program this school year to provide students with additional opportunities to receive instruction and retake assessments, if needed. Please click here for additional information on the program. If your student needs bus transportation home from the program you can find a L.I.F.T. bus permission form here as well as a tentative list of dates that the program will be held.
Please direct any questions to your student's grade level administrator.
6th grade - Jennifer Woody; 355-1413; firstname.lastname@example.org
7th grade - Sheila Green; 355-1412; email@example.com
8th grade - Gage McAngus; 355-1411; firstname.lastname@example.org
MemberHub is a new tool Beck is using to help provide an online option for school families to:
- Buy PTSA memberships and school gear, and donate to Beck Backers -- all online.
- Communicate with individuals and targeted groups by email or text.
- And more! Features will be added throughout the year!
Please follow the PTSA MemberHub link to sign up.
18-19 Clear Bag Policy
Greenville County Schools has implemented a clear bag policy for all athletic events beginning this school year. Please read the clear bag policy for details.
Free/Reduced Lunch Application
If you would like to apply for free or reduced lunch for your student, please follow the provided link. Applications completed online will be processed faster and eliminate the need for paper applications.
School Lunch App
My School Bucks
Did you know you can pay for school meals, check your child's account balance and view items purchased from your computer or smartphone? Try the district's safe and convenient online meal payment program to receive account balance notifications, make a one time deposit or set up automatic payments by visiting My School Bucks.
PTSA distributes eNews every two weeks to keep our parents informed of what's going on in our school. Click here to sign up for eNews!
You must have a sports physical on file before you can participate in any sport at Beck, including tryouts and conditioning. Click here to download the Sports Physical Form.
School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines
The visitor and volunteer guidelines for Greenville County Schools has been updated. Click here to review the district's School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines.
Want to make a difference in our school? Click here for Volunteer Opportunities.