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SCREADY & SCPASS Information

Mark Your Calendars - 2022 Testing Schedule

All students are required to participate in SC READY and SCPASS, with exception of students who qualify to participate in Alternate Assessments.

Testing Reminders:

Hughes Academy's Testing Dates are listed below. Please make every effort to ensure students are present during testing days. There will be no early dismissals during testing hours. 

In Person students:

April 27th May 10th May 12th May 17th May 19th 
Field Testing ELA session #1 ELA session #2


Make-up May 18th

Science 6th only

Make-up May 20th

Virtual Students:

April 22th May 17th May 18th May 24th May 25th 
Field Testing

ELA session #1

Make-up May 26th

ELA session #2

Make-up May 27th


Make-up May 31st

Science 6th only

Make-up June 1st

Virtual students need to report to Hughes Academy before 8am, dismissal will be at 11:30.

Attention Algebra 1 students

The End of Course Exam for ALL Algebra 1 students will be on May 25th. Virtual students should report to Hughes Academy before 8am.

Helpful Parent Links about Testing

Parent Testing Information - SC READY
Parent Testing Information - SCPASS

Testing dates are subject to change and will be finalized and communicated to parents and students at least one week prior to the school’s first testing session. Make-up testing will be conducted through June 3 (Exception: students who require paper testing must be completed with all testing by May 19). If you have any questions, please reach out to our Testing Coordinator Sallisha Dendy-Jones, 355-6264.

EOY Chromebook Return

Chromebook Return Schedule:

*All in-person students will return chromebooks during their Science classes* 

Wednesday, May 25th - 6th grade
Thursday, May 26th - 7th grade
Friday, May 27th - 8th grade

*absent students can return chromebooks and chargers to the media center in the mornings before 8:50am as soon as they return to school


Chargers need to be returned as well. Chargers not returned with chromebooks will incur a $31 fee.
Protective cases need to be intact and on the chromebook. Missing or damaged cases will incur a $25 fee.
Chromebooks should be cleaned with stickers removed.
Any damage to chromebooks/chargers will need to be noted on a form each student will fill out.


End of the Year Medicine Pickup

From the School Nurse:

If your child has medication in the health room please pick it up before Tuesday May 31st.  Medication must be picked up by an adult and may be picked up during school hours daily 8am-3pm.  Daily and emergency medications can be picked up on the last half days of school.  If you need to arrange another time for pick-up of your student’s medication please call Sara Smith at 355-6207.  Any medications remaining in the health room on the last day of school will have to be destroyed per school district policy.

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Change of Information

The Student Emergency Information Form in the start of school student packet is sent directly to the Health Room.       

No updates are made to our student database from this form.

To change your address, phone numbers or emergency contacts:  
Use your Backpack account to update your contact information. You’ll need to scan a copy of a recent utility bill* or Change of Address Form. Please notify the school directly as you must provide two proofs of residency.

If your child will be a bus rider, you’ll also need to indicate that in Backpack or complete the Transportation Form, which is available on the district website.

*All address changes must include a current bill dated within past 30 days from either Duke Energy, Laurens Electric, Piedmont Natural Gas, Spectrum, or Greenville Water System. The bill must show the service address, not just the mailing address. If the bill is not in the parent’s name, please contact Guidance for additional information. Please bring paper copies to the Guidance Office or fax info to 355-6275. We cannot change your address without this documentation.

Questions? Please contact the Guidance Office at 355-6268. Thank you!