Sup­ple­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion ser­vices for Mid­dle Ridge, Cle­ments stu­dents

The Covington News - - Education -

Par­ents of stu­dents at Mid­dle Ridge Ele­men­tary and Cle­ments Mid­dle Schools are in­vited to at­tend an in­for­mal meet­ing on Satur­day, Sept. 27, at Mid­dle Ridge Ele­men­tary to re­view pos­si­ble Sup­ple­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tional Ser­vices cur­rently avail­able for their chil­dren. Af­ter the in­for­mal meet­ing, par­ents will have the op­por­tu­nity to meet var­i­ous qual­i­fied SES providers in the lo­cal area.

Ac­cord­ing to Ms. Paulette Bragg, Di­rec­tor of Fed­eral Pro­grams for New­ton County Schools, Sup­ple­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tional Ser­vices equates to free tu­tor­ing for stu­dents by out­side or­ga­ni­za­tions — paid for by fed­eral funds. The ser­vices are man­dated by the No Child Left Be­hind Act of 2001.

“It is ad­di­tional aca­demic in­struc­tion pro­vided out­side the reg­u­lar school day,” said Bragg. “It is de­signed to in­crease the aca­demic achieve­ment of low in­come stu­dents who at­tend qual­i­fy­ing schools. In our sys­tem, we cur­rently have two schools that qual­ify — Mid­dle Ridge Ele­men­tary and Cle­ments Mid­dle.”

Bragg added that “low in­come stu­dents” are de­ter­mined by their el­i­gi­bil­ity for free or re­duced price meals.

De­tails of the pro­gram and pro­ce­dures for re­ceiv­ing the ser­vices will be ex­plained at the Par­ent In­for­ma­tional Meet­ings. Im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the meet- ing, the school district will host a Providers Fair to al­low par­ents to meet and in­ter­view the nu­mer­ous SES providers avail­able.

Two meet­ings will be held on Sept. 27 — one for Mid­dle Ridge and one for Cle­ments.

At Mid­dle Ridge, par­ent regis­tra­tion be­gins at 9:15 a.m., the meet­ing starts at 9:30 a.m. and the SES Providers Fair is from 10:15 a.m. un­til 12:15 p.m.

At Cle­ments par­ent regis­tra­tion be­gins at 12:15 p.m., the meet­ing starts at 12:30 p.m. and the SES Providers Fair is from 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m..

For more in­for­ma­tion about the SES pro­gram, con­tact Ms. Kim John­son, NCSS Co­or­di­na­tor for Parental In­volve­ment and Sup­ple­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tional Ser­vices at (770) 787-1330 ext. 1218.

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