Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2017-18 Elementary Gifted Services Timeline Grades 2 - 5

2017-18 Elementary Gifted Services Timeline Grades 2 - 5

It is also posted on the Office of Student Advancement Website under Important Dates at http://www.rochester.k12.mn.us/departments/curriculum___instruction/gifted_services/elementary/ 



Grades 2 and 4

·   Families of new-to-district second and fourth graders should contact their gifted specialist if they wish to have their child assessed for gifted services.
·   October 3:  Elementary Parent Informational Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Kellogg Auditorium
·   January 29 – March 2, 2018:  CogAT administered to all grade 2 and 4 students.
·   Week of March 26, 2018:  Students notified of qualification for gifted services for following year.  Students who qualify for gifted services will begin classes in Fall 2018.
·   April 18, 2018:  Last day for Grade 2 and 4 students who did not qualify on the CogAT to request portfolio to qualify for gifted services for the 2018-19 academic year
·   April 19 – May 10, 2018:  Portfolios completed at school under supervision of gifted specialists
·   Week of May 14, 2018: Portfolios evaluated by a panel of gifted specialists
·   Week of May 29, 2018:  Portfolio qualification/non-qualification results communicated to families. 

Grade 3


·   Families of new-to-district third graders should contact their gifted specialist if they wish to have their child assessed for gifted services.
·   October 3:  Elementary Parent Informational Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Kellogg Auditorium
·   April 18, 2018:  Last day for Grade 2 and 4 students who did not qualify on the CogAT to request portfolio to qualify for gifted services for the 2018-19 academic year
·   April 19 – May 10, 2018:  Portfolios completed at school under supervision of gifted specialists
·   Week of May 14, 2018: Portfolios evaluated by a panel of gifted specialists
·   Week of May 29, 2018:  Portfolio qualification/non-qualification results communicated to families. 


Grade 5

·   Families of new-to-district fifth graders should contact their gifted specialist if they wish to have their child assessed for gifted services.
·   October 3:  Elementary Parent Informational Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Kellogg Auditorium
·   October 13:  Highly Gifted Middle School Program portfolio requests due
·   Oct. 16– Nov. 30, 2017  Portfolios completed at school under supervision of a gifted specialist
·   November 14:  Fifth Grade Open House for Highly Gifted Middle School Program.  6:30 – 8:00 at Friedell Middle School
·   Week of December 4, 2017:  Highly Gifted portfolios evaluated by a panel of gifted specialists 
·   Week of December 11, 2017:  All portfolio qualification/non-qualification results communicated to families.  Students who qualify for the Highly Gifted Middle School Program will be emailed an application. 
·   December 2017:  Students self-select middle school math courses for Grade 6 or Pre-Algebra (Single accelerated)
·   January 16, 2018:  Applications for Highly Gifted Middle School Program are due
·   January 18, 2018:  Middle school and RAMP meeting for parents and staff 6:30-8:00 PM in the Kellogg Middle School auditorium
·   Week of January 29th, 2018:  Families notified of status for Highly Gifted Middle School Program
·   Week of May 7, 2018:  Families are notified of Linear Algebra (Double Accelerated) middle school math placement by email

Dental Clinic - A note from our school social worker

A note from our school social worker, Lindy Lange:

Children’s Dental Health Services is collaborating with Folwell Elementary to provide preventative dental care services to students.  Folwell will host the Dental Clinic October 10, 2017.  Services include oral hygiene instruction, dental clings, fluoride varnish, sealants, exams, and x-rays.  The program is reserved for children who are eligible for the free/reduced school lunch program.
Forms were sent home today in student folders on Thursday, September 21.  Forms must be returned by Friday, September 29, 2017. 
If you need additional an additional form sent home or if you have questions, please contact Kelly Leadens, LSN at keleadens@rochester.k12.mn.us or Lindy Lange, social worker at mélange@rochester.k12.mn.us