Somerset County School District

Important Announcements-   Important Request for Bid for Common Area Maintenance Services!!!!!  Scroll Down to News and Announcements...…………….. ………  Additional Announcements...…...    1.  There seems to be some confusion about April 17. It is in half day for students and a full day for staff. There will not be an early dismissal for teachers and staff. ………………….. ……………………...     2. Congratulations to Deal Island Elementary School's Christina "Christy" N. South for being named Elementary Teacher of the Year  and SCPS 2019 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to WAHS's  Andranette "Nettie" Holden-Hall for being selected as the  2019 Secondary Teacher of the Year...………………..  ...……………..3. Look on News and Announcements just below the photographic shuffle.  Parents can register your children for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten and  complete a special education survey as applicable.

Our School System has 3rd Highest KRA Scores in the State

At the start of each school year, teachers use the KRA to measure kindergarten readiness by observing children during the day, asking them to answer selected-response items, and engaging them in performance-based activities. Kindergarten readiness levels are identified as:

  • Demonstrating Readiness – a child demonstrates the foundational skills and behaviors that prepare him/her for curriculum based on the kindergarten standards.
  • Approaching Readiness – a child exhibits some of the foundational skills and behaviors that prepare him/her for curriculum based on the kindergarten standards.
  • Emerging Readiness – a child displays minimal foundational skills and behaviors that prepare him/her for curriculum based on the kindergarten standards. 
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  • Children whose readiness knowledge, skills, and behaviors are “approaching” and/or “emerging” require differentiated instruction, as well as targeted supports or interventions to be successful in kindergarten.