SOL Testing Tips

Strategies for Students

RRead the question carefully.  Then reread the passage or problem to find the answer.

EExamine every answer choice before you choose your answer.

LLabel your answer in the passage or the problem.

AAlways check your work!

XX out answers that cannot possibly be correct.


  • Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep before a test.

  • Make sure your child eats properly the day of the test.

  • Make sure your child has taken any needed medication the day of the test.

  • Maintain a pleasant home environment and avoid any unnecessary conflicts.  Try to make the morning of the test a pleasant one.  Do not add to your child's stress.

  • Ensure that your child is present and on time during testing.  Children generally perform better when taking tests in their groups rather than at a make-up time.

  • Wish your child good luck each morning of the test.  Tell your child that he/she is special and that you believe in him/her.

  • Keep a positive attitude about tests.  If you are anxious about your child's test, it's ok but try to keep cool around your child. You don't want them to get anxious about their tests too.


Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders

Our goal is to keep everyone, students, staff and parents, safe during drop off and pick up times.  Please keep these things in mind was you drop off and pick up your students. 

1.     Always pull to the farthest point available when dropping off or picking up. 

2.     Do not pass a bus that has the stop sign out or has flashing red lights.

3.     Stay in line when loading and unloading.  Please don’t pass other cars to drop off or pick up. 

4.     If you pick up in front of the school, remember that the line forms behind the central office in the parking lot.  If you choose to use Shoemaker Lane, please wait until all cars that are in line in the central office parking lot have pulled through before falling in behind.  Also, do not block the driveways on Shoemaker Lane. 

Parent Portal Access

The Parent Portal web address has been updated.  If you have this site bookmarked, you will need to access the site and change your bookmark.  Click here to go to the site.