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Parent Notification Letter for Florida Standards Assessment ELA Writing Field Test

Dear Parent/Guardian,
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your student will be taking the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Grade 9, 10, or 11 English Language Arts (ELA) Writing Component Field Test on January 27-28 or 29-30. The purpose of the FSA ELA Writing Component Field Test is to assess newly-developed writing prompts, which may be used on future operational assessments. Student scores will not be reported for this field test; however, participation in the field test is an opportunity for your student to become familiar with the format of the writing component of the operational FSA ELA assessment that he or she will take in Spring 2015.
The FSA ELA Writing Component Field Test is a computer-based test that is administered over two days in two 90-minute sessions. In each session, students will read selected texts and write a response to a prompt. If your student has not finished working at the end of each 90-minute session, he or she will be permitted to continue working up to an additional 30 minutes. Your student will receive a planning sheet on which to plan his or her writing, but his or her writing response will be recorded via the online test delivery system.
You or your student can access the training test on the FSA Portal at to become familiar with the interface, item types, and online tools he or she will encounter and use during testing.
Please review the following policies with your student before testing:
■    Electronic Devices—Students are not permitted to have any electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones and smartphones, at any time during testing. The best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.
■    Testing Rules Acknowledgment—The FSA ELA Writing Component Field Test includes a Testing Rules Acknowledgment printed on the student’s planning sheet that reads, “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators read the rules to students, and students acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing below the statement on their planning sheet.
■    Discussing Test Content after TestingThe last portion of the testing rules read to students before they sign below the Testing Rules Acknowledgment states, “After the test, you may not reveal details about the writing prompt or passages to anyone. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.” Please make sure your student understands that “discussing” test content includes any kind of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting to blogs or social media websites.
If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Kristy Bedell at 305-853-3222 x56333. If you or your student would like to learn more about the FSA assessments and, specifically, the ELA Writing Component Field Test, writing rubrics and other general information are available on the FSA Portal at
Thank you for supporting your student and encouraging him or her to do his or her best during this field test administration. We are excited that our school was chosen to participate in this field test and that our students will contribute to helping our state develop valuable future assessments.
Blake Fry, Principal           
CSHS Science Fair Winners

After an exciting day last Saturday at Monroe County's Second Annual Science Fair, we are very please to announce the results from the five students representing Coral Shores High School.

Please congratulate the following students;
  •  Noah Hane for winning 1st place in the field of Environmental Science
  •  George Guerra for winning 1st place in the field of Botany
  •  Colt McGee for winning 2nd place in the field of Botany
  •  Victoria Nyman for winning 1st place in the field of Chemistry
  •  Kailey Seiler for winning 2nd place in the field of Microbiology!
Congratulations students!!!
Monroe County Honor Band of 2015
We want to extend congratulations from the band room to the following members chosen for the Monroe County Honor Band of 2015! Over half of our musicians chosen earned either top chairs in their sections. They will represent CSHS in a clinic at concert the last weekend of January.

Georgina Valdes
Selina Quezada-Myers
Francisco Moc
Melissa Hutchison
Hannah Vinney
Joel Terrill
Evelyn Betancourt
Kyle Estrada-Clarke
Daniel Walker
Morgan Besterman
Seamus Dougherty
Raven Golie
Andrew Fleites

Make plans to be at the Honor Band concert on January 31 at Marathon High School, 3 p.m.

UKF Amazon Smile
Please consider identifying, the Upper Keys Foundation, as your AMAZON SMILE beneficiary.  This is a ONE time sign-up that takes less than one minute.  The Upper Keys Foundation, which helps to underwrite Coral Shores athletic and co-athletic programs, will receive .5% from all your purchases.
New Mobile App
The new mobile app for the Monroe County School District (MCSD) puts all the important information in one, easy-to-use location, making it a breeze for parents, students, teachers, and other members of our learning community to access the content they need while on the go, from the device of their choice. Users can now enjoy custom feeds to district and school calendars, news, and more, with the ability to import the most valuable information straight to their smartphone’s native apps.  We chose to partner with Blackboard for our new MCSD Mobile app because of their reputation for working with K-12 institutions.  Now, with MCSD Mobile, all members of our MCSD learning community can stay connected while on the go.

Look for the app in Google Play by searching for MCSD Mobile and in iTunes using the keyword “keysschools.”  Once you have downloaded and installed the app, swipe to the right to view resources that include access to Gradebook, Facebook, Meal Pay, and the full website.  To follow a school, tap on My Profile, then Follow School.  Type the school name in, then select it from the list and tap “Finished.”  The news feed and calendar will now show items from both the district and all schools that you follow.
Attention Seniors
Mark your calendars, Seniors! Dates relevant to YOU have been updated on the Senior Site! 
Edited by Harry Normington

Good News from the Band Room

District Honor Band members for 2015 have just been released.

From the Coral Shores band room, the honorees are :

Melissa Hutchinson, Hannah Vinney, Katarina Wronka, Caroline Mullen, Seamus Dougherty, Selina Quezada-Myers, Morgan Besterman, Raven Golie, Gigi Valdes, Francisco Moc, and Joel Terrill.

Of those musicians, over half received either first or second chair: Melissa Hutchinson first chair flute, Hannah Vinney 2nd chair oboe, Katarina Wronka 1st Chair Bassoon, Caroline Mullen 2nd Chair Tuba, Selina Quezada-Myers 2nd Chair Trombone, Morgan Besterman 2nd Chair Tenor Sax, and Gigi Valdes 1st Chair Euphonium.

These students will join other high level instrumentalists from other band rooms in Dade and Monroe counties for a weekend in January of rehearsals and performance. CSHS will be well represented among the top performers in our District.

Please join me in congratulating  these Hurricane players!


AND please plan on hearing them, plus the rest of our amazing CSHS Concert Band at our Winter Concert, next Thursday, December 11 at 7 p.m. in the PAC.

Bring your family and enjoy a great performance.  See you there!

edited by: Cristian Carbajal

Upper Keys Foundation
For more information on how the Upper Keys Foundation helps our Athletic Program and our local Community, please visit or follow the following!

Angel Tree
Second period classes will have the option of choosing an "Angel" from the Angel tree.  The Angels represent needy children in the Upper Keys. Class rooms will then buy gifts for that child to help provide a Happy Holiday to local families in need.

Edited by Harry Normington
Student Recognitions
State of the Hurricanes recognitions go to the following students:
Lori Johnson, Mackenzie Thorn, Tyler Vandergriff, Taylor Nyman, Katie Bell-Adams, Rachel Britton, Lauren Leach, Rachelle Magdaong, Victor Hernandez-Garcia, Marcos Hernandez-Garcia, Deisy Munoz, Halley Lane, Courtney Caputo, Patrick Major, Sean Dionne, David Williams, Tristan Garcia, Hanna Boeh, Dylan Knauer, Meghan Murphy, Michael Price, Taylor Meadows, Edgar Gutierrez, Ryne Danzig, Karyna Doering, Selena Harrison-VanSant, Kyle Gates, Markia Anderson, Nichole Thomas, Cote Snodgrass, Alex Munafo, Lauren Rabe, Sacha Franks, David Duran, Phillip Atkin, , Caitlin Lawler, Daniel McMahon, Valerie Barrow, Bailey Karadimas, Maranda Piekarski, Gigi Edwards, Evelyn Betancourt, Dylan Van Etta, Parker Anthony, Faith Johnson, Jose Martinez, Elizabeth Perez, Aaron Wilkins, Harry Normington, Stephen Normington, Jacob Arkin, Madison Campbell, Victoria Nyman, Kiera Angelo, Tatiana Ayala-Gonzalez, Gianna  Ancheta, Alia Jones, William Coffin, Emmanuel Morales, Pookie del Pino, Keeley Catarineau, Luke Herrick , Andres Garcia, Jay Kubida, Connor O’Neill, Ashley Beyer, Dane Dallas, Rion Hunter, Amber Davis , Jacob Queen, Brianna Wilson, Anahi Ornelas, Sebastian Crespo-Severino, Jacob Dillon, Rebeca Ortiz, Angel Alvarez, Thomas Rodriguez , Robert Shermer, Caitlin Yong, Zachery Roth, Tanaris Walker, Edward Jankowski, Cristian Carbajal, Haley Hodes, Javi Exposito, Dawn Stewart, Colleen Doyle, Jamie Gunthner, Tamara Figueras, Jessenia Fiallo, Maryori Ornelas, Vanessa Bang, Yeilys Matos-Pena, Rubiselda Rey, Audrey Butler, Cristine Cano, Tyler Prenesti, Jason Hostetlet, Morgan Ljuba, Jordan Rodriquez, Peter Nekhalla, Hailey Spaulding, Oliver Allison, Julie Prieto, Jack Rentz, Aisha Oliver, Orion Lemen, Davia Lavino, Emma Bradley, Josoe Lara, Nairobi Goyan, Jacob Fulper, Ricardo Ornelas, Kyle Estrada Clarke, Logan Couty, Ben Pope, Angel Kelley, Kailey Seiler, Megan Buck, Dylan Alpers, Christian Frisone, Nikki Thomas, Brianna Costa, Caroline Mullen, Francisco Moc, Daniel Walker, Amber Nelson, Hannah Vinney, Katarina Wronka, Kyle Estrada-Clarke, Melissa Hutchinson, Moises Vazquez.
Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work.
Edited by Moises Vazquez
Need assignments at home?
You can access all your school documents at home with the cloud. To get to the cloud, click the button above or click here. The log-on for the cloud is the same as the log-on for your school computer.
Username is first-name.last-name
Password is your lunch number
Edited by Harry Normington

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