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MEDIA CENTER NEWS

Library Curbside Checkout begins Wednesday, 12/2/2020
1. Place requests by Mondays, 12pm in the Destiny Discover app in ClassLinks OR the request link below. Later requests will be available the following week.
2. Mrs. O'Kelley will contact you via itslearning when books are available. Text @fsemed to 81010 for Remind alerts.
3. Drive thru pickup Wednesdays, 1-3pm.
4. Read about our safety protocols.
 
 


RENAISSANCE HOME CONNECT

FSE students use a software program called Renaissance at school. This program has a special feature called Home Connect, which you can access outside of school from any computer with an internet connection. Home Connect allows you to view information and receive notifications about student progress in Accelerated Reader and STAR360Your Home Connect login is the same as your student's school login, but uses capital letters and is case sensitive.  
Example
Username: 9EStudent@students.rockdale.k12.ga.us
Password: 9ES123

If you have questions about Renaissance Home Connect, email Mrs. O'Kelley, jokelley1@rockdale.k12.ga.us

Home Connect Help




ABOUT OUR MEDIA CENTER


The Flat Shoals Elementary School Media Center book collection consists of about 15,000 books that students and staff may check out for pleasure or research. 
Reading is a crucial skill, and there are several ways to make sure your child becomes a proficient reader. 

  1. Reading is a skill that must be practiced, so it is imperative that your child reads every day, and it doesn't always have to be a book. Reading can be practiced at the grocery store, while driving in the car, anywhere there is something to be read.

  2. It is very beneficial to read to young children. A child's listening vocabulary is far greater than their sight vocabulary. Reading a story aloud that is at a higher level than their own reading ability can help expand their vocabulary and improve their own fluency.

  3. Children should read books that are on their own reading level, but they should not be bound by that entirely in their book selections. They can get great satisfaction from choosing books that they may not be able to read proficiently, but that are pleasing and interesting to them. Wanting to read that book that's a bit too hard right now can be a great motivator to keep working on reading skills.

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MEDIA CENTER POLICIES


Pre-K through first grade students may check out one book at a time, and second through fifth grade students may check out two books. Books are checked out for up to two weeks. Parents are welcome to set up an account and may check out up to ten books.

Books that are lost or damaged beyond reasonable repair are charged at replacement cost, which can range from $10 to $40, depending on the book. No late fines are assessed, but students will not be allowed to check out another book if they have one that is overdue.

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LINKS

Georgia Book Award Nominees
ClassLinks
Destiny Discover (our library catalog & ebookshelf)
GALILEO
How to Take an Accelerated Reader Quiz
How to Check Out an E-Book in Destiny Discover