U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission data shows that over 90 percent of all ATV-related fatalities are the result of warned-against behaviors. These behaviors include: not wearing a helmet, riding on public roads, carrying a passenger on a single-rider ATV, youth riding unsupervised, riding with no formal ATV training, and riding the wrong size ATV. Almost 90 percent of youth ATV-related injury incidents occur when a youth is operating an adult-sized ATV, meaning that the engine size is greater than 90 cubic centimeters.
The ATV Safety Institute's primary goal is to promote the safe and responsible use of ATVs, thereby reducing accidents and injuries that may result from improper ATV operation by the rider. The safety of all riders, including your students, is our top priority.
Parents literally hold the key to a child's safety. Every ATV has an ignition key, and when an adult controls the key, they control the use. Click here for a letter to parents on the importance of ATV safety and distribute at your discretion.
A short video on ATV safety and the importance of rider training, entitled "Ride Safe, Ride Smart" may be viewed or downloaded at ATV safety.
Teachers utilize differentiated teaching strategies to provide enrichment opportunities for their students within the confines of their classroom. Additionally, students who are proficient in reading and do not need to be placed in an intensive reading class have the opportunity to participate in physical education and/or enrichment opportunities which include: business education, health occupations, family and consumer science, agriculture, expository writing and band.
Supplemental and Intensive Instruction/Interventions
At Fort King Middle School, all students scoring a level 1 or 2 on the FCAT reading test in 2012 are receiving intensive instruction, as required by the State, in addition to their language arts class. Additionally, those students who do not have a 2012 FCAT score are assessed to determine whether or not they would benefit from the intensive reading classes. If their scores indicate a need for the program, we are serving them as well. The intensive reading classes are designed to address, in a smaller group setting, the students’ individual remedial needs while their on-grade level needs are being addressed in their language arts class.
Students who scored a level 1 on the FCAT math test in 2012 are served in an intensive math class in place of their regular grade level math class. This class is designed to address, in a smaller group setting, the students’ individual remedial needs while also providing on-grade level instruction in math.