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Important Info on the PSAT Tue. Jan. 26th
Posted on 01/13/2021
Please click here to view a letter from our principal, Dr. Brandi Johnson, regarding the in-person administration of the PSAT at Salem on Tuesday, January 26th.  A plain-text version of the letter is posted below:


Dear Parents and/or Guardians:

On January 26, 2021, your child will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT® (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), an important test that provides many benefits which can help them along the path to college.

If your child is a junior, the PSAT/NMSQT offers them the opportunity to enter competitions for scholarships that can help pay for college.

For both sophomores and juniors, the PSAT/NMSQT is great practice for the SAT®. They will get personalized feedback on their performance to help improve their skills before taking the SAT. In addition, students receive free college planning tools to help them start their college search and feedback on the types of AP courses for which they may be particularly well prepared. Taking these college-level classes can help students earn college credit while still in high school and provide them with a competitive advantage in the college admission process.

If your child is interested in hearing from colleges and universities across the country that are looking for students like them, remind your child to opt in to Student Search Service® when they take the test.

Participation in the PSAT/NMSQT is free for all 10th and 11th grade students. Rockdale County Public Schools will provide transportation on January 26, 2021, for all 10th and 11th grade students to their zoned schools in order for them to participate in this opportunity. Students will be socially distanced and will be administered the PSAT/NMSQT by a certified teacher in a small classroom setting. All students who participate in the PSAT/NMSQT will be required to wear a face covering. Students should bring their own face covering or one will be provided for them. More information can be found under the Personal Health section of th Return to Campus Guidebook - Rockdale County Public Schools (

All 10th and 11th grade students who elect not to take the PSAT on January 26th will engage in asynchronous work. For students in 9th and 12th grades, they will also engage in asynchronous work as our entire faculty and staff will be engaged in PSAT administration in order to limit the number of students in each classroom.

Please complete the form below to share your plans for your student for the PSAT which will be administered on January 26th, 2021. This will assist with our logistics planning on testing day. We request that all families complete this form by the evening of Sunday, January 17th.

We look forward to hearing from you as we plan for the PSAT. If you elect for your child to participate, more details will be forthcoming.

Assistant Principal Dr. Derrick Lowe,, serves as our testing coordinator. Please contact me or Dr. Lowe if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support!

Dr. Brandi Johnson, Principal