Volusia County, Florida — A Volusia County, Florida teacher wrote a touching and encouraging letter to her students the day before they were scheduled to start the Florida Standards Assessments test, a parent of one of the students said in an email.
A parent of a Blue Lake Elementary School student sent an email to WFTV saying how Rhonda Sylvia's letter brought her to tears.
In the email, Aleshia Crimmons wrote, “I commend her for everything she has done with these kids this year.”
Crimmons attached a picture of the letter in her email.
In the letter, which Sylvia assigned her to students to read to their parents, students were reminded that that the test doesn’t evaluate their worth.
The letter reads as follows:
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