2 Agenda Overview presentation - Ms. Dellinger School details RegistrationSchool SafetyFreshman AcademyAcademy of International StudiesHigh School vs. Middle SchoolSupervisionCommunicationTransportationAthletic ParticipationClubs and other organizations
3 WE ARE THE INDEPENDENCE PATRIOTS SCHOOL COLORS: FOREST GREEN & GOLDSCHOOL MASCOT: PATRIOTSSCHOOL HISTORY: BUILT IN 1967ATHLETICALLY: SOUTHWESTERN 4A CONF.SCHOOL WEBSITE:DEMOGRAPHICS: 2,180 Total studentsECON. DISADVANTAGED: 56.3%
4 REGISTRATION CARDS Cards are due to middle school Counselors REVIEW REGISTRATION CARDCards are due to middle school CounselorsMint Hill: March 6thNortheast: March 7thAlbemarle Road: March 8thAll other schools turn cards into your MS front office or drop them off at the Independence front officeNO SCHEDULE CHANGESHIGH SCHOOL PLANNING GUIDE and 9th GRADE REGISTRATION CARD found at:9TH GRADE PROMOTION6 credits – no gateway requirementsAdvanced Placement Opportunities
5 SCHOOL HOURS 7:10 – 2:15 School Day 7:15 If a student arrives past 7:15, he/she is tardy and must sign into the front office and receive a pass to class.6:40 Students may enter the building2:12 Afternoon announcements begin2:15 Student dismissed
6 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FRESHMAN 6: Building Opens6: Bus unload & students report to the MALL area7:05 Students report to their 1st block7:10-7:15 Morning Announcements in HR7: Instruction begins & Tardy Bell rings2:12 Afternoon Announcements2:15 Dismissal4 Instructional blocks (Hybrid Schedule)Most classes are on a 4X4 schedule (semester classes)Limited A/B Classes: Select PE and Spanish Classes, JROTC, Orchestra, Band, and Literacy Support Class25 minute lunch period4 minute class changes
16 Guidance Helps us Prepare for Graduation, College, and Careers
17 MIDDLE SCHOOL VS. HIGH SCHOOL Assigned tables seats, same gradeOpen Lunch – all grade levels are mixedNo Electronic devicesCell phones for texting onlyI-Pods only at lunchParent Assistant to monitor gradesCounselors assigned by grade levelCounselors assigned by alphabetStudents cannot leave campus unless a parent or guardian signs them outYear-long classesMost classes are 4X4 and last 1 semesterStudents take EOG testsStudents take mid term/final exams and EOCsStudents complete similar coursesStudents have a variety of courses and clusters toward graduation.
18 ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Application only – Open to all studentsRelevant to the students’ academic ability.Focus on global studies.Functions as a "school within a school."Provides students with the skills necessary to be successful in the twenty-first century.Emphasizes an integrated curriculum intertwined with global awareness of current issues.Students develop experiences with other cultures, societies and people of the contemporary world.
19 Safety and Order is a TOP PRIORITY! Safety Audits: 100% in and our 1st one in December of 2012Rights and Responsibilities Handbook: reviewed in classes and students/parents sign stating the book has been read and understood. Online Copy for students and parentsSchool Discipline Plan:Dress Code Policy:Electronics Policy: Cell phone are off during instructional time. Cell phones can be used for texting only at lunch in the mall area. Instructional time is sacred
20 Supervision in the Age of Technology Stay connectedMONITOR, MONITOR, MONITORCell phonesComputers (Social networking sites)Twitter AccountsTumbler AccountsInstagram AccountsSTAY CONNECTED! !
21 Communication Is Key Parent Assist Great tool to stay connectedWeekly check-in WITH studentRecommend on FridayNatural/ Logical consequences
22 Transition to 9th Grade Mixed Emotions Build Independence and ResponsibilityStill Need SupervisionBalance
24 CAFETERIA PROCEDURESThird Block Teachers are assigned one of 4 lunches – A, B, C, or D.At the assigned time, a bell rings and the students report to the cafeteria.Students can go though the cafeteria line or bring their lunch.Students can eat in one of three designated areas:CafeteriaMall areaChurch area, outside behind the cafeteria
25 TRANSPORTATION Bus Transportation Bus Expectations How do I get a bus stop?What do I do if my child is at an unsafe stop?I am moving how do I change my bus stop?Riding the bus w/ a friend is no longer permittedBus ExpectationsRemain sitting in your assigned seat at all times until it is your stopKeep all objects (book bags, feet, instruments) out of the aisle
26 CAR RIDERS Parent Carpool Line Student Drivers Drop off begins at 6:30 amPLEASE BE PATIENT – It will be slow the first few weeks of schoolDrop Off is located at the front sidewalk. Students should not leave cars until they reach the sidewalk.Students will be able to drive on campus when they JuniorsStudents are assigned a numbered parking space at the front of the school.Parent Carpool LineStudent Drivers
33 OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENT INVOLVEMENT To participate students must meet eligibility requirementsAsian Culture ClubAIS Student CouncilAIS International Awareness ClubAIS Model UNArt ClubBook ClubCYC (Committed Young Christians)Chess ClubGradeEligibilityRequirementsApplication(Y/N) DueDates; FeesOther Information
34 CLUBS Craft Club DECA (Distributive Education Club of America) Disc GolfDiversity ClubStep TeamDance TeamLeo ClubFellowship of Christian AthletesStudent CouncilFFAInteract ClubFashion ClubDramaChoirEligibility