Presentation on theme: "Tavares Middle School 6th Grade Orientation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Tavares Middle School 6th Grade Orientation “PATRIOT PRIDE”
2 Ensuring Success at Tavares Middle School AcademicsATTENDANCE- School HoursSchool Rules/BackpacksDress Code PolicyLockersTips for School SuccessAdvice from StudentsTips for Parents6th Grade Expo
3 Graduation Requirements Class of 2020 As of right now, the Florida Legislature states that this is what is required to graduate High School……
4 Graduation Requirements Class of 2020 CREDITS NEEDED:4 Math Social StudiesAlgebra I * 1 World HistoryGeometry * 1 US History *Algebra II * US Government1 Math Course Economics4 English Additional4 Language Arts 1 HOPE1 Performing or Practical Arts3 Science ElectivesBiology * 1 of 24 credits must be an on-lineChemistry or Physics * GPA = 2.01 Equally* indicates an EOC
5 Expected Schedule Language Arts Math Social Studies Science 2 electives
6 6th Grade Materials Paper Pencils, Pens-blue & black Single subject folders with prongs & pocketsOne 3 inch binder-with pocketsColored PencilsPersonal headphones or ear buds (for software usage)PE uniform-purchased through the PE Department during the 6th grade expoIf in band, you will need to purchase a band uniformFlash drive is recommended, not requiredCombination lock for lockerAll students will be provided with an agenda
7 ATTENDANCE MATTERS! You can’t learn if you aren’t here! School Hours: 9:10 am-4:00 pmStudents are allowed 5 parent notes per semester; anything after that required a doctors note/court documentation, etc.After 10 unexcused absences, a student is reported to Student ServicesFirst day of school is August 22nd & the last day of school is June 6th. No final exams are given early.Parents, make sure your child knows that you expect him/her to be in school every day.Family vacations are not excused absences.
8 Dress to Impress Shirts must have a sleeve. No tank tops, low cut shirts, or midriffsNo inappropriate graphics/wording on clothes, including vulgar language, drug, tobacco, or alcohol advertisement, weapons, or racially inappropriate graphics or wordingShorts, jeans, skirts, and dresses all must be no more than 5 inches above the kneeNo tears or holes are allowed (5 inches above the knee) in jeans, skirts, shorts, etc.No flip flops or “slides”, all shoes must have a back/back strapHats of any kind are not permitted-they will be confiscated and parents will need to pick upLeggings may only be worn with a dress/top that is no shorter than 5 inches above the knee
9 Lockers & BackpacksAll students will be able to rent a locker for $2.00Students are not required to have a locker, although a locker is highly recommended.NO backpacks are allowed-students may bring a backpack to school in order to transport books/materials before & after school, but the backpack must remain in a locker at all times during the school day.Students may carry a small purse for personal belongings-If a textbook can fit in your purse, it’s too large! They may also carry a trapper keeper.
10 Know what to expect in Middle School New teachers-From 1 or 2 teachers, to 6.New things to adjust to-multiple transitionsMore activities & athletic programs-get involved!More independence and more responsibility-you are responsible for you! Parents encourage homework; not transportGreater academic pressure-6 classes to focus onMore social eventsChanges in you
11 Take It From Me….. Wise Words from Past 6th “Focus on your schoolwork. If you don’t understand something, ask for help.”“Be organized, it will save you a lot of time.”“Don’t follow the crowd-people will like you better if you’re not afraid to be you.”“Have fun-middle school goes really fast.”“Get involved in activities, even if you don’t think you’re that good. You don’t have to be good as something to have fun.”
12 Tips for ParentsAt the beginning of each grading period, sit down with your child and together set realistic goals for each class.Encourage your child to get involved in school activities. Show your support by attending performances and games.Attend open houses and parent conferences. Also, regularly check TMS’s website for information & updates.Check your child’s agenda on a regular basis-this will encourage organization and help you to monitor assignmentsMark down important dates-when progress reports come out, report cards, etc. If you don’t see one, call the school.MONITOR SOCIAL NETWORKS THAT YOUR CHILD MAY BE CONNECTED TO-Parent Responsibility.Create a login for E-sembler and monitor it to check your child’s progress.
13 Changes for Parents Campus Entry Appointments Teacher Communication Campus SafetySOCIAL MEDIA!
14 The Skinny on School Rules Student Code of ConductPBS-Positive Behavior System-PATSHarassment/bullying-tell a parent/any adult on campus that you trustPhones are to be off and out of sight as soon as the first bell rings (keep in locker)-phones that are out will be confiscated and returned to parentsSocial Networks/cyber-bullying-monitor, monitor, monitor!!!!Tardy Policy-2nd tardy (in any class) will result in an administrative detention (one hour afterschool, on a Wednesday
15 You Are Officially a TMS Patriot! 6th Grade Expo 6th Grade Expo: August 15, 3:00 pm-6:00 pmMeet in the Social Gallery (Cafeteria) to pick up scheduleLocker rental will be in the Social GalleryExpo will be held in the CourtyardHotdogs/Hamburgers, and other goodies will be for sale!Extracurricular activities will have booths set up to get information on signups, etc.