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2 Riverwood Middle School Welcomes the Class of 2020 Mrs. Stetson, Counselor

3 Whos Who? Principal – Mr. Joseph Principal – Mr. Joseph Assistant Principals – Assistant Principals – Mr. Barron A-L Mr. Barron A-L Ms. Pence M-Z Ms. Pence M-Z Counselors – Counselors – Mrs. Stetson 6 th Grade Mrs. Stetson 6 th Grade Mrs. Josey 7 th Grade Mrs. Josey 7 th Grade Mrs. Monteleone 8 th Grade Mrs. Monteleone 8 th Grade Registrar – Ms. Green Registrar – Ms. Green

4 The Year at a Glance The year is divided into 2 semesters. The year is divided into 2 semesters. There are 2 nine week marking periods in each semester. There are 2 nine week marking periods in each semester. Each nine weeks is divided into 3 week periods and you receive a progress report to take home. Each nine weeks is divided into 3 week periods and you receive a progress report to take home. First semester is in the fall during the months of August through December. First semester is in the fall during the months of August through December. Second semester is in the spring during the months of January through June. Second semester is in the spring during the months of January through June. Final exams are taken at the end of each semester. (We usually have early release on exam days.) Final exams are taken at the end of each semester. (We usually have early release on exam days.)

5 Typical School Day Arrive by 8:15a.m. in commons or cafeteria Arrive by 8:15a.m. in commons or cafeteria 1 st bell rings at 8:25- go to locker, 1st period class starts at 8:35 1 st bell rings at 8:25- go to locker, 1st period class starts at 8:35 We have a 7 period day with 7 classes which are minutes long with 5 minutes between classes (locker, restroom) We have a 7 period day with 7 classes which are minutes long with 5 minutes between classes (locker, restroom) On Thursdays, we have late arrival. Class starts at 10:15 and passing periods are 4 minutes. On Thursdays, we have late arrival. Class starts at 10:15 and passing periods are 4 minutes. You will have 6 different Teachers - Reading/Language Arts is usually the same Teacher. You will have 6 different Teachers - Reading/Language Arts is usually the same Teacher.

6 6 th Grade Classes Reading/Language Arts (RELA) Reading/Language Arts (RELA) Math Math Science Science Social Studies (Contemporary World Cultures) Social Studies (Contemporary World Cultures) Physical Education (P.E.) Physical Education (P.E.) Elective Elective

7 The Wonderful World of Academics PreAP/Honors or OnLevel PreAP/Honors or OnLevel Homework expectations are higher in PreAP/Honors Homework expectations are higher in PreAP/Honors Moves at a faster pace in math so that Algebra is the 8 th grade math class Moves at a faster pace in math so that Algebra is the 8 th grade math class Greater depth and complexity in RELA, science, and social studies Greater depth and complexity in RELA, science, and social studies Research has shown greater success in college and careers Research has shown greater success in college and careers Late work policy Late work policy 25 points off 1 st day late, 40 points off 2 nd day late, 50 points off 3 rd day late 25 points off 1 st day late, 40 points off 2 nd day late, 50 points off 3 rd day late

8 Fine Art Choices All Year (choose 1) Band Band Orchestra Orchestra Choir Choir Or Or One Semester Each (choose 2 out of 3) Theater Arts Theater Arts Art Art Keyboarding Keyboarding

9 Physical Education P.E. is all year P.E. is all year Uniform costs $20.00 Uniform costs $20.00 Bring your own socks, athletic shoes, stick deodorant, bar soap and towel Bring your own socks, athletic shoes, stick deodorant, bar soap and towel You will have a small P.E. locker in the dressing room to keep your P.E. clothes and shoes. Girls are provided a lock and boys must bring their own. You will have a small P.E. locker in the dressing room to keep your P.E. clothes and shoes. Girls are provided a lock and boys must bring their own. Showers are recommended but not required Showers are recommended but not required

10 Lunch We have 3 lunch periods- We have 3 lunch periods- one for 6 th grade one for 6 th grade one for 7 th grade one for 7 th grade one for 8 th grade one for 8 th grade We have 3 lunch lines in the cafeteria You may also bring your lunch Lunch times rotate every 12 weeks There are no assigned seats There are no assigned seats When finished, stay at table until dismissed by monitors When finished, stay at table until dismissed by monitors

11 Camp Longhorn The week before school starts The week before school starts Turn in paperwork and get your locker, schedule and books Turn in paperwork and get your locker, schedule and books RMS Planner will be on sale for $10.00 – to help with organization RMS Planner will be on sale for $10.00 – to help with organization Locker has built in combination lock Locker has built in combination lock Locker Shelves on sale for $10.00 Locker Shelves on sale for $10.00 Lockers are assigned by alphabet- not 1 st come 1 st serve Lockers are assigned by alphabet- not 1 st come 1 st serve

12 Lockers Memorize your combination Memorize your combination Do not share lockers Do not share lockers Do not share locker combinations Do not share locker combinations Make sure you close the locker before you leave it Make sure you close the locker before you leave it Locker shelves are a good idea to keep things organized Locker shelves are a good idea to keep things organized Buy locker shelves at Camp Longhorn $10.00 for a set of two shelves Buy locker shelves at Camp Longhorn $10.00 for a set of two shelves

13 Backpacks Used to carry books to and from school Used to carry books to and from school They must stay in your locker during the day They must stay in your locker during the day No rolling backpacks - they wont fit. No rolling backpacks - they wont fit. No extra large backpacks - they wont fit No extra large backpacks - they wont fit No zippered binders- they wont fit No zippered binders- they wont fit

14 Tutoring Every Teacher will have tutoring time twice a week Every Teacher will have tutoring time twice a week 7:55 a.m. before school and 7:55 a.m. before school and 4:00 p.m. after school 4:00 p.m. after school Attend to get extra help Attend to get extra help Attend to make up a test or quiz if you were absent Attend to make up a test or quiz if you were absent Attend to get help with homework Attend to get help with homework

15 Bikes Bike rack is located at the back of the school Bike rack is located at the back of the school You must bring your own lock to lock up your bike You must bring your own lock to lock up your bike The bike rack is open before school and after school but it is locked up during the day The bike rack is open before school and after school but it is locked up during the day Never leave your bike overnight Never leave your bike overnight

16 Phones You can ask to use the classroom phone when calling home to stay for tutoring You can ask to use the classroom phone when calling home to stay for tutoring You can ask to use the phone in the front office for an emergency You can ask to use the phone in the front office for an emergency Cell phone use is only allowed before and after school outside the building Cell phone use is only allowed before and after school outside the building You will store your cell phone, turned off, in your locker You will store your cell phone, turned off, in your locker If your cell phone is visible during the day, it will be taken up and given to the assistant principal If your cell phone is visible during the day, it will be taken up and given to the assistant principal

17 Lost & Found Located in hall way in front of office Located in hall way in front of office Check there if you have lost anything Check there if you have lost anything If you find anything, turn it in to lost and found If you find anything, turn it in to lost and found Mrs. Williamson in the attendance office is your contact for lost and found Mrs. Williamson in the attendance office is your contact for lost and found

18 Forgotten items Check the table located in the hallway in front of the office Check the table located in the hallway in front of the office Your parent may leave your forgotten item on the table for you to pick up Your parent may leave your forgotten item on the table for you to pick up Forgotten lunches may be retrieved in the same spot or on the cart in the lunch room Forgotten lunches may be retrieved in the same spot or on the cart in the lunch room

19 Clinic Mrs. Laursen is our nurse for if you get sick or hurt Mrs. Laursen is our nurse for if you get sick or hurt You cannot carry medicine with you at school You cannot carry medicine with you at school The nurse cannot give you medicine unless your parent supplies it The nurse cannot give you medicine unless your parent supplies it If you take medicine regularly your parent needs to bring it to the nurse If you take medicine regularly your parent needs to bring it to the nurse

20 Its a Great Day to be a Longhorn!


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