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1 Welcome to Vernon Middle School Cassandra F. Wilson Roger Atkins Principal Assistant Principal

2 Welcome Aboard Team Members

3 Every Child, Every Day, Whatever it Takes! It is our belief that a cooperative spirit will be mutually beneficial as we (home, school, and community) work together to provide the best educational experiences possible for the children. It is also our belief that a fun, yet challenging educational regimen, will promote a strong and solid core for children as they travel their educational course. We will do our best to provide an exciting, comprehensive, enriching, and appropriate program [(based on our Grade Level Expectations (GLEs)] to challenge the students to reach their fullest potential.

4 Vernon Middle School 5 th Grade Office Visitors must report to the 5 th grade office. Proper ID is required. VMS visitor badges must be visible at all times while on campus. Parents/guardians are expected to sign students in/out at the 5 th grade office.

5 Medication Policies Medication may not be brought and kept by students to be taken during the school day. Trained school personnel may administer medication during the school day if a medication has been prescribed for a chronic or ongoing condition. Forms to be completed by the attending physician and the parent can be obtained in the office from the secretary. All medication must be brought to and from school by an adult. School Nurse (337)

6 Dress Code White or black tops (Polo/Oxford style with sleeves and collars) Khaki bottoms (No jeans, cargo or sweat pants) Black or brown belt Sweaters/Sweatshirts ( Must be white or black) White, khaki or black socks Shoe styles are optional (No backless/strapless sandals or high heels) No cleats, caps/hats or sunglasses are permitted. No designer labels. T-shirt days are designated by principal.

7 Attendance Louisiana Law: Students must attend school a minimum of 160 days. School begins at 7:50 a.m. School dismissals begin at 3:00 p.m. Students may not be checked out after 2:45 p.m. Excuses for absences must be received within 5 school days. 3 unexcused tardies and/or early outs = after school detention.

8 Parent Pick-Up/Drop Off Use circle drive around back of school. Students will enter/exit through 6 th grade hall at the West end of the building. Drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. Pick-up begins at 3:05 p.m. Students must be picked up no later than 3:20 p.m.

9 Positive Behavior Plan Teachers will familiarize students with VMS campus, classroom, and bus rules. Following the rules = Positive Behavior Rewards. Breaking the rules = Consequences. Refer to pages of student agenda.

10 Cafeteria Policies Breakfast Prices: Regular:.75 Reduced:.30 Lunch Prices: Regular: $1.50 Reduced: $1.25 $10.00 charge limit Ms. Chevella Williams, Manager (337)

11 Student Progress Parent Command Center—J-Com Student agenda Three (3) week Progress Report Monthly Newsletter Report Card (6 weeks) Teacher and Web Pages Conferences To foster academic excellence in each student while providing a safe and caring learning environment through a partnership with our staff, students, families and community.

12 Pupil Progression Plan Every child, every day, whatever it takes! To be promoted, students must demonstrate proficiency in grade level skills, as defined by state content standards, by meeting the following minimum requirements: Must make a passing grade average in English Language Arts, Math, and at least one other major subjects (science or social studies). To receive a passing grade, students must earn a minimum of six (6) quality points per year, with at least three (3) quality points earned in the second semester. Students who are failing to meet any of these requirements shall be referred to the School Building Level Committee throughout the school year. Brenda Ramer, Counselor

13 Title 1 Resources Parent Resource Center—Room 123. Roxann Dailey, FacilitatorJulia Walters, Paraprofessional Parent Involvement Budget: $ (1%) Parent Involvement Information Louisiana Promise Volunteers of America Highland Center 520 Clive Street, Suite C-4 Shreveport, La Title I is the nation's largest federal assistance program implemented in 15 Vernon Parish schools.

14 Visitors must report to the 5 th grade office. Parents/Guardians are expected to sign students in/out at the 5 th grade office. VMS Visitor badges must be visible at all times. 6 th Grade Safety is a priority at Vernon Middle School

15 Thank you for attending Vernon Middle School’s Orientation. We look forward to a wonderful year!


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