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1 Preparing for a smooth transition Middle School: the 411 on next year

2 Program Overview—Mr. Williams Band

3 The Big Picture Increased WorkloadIncreased Workload More ResponsibilityMore Responsibility PowerSchoolPowerSchool Changing ClassesChanging Classes LockersLockers

4 Responsibility Students must come to class prepared!Students must come to class prepared! Students are expected to bring all required materials:Students are expected to bring all required materials: –pencil –paper –book –homework Be on time!Be on time! –5 minutes between classes

5 Communication Agenda Mate Use to record assignmentsUse to record assignments Messages to and from teachersMessages to and from teachersPowerSchool Students and parents can check gradesStudents and parents can check grades Students are expected to communicate between school and home.

6 Schedule Mon-Thurs Schedule 7:15-8:40 1 st block 8:45-10:10 2 nd block 10:15-12:15 3 rd block LUNCH 11:20-11:45 12:20-12:45 Advisory 12:50-2:15 4 th block Friday Schedule 7:15-7:55A1 block 8:00-8:40A2 block 8:45-9:25A3 block 9:30-10:10A4 block 10:15-11:15B1 block 11:20-11:45 Lunch 11:50-12:45B2 block 12:50-1:30B3 block 1:35-2:15B4 block

7 Homework Students will have homework every night. Assignments are to be written in each student’s AgendaMate each day.Students will have homework every night. Assignments are to be written in each student’s AgendaMate each day. Missing work policy:Missing work policy: –1 day late = 10% off –2 days late = 20% off –3 days late = 30% off –4 days late = 40% off –5 days late = 50% off NO work accepted after 5 days (students receive a 0) When a student returns to school after an absence they have 5 days to make up the work for full credit, then the missing work policy applies.When a student returns to school after an absence they have 5 days to make up the work for full credit, then the missing work policy applies.

8 School SuppliesSchool Supplies Summer Reading ListSummer Reading List Supply Lists

9 PowerSchool Username and PasswordUsername and Password AttendanceAttendance Daily and quarterly gradesDaily and quarterly grades Parents please check PowerSchool to stay informed about how your child is doing in each class.Parents please check PowerSchool to stay informed about how your child is doing in each class. School Website Technology

10 They will get a locker after about 3 weeks.They will get a locker after about 3 weeks. They will have a lock from the school.They will have a lock from the school. There will be a “Locker Day” for students to practice with the lock and decorate the lockers.There will be a “Locker Day” for students to practice with the lock and decorate the lockers. Lockers

11 Must have physical form before you can tryoutMust have physical form before you can tryout Fall sportsFall sports –Softball –Football –Cross Country Sports

12 Dress CodeDress Code Cell Phone PolicyCell Phone Policy Pick-up/Drop-off PlacesPick-up/Drop-off Places Drop off beginning at 6:45.Drop off beginning at 6:45. Students must be picked up no later than 2:40.Students must be picked up no later than 2:40. Miscellaneous Rules

13 Let’s Have a Great Year! Questions?


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