Presentation on theme: "Welcome! Please move to the center of your row. We are expecting a full house. THANKS!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome!Please move to the center of your row. We are expecting a full house. THANKS!
2 Standley Middle School Orientation Meeting Principal: Heidi LyonInterim Vice Principal: Marco Curiel
3 Meet Some of our Staff Phyllis Meredith - Counselor Sue Brantley - ELSTRay Conseur – 6th Grade English/Social StudiesKay Sinnock - PE CoachPhyllis Meredith – CounselorBrenda Wilson - Counselor
4 PrimeTime Provider is SAY, San Diego Hours: Open at 7:00 a.m.*Close at 6:50 p.m.*Application must be submittedMorning spots fill early (possible pay program will be offered)Pay Program available as needed*Subject to change
5 English Learners Identification (CELDT testing) Appropriate placement Supports and Services provided via SEI/MEC classroomsAll teachers have necessary certification
6 English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) Advisory committee to the School Site Council that ensures the needs of English Learners are addressedMeets monthlyAccepting nominations for committee with elections in the fall
7 Counseling Center Counselors play multiple roles on campus student advocateteacher advocateparent advocategood listenerhelps student see the whole pictureguides student in making good choicesdisciplinariansupervision
8 Counseling Supports Offered Individual CounselingGroup Counselinganger management skillsgriefbuilding leadership skillsand more to offerClassroom lessonsbullyingorganizational skillsHigh school planning
9 Standley VisionWe are committed to being the best we can be academically, socially and personally. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe, healthy, challenging, supportive learning environment in which we all assume responsibility.
10 Starting Out on the Right Foot! Mr. Conseur will shed light on the path to middle school
11 Demographics 6th – 8th Grade Expect between 1000 – 1050 students General Education / Special Education Prgms50.47% neighborhood students, 49.53% CHOICE and VEEP students9% of our students are English Learners, 6% Special Education, and 51% GATEHighly qualified teachers and staff who are committed to our students
12 Ways to be Involved Have a positive attitude Establish a study space Organization11 is the new 16 but it is still the old 2Check in on homework and tests, but don’t hoverCircle back and check on themStay connected
13 Volunteer Opportunities Changes in middle schoolClassroom optionsParents on Campus (dads especially)Front OfficeLibraryScience OlympiadThursday, Sept 6 – Monday, Sept 10 high need
14 School Hours Regular Day: 9:05 a.m. – 3:50 p.m. Modified Day: Total of 15 daysMost on WednesdaysModified Day: 9:05 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
15 Safety and Security School open daily at 8:45 a.m. Leave campus immediately at end of dayAll students to wear their provided school ID around their necks at all timesWe provide a lanyard to each student
16 Sample Bell Schedule Period 1 9:05 – 10:02 Period 2 10:06 – 10:58 First Lunch/Academic Prep 11:58 – 12:28Second Lunch/Academic Prep 12: :02Period :06 – 1:58Period :02 – 2:54Period :58 – 3:50
17 6th grade Electives18 weeks of Exploring Computers, Art, or AVID Study SkillsFull year of Band or Orchestra
18 Science and Physical Education Every 6th grade student will have the equivalent of 18 weeks of Science and Physical EducationA/B week
19 Lunch 6th grade paired with reduced amount of 7th/8th graders PIN numbers change when you enter middle schoolEncourage to use PayPams!Money is transferred, if balance at end of yearFour options:Power Up! LineBBQ CartAla Cart lineSnack Bar line or cartsRecommend bringing lunch first week of school
20 Student Store/Financial Office Many items available for purchase during lunch and before schoolPE Clothes (optional)Cinch Bag for stinky PE clothesSchool Spirit WearSchool SuppliesDance TicketsMust have student ID to purchase
21 Communication Be proactive and make contact please A priority at Standley is to communicate with parents on an on-going basisConferencesConnect Ed (calls from administration)Parent Connect (automated calls sent by teachers)Voice mailStandley Website (homework assignments, too)Stay Connected s (through PTSA)Always start with the teacher
23 Dressed To LearnStudents are required to wear clothes appropriate for school and that do not distract learning or other students.Half-shirts, crop tops, low necklines, spaghetti straps, tank/tube tops, or pants with holes, rips, tears and short shorts are inappropriate and should not be worn to school. Short and long sleeved shirts, blouses and tops are acceptable. Clothes must cover the midriff area of the body. Shorts, skirts, walking shorts, and/or skorts must be no shorter than 4” above the knees with or without leggings underneath. Pajamas are not appropriate for school. P.E. clothing is for P.E. only and may not be worn throughout the school day.Clothing must fit neatly at the waist without sagging or having an excessively tight fit (this includes leggings worn alone as “pants”). Pants may be loose fitting but not extremely baggy.Hoop earrings may be no larger than a quarter.Hats, sunglasses, or gloves are not to be worn inside buildings.Anything distracting such as extreme attire or accessories is not allowed.
24 Organization If students know how to plan their time, they do better! Each student provided with a daily plannerPlease review first pages with your student during first week of schoolEncourage you to check in backpacks and assist with keeping it organized…this is the best way to keep in touch with your student’s school day as well
25 Monday Muster – Supplied for Success BackpackLined Paper – Loose LeafThree-Ring BinderDividers for each subject70 page spiral notebook (4)Reading BookPens (blue or black)PencilsID card on Lanyard*Daily Planner*Today Ruler from Planner**Provided by Standley
26 Bullying Tell US immediately…don’t wait Encourage your child to tell us tooCheck their FB, texts, s…Warning signs: withdrawal, crying, unusual sadness, unexplained cuts/bruises, fear of walking home/riding the bus, decline in grades
27 Textbooks Textbooks - distributed during first few days of school Send with Sturdy BagKept at homeOnly exception would be students in PrimeTime program
28 Physical Education Purchase clothes/lock in August Co-Ed classes by grade levelRequired to change clothesShowers are optionalHighly recommend purchase of lock for locker! Don’t share combination!More information at
29 Cut the CordKay Sinnock speaks about giving 6th graders some tough love…leave the instrument at home. Do not bring it to them. They will learn.
30 Grade Reports Distributed through Academic Prep classes Progress reports issued approximately every 6 weeksSemester report cards mailed home by district and distributed in Academic Prep
31 Cell PhonesOur preference is that they are not brought to school; however, we are realists so,District policy requires turned OFF during school hours and out of sightConfiscated if used or seen out between 9:00 and 3:50 (or 1:15 if modified day)Not allowed at dances, school eventsThefts happen, we don’t investigate!
32 Transportation – if available Provided only to those enrolled through VEEP (only within certain boundary areas)Not all eligible students in the area will receive transportationIt is a privilege not a rightArrive 10 minutes before pick-up time
33 Tutoring/Late Busses–if available Tuesdays and Thursdays3:55 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.Additionally, many teachers offer tutoring after school on Wednesdays or before school (Tuesday thru Thursday) beginning at 8:15 a.m.
34 PTSA Extremely active and involved! Yearly membership drive Direct Donation – no selling itemseScript membershipPrograms for student bodySupport classroom instructionShares information weeklyVolunteer Opportunities
35 School Site Council/SGT We are taking nominations for the term. Please complete the nomination form in the packet going home on Tuesday.Elections to be held in September, 2012
36 Nonprofit Foundation founded in 1993 to provide supplemental materials to the five public schools in UC.Has provided > $950,000 in supplemental materials and equipment to the schools over the years.Current major focus is iPod Touch in every elementary classroomMain campaigns:Dollar a DayHonor A TeacherMain Events:Oktoberfest – October 6, 2012Taste of the Triangle – April 19, 2013Website is
37 First Day of School Tuesday, September 4, 2012 School begins at 9:05 a.m.Pick up schedules at 8:30 a.m. in the Lunch CourtParent Homework sent home for return on Wednesday