Presentation on theme: "El Cerrito Middle School"— Presentation transcript:
1 El Cerrito Middle School Facebook.com/ecmsredhawkstwitter.com/ecms
2 El Cerrito Middle School Shelly Yarbrough Principal Ron Kroetz Assistant PrincipalJoann Ferrara-GenaoStudent AdvisorAmanda VanderVeenCounselor
3 Mandatory TDAP Booster Shot BEFORE starting El Cerrito Middle School…Please make sure you provide the school with your student’s immunization records which should include proof of TDAP.California state law AB354 states: All students entering 7th through 12th grades need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (TDAP) BEFORE STARTING school.You can give proof of TDAP immunization to your current CNUSD elementary school.
4 ECMS Facts Professional Learning Community Pre-AP Program Standards-Based InstructionSingle Track School136 Accelerated Sixth Grade Students1255 Student PopulationInterdisciplinary TeamsBlock Schedule
5 SWAG School-Wide Achievement Goals High level of achievement on state testing.Perform in the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) in each area of the California Physical Fitness Test.Achieve 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher with no D’s or F’s.Maintain 97% attendance, which includes not being tardy to class.Earn Citizenship grades that are Satisfactory or Outstanding.Standards for Participation in School-Wide EventsAchieve a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher with no D’s or F’s.Earn Citizenship grades that are Satisfactory or Outstanding
6 Registration Packet Available Online The registration packet is available on the school website Print and return your completed forms to your teacher by March 23, 2015
7 Student Schedules All 7th Grade students will have … MathLanguage ArtsScienceHistorySuccess for SchoolPhysical EducationElective OR Mastery ClassElective OptionsElective CoreTrimester rotationBandYearlong courseChoirMastery ClassesMathLanguage ArtsGeneral Education or Pre-Advanced Placement
8 What is Pre-Advanced Placement? Pre-AP is not a prerequisite for AP courses It is preparation for courses such as: AP, Honors, IB, AcceleratedPre-AP prepares students:for rigorous coursework in high school and beyondto work towards developing strong college and career skills
9 Pre-AP has two pathways Pre-AP Courses:OptionalAcademically talented and highly motivated studentsCompetitive cumulative grade point average (GPA) and demonstrate a strong commitment to learning.Challenged in classes: rigorous assignments, greater depth, inquiry, analysis, research–based strategies, critical thinking, problem solving, and mastery.Select one or more subject: Language Arts, History, and ScienceMath placement is based on ability levelApplication and ContractStudent progress will be evaluated each trimester for mastery
10 Pre-AP has two pathways Accelerated Pre-AP Program: includes all the elements of Pre-AP plus…7th grade Students must qualify for CCSS Math 7 Accelerated8th grade students must qualify for Integrated Math I7th grade standards / 8th grade standards = Accelerated pace.ALL Accelerated core subjects are scheduled: Language Arts, History, Math, and Science.
11 Elective Choices: A or B Three Electives will be randomly selected for you per year.Life ManagementTechnologyPerforming ArtsVisual ArtsBeginning GuitarIntro to HumanitiesBYou may select one Year-long Elective for the school year.BandBeginningIntermediate/AdvancedChoirAVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination
12 7th Grade Course Selection Form El Cerrito Middle School Select ONLY ONE: General Education OR Pre-AP_____ General EducationCore subjects include: Mathematics, Language Arts, History and Science.Physical Education and Success for School Classes are registered for all students.OR_____ Pre-AP The Pre-AP application must be completed on pages Pre-AP course description on page 92. Select ONLY ONE ElectiveCourse descriptions are located on page 9The Elective Rotation includes three courses, one per trimesterBand is a yearlong elective ___Beginning___Intermediate/AdvancedChoir is a yearlong elective
13 Physical Education All Students Participate in approximately 5 hrs./weekUse a P.E. lockerDress out 2 block days and no dress on minimum dayWeekly homework exercise logsUse ECMS Student PlannerAcademic VocabularyTarget Heart Rate (THR)CA State Fitness TestingAssessments on fitness, vocabulary, THR etc.Homework
14 Library School Library Community Library Open on school days Monday – Friday am – 3 pmParents MUST enter through the school office and sign in.Community LibraryClosed FridaysMonday – Thursday3 pm – 7 pm
15 Students Stay Connected!!! Other OpportunitiesWhere Everybody Belongs (WEB)Peer Assistant Leadership (PAL)Associated Student Body (ASB)Yearbook (YBK)National Junior Honors Society (NJHS)Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)Students Stay Connected!!!
17 Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) WEB leader responsibilities include:Tours for incoming 7th graders during elementary school visitsA Tutoring program that assists with organization and academicsAcademic Follow-ups for students below a 3.0 GPA at end of trimestersWEB Alerts – students that need academic, citizenship, or attendance mentoring from WEB leadersLunch time activities and more…
18 Clubs Club Live Intermediate Schools Sports League Cage Club Scrapbook Human ClubFuture Business Leadersof America (FBLA)Start a club With 4 friends and 1 teacher!!!
19 7th Grade Teams Long Beach State University of Texas Cal State Fullerton
21 Student Success School Planner Develop a habit of using planner daily Review planner for informationList important dates: tests, papers, project dates, end of grading periods, and three week progress reportsManage planner for block daysParent signature on planner weekly
22 Student Success Study Tips Useful Facts Have a quiet place to study Prioritize, make lists, use index cardsStudy minutes at a time, take a break and repeat if necessary.Identify a study-buddyUseful FactsMany teachers have websites located under “Teacher Sites” on ECMS website homepageAccess the ECMS website for information and updates such as “Back to School Night” and “Open House”. Two great events!
23 Student Success Organization Back Pack Moderate size Clean out at home weeklyBinderLabel one section for each classClean out after each unitSave information needed for tests
24 Student Success Progress Reports Computer generated grade reports for all classesIssued every three weeksGiven to student duringtheir 5th period classParent signature requiredOpportunity to stay informed
25 Parent ~ Student ~ School Communication Student SuccessParent ~ Student ~ School CommunicationCheck your student’s planner for notes and updates from teachersLook for the three week progress reportsContact teachers with questions about gradesParent conferences may be scheduled with the teachersVisit our website, like our Facebook, and follow us on twitterUse your password to go on Q Parent Connect and view your student’s grades. Your student should view grades with you. Have a conversation about school together!
26 Q Parent ConnectParents currently using Q Parent Connect may continue use at the middle school.Parents new to CNUSD or the ECMS boundary can request instructions on Q Parent Connect after the beginning of the new school year in August, 2015.If you have questions or concerns please call ECMS at
27 Bell ScheduleWednesday – Early Release Breakfast 7:10 - 7:40 Warning Bell 7:40 - 7:45 Per 1 7:45 - 8:20 Per 2 8:25 - 9:00 Per 3 9:05 - 9:40 Per 4 9:45 -10:20 Lunch A 10:20 -10:55 Per 5A 10:25 -11:15 Lunch B 11:15 -11:50 Per 5B 11:00 -11:50 Per 6 11:55 -12:30 Per 7 12:35 -1:10 Dismissal 1:10 pmMon – Tues – Thurs – FriBlock PeriodsBreakfast 7:10 - 7:40Warning 7:40 - 7:45Per 1/ :45 - 9:20Per 3/ :25 -11:00Lunch A :00 -11:35Per 5A :05 -11:55Lunch B :55 -12:30Per 5B :40 -12:30Per 6/ :35 - 2:10Dismissal :10 pm
29 Lunch Cost Breakfast Lunch $1.75 …muffins, danish, french toast, juice, milk, & fresh fruitLunch$3.50…main entrée with milk, water, fresh fruit, & veggie daily! French Fries on Tuesdays.$3.00…same as above without water$2.00… for extra pizza slice$ .75 … cookieAll students that qualified for free and reduced meal prices must submit a new application for middle school.
30 Dress Code & Discipline All CNUSD discipline policies and procedures will be enforced.Go to for more details on the CNUSD Safe Schools Notification.ECMS dress code policy is located in the student planner and on the school websiteECMS has School-wide student Safe School Assemblies throughout the year!Thank you in advance for your assistance and support with these matters.
31 ORIENTATION DAY!Orientation day is in August Date to be determined.Information will be mailed home in June/July.School phone message broadcasts are on Sunday’s at 5:00 pm.On orientation day you have an opportunity to purchase an ASB discount card and PE clothes, get a preliminary schedule, tour the campus and much more.