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1 El Cerrito Middle School twitter.com/ecms twitter.com/ecms

2 El Cerrito Middle School Shelly Yarbrough Principal Ron Kroetz Assistant Principal Joann Ferrara-Genao Student Advisor Amanda VanderVeen Counselor

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 7 th through 12 th 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 Instruction  Single Track School  136 Accelerated Sixth Grade Students  1255 Student Population  Interdisciplinary Teams  Block 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 Events  Achieve a 2.0 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

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 … 1.Math 2.Language Arts 3.Science 4.History 5.Success for School 6.Physical Education 7.Elective OR Mastery Class Elective Options  Elective Core Trimester rotation  Band Yearlong course  Choir Yearlong course Mastery Classes  Math  Language Arts General Education or Pre-Advanced Placement

8 What is Pre-Advanced Placement? is preparation Pre-AP is not a prerequisite for AP courses. It is preparation for courses such as: AP, Honors, IB, Accelerated Pre-AP prepares students:  for rigorous coursework in high school and beyond  to work towards developing strong college and career skills

9 Pre-AP has two pathways Pre-AP Courses:  Optional  Academically talented and highly motivated students  Competitive 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 Science  Math placement is based on ability level  Application and Contract  Student progress will be evaluated each trimester for mastery

10 Pre-AP has two pathways Accelerated Pre-AP Program: Accelerated Pre-AP Program: includes all the elements of Pre-AP plus… Accelerated  7 th grade Students must qualify for CCSS Math 7 Accelerated Integrated Math I  8 th grade students must qualify for Integrated Math I Accelerated  7 th grade standards / 8 th grade standards = Accelerated pace. ALLAccelerated  ALL Accelerated core subjects are scheduled: Language Arts, History, Math, and Science.

11 Elective Choices: A or B A Three Electives will be randomly selected for you per year.  Life Management  Technology  Performing Arts  Visual Arts  Beginning Guitar  Intro to Humanities B You may select one Year-long Elective for the school year.  Band Beginning Intermediate/Advanced  Choir  AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

12 7th Grade Course Selection Form El Cerrito Middle School 1. Select ONLY ONE: General Education OR Pre-AP _____ General Education Core 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 9 Core subjects include: Mathematics, Language Arts, History and Science. Physical Education and Success for School Classes are registered for all students. 2. Select ONLY ONE Elective Course descriptions are located on page 9  The Elective Rotation includes three courses, one per trimester  Band is a yearlong elective ___Beginning ___Intermediate/Advanced  Choir is a yearlong elective

13 Physical Education All Students  Participate in approximately 5 hrs./week  Use a P.E. locker  Dress out 2 block days and no dress on minimum day  Weekly homework exercise logs  Use ECMS Student Planner  Academic Vocabulary  Target Heart Rate (THR)  CA State Fitness Testing  Assessments on fitness, vocabulary, THR etc.  Homework

14 Library School Library Open on school days Monday – Friday 7 am – 3 pm Parents MUST enter through the school office and sign in. Community Library Closed Fridays Monday – Thursday 3 pm – 7 pm

15 Other Opportunities (WEB)Where 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!!!

16 Where Everybody Belongs (WEB)Where.

17 Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) WEB leader responsibilities include: Tours for incoming 7th graders during elementary school visits A Tutoring program that assists with organization and academics Academic Follow-ups for students below a 3.0 GPA at end of trimesters WEB Alerts – students that need academic, citizenship, or attendance mentoring from WEB leaders Lunch time activities and more…

18 Clubs Club Live Intermediate Schools Sports League Cage Club Scrapbook Human Club Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Start a club With 4 friends and 1 teacher!!!

19 7 th Grade Teams  Long Beach State  University of Texas  Cal State Fullerton

20 8 th Grade Teams  UC San Diego  USC  Michigan

21 Student Success School Planner  Develop a habit of using planner daily  Review planner for information  List important dates: tests, papers, project dates, end of grading periods, and three week progress reports  Manage planner for block days  Parent signature on planner weekly

22 Student Success Study Tips  Have a quiet place to study  Prioritize, make lists, use index cards  Study minutes at a time, take a break and repeat if necessary.  Identify a study-buddy Useful Facts  Many teachers have websites located under “Teacher Sites” on ECMS website homepage  Access 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 weekly  Binder Label one section for each class Clean out after each unit Save information needed for tests

24 Student Success Progress Reports  Computer generated grade reports for all classes  Issued every three weeks  Given to student during their 5 th period class  Parent signature required  Opportunity to stay informed

25 Student Success Parent ~ Student ~ School Communication  Check your student’s planner for notes and updates from teachers  Look for the three week progress reports  Contact teachers with questions about grades  Parent conferences may be scheduled with the teachers  Visit our website, like our Facebook, and follow us on twitter  Use 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 Connect Parents 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, If you have questions or concerns please call ECMS at

27 Bell Schedule Mon – Tues – Thurs – Fri Block Periods Breakfast 7:10 - 7:40 Warning 7:40 - 7:45 Per 1/2 7:45 - 9:20 Per 3/4 9:25 -11:00 Lunch A 11:00 -11:35 Per 5A 11:05 -11:55 Lunch B 11:55 -12:30 Per 5B 11:40 -12:30 Per 6/7 12:35 - 2:10 Dismissal 2:10 pm Wednesday – 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 pm

28 Lunch Menu Tacos Pizza Hut pepperoni & cheese Hamburgers Burritos bean & cheese Rice bowls teriyaki & orange Wraps Honey Mustard Turkey Buffalo Chicken Chipotle Turkey Salads Spicy chicken sandwich

29 Lunch Cost Breakfast  $1.75 …muffins, danish, french toast, juice, milk, & fresh fruit Lunch  $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 … cookie All 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 website ECMS 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.


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