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1 Welcome to the PCMS Parent Night Teachable study skills to help your students at home!

2  Katrina Harrison – 6 th Grade Humanities Plus and Study Skills  Michele Van More- 8 th Grade Humanities  Jolene Anderson – 8 th Grade Science  Laura Meserole – Counseling Intern Brought to you by –

3  Study Skills  Understanding Connect and teacher websites  How to use Family Access Agenda

4 Students at home Tips for structuring the middle school student at home

5 Be Prepared  Notebook Paper  Pens (black, blue & red)  Pencils  Binder  Flash drive  Planner

6 Organize  PLANNER (for school)  Don’t like school planners = get another  Monthly blank printout  MONTHLY CALENDAR (at home)  File cabinet (for home)  Each class has a file  Graded work accessed later  “back up plan” for Family Access  TEACHER WEBSITES “bookmarked”  FAMILY ACCESS  to ensure received

7 Prioritize  Study area  Noise control  No distractions  A place all their own…kind of…  minute intervals (break, then return to studies)  Left to Right or vice-versa  Station 1: planner checklist (far left)  Station 2: “To do” on the left (right handed persons)  Station 3: work in progress  Station 4: completed work (checked off in planner)

8 Study habits/tips  Daily notes  Flashcards  Books on CD/MP3  Photocopy excerpts  Annotate  Highlight  Purchase books  Amazon used; others

9 Incentive program  Daily  Weekly  Only school?  Include at home?  Reasonable points (allow for error – give more past standard)  Incentives need to be honest & consistent

10 Reminder chart  “I forgot it.”  “I left it at home.”  “I don’t know where it is.”  “I swear I did it but...”

11 Navigating Connect Jolene Anderson PCMS 8 th grade science teacher 11

12 So where do you find Connect?  Google search “pacific cascade middle school connect” returns this….  OR you can go to and you will see this….www.issaquah.wednet.edu 12

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16 Once you’re there… 16

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18 Staff websites are helpful in a number of ways…. 18

19 Classroom policies, reminders.. 19

20 Homework resources 20

21 Make up work & contact information 21

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29 Online tutoring through OSPI 29

30 Schedule of 7 th period offerings at PCMS  Monday 2:15 – 3:40 pm  Math, Mr. Glover, Room 2113  Humanities, Ms. Friesen, Room 2104  Tuesday 2:15 – 3:40 pm  Math, Mr. Arnot, Room 2114  Humanities, Mr. Blackburn, Room 1113  Wednesday 2:45 – 3:55 pm  Math, Ms. Lorge, Room 1311  Science, Ms. Peterson, Room 2308  Thursday 2:15 – 3:40 pm  Humanities, Mr. Blackburn, Room

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41 Find Student Information Check grades and missing assignments Contact Teachers Find a student schedule  If you do not know your family access log on information, please contact Kim Schneider, PCMS Registrar  or Family Access – What is it for?

42 Logging in to Skyward/Family Access:  Visit the Issaquah School District Website -  Click on the link at the bottom of the page. Family Access – How do I get there?

43 Checking Student Grades:  Click on the GRADEBOOK link!  Under Gradebook, parents can see: o A progress report for each class. This also shows grades for each mid-trimester and end of trimester. o Missing assignments. Missing assignments for ALL trimesters are here. If you are encouraging students make-up missing assignments, remember to focus on the current trimester. Student Grades and Missing Assignments

44 Calendar:  Click on the CALENDAR link!  Under the Calendar, parents can see: o Absences o Messages sent from teachers o When assignments were due and the grades received on those assignments o Upcoming school/district events or changes in the schedule Teacher Calendar

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46  The computer lab next door is available to walk through Family Access or Connect websites  We are all available to answer any questions  Thank you for coming!  Please fill out the feedback form on your way out! Questions and Practice


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