Presentation on theme: "Supporting Your Students"— Presentation transcript:
1 Supporting Your Students Vineyard Junior High SchoolWelcome, Parents!
2 A Typical Day Math Language Social Studies Science Elective PE Lunch- 10:55-11:25
3 *4 minute passing periods Regular Day ScheduleWarning Bell 8:05 Period 1 8:10-9:03Period 2 9:07-9:59 Period :03-10:55Lunch 10:55-11:25 Period :29-12:20Period :24-1:15 Period 6 1:19-2:10*4 minute passing periods
4 *4 minute passing periods Minimum Day ScheduleWarning Bell 8:05 Period :05-8:48 Period :52-9:28 Period :32-10:08 Period :12-10:48Lunch (7th graders only) 10:48-11:18Period :22-12:00 Period :04-12:40 *4 minute passing periods
5 Electives Year-Long: Other Electives: Band Concert/Show Choir Study SkillsOther Electives:All other electives will last for 1 trimester:MusicScience OlympiadTechnology
6 General Behavior Expectations Students will come to class prepared.Students will respect others and their property.Students will follow directions the first time they are given.Students will complete all assignments.Students will accept the consequences of chosen behaviors.*Teachers may have additional specific rules.
7 Typical Rewards* Renaissance Eligibility Verbal Praise Viking Raffle TicketsPositive Note/Call HomeGreat self-esteem for doing their best!* Rewards vary by teacher
8 Typical Consequences Warning Detention with Teacher Phone call home (lunch or after school)Phone call homeOffice ReferralAfter-school DetentionALC (Alternative Learning Center)10 Step Discipline Plan
9 HomeworkHomeworkMay consist of unfinished classworkReinforces concepts taught in classVery important part of grade!Kids need to practice!Math students NEED to show work!All work is collected next day! (No desk to leave it in!)*Please note that some teachers do not accept late work, and others accept for partial credit only.
10 Absent WorkIt is the STUDENT’S responsibility to obtain and turn in all absent work.Teachers all have a system for absent work.It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to be aware of this system.Check website for assignmentsIf absent 3 or more days, call office for a homework request.
11 Communication From Teachers/School Vineyard Website:Teacher Websites may be accessed from this site.Parent Portal/IlluminateMore information to follow…
12 ILLUMINATE Instructions (will be sent home…) Information on the Parent Portal will be sent home soon!You will be able to:Check gradesCheck attendanceSee test scoresAccess transcriptsView student progress towards promotion eligibility
13 Communication With Teachers The best way to contact teachers!Please do not wait until the end of the grading period to ask a question. The teachers are more than willing to help, but it is very difficult to do this at the last minute! Parent/Teacher Conferences
14 If there is an issue… Please ALWAYS contact the teacher first! Then, if you are not able to resolve your issue, contact one of us.Kristin Ledesma, Dean of StudentsJudy Bach, Assistant PrincipalCatharine Perry, Principal
15 Parents, please: Check Teacher Websites Regularly Have student show you completed work. (If he or she cannot show you, it has not been done. Students are not allowed to turn in early.)Check to ensure planner is being filled outCheck Illuminate weekly, at minimumSet up place for student to work at hometeacher with questions/concernsHold student accountable
16 Minder bindersStudents are encouraged to fill out Minder Binders, or other student planners, daily, even if not prompted by the teacher.Minder Binder may be purchased at the student store for $5.00.
17 Absences/Tardies Please minimize absences and tardies. Truancy Absences and tardies adversely affect student performance.Remember, students are responsible for all absent workTruancySan Bernardino County defines a truant as a student who misses three or more days of school.SART/SARB
18 How to help your student be successful Students, please:Complete and turn in all classwork and homework on a daily basis.Pay attention and ask questions! Complete and turn in any absent work (all classes).Follow teacher and school procedures and rules at all times.Show corrected work/school notifications to parents/guardians.
19 How to help your student be successful, continued… Parents/Guardians, please:Ask student for graded work/school notifications weeklyCheck Teacher Websites RegularlyHave student show you completed work. (If he or she cannot show you, it has not been done. Students are not allowed to turn in early.)Check to ensure planner is being filled outCheck Illuminate weekly, at minimumSet up place for student to work at homeHelp student organize work/papers, if neededteacher with questions/concernsHold student accountable
20 How to help your student be successful, continued… Parents/Guardians, please:Help your student go through/clean out his or her backpack regularly.Ensure that your student eats breakfast every day.
21 Suggested Materials Minder Binder or other planner Pencils Pens Paper ConsumablesRulerPencil SharpenerHighlighterMini-StaplerCalculatorAny other teacher-specific materials
22 Anti-Bullying Efforts Safe School AmbassadorsSchool-wide Anti-Bullying EducationRachel’s ChallengeBully-Box
23 Student issues/concerns Student Self-Referral Slips (Purple)Available in classrooms and office
24 Minimum grade point average The Alta Loma School District requires that students earn a 1.6 Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) or higher in order to participate in promotion or related activities.Talent ShowKnott’s Berry FarmYearbook SigningPromotion PartyPromotion Ceremony
25 Online Resources Vineyard Website: http://www.alsd.k12.ca.us/vineyard/ Alta Loma School District:Illumintate
26 Upcoming Parent nights Surviving the Transition to Middle SchoolSteps For Success (Supporting your Student)College/CareerBullying/Cyber-safetySubstance Abuse AwarenessSuggestions?Please fill out Needs Assessment
27 We look forward to seeing you at Meet the Teacher Night!Thank you for coming!