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Harold C. Urey Middle School 7 th Grade Orientation April 20, 2015.

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1 Harold C. Urey Middle School 7 th Grade Orientation April 20, 2015

2 School Schedule School begins at 7:55 & ends at 2:50 School begins at 7:55 & ends at 2:50 There are 7 class periods + SSR + Lunch (30 min) + Homeroom/Enrichment There are 7 class periods + SSR + Lunch (30 min) + Homeroom/Enrichment The building opens for students beginning at 7:30 a.m. and remains open until 3:00 p.m. unless a student is involved in an extra- curricular activity or is receiving help The building opens for students beginning at 7:30 a.m. and remains open until 3:00 p.m. unless a student is involved in an extra- curricular activity or is receiving help from a staff member. from a staff member.

3 Schedule Times Homeroom7:55-8:00 SSR8:03-8:29 1 st Period8:32-9:13 2 nd Period9:16-9:57 3 rd Period10:00-10:41 Announcements 10:41-10:46 HR/Enrich10:49-11:19 Lunch11:21-11:51 4 th Period11:54-12:35 5 th Period12:38-1:19 6 th Period1:22-2:03 7 th Period2:06-2:47 O.P.2:47-2:50

4 Classes Language Arts 7 ; Advanced Language Arts 7 Language Arts 7 ; Advanced Language Arts 7 Science 7 Science 7 Social Studies 7 Social Studies 7 Band/Choir/Study Hall Band/Choir/Study Hall Math 7; Advanced Math 7; Algebra I Math 7; Advanced Math 7; Algebra I SSR SSR Enrichment Enrichment Home room Home room

5 Rotation Classes Art 12 weeks FACS Technology Education 12 weeks PE 1 semester Health

6 Homeroom Daily first 5 minutes of the day for attendance & lunch count Daily first 5 minutes of the day for attendance & lunch count Meets twice/week Meets twice/week  30 minutes  Team building, anti-bullying, study skills, team competitions, test taking strategies, math and language arts games, etc

7 Enrichment Meet 12 times (approx. 4 weeks) Meet 12 times (approx. 4 weeks) Rotate through all Enrichments Rotate through all Enrichments Variety of Enrichment Class Topics Variety of Enrichment Class Topics *Careers*American Ecosystems *Chinese* Traveling the World *Get Fit * Perspective Drawing *Spanish* Math By Design *Sound Sensation (audition 2 nd semester)

8 Homework Harmony Harmony Expectations Expectations  Approximately 30 min.- 2 hours daily  Homework must be completed on time or students will be assigned a Z.A.P. Zeros Aren’t Permitted (Z.A.P.) Zeros Aren’t Permitted (Z.A.P.)  Students report to the Learning Center for lunch instead of the cafeteria. They eat lunch & complete the assignment(s) that were not turned in on time.  A maximum of half credit can be earned on late assignments.

9 Learning Center (LC) For EVERYONE!!! For EVERYONE!!! Tutoring / Homework Assistance Tutoring / Homework Assistance Additional Support Additional Support Tests Tests ISTEP+ Preparation ISTEP+ Preparation LC is open 1/2 Hour Before School LC is open 1/2 Hour Before School 7:30 – 12:00 7:30 – 12:00

10 Student Laptops Every student will be issued a school laptop computer at the beginning of the school year. Every student will be issued a school laptop computer at the beginning of the school year. Computers must be charged at home nightly. Computers must be charged at home nightly. Students should use them as a resource to work on assignments, projects, take tests/quizzes, check Harmony and record upcoming homework assignments, tests, quizzes, etc. Students should use them as a resource to work on assignments, projects, take tests/quizzes, check Harmony and record upcoming homework assignments, tests, quizzes, etc. Organization Period at 2:47 p.m. – all students review the day’s activities/assignments with their 7 th period teacher to assist them in organizing for homework and studying. Organization Period at 2:47 p.m. – all students review the day’s activities/assignments with their 7 th period teacher to assist them in organizing for homework and studying.

11 Sports Sports available Sports available *Volleyball*Wrestling *Golf *Cheerleading*Basketball*Track *Cross Country*Football  Students cannot stay after school. They may return to school 15 minutes They may return to school 15 minutes prior to the start of a practice or 30 prior to the start of a practice or 30 minutes prior to the start of a game. minutes prior to the start of a game.

12 Sports & Physicals Must have a NEW PHYSICAL after April 1, 2015 to be good for the school year. Must have a NEW PHYSICAL after April 1, 2015 to be good for the school year. Physical forms can be downloaded from the UMS website. Physical forms can be downloaded from the UMS website.

13 Sports Eligibility Grades Grades *Enrichments Pass/Fail * Student 1 st & Athlete 2 nd * Athletic Grade Policy in handbook Attendance – at school by 11:30 a.m. in Attendance – at school by 11:30 a.m. in order to participate in a practice/contest/event that evening Behavior Behavior

14 Clubs & Organizations Art Club Art Club Intramurals Intramurals National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Anti-Bullying Club (ABC Club) Anti-Bullying Club (ABC Club) Spell Bowl Spell Bowl Student Council Student Council Yearbook Yearbook

15 Attendance Absences (please send note) Absences (please send note) *Excused *Unexcused *Truant Homework requests by 8:30 a.m. Homework requests by 8:30 a.m. Make-up work Make-up work Tardy Tardy Check Harmony for a daily Check Harmony for a daily Homework Agenda Homework Agenda

16 Incentive Trip Students earn points throughout the year to be eligible to go on an end-of-the-year incentive trip. Students earn points throughout the year to be eligible to go on an end-of-the-year incentive trip. Points can be earned through perfect attendance, honor roll, participation in clubs and sports, avoiding lunch detentions or being tardy, and many more! Points can be earned through perfect attendance, honor roll, participation in clubs and sports, avoiding lunch detentions or being tardy, and many more!

17 Dress Code Student’s dress should not be disruptive Student’s dress should not be disruptive *Shirts*Hats*Coats *Skirts (2 inch rule) *Shorts *Skirts (2 inch rule) *Shorts *Low hanging clothing *Low hanging clothing *Leggings/Yoga Pants – must cover hip area area

18 Electronics *Cell Phones *iPods*Others Must be turned off and kept in 2 nd floor lockers during the school day. during the school day.

19 Communication UMS frequently uses Harmony and/or SchoolReach to send mass s, text messages or automated phone calls about various topics (i.e. school delays/closings, ISTEP+ testing, field trips, parent volunteers, award programs, changes in athletic events, etc.). UMS frequently uses Harmony and/or SchoolReach to send mass s, text messages or automated phone calls about various topics (i.e. school delays/closings, ISTEP+ testing, field trips, parent volunteers, award programs, changes in athletic events, etc.). Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook on Twitter  Urey Middle School on Facebook UMS daily announcements are posted on the school’s website. UMS daily announcements are posted on the school’s website.

20 What do we do now? Please provide us with your address & cell phone number on the orange slip. Place it in the box in the lobby before leaving. Please provide us with your address & cell phone number on the orange slip. Place it in the box in the lobby before leaving. Registration (on-line opens July 27 th ; on-site registration is on August 3 rd ). Students will get their schedules showing their classes/periods, locker combination, & find out which friends are in each class with them. Registration (on-line opens July 27 th ; on-site registration is on August 3 rd ). Students will get their schedules showing their classes/periods, locker combination, & find out which friends are in each class with them. Questions? Questions? Students will join you in the cafeteria Students will join you in the cafeteria after they have selected their lockers. after they have selected their lockers.

21 Important Dates & Times Transition Day Transition Day May 8th 9:30am - UMS Physicals – must be completed AFTER April 1, 2015 for the school year. Physicals – must be completed AFTER April 1, 2015 for the school year. Registration- All Schools Registration- All Schools  On-line registration opens July 27 th  On-site registration August 3 rd 12:30pm - 7:00pm 12:30pm - 7:00pm First Day of School- All Schools First Day of School- All Schools  August 10th


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