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1 Welcome to Kingsway Middle School 7 th Grade Parent Orientation

2 - Welcome & Overview - Mr. Walton, Principal

3 Whos who? Mr. Walton-Principal Mrs. Burton-Assistant Principal Mr. Stephenson-Assistant Principal for Curriculum Mr. Hunt and Mrs. Kupsey-Guidance Counselors Mrs. Craig-School Nurse

4 Overview of the Orientation Students Assigned to a classroom Information presented by the Student Council Tour of the Building Q & A Parents Meeting in the Cafeteria Receive/review information folder Self guided tour of the building if desired Meet your child in the gymnasium after the presentation

5 Kingsway Middle School Opened in September full size classrooms 8 small group instruction rooms 2 computer classrooms 4 science labs Band/Instructional room 6,000 square foot Media Center All rooms equipped with digital projectors 85% of the classrooms equipped with Promethean Boards 3 mobile laptop carts

6 Look How We Have Grown

7 Communication is the Key!! Website- E-News- Periodic information sent via Phone Extensions-listed in your Survival Guide Monthly Newsletter- sent home via e-news (sample in folder) KCC- Kingsway Community Connection (flyer included in folder)

8 School Security All doors are locked at all times Buzzer system Security cameras Visitors must sign in at the attendance office Student ID cards…lunch accounts and media center School Resource Officer Global Connect Make sure you have a plan

9 Community Support Thank You!! The operating budget along with a second question was passed back in April.

10 Whats next? Health Office Mailing-Early June 2011 Self Guided Building Tours-August 2011 Summer Mailing- Late August 2011 Periodic General Information s-Sign Up for E-News!! First Day of School- September 7, 2011 Back to School Night-September 15, 2011

11 - Discipline & Activities - Mrs. Burton, Assistant Principal

12 Student/Parent Handbook Located in student agenda and on the district website Great source of helpful information, procedures, and rules

13 Student Discipline Behavior management begins at the classroom level. Teacher discipline may include: –Teacher Warnings –Parent Notification –Lunch Detentions –After School Detentions –Students meet with team of teachers

14 Student Discipline Administrative discipline supports the expectations of classroom teachers, and may include: –Administrative Warnings –Administrative Detention –Restricted Study –External Suspension

15 Student Discipline Good Student Standing Mediation Parent contact is made with administrative consequences

16 Student Discipline All electronic devices are to be turned off and kept in the locker throughout the school day. School wide dress code is outlined in the student/parent handbook. No students are to be after school unsupervised.

17 Harassment, Bullying, Intimidation New law effective September 2011 H, B, and I include written, verbal, or physical acts, gestures, and electronic communications that cause substantial disruption, and either insult or demean a student, create a hostile educational environment or severely cause physical or emotional harm to another student.

18 Harassment, Bullying, Intimidation Be aware of your childs online activities: texting, social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace), instant messaging, etc. If there is an issue with another student, print the entire dialog and have your child bring it to an administrator.

19 Student Activities District has adopted a pay to play policy: –$75 per sport –$50 one time for unlimited attendance to clubs and activities –$400 maximum per family Fee collection process is under review –Several payment options will be available, including an online payment option

20 Activities & Clubs KMS News Musical Play Student Council Yearbook Art Club Game Club Cooking Club Fuel Up To Play 60 Performing Arts Club

21 Interscholastic Sports BOYS Soccer Cross Country Basketball Wrestling Track GIRLS Soccer Cross Country Field Hockey Basketball Track

22 Wellness Activities Flag Football Floor Hockey Softball Volleyball Basketball Track Softball

23 Transportation PM parent pick-up line forms in the parking lot; access road in front of school must remain open for busses. Students must ride assigned bus and get on and off bus at designated stop.

24 Transportation Late Bus –Monday Thursday, leaves MS at 3:55 –Rides must be here prior to busses departing –Perimeter run

25 Alternate Transportation Students getting a ride from someone other than their parent/guardian must have a note from both parties involved. Notes must be submitted to the main office. Busses are at capacity and cannot accommodate additional students.

26 Student ID Cards All students are provided with a student ID card Students must have ID card to purchase a lunch in the cafeteria and in the media center to check out a book. Used as debit card in the cafeteria Replacement ID cards are $3.00

27 - Curriculum & Technology - Mr. Stephenson, Assistant Principal of Curriculum

28 The Team Concept Research supports this structure –Especially effective with this age group Supportive learning environment –Relationships built on trust –Adult teachers and mentors –Strong peer bonds

29 The Current Grade 7 Structure Three teams – 5 teachers on each –Math, Science, Social Studies, English & Literature Approximately 120 students per team Students randomly placed Heterogeneous grouping – Math is the exception –Accelerated math program –All math programs have increased rigor

30 Team Meetings Teachers and counselor Initial focus on transition Interdisciplinary planning Action plans for individual students Meet with students Parent conferences (Parents, too, are team members)

31 PowerSchool Parent Portal Screen

32 Kingsway Newsgroup Sign up through website hool/newsgroup.html Messages from superintendents office, HS, MS, athletics, nurse, and more Sign up tonight!

33 Guidance Counselors Mr. Hunt & Mrs. Kupsey

34 SCHOOL VISITATIONS Parent Letter Elective Form Registration Form - DUE DATE – Elective Form & Registration (Demographic) Form FRIDAY, MAY 27 th Your child should give paperwork to their homeroom teacher

35 7 th GRADE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW English – English, Commutations Lab Literature – Literature, Communications Lab Math – Honors Pre-Algebra I, Math 7, Math Lab Science – General Science Social Studies – Social Studies Health / Physical Education Exploratory Program – French, Spanish, Italian, and Business Applications (per quarter) ELECTIVE(S) – Cycles (art, math plus, study skills, & music OR orchestra/strings OR chorus OR band

36 MATHEMATICS The following math placements will be made based on the current 6 th grade math teacher, 6 th grade math average, & most recent standardized test scores. MATH CLASSES: * Honors Pre-Algebra * Math 7

37 ELECTIVES Students may choose one of the following: Orchestra/strings Chorus Band OR Cycle Classes - one per marking period - Art Math plus Study Skills Music

38 LABS In some instances, a basic skills class in math and/or language arts may replace a chosen elective. Students who have not met the minimal level of proficiency on the NJ ASK 6 will be required to take… Math Lab and/or Communications Lab

39 ACADEMIC HELP Power-School, Progress Reports & Report Cards Teacher Help Academic Tutoring Agenda Book Homework Clinic Team Meeting Guidance Counselor

40 SOCIAL HELP 7 th Grade - Life Skills Training(LST) 8 th Grade - Keys to Innervisions (KIV) These programs use lecture, discussion, coaching, and practice to: Boost students self-esteem Foster self-confidence Fine-tune students decision-making skills Empower students to resist peer and media pressure Decrease incidence of insubordination & violence Increase school attendance

41 Things To Know… PE Uniform purchase at school School Supplies check website Combination Locks attached to hall locker & need one for PE locker 8 Classes & Lunch student schedule No Recess! Obligations physicals, library books, borrowed clothes, lunch charges, textbooks Ineligible List 2 or more failures

42 SUMMER SCHOOL or REPEATING Summer School: If a student needs to repeat a class they may attend summer school at Glassboro High School. During the summer, expensive, and parent transportation. OR Repeating 7 th/ 8 th grade: If a middle school student fails four classes he/she must repeat the grade.

43 Health Office Information Caroll Craig, RN, BSN, CSN

44 New Student Physical ALL students entering the KRSD MUST have a new student physical completed. Physical must be within 365 days of entering the school, i.e. for the 2011/12 school year the earliest the physical date can be is September 6, Physicals are due by July 15, –Forms can be mailed to the Middle School Health Office or dropped off in the MS Main Office during the summer months.

45 Sport Physicals The New Student Physical form can be used for sports physicals. The physical must have been done no longer than 365 days prior to the first day of official practice to be eligible to play. When all forms have been returned to the Health Office and your child has been approved to participate, you will be mailed the notification of approval and instructions on the procedure to pay the registration fee. DO NOT SEND MONEY WITH SPORTS FORMS!!

46 Physicals (continued) An information packet with all necessary health forms will be mailed by early June. If you do not receive the mailing by mid-June, please contact the Health Office so that another one can be sent out. –The NJ State Physical form will be in the mailing. – THE PHYSICAL IS CONSIDERED AN OBLIGATION. Your child will not receive their report card, be eligible to attend any field trips, or participate in any sports until the physical is received.

47 Medications at School NO medications are administered on school property without a doctors order, including OTC (over the counter) medications. Students are NOT permitted to carry any med on them during school. If caught, they will be subject to the discipline code. –Exception: Inhaler, Epi-pen, insulin pump – with written doctors order on file in the Health Office

48 Medications (cont.) Medication administration forms may be found on the district web-site. Medication orders, from the doctor, must also be signed by a parent/guardian and medication brought in its original container by the parent/guardian of the student. If you are filling a Rx, ask pharmacist to give you a second labeled bottle for the medication to be used at school.

49 Cough Drop Policy –Students are permitted to have cough drops/throat lozenges kept in the Health Office to be administered by the nurse. –The students parent/guardian must give written permission for the student to take them and they must be in their original box or bag.

50 Red/Pink Eye Policy Students who present with red or pink sclera will be evaluated and the parent will be notified of the Health Office visit and informed to see their family doctor if the symptoms worsen. Student will return to class and a follow-up evaluation will occur the next day. If the student presents with exudate, crusting, or weeping of the eye – they will be excluded from school and will need to be seen by their family doctor for evaluation of conjunctivitis. –A note is required for re-admittance to school.

51 Physical Education Excusals One-day excusals –An injury that occurs during that school day. –Parent note requesting pe excusal for minor injury. –Any more time needed must be accompanied by a doctors note. Long-term excusal –Doctors note required. No pe excusals will be given without a parent or doctor note – no exceptions!

52 Absentee Policy Unexcused absences –Allowed 12 per school year –Parent call/note regarding childs reason for absence Excused absences –Written doctor note for illness/injury –Student sent home from Health Office for illness/injury

53 Excused Absences Any student sent home from the Health Office is considered excused. If a student calls their parent from the Main Office to pick them up because they are not feeling well - it will be considered an UNexcused absence. If a student texts their parent for pick-up due to illness, not only is the absence unexcused but they will also be subject to the discipline code. I have the power to send kids home UNexcused, if I feel that the courtesy is being exploited.

54 Students Sent Home Students will be sent home if they have a fever, serious injury, or witnessed vomiting. Preference of keeping students here at school. My mom/dad said, Go to the nurse and I will come pick you up. –is not a free pass to leave school.

55 Personal Hygiene Deodorant (extra deodorant for pe classes), shower daily, clean clothing-including your PE uniform, brush teeth daily. First teacher/administration referral – student called down to health office. Second referral – student called down and parent notification.

56 Questions Any questions or concerns, please call the Middle School Health office at ext

57 Thank You!! Have a great summer and well see you in September!!

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