3Who’s who? Mr. Walton-Principal Mrs. Burton-Assistant Principal Mr. Stephenson-Assistant Principal for CurriculumMr. Hunt and Mrs. Kupsey-Guidance CounselorsMrs. Craig-School Nurse
4Overview of the Orientation StudentsParentsAssigned to a classroomInformation presented by the Student CouncilTour of the BuildingQ & AMeeting in the CafeteriaReceive/review information folderSelf guided tour of the building if desiredMeet your child in the gymnasium after the presentation
5Kingsway Middle School Opened in September 200636 full size classrooms8 small group instruction rooms2 “computer” classrooms4 science labsBand/Instructional room6,000 square foot Media CenterAll rooms equipped with digital projectors85% of the classrooms equipped with Promethean Boards3 mobile laptop carts
7Communication is the Key!! Website-E-News- Periodic information sent viaPhone Extensions-listed in your “Survival Guide”Monthly Newsletter- sent home via e-news (sample in folder)KCC- Kingsway Community Connection (flyer included in folder)
8School Security All doors are locked at all times Buzzer system Security camerasVisitors must sign in at the attendance officeStudent ID cards…lunch accounts and media centerSchool Resource OfficerGlobal ConnectMake sure you have a plan
9Community SupportThank You!! The operating budget along with a “second question” was passed back in April.
10What’s next? Health Office Mailing-Early June 2011 Self Guided Building Tours-August 2011Summer Mailing- Late August 2011Periodic General Information s-Sign Up for E-News!!First Day of School- September 7, 2011Back to School Night-September 15, 2011
11- Discipline & Activities - Mrs. Burton, Assistant Principal
12Student/Parent Handbook Located in student agenda and on the district websiteGreat source of helpfulinformation, procedures,and rules
13Student DisciplineBehavior management begins at the classroom level. Teacher discipline may include:Teacher WarningsParent NotificationLunch DetentionsAfter School DetentionsStudents meet with team of teachers
14Student DisciplineAdministrative discipline supports the expectations of classroom teachers, and may include:Administrative WarningsAdministrative DetentionRestricted StudyExternal Suspension
15Student Discipline Good Student Standing Mediation Parent contact is made with administrative consequences
16Student DisciplineAll 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.
17Harassment, Bullying, Intimidation New law effective September 2011H, 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.
18Harassment, Bullying, Intimidation Be aware of your child’s 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.
19Student 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 familyFee collection process is under reviewSeveral payment options will be available, including an online payment option
20Activities & Clubs Game Club KMS News Cooking Club Musical Fuel Up To Play 60Performing Arts ClubKMS NewsMusicalPlayStudent CouncilYearbookArt Club
22Wellness Activities Flag Football Floor Hockey Softball Volleyball BasketballTrack
23TransportationPM 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.
24Transportation Late Bus Monday Thursday, leaves MS at 3:55 Rides must be here prior to busses departingPerimeter run
25Alternate 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.
26Student 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 cardin the cafeteriaReplacement ID cardsare $3.00
27Curriculum & Technology - Mr. Stephenson, Assistant Principal of Curriculum
28The Team Concept Research supports this structure Especially effective with this age groupSupportive learning environmentRelationships built on trustAdult teachers and mentorsStrong peer bonds
29The Current Grade 7 Structure Three teams – 5 teachers on eachMath, Science, Social Studies, English & LiteratureApproximately 120 students per teamStudents randomly placedHeterogeneous grouping – Math is the exceptionAccelerated math programAll math programs have increased rigor
30Team Meetings Teachers and counselor Initial focus on transition Interdisciplinary planningAction plans for individual studentsMeet with studentsParent conferences (Parents, too, are team members)
34Elective Form & Registration (Demographic) Form SCHOOL VISITATIONSParent LetterElective FormRegistration Form- DUE DATE –Elective Form & Registration (Demographic) FormFRIDAY, MAY 27thYour child should give paperwork to their homeroom teacher
357th GRADE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW English – English, Commutations LabLiterature – Literature, Communications LabMath – Honors Pre-Algebra I, Math 7, Math LabScience – General ScienceSocial Studies – Social StudiesHealth / Physical EducationExploratory 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
36MATHEMATICSThe following math placements will be made based on the current 6th grade math teacher, 6th grade math average, & most recent standardized test scores.MATH CLASSES:* Honors Pre-Algebra* Math 7
37- one per marking period - ELECTIVESStudents may choose one of the following:Orchestra/stringsChorusBandOR Cycle Classes- one per marking period -ArtMath plusStudy SkillsMusic
38Math Lab and/or Communications Lab LABSIn 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
40SOCIAL HELP 7th Grade - Life Skills Training(LST) 8th Grade - Keys to Innervisions (KIV)These programs use lecture, discussion, coaching, and practice to:Boost students’ self-esteemFoster self-confidenceFine-tune students’ decision-making skillsEmpower students to resist peer and media pressureDecrease incidence of insubordination & violenceIncrease school attendance
41Things To Know… PE Uniform purchase at school School Supplies check websiteCombination Locks attached to hall locker & need one for PE locker8 Classes & Lunch student scheduleNo Recess!Obligations physicals, library books, borrowed clothes, lunch charges, textbooksIneligible List 2 or more failures
42SUMMER SCHOOL or REPEATING If a student needs to repeat a class they may attend summer school at Glassboro High School.During the summer, expensive, and parent transportation.ORRepeating 7th/8th grade:If a middle school student fails four classes he/she must repeat the grade.
43Health Office Information Caroll Craig, RN, BSN, CSN
44New Student PhysicalALL 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, 2010.Physicals are due by July 15, 2011.Forms can be mailed to the Middle School Health Office or dropped off in the MS Main Office during the summer months.
45DO NOT SEND MONEY WITH SPORTS FORMS!! Sport PhysicalsThe 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!!
46Physicals (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.
47Medications at SchoolNO medications are administered on school property without a doctor’s 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 doctor’s order on file in the Health Office
48Medications (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.
49Cough Drop PolicyStudents are permitted to have cough drops/throat lozenges kept in the Health Office to be administered by the nurse.The student’s parent/guardian must give written permission for the student to take them and they must be in their original box or bag.
50Red/Pink Eye PolicyStudents 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.
51Physical Education Excusals One-day excusalsAn injury that occurs during that school day.Parent note requesting pe excusal for minor injury.Any more time needed must be accompanied by a doctor’s note.Long-term excusalDoctor’s note required.No pe excusals will be given without a parent or doctor note – no exceptions!
52Absentee Policy Unexcused absences Excused absences Allowed 12 per school yearParent call/note regarding child’s reason for absenceExcused absencesWritten doctor note for illness/injuryStudent sent home from Health Office for illness/injury
53Excused AbsencesAny 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.
54Students Sent HomeStudents 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.
55Personal HygieneDeodorant (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.
56QuestionsAny questions or concerns, please call the Middle School Health office at ext
57we’ll see you in September!! Thank You!!Have a great summer andwe’ll see you in September!!