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1 Welcome to Kingsway Middle School
7th Grade Parent Orientation

2 - Welcome & Overview - Mr. Walton, Principal

3 Who’s who? Mr. Walton - Principal Mr. Tonelli - Assistant Principal
Mr. Miles - Assistant Principal Mrs. Kupsey & Mrs. Henry - Guidance Counselors Mrs. Craig - School Nurse Mr. Galliera - Athletic Director

4 Overview of the Orientation
Students Parents Assigned to a classroom Information presented by the Student Council Tour of the Building Q & A 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 2006 36 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 1 IPad cart.


7 Kingsway Middle School Student Enrollment

8 Communication is the Key!!
Website - Power-Announcement - blasts to parents/guardians E-News - Periodic information sent via Phone Extensions - listed in your “Survival Guide” Monthly Newsletter - sent home via e-news (sample in folder)

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

10 What’s next? Health Office Mailing - Early June 2013
Self Guided Building Tours - TBA Summer Mailing - Late August 2013 First Day of School – Thursday, September 5th Back to School Night - Wednesday, September 11th

11 - Discipline & Activities -
Mr. Tonelli, 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 Parent contact is made with administrative consequences Good Student Standing Mediation

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 Absentee Policy Unexcused absences Excused absences
Allowed 12 per school year Parent call/note regarding child’s reason for absence Vacations!! Excused absences Written doctor note for illness/injury Student sent home from Health Office for illness/injury

18 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.

19 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.

20 Harassment, 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.

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

22 Wellness Activities Flag Football Floor Hockey Softball Volleyball
Basketball Track

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. Replacement ID cards are $3.00

27 Mr. Miles - Assistant Principal
Teams & Technology - Mr. Miles - Assistant Principal

28 The Current Grade 7 Structure
Three teams – 5 teachers on each Math, Science, Social Studies, English & Literature Approximately 150 students per team Students randomly placed Heterogeneous grouping – Math is the exception

29 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

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 Communication Students/parents should follow this chain of command in the following order: Teacher Team Leader Guidance Counselor Vice Principal Principal

32 * Parent access – late September *
Power-School Parent Portal Screen * Parent access – late September *

33 Guidance Counselors Mrs. Kupsey & Mrs. Henry

34 Elective Form & Registration Form
SCHOOL VISITATIONS Parent Letter Elective Form Registration Form - DUE DATE - Elective Form & Registration Form FRIDAY, MAY 24th Your child should give paperwork to their homeroom teacher 

35 7th GRADE SCHEDULE English – English, Communications Lab
Literature – Literature, Communications Lab Math – Honors Pre-Algebra I, Math 7, Math Lab Science – General Science Social Studies – Social Studies Health / Physical Education 2 Electives Lunch

36 MATHEMATICS The following math placements will be made based on the student’s 6th grade math average. Honors Pre-Algebra - Prerequisite for this course includes an 83% grade average or better in a 6th grade accelerated math course or a 92% grade average or better in a traditional math course. Math 7

37 Students may choose TWO of the following:
ELECTIVES Students may choose TWO of the following: World Language: Spanish IA, French IA, Italian IA Note: Successful completion of the full IA/IB program will award the student five high school credits and allow the student to take a Level II language course. Elective Wheel: Math Plus, Music, Art, Business Applications I Chorus Band (experience required) Sports & Health Science

38 Math Lab and/or Communications Lab
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 Teacher Help Homework Clinic Homework Live Power-School
Meets Monday through Thursday until 3:55 p.m. Homework Live A website to check your homework daily Power-School Students & parents can check progress at any time Team Meetings Guidance Counselor

40 Things to Know … PE Uniform: School Supplies: Lockers:
Uniform required Purchase first week at school School Supplies: Check website Detailed list from teachers in September Lockers: Combination locks attached to hall locker Student Schedule: 9 periods: 8 classes & lunch No Recess! Obligations: Physicals, library books, borrowed clothes from nurse’s office, lunch charges, textbooks Ineligible List: 2 or more failures/incompletes per MP

41 - School Nurse - Caroll Craig, RN, BSN, CSN

42 New Student Physical ALL students entering the KRSD MUST have a physical completed. Physical must be within 365 days of entering the school, i.e. for the 2013/14 school year the earliest the physical date can be is September 5, 2012. Physicals are due by September 1, 2013. Forms can be mailed to the Middle School Health Office or dropped off in the MS Main Office during the summer months.

43 Physical Form This form can be used for new student physical. This form MUST be used for sports participation as mandated by the state. PART A- pages 1-3 MUST be completed by a parent/guardian. PART B- pages 1-4 MUST be completed by a physician/ physicians assistant/ nurse practitioner

44 Do not send money with forms!!!
Sports Physicals The state physical form can be used as both a new student and sports form- you do not need separate 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. Fees are not due until final roster is set. Do not send money with forms!!!

45 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.

46 Medications at School NO medications are administered on school property without a doctor’s order, including OTC (over the counter) medications. Students are NOT permitted to carry any medicine 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

47 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.

48 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 doctor’s note. Long-term excusal Doctor’s note required. No pe excusals will be given without a parent or doctor note – no exceptions!

49 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.

50 - Athletics - Mr. Galliera, Athletic Director

51 Interscholastic Sports $75
Interscholastic Sports $75.00 Registration Fee is due after the roster of each team is finalized. BOYS Soccer Cross Country Basketball Track GIRLS Soccer Cross Country Field Hockey Basketball Track

52 Athletics PHYSICAL FORMS/PERMISSION FORMS: Due no later than Sept. 1
Students can only tryout for a fall team if all forms are submitted and he/she is cleared to participate by the school nurse. DO NOT DELAY. Forms are available on the school website.

53 Athletics 1st Day of Practice: Monday, 9/9 Final Rosters: Monday, 9/16
REGISTRATION FEE ($75.00) - Payments 9/16 to 9/20 Send or drop off in the MS Main Office or Athletic Office or HS South Main Office.

54 Thank you for attending! Have a wonderful summer!

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