3 Who’s who? Mr. Walton - Principal Mr. Tonelli - Assistant Principal Mr. Miles - Assistant PrincipalMrs. Kupsey & Mrs. Henry - Guidance CounselorsMrs. Craig - School NurseMr. Galliera - Athletic Director
4 Overview 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
5 Kingsway 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 carts1 IPad cart.
8 Communication is the Key!! Website -Power-Announcement - blasts to parents/guardiansE-News - Periodic information sent viaPhone 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 camerasVisitors must sign in at the main office. Must have ID.Student ID cards…lunch accounts and media centerSchool Resource OfficerGlobal ConnectMake sure you have a plan
10 What’s next? Health Office Mailing - Early June 2013 Self Guided Building Tours - TBASummer Mailing - Late August 2013First Day of School – Thursday, September 5thBack 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 websiteGreat source of helpfulinformation, procedures,and rules
13 Student DisciplineBehavior management begins at the classroom level. Teacher discipline may include:Teacher WarningsParent NotificationLunch DetentionsAfter School DetentionsStudents meet with team of teachers
14 Student DisciplineAdministrative discipline supports the expectations of classroom teachers, and may include:Administrative WarningsAdministrative DetentionRestricted StudyExternal Suspension
15 Student DisciplineParent contact is made with administrative consequencesGood Student StandingMediation
16 Student 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.
17 Absentee Policy Unexcused absences Excused absences Allowed 12 per school yearParent call/note regarding child’s reason for absenceVacations!!Excused absencesWritten doctor note for illness/injuryStudent sent home from Health Office for illness/injury
18 Excused 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.
19 Harassment, 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.
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 60Performing Arts ClubKMS NewsMusicalPlayStudent CouncilYearbookArt Club
22 Wellness Activities Flag Football Floor Hockey Softball Volleyball BasketballTrack
23 TransportationPM 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 departingPerimeter 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 cardsare $3.00
27 Mr. Miles - Assistant Principal Teams & Technology -Mr. Miles - Assistant Principal
28 The Current Grade 7 Structure Three teams – 5 teachers on eachMath, Science, Social Studies, English & LiteratureApproximately 150 students per teamStudents randomly placedHeterogeneous grouping – Math is the exception
29 The Team Concept Research supports this structure Especially effective with this age groupSupportive learning environmentRelationships built on trustAdult teachers and mentorsStrong peer bonds
30 Team Meetings Teachers and counselor Initial focus on transition Interdisciplinary planningAction plans for individual studentsMeet with studentsParent conferences (Parents, too, are team members)
31 CommunicationStudents/parents should follow this chain of command in the following order:TeacherTeam LeaderGuidance CounselorVice PrincipalPrincipal
32 * Parent access – late September * Power-SchoolParent Portal Screen* Parent access – late September *
34 Elective Form & Registration Form SCHOOL VISITATIONSParent LetterElective FormRegistration Form- DUE DATE -Elective Form & Registration FormFRIDAY, MAY 24thYour child should give paperwork to their homeroom teacher
35 7th GRADE SCHEDULE English – English, Communications Lab Literature – Literature, Communications LabMath – Honors Pre-Algebra I, Math 7, Math LabScience – General ScienceSocial Studies – Social StudiesHealth / Physical Education2 ElectivesLunch
36 MATHEMATICSThe 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: ELECTIVESStudents may choose TWO of the following:World Language: Spanish IA, French IA, Italian IANote: 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 IChorusBand (experience required)Sports & Health Science
38 Math 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
39 ACADEMIC HELP Teacher Help Homework Clinic Homework Live Power-School Meets Monday through Thursday until 3:55 p.m.Homework LiveA website to check your homework dailyPower-SchoolStudents & parents can check progress at any timeTeam MeetingsGuidance Counselor
40 Things to Know … PE Uniform: School Supplies: Lockers: Uniform requiredPurchase first week at schoolSchool Supplies:Check websiteDetailed list from teachers in SeptemberLockers:Combination locks attached to hall lockerStudent Schedule:9 periods: 8 classes & lunchNo Recess!Obligations:Physicals, library books, borrowed clothes from nurse’s office, lunch charges, textbooksIneligible List:2 or more failures/incompletes per MP
42 New Student PhysicalALL 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 FormThis 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 PhysicalsThe 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 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 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 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!
49 Students 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.
51 Interscholastic Sports $75 Interscholastic Sports $75.00 Registration Fee is due after the roster of each team is finalized.BOYSSoccerCross CountryBasketballTrackGIRLSSoccerCross CountryField HockeyBasketballTrack
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 9/20Send 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!