3Who’s who? Mr. Walton - Principal Mrs. Burton - Assistant Principal Mr. Tonelli - Assistant PrincipalMr. Hunt & Mrs. Kupsey - Guidance CounselorsMrs. Craig - School NurseMr. Galliera - Athletic Director
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
8Communication 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)
9School Security All doors are locked at all times Buzzer system Security camerasVisitors must sign in at the main officeStudent ID cards…lunch accounts and media centerSchool Resource OfficerGlobal ConnectMake sure you have a plan
10What’s next? Health Office Mailing - Early June 2012 Self Guided Building Tours - August 2012Summer Mailing - Late August 2012Periodic General Information s-Sign Up for E-News!!First Day of School – Thursday, September 6thBack to School Night - Thursday, September 13th
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: $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
21Wellness Activities Flag Football Floor Hockey Softball Volleyball BasketballTrack
22TransportationPM 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.
23Transportation Late Bus Monday Thursday, leaves MS at 3:55 Rides must be here prior to busses departingPerimeter run
24Alternate 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.
25Student 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
26Mr. Tonelli - Assistant Principal Teams & Technology -Mr. Tonelli - Assistant Principal
27The Current Grade 7 Structure Three teams – 5 teachers on eachMath, Science, Social Studies, English & LiteratureApproximately 140 students per teamStudents randomly placedHeterogeneous grouping – Math is the exceptionAccelerated math programAll math programs have increased rigor
28The Team Concept Research supports this structure Especially effective with this age groupSupportive learning environmentRelationships built on trustAdult teachers and mentorsStrong peer bonds
29Team Meetings Teachers and counselor Initial focus on transition Interdisciplinary planningAction plans for individual studentsMeet with studentsParent conferences (Parents, too, are team members)
30* Parent access – late September * Power-SchoolParent Portal Screen* Parent access – late September *
31Kingsway NewsgroupSign up through websiteMessages from superintendent’s office, HS, MS, athletics, nurse, and moreSign up tonight!
33Elective Form & Registration Form SCHOOL VISITATIONSParent LetterElective FormRegistration Form- DUE DATE -Elective Form & Registration FormFRIDAY, MAY 25thYour child should give paperwork to their homeroom teacher
347th GRADE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW English – English, Communications 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
35MATHEMATICSThe following math placements will be made based on his/her 6th grade math average & most recent standardized test scores.MATH CLASSES:* Honors Pre-Algebra* Math 7
36- one per marking period - ELECTIVESStudents may choose one of the following:Orchestra/stringsChorusBandOR Cycle Classes- one per marking period -ArtMath plusStudy SkillsMusic
37Math 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
38ACADEMIC HELP Power-School: online grade book Teacher Help Academic TutoringAgenda BookHomework ClinicTeam MeetingsGuidance Counselor
39Things To Know… PE Uniform purchase at school School Supplies check websiteCombination Locks attached to hall lockerStudent Schedule 9 pds: 8 classes & lunchNo Recess!Obligations physicals, library books, borrowed clothes, lunch charges, textbooksIneligible List 2 or more failures per MP
41New 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 2012/13 school year the earliest the physical date can be is September 5, 2011.Physicals are due by August 15, 2012.Forms can be mailed to the Middle School Health Office or dropped off in the MS Main Office during the summer months.
42Physical Form This form can be used for new student physical This form MUST be used for sports participation as mandated by the state
43Physical Form- Part APart A- pages 1-3 MUST be completed by parent
44Physical Form-Part B Part B- pages 1-4 Student Information to be completed by parentsThe rest of the form is to be completed by a physician/ physicians assistant/ nurse practitioner
45Do 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!!!
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 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
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.
49Physical 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!
50Absentee 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
51Excused 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.
52Students 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.
53Personal 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.
54QuestionsAny questions or concerns, please call the Middle School Health office at ext
56Interscholastic Sports $75 Interscholastic Sports $75.00 Registration Fee is due after the roster of each team is finalized.BOYSSoccerCross CountryBasketballTrackGIRLSSoccerCross CountryField HockeyBasketballTrack
57Athletics Athletic Web-site : www.kingswayathletics.net PHYSICAL FORMS/PERMISSION FORMS: Due no Later than Sept. 1. A 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.
58Athletics 1st Day of Practice: Monday, Sept. 10 Final Rosters: Monday, Sept. 17REGISTRATION FEE ($75.00) - Payments 9/17 to 9/21Send or drop off in the MS Main Office or Athletic Office
59Thank you for attending! Have a wonderful summer!