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1 Welcome to Piedmont Middle School, An IB World School Piedmont 101 August 15, 2013

2 Jackie Barone, Principal Welcome What is IB? School Leadership Team (SLT) PTSA

3 Eric Tornfelt, Assistant Principal Volunteerism - Opportunities available: PTSA, SLT, field trip chaperones, test proctors, club day advisor CMS approved volunteers – Erika McFayden(erika1.mcfayden) –Approved or Not Approved –Class visits (see policy online) –Must sign-up for Piedmont BSEP/ASEP – Kimberly Potts

4 BSEP/ASEP Kimberly Miller-Potts – –$25 registration –$50 BSEP, $35 ASEP –$76 both programs –Daily rate of $15 per program –Register online (on-site beginning, Monday, August 19)

5 Marie Delaney, Counselor Life at Piedmont School Hours: 9:15 – 4:15 4 core courses each day plus flex block A Day/B Day for encore (elective) School day hours: 8:45 Doors open/breakfast 9:00 Homebase & Announcements 9:15 Instruction begins 4:15 Dismissal Tardy information – late bus is not a tardy

6 Life at Piedmont, cont. Carpool procedures – –Drop – off 8:45 – 9:15 on lot (only 2 lanes open in a.m.) –After 9:15 (tardy), sign-in at main office Bus procedures -mailing -shuttle stops

7 Life at Piedmont, cont. Dismissal procedures –Early dismissal no later than 3:45 –4:15 dismissal –Pick up by 4:30 –3 lanes open in car lot in p.m. –Students will receive car-rider number –If supervision not on lot, come to main office to sign out student

8 IB Requirements Community & Service: Due by April 25,2014 20 hours = 6 th grade 25 hours = 7 th grade 30 hours = 8 th grade ***hours are entered in PowerSchool Pass all core classes, health/PE, and one encore (IKE-R) Pass world language

9 Scheduling Students will receive printed schedule first week of school Homebase teacher will call next week Honors Math – rubric from elem. School Honors LA – 95 th %ile and above **EOG /MSL scores released this October***

10 Community & Service Forms located on website in planner outside Student Services Hours after June 7, 2013 are valid Summer hours due at end of Q1 Hours due at end of each quarter

11 6 th Grade Teachers Curriculum and homework How to help with homework Organization Projects Wiki-pages/group e-mails Snack

12 The First 2 Weeks – Orientation Period Lockers Encore – clubs/sports Supplies, bookbags (bring bookbag, pen/pencil, notebook, snack on Day 1) Gym clothes Fees ($20) Summer Reading and Math requirements Breakfast – Be here before 9:00!!!

13 Learning Styles Inventory completed online at home with parent Activities during Advisory

14 MAP Assessments Computer/adaptive assessment 3 times in Math and LA Info on instructional level not mastery of skills – road map

15 Attendance/PowerSchool Lou Self, Data Manager Susan Stone, Student Services Hlenia Buckley, Attendance Secretary What is PowerSchool? No username or password – Susan Stone (online support first) Attendance – Hlenia Buckley Immunizations Contact teacher first with concerns re grades, attendance, etc.

16 PowerSchool Parent Portal –Account set-up: –Portal Overview: NBLK0mbk& NBLK0mbk& –Phone support: 980-343-9420

17 Cafeteria Joy James, Cafeteria Manager Food Options, Cost Pay-pams Lunch numbers (***not the same as last year) Forms – Free/Reduced Lunch Breakfast and Lunch – split lunch for Healthy Kids

18 Discipline Eric Tornfelt, Dawn Johnston, Officer Rorie – Admin Team Bullying White pages and yellow pages Bus Concerns Dress code Discipline Plan Cell phones/electronics – see policy on webpage Water, Kool-Aid Field trip exclusion (also includes fines) Intervention Team Exit from the Magnet Program (Behavior is a continuation requirement and not an entrance requirement)

19 Middle School Social and Developmental Concerns 504s/IEPs – specifications and renewal meetings –504s – grade level counselor –IEPs – Caroline Grossman (EC case manager) Medications and forms –School Nurse = Shelly Smith Asthma – no scented lotions, perfumes, Axe, etc. He said/she said, bullying, teasing Hygiene

20 Communication How we can help you Help sheets Contacting Assistant Principal and Counselor Parent Conferences (Sept. for MCV/504/EC) – scheduled through student services –Wednesdays during teacher planning time Action Alerts/PowerSchool information Parent binder PTSA group e-mail

21 Communication: Teachers are a resource Pirate Planner Telephone Email/internet/website Facebook: Piedmont Middle School, An IB World School Twitter: @PiedmontIB Delaney and Barone link on wiki-page…blog is coming! Printed materials Papers needing to be signed Teachers are first point of contact

22 Whats Next? Finish summer reading and math! Expect a phone call from homebase teacher Open House – August 22, 4 – 6 p.m.

23 Questions???? Contact us: (980)343-5435

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