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1 P inecrest P reparatory m iddle- h igh welcomes you to our 2014-2015 Open house

2 Orientation Schedule If you do not have a copy of your child’s Open House Schedule, please ask the teacher for a copy. A copy of this presentation is on our website.

3 The Florida Standards Why Are We Changing? Emphasize success in college and careers Prepare students with 21 st century skills Provide more rigorous content and application of knowledge Place emphasis on critical and analytical thinking Establish clear, consistent guidelines for instruction

4 The Florida Standards What Subjects Are Included? Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) and Mathematics Florida Standards (MAFS) provide a clear set of goals and expectations Define what students should know and be able to do at each grade level – kindergarten through grade 12

5 The Florida Standards What Do They Mean For Teaching and Learning? LAFS Regular practice with complex text & academic language Reading, writing, listening and speaking grounded in evidence from text Real-world applications Build knowledge through content-rich text MAFS Deeper understanding of mathematical concepts Builds habits of mind of productive mathematical thinkers Real-world applications Modeling with pictures technology, graphs, manipulatives

6 The Florida Standards What About the New Assessments? LAFS and MAFS will be assessed with the new Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Spring 2015 administration of middle school assessments will include: –English Language Arts (ELA): Grades 6-8 –ELA Writing Component: Grades 6-8 –Mathematics: Grades 6-8 Grades 6-8 will have Computer Based Testing for all of these assessments

7 What Are the Standards and Assessments For Science and Social Sciences? 2008 Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) remain for science and social sciences Science FCAT 2.0: Grade 8 Civics End-of-Course (EOC) Exam: Grade 7 This is a computer based test

8 The Florida Standards How May I Help My Child? Read different types of books and informational text with your child Ask your child to find answers to questions in the text of books, newspaper articles, manuals, etc. Encourage your child to form and defend opinions by supporting these with facts, details and reasons from text Discuss mathematics ideas with your child have them explain these to you using pictures, graphs, etc. Visit the Florida Standards Assessment online portal at: to become familiar with the new assessments.

9 New Florida Standards Take a look at the new standards, take the sample test, and learn more -

10 Before and After School Information Breakfast served from at 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM. If your child is not in Homeroom at 8:45 AM, they will be marked Tardy. All students must be picked up no later than 20 minutes following their scheduled dismissal unless they are participating in an after school activity or registered in the T.E.A.M.S. After School Program. The T.E.A.M.S. After School Program will supervise any student not picked up on time and will charge a $1.00 per minute service fee. General School Policies

11 Parent / Teacher Conference Information Please call the school or email the teacher to request a conference. Conferences with more than one teacher take place only on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00am or 2:45pm (high school) and 8:00am or 3:45pm (middle school). These conferences are scheduled through the Student Services Department. Parent Portal Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ facilitates online monitoring of student progress. In order to access this tool, the parent must have a PIN Number. If you are new to Miami-Dade County Public Schools and do not have a PIN #, please stop by the Main Office tonight or during the week. General School Policies

12 Volunteer Policy Parents are required to complete thirty (30) volunteer hours per family. Parents wishing to volunteer must first register via the School Volunteer Registration Program and must be cleared through Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Stop by the office tonight if you have any questions. We are always in need of supplies, i.e. paper, and welcome donations. Please deliver donations made to the school to the Main Office, not to the teacher. Items for a specific teacher will be sent to the teacher once volunteer hours are documented.

13 Attendance Policy  Students will be referred to the Attendance Review Committee when they reach an accumulation of five (5) unexcused absences in a semester course or ten (10) unexcused absences in an annual course.  A student is allowed FIVE (5) excused tardies. If a student exceeds TEN (10) excused tardies, the student will be issued a Student Case Management Referral Form (SCAM) for excessive tardies. Excessive tardies may affect the student’s enrollment status the following school year.

14 Academic Requirement Academic achievement and good behavior are expected. As per the Parent Contract, students identified as requiring additional instruction and/or remediation, such as Saturday and after school tutoring, are required to attend all sessions.

15 Please review the School-wide Testing Calendar carefully. Please do not plan any family vacations or schedule appointments during these testing dates. It is critical that all students are here for testing. Thank you for your cooperation. Important Dates

16 PPMH Parent Organization P.A.L.S. (Parents as Liaisons) Become a member today! Only $15.00 per family Get a free car magnet & 3 volunteer hours “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull

17 For a copy of this presentation, please visit our Parents page on our website: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Pinterest:

18 On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, we thank you for entrusting us with the education of your child and making us your School of Choice! Please do not forget to sign-in and receive your 2 volunteer hours

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