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End of Grading Periods:

Oct. 20, 2017 - Qtr 1

Dec. 22, 2017 - Qtr 2 (Sem 1)

Mar. 23, 2018 - Qtr 3 

Jun. 7, 2018 - Qtr 4 (Sem 2)

Sleep

For your child's emotional well-being and full academic functioning, make sure they are getting enough sleep.

 

How much Sleep Does A Middle School Student Need?

11-12 yrs old: 10-11 hours

13-17 yrs old: 9.25 hours

Academics

Grades

Report Cards:

Semester report cards will be mailed a week after the grading period ends. First and Third Quarter report cards are sent home via your student a week after the grading period ends.

Progress Reports:

Progress reports are sent home via students half way through each quarter. Students with C's or better do not usually receive progress reports.

Academic Supports

Student Planners: Students are given planners at the beginning of the year to keep track of their homework assignments. Student planners also contain valuable information like student expectations and school policies. If your student is having trouble remembering to complete or turn in assignments, check their planners regularly and encourage them to write down their homework assignments for each class every day. 

 

Online Textbooks: Some class subjects have online textbooks that include an audio option and/or links to explanations and helpful examples. 

 

Homelink: Many teachers regularly update student grades and record completed assignments on Homelink. Students and parents can sign in to get access to this online gradebook.

 

Google Classroom: Many teachers post assignments, class notes, and more using Google Classroom.

 

IXL: Students can practice online Math lessons geared toward their individual skill level using IXL. Some students also have access to IXL lessons in English Language skills.

 

iReady: Students can use iReady lessons online to brush up on past skills and learn new ones. Lessons are geared toward each student's individual level. 

 

Homework Club: On Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:15-3:15 pm, students can stay after school to work on school assignments or projects. One to two credentialed teachers are present to oversee and provide direction and support for students during this time.

 

Classroom Teachers: Many teachers give suggestions about organization and study habits. Some also set aside time to work with students who need extra help. Contact your student's teacher early if you notice your student is struggling.

 

School Counselors: School counselors meet with students individually or in groups to help them improve their organizational and study skills to meet their academic goals.

 

Student Success Teams: Parents, teachers, an administrator, a school counselor and the student meet to discuss how to help the student succeed academically and in the classroom environment.