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  1. Moving into Middle School “Sweetwater Middle School is my choice for success!”

  2. School Accountability Report “How well are our students performing?” • AYP & CRCT Results • Highly Qualified Teachers • School Highlights • Attendance • End of Public School Choice in 2012-2013

  3. School-wide Title I Program “We can offer morethrough the support of our Title I funds?” • Advanced Technology and Equipment • “Free” Summer School Transportation • Advance Teacher Training and Professional Development • More Library Books

  4. Sixth Grade Schedule • Bell-to-Bell Schedule or Block Schedule • Two –Teacher Teams • 4 Academic Classes • 2 Connections Classes • Team Time

  5. Mastery Learning • Homework Assignments • Quizzes and Test Policy • Benchmarks (Assessments) • Extra Help Sessions • Using Computers & Internet for Learning • AKS Curriculum & Textbooks • Spring CRCT Testing

  6. Communicating Progress • Contacting Your Child’s Teachers Mrs. Murillo’s Cell Number 678-750-3444 Ms. Day’s Cell Number 404-375-3774 • Parent Portal • Progress Reports and Report Cards • Student-Led Conferences • RTI’s • Promotion Requirements

  7. Extended Learning Program (ELT) • (Provided through Title I Funds) • Early Morning Tutoring SC/Math-Ms. Day: Fridays @ 8:00 am SS/LA-Mrs. Murillo: Wednesday @ 8:15 am • After-School Mastery Learning • Saturday School • Academic Boot Camps • Summer School • Flexible Learning Program

  8. Connections Classes • Year Long Connections • Connection Changes every 9 weeks • Academic Connection Classes • Parent Choice of Classes

  9. Clubs at Sweetwater • Held afterschool or early morning • Extracurricular Activities –Basketball and Cheerleading • Intramurals • Sport Clubs • Academic Clubs

  10. Saints Advisement Center (SAC) • Counselors and Counseling Department • Saints Mentorship Program • “Be There” Leaders • Teacher mentors • Parent can become mentors too!

  11. Positive Behavior Intervention System • Rules and Expectations (PBIS Matrix) • Consequences and MIR’s • Power Mark Reward System(PBIS Store) • “Flower of Life” Celebrations

  12. Dress Code and “Dress for Success” • No! to School Uniforms • Yes! to School Spirit Wear • Dress Code Violations • “Change of Clothes” procedure

  13. Safety and Security • Monitoring with Video Cameras • Teacher Supervision • Administration • Attendance Protocol to prevent “skipping”

  14. School Lunch Program • “Free” breakfast program for all students • Meal Pay Lunch Accounts • Free and Reduce Lunch Applications • Nutritious and Healthy Meals • Yes! Parent Visitation at Lunch

  15. Parent Resource Center (Provided through Title I Funds) • Saintly Saints Volunteer Program • Sponsors Parent Involvements Events • iMom and All-Pro Dads support groups • Check-out System - Educational materials • This is where parents can make the difference!

  16. Parent Leadership Opportunities “Parent Voices are Always Wanted!” • Local School Council • School-wide Title I Committee • Sweetwater PTSA • This is where parents can make the difference!

  17. Contacting Parents “We want to keep you informed!” • Clinic Cards • Update Change of Address and Phone #’s • Using E-mail • Bilingual Interpreters • Friday Folders and Saints Weekly Newsletter • Flyers and parent letters in dual languages

  18. Other People to Know • 6th Grade Administrator- • Dr. TwanittaPouncey • 6th Grade Counselor- Judy Lowder • PISC(Parent Educator)-Dr. Harris • Spanish Interpreter- Gladys Dutton • Attendance Clerk-Patricia Escobar

  19. Questions?