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Supporting Your Students. Vineyard Junior High School. Welcome, Parents!. A Typical Day. Math Language Social Studies Science Elective PE Lunch- 10:55-11:25. Regular Day Schedule. Warning Bell 8:05 Period 1 8:10-9:03 Period 2 9:07-9:59 Period 3 10:03-10:55
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Supporting Your Students Vineyard Junior High School Welcome, Parents!
A Typical Day • Math • Language • Social Studies • Science • Elective • PE • Lunch- 10:55-11:25
Regular Day Schedule Warning Bell 8:05 Period 1 8:10-9:03 Period 2 9:07-9:59 Period 3 10:03-10:55 Lunch 10:55-11:25 Period 4 11:29-12:20 Period 5 12:24-1:15 Period 6 1:19-2:10 *4 minute passing periods
Minimum Day Schedule Warning Bell 8:05 Period 1 8:05-8:48 Period 2 8:52-9:28 Period 3 9:32-10:08 Period 4 10:12-10:48 Lunch (7th graders only) 10:48-11:18 Period 511:22-12:00 Period 6 12:04-12:40 *4 minute passing periods
Electives • Year-Long: • Band • Concert/Show Choir • Study Skills • Other Electives: • All other electives will last for 1 trimester: • Music • Science Olympiad • Technology
General Behavior Expectations • Students will come to class prepared. • Students will respect others and their property. • Students will follow directions the first time they are given. • Students will complete all assignments. • Students will accept the consequences of chosen behaviors. *Teachers may have additional specific rules.
Typical Rewards* • Renaissance • Eligibility • Verbal Praise • Viking Raffle Tickets • Positive Note/Call Home • Great self-esteem for doing their best! * Rewards vary by teacher
Typical Consequences • Warning • Detention with Teacher • (lunch or after school) • Phone call home • Office Referral • After-school Detention • ALC (Alternative Learning Center) • 10 Step Discipline Plan
Homework • Homework • May consist of unfinished classwork • Reinforces concepts taught in class • Very important part of grade! • Kids need to practice! • Math students NEED to show work! • All work is collected next day! (No desk to leave it in!) *Please note that some teachers do not accept late work, and others accept for partial credit only.
Absent Work • It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to obtain and turn in all absent work. • Teachers all have a system for absent work. • It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to be aware of this system. • Check website for assignments • If absent 3 or more days, call office for a homework request.
Communication From Teachers/School • Vineyard Website: • http://www.alsd.k12.ca.us/vineyard/ • Teacher Websites may be accessed from this site. • Parent Portal/Illuminate • More information to follow…
ILLUMINATE Instructions(will be sent home…) Information on the Parent Portal will be sent home soon! You will be able to: • Check grades • Check attendance • See test scores • Access transcripts • View student progress towards promotion eligibility
Communication With Teachers • EMAIL • The best way to contact teachers! • Please do not wait until the end of the grading period to ask a question. The teachers are more than willing to help, but it is very difficult to do this at the last minute! • Parent/Teacher Conferences
If there is an issue… • Please ALWAYS contact the teacher first! • Then, if you are not able to resolve your issue, contact one of us. • Kristin Ledesma, Dean of Students • Judy Bach, Assistant Principal • Catharine Perry, Principal
Parents, please: • Check Teacher Websites Regularly • Have student show you completed work. (If he or she cannot show you, it has not been done. Students are not allowed to turn in early.) • Check to ensure planner is being filled out • Check Illuminate weekly, at minimum • Set up place for student to work at home • Email teacher with questions/concerns • Hold student accountable
Minder binders • Students are encouraged to fill out Minder Binders, or other student planners, daily, even if not prompted by the teacher. • Minder Binder may be purchased at the student store for $5.00.
Absences/Tardies • Please minimize absences and tardies. • Absences and tardies adversely affect student performance. • Remember, students are responsible for all absent work • Truancy • San Bernardino County defines a truant as a student who misses three or moredays of school. • SART/SARB
How to help your student be successful • Students, please: • Complete and turn in all classwork and homework on a daily basis. • Pay attention and ask questions! • Complete and turn in any absent work (all classes). • Follow teacher and school procedures and rules at all times. • Show corrected work/school notifications to parents/guardians.
How to help your student be successful, continued… Parents/Guardians, please: • Ask student for graded work/school notifications weekly • Check Teacher Websites Regularly • Have student show you completed work. (If he or she cannot show you, it has not been done. Students are not allowed to turn in early.) • Check to ensure planner is being filled out • Check Illuminate weekly, at minimum • Set up place for student to work at home • Help student organize work/papers, if needed • Email teacher with questions/concerns • Hold student accountable
How to help your student be successful, continued… Parents/Guardians, please: • Help your student go through/clean out his or her backpack regularly. • Ensure that your student eats breakfast every day.
Suggested Materials • Minder Binder or other planner • Pencils • Pens • Paper • Consumables • Ruler • Pencil Sharpener • Highlighter • Mini-Stapler • Calculator • Any other teacher-specific materials
Anti-Bullying Efforts • Safe School Ambassadors • School-wide Anti-Bullying Education • Rachel’s Challenge • Bully-Box
Student issues/concerns • Student Self-Referral Slips (Purple) • Available in classrooms and office
Minimum grade point average The Alta Loma School District requires that students earn a 1.6 Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) or higher in order to participate in promotion or related activities. • Talent Show • Knott’s Berry Farm • Yearbook Signing • Promotion Party • Promotion Ceremony
Online Resources • Vineyard Website: http://www.alsd.k12.ca.us/vineyard/ • Alta Loma School District: http://www.alsd.k12.ca.us/alsd/ • Illumintate
Upcoming Parent nights • Surviving the Transition to Middle School • Steps For Success (Supporting your Student) • College/Career • Bullying/Cyber-safety • Substance Abuse Awareness • Suggestions? • Please fill out Needs Assessment
We look forward to seeing you at Meet the Teacher Night! Thank you for coming!