RSM Parent/Student Information Presentation

Report
RSM Intermediate School
April 2011
Parent/Student
Information Night
Introductions
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Dr. Jameson, Principal
Ms. Escamilla, AP
Mr. Bajorek, AP
Mrs. Bills, Counselor
Our Goals….
Provide important RSM information
Discuss and explain RSM promotion
Requirements
Explain the curriculum and
registration process
Review campus safety and discipline
Discuss how to be successful at RSM
Vision
At RSM, we're focused on learning for all.
We work collaboratively to give our students
a rich and meaningful educational experience
that fosters a lifelong love of learning.
Our students work hard, set and reach goals,
develop successful interpersonal and
workplace skills, and leave here better
prepared for life's challenges.
School-wide SMART Goal
• All students learn essential standards
as measured by common assessments,
District benchmarks, and CSTs by the
end of the school year.
• Learn by doing
PLC
Professional Learning Community
• What do we want students to learn and
be able to do?
• How will we know they’ve learned it?
• What will we do if they don’t learn it?
• What will we do if they do?
Welcome to the 7th grade!!!!
• First day, Sept. 7th, start time 10:00 a.m.
• The regular school day starts at 8:15 a.m.
and ends at 2:55 p.m.
• On our PLC days school starts at 8:15 a.m.
and ends at 12:35 p.m.
Rotating Schedule
Two-Lunch Bell Schedule
7:15 – 8:07
8:10 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:27
8:31 – 9:22
9:26 – 10:18
10:18 -10:33
10:37 – 11:28
11:28 – 12:08
12:12 – 1:04
11:32 – 12:24
12:24 – 1:04
1:08 – 1:59
2:03 – 2:55
O Period
Passing
Homeroom
Mod 1
Mod 2
Snack
Mod 3
LUNCH 1
Mod 4A
Mod 4B
LUNCH 2
Mod 5
Mod 6
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YOUR CLASSES
7th Grade
8th Grade
• English – 3 trimesters
• Math – 3 trimesters
• World History – 3
trimesters
• Science – 3 trimesters
• P.E. – 3 trimesters
• Electives – 3 trimesters
(year long or trimester
long)
• Villages
• English – 3 trimesters
• Math – 3 trimesters
• U.S. History – 3
trimesters
•Science – 3 trimesters
• P.E. – 2 trimesters
• Health – 1 trimester
• Electives – 3 trimesters
• (year long or trimester
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Monitoring Student
Progress
• Each trimester lasts 12 weeks
• Report cards available at the end of
each trimester
• Progress reports available at the 6th
week of each trimester
• Parents able to monitor grades online
Differences Between
Your School and RSM …
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Dress out for PE everyday!
6 teachers with a rotating schedule
Two sets of books (no lockers)
Both 1 and 2 lunch schedules
Finals
Larger campus with more students
Promotion Requirements
Dances
Counselor
Electives
Extracurricular activities: ASB, PAL,
KRSM, FHA, Parks & Rec. sports
PAL
Peer Assistance and Leadership
- Positive peer role models
- Peer mentoring
- PAL games
Electives
• Due to budget and staffing, students
have limited choice in their electives.
We do our best. We offer a rich
electives program.
• No guarantees.
• Elective cards due to 6th grade
teachers by April 29th!!!
Promotion Requirements
• Your Grade Point Average (GPA) must be
at least 1.5 for the entire year
• Math GPA must be at least 1.0
• English GPA must be at least 1.0
• No more than 3 “F” grades for the year
• Score at or above level 2 on the CSTSTAR test
Ways you can be successful in 7th
grade!!!!
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Good Attendance
Use your planner everyday
DO your Homework and TURN it in!!!!
Get extra help
Communicate with teachers – Ask for help!
Check your grades online (parents that means
you too!)
• Stay Organized!!!
• Plan on 20-30 minutes per night per academic
subject
Attendance
• Absences-
All absences MUST be called into the 24 hour
absence line 459-8257 or a note MUST come to the attendance window,
first thing in the morning, on the day the student returns
– Homework Request accepted on 3rd day of
absence
– Independent Study – one week advance
notice
– Tardy – note required to be excused
– Early Dismissals – must be received first
thing in the morning
Campus Safety and Discipline
• Progressive Discipline
• Dress Code – Please read the dress
code policy which is available on-line
• Bell to bell, no cell!
• Students aren’t allowed to use
electronic devices with headphones
(iPods, etc.)
Rachel’s Challenge
RSM Students are Respectful, Responsible, and
Ready for Rachel’s Challenge:
1. Look for the best in others: eliminate prejudice.
2. Dare to dream: set goals, keep a journal.
3. Choose positive influences and role models in
life.
4. Kind words + Little acts of kindness = Huge
results!
5. Start a chain reaction with family and friends
Upcoming Dates……
• Open House – April 28th 7:00 PM – 8:30 p.m.
• Roadrunner Rally (RRR) – August 24th and 25th
– Look for a postcard in the mail (end of July) to
inform you of when to pick up your registration
packet
– If you do not receive a postcard, please come to
the office with verification of your address. We
accept 2 different proofs of residence: your gas,
water or electric bills
• Locator pickup on-line or in person (9/2)
Registration
• Math Placement Test
– Taken between March 29th – April 1st
– To determine math level placement
• Math 7 or Pre-Algebra
• Advanced scores on math placement test will
allow students the opportunity to take Algebra
Readiness Test (ART)
• Honors Placement
Based on 6th grade teacher
recommendation
Roadrunner Rally
• Things to do and bring to Roadrunner Rally
- Both parents/guardians and students read
the Annual Notice Booklet on-line
- Read and sign everything in the packet
- Bring the following items:
1. SVUSD student registration form
2. Disaster emergency card
3. Annual Notices card
4. Receipt form and checks
5. Backpack for textbooks
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STPO’s Mission
Membership
What we support
Why we need you
STPO Elections
Pertussis Immunization Law
• Students must have a Pertussis vaccine
booster and provide supporting
documentation before the first day of
the 2011-12 school year.
• Please have your child vaccinated with a
Pertussis booster before the end of the
current school year.
Questions?
For further information,
please visit the RSM Website:
http://www.svusd.k12.ca.us/schools/rsm/rsm2010/

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