Welcome to Serrano Intermediate School A California Distinguished School and a Professional Learning Community 6th Grade Parent Orientation Night Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Welcome to Serrano Principal, Bob Presby ❖ Making a Successful Transition ❖ Serrano’s Programs for Students ❖ Programs for Students with Special Needs ❖ 7th Grade Honors (English/History/Algebra) ❖ 8th Grade Honors (Science Added) Programs Continued ❖ ELL (English Language Learners) ❖ AVID ❖ HAIKU On-line Hybrid Class ❖ Health (Award Winning On-Line Class) ❖ ASB/GMS/PAL ❖ Music Programs ❖ Other Elective Choices Serrano is a Professional Learning Community ✤ All students learn ✤ A culture of collaboration ✤ Focus on results PLC Questions… ✤ What do we want our students to learn? ✤ How do we know they have learned the material? ✤ What do we when they don’t? ✤ What do we do when they do? You are invited… Open House -Thursday, April 28 ✓ 6:30 Busses from ETHS ✓ 7:00-8:00pm-Classroom Visitations ✓ Limited Parking Gary Gray Guidance Specialist ✦ Middle School Curriculum ✦ Promotion Requirements ✦ Intervention Elective Classes ✦ ACP Academic Completion Program ✦ Get Set Agenda Planner ✦ Textbooks - 1 set for home (Lockers for PE only) ✦ How to Contact Us✤ 586-3221 or Email [email protected] ✤ Grades Online (SVUSD Website, Family Portal) Guidance Technicians Cindy Ruhmland (7th Grade) Kathy Ahearn (8th Grade) ✤ Blue Elective Cards due Friday, April 8, to 6th grade teacher ✤ Course Descriptions (online) ✤ DTAP Immunization Requirement ✤ Bus Information (Coming in June-Check district webpage) ✤ Postcard Mailed End of July (KEEP THE YELLOW POSTCARD) ✤ Packet Pick Up Thurs., Aug 18 and Fri., Aug 19, 9am to 12pm ✤ Hawk Walk - Alphabetical by last name ✓ 7th Grade - Wednesday, August 24 ✓ 8th Grade - Tuesday, August 23 7th Grade Assistant Principal, Robert Sherlock ✤ Transition to Middle School - 6th Grade Visit ✤ PASSPORT to the Sea to Success (School Supplies and More) ✤ School Safety ✤ Dress for Success ✤ Arrive on Time / Attend Regularly ✤ PE Lockers 8th Grade Assistant Principal Marguerite Long ✤ School-Wide Expectations for Behavior ✤ PBIS - Positive Behavior Interventions and Support ✤ Character Education ✤ Texting, IMing, and Social Networks ✤ Serrano Announcements – Sign Up on School Webpage How to get involved… ✤ Volunteer ✤ Dances ✤ Fundraiser ✤ Chaperone Special Events ✤ Sign up during Hawk Walk at STPO table ✤ Can you help us … ✤ Make our packets in July? ✤ During the Hawk Walk? Thank you for coming!