Damage Control - Granite Oaks Middle School

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Welcome to
Granite Oaks Middle School
Jay Holmes, Principal
Jeff Christensen, Assistant Principal
Don’t Worry…
You Will Survive Middle School!!!
GOMS Fun Facts
► GOMS is in its 14th year
► GOMS is Top Ranked Middle School in Placer and
Sacramento Counties with API score of 916 on
last year’s CST tests
► Currently over 900 students enrolled
► 74% of all GOMS students maintained a 3.0 GPA
or higher during the first semester
► Plethora of things to do at GOMS – Sports, clubs,
student senate, CJSF, service learning projects,
math and science Olympiads
Academy System
● School within a School
Core Subjects - Mathematics, Language Arts,
World History, Life Science
● Placement
Computer Generated
Math
No Requests
Traditional or Integrated Pathways
CCCSS Math 8 is a new set of standards
different from our previous California State
Standards 8th grade math
Math 8 now incorporates topics that had
previously been taught in Algebra,
Geometry, and Algebra ll
CCCSS requires a large leap in rigor
expectations from our students
Most surrounding districts are moving to
Integrated Pathway
CA Dept. of Ed. Pathways
Traditional Pathway 6-12
4th Year
Math
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra ll
•Pre-Calculus
•Math
Analysis
•EAP Senior
Math
•AP Stats
Accelerated Traditional Pathway 6-12
Grade 6
Grade 7 +
Part of
Grade 8
Accelerated
Decision Point
Part of
Grade 8 +
Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra ll
PreCalculus
4th Year
Math
•AP
Calculus
•AP Stats
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/cf/documents/aug2013apxacourseplace.pdf
CA Dept. of Ed. Pathways
Integrated Pathway 6-12
4th Year
Math
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Integrated
I
Integrated
II
Integrated
III
•Pre-Calculus
•Math Analysis
•EAP Senior
Math
•AP Stats
Accelerated Integrated Pathway 6-12
Grade 6
Grade 7 +
Part of
Grade 8
Accelerated
Decision Point
Part of
Grade 8
+Int. 1
Int. II
Int. III
PreCalculus
4th Year
Math
•AP
Calculus
•AP Stats
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/cf/documents/aug2013apxacourseplace.pdf
GOMS Clubs
GOMS offers a variety of student clubs
Anime/Manga
Book
Art
Broadcasting
California Junior
Scholarship Federation
Creative Writing
Chess
Yearbook
Drama
Friends of Rachel “FOR”
Green Scene Garden
Scrabble
Lego
Math Olympiad
Science Olympiad
2014-15 Incoming Student
Immunization Requirement
All students must meet requirement for TDAP immunization in
order to attend school on August 19, 2014. There is no grace
period/extension to receive the vaccine after school starts.
Submit proof of vaccine to current school as soon as possible:
 1 dose of Tdap, Adacel, Boostrix
 Date of vaccine must be given on or after 7th birthday
 Proof considered printout from doctor or CA
Immunization Yellow Card with students name, DOB,
vaccine name, date vaccine administered, name of clinic
or doctor administering vaccination
Additional information regarding vaccines and Placer County
Clinics available at:
http://www.rocklin.k12.ca.us and http://www.shotsforschool.org
Changes In Your Student
Onset of Puberty
Physical & Chemical Changes
“Hormone City”
Brain is actually rewiring:
Decision Making
Emotions / Sensitivity
Behaviorally lack impulse control
Leads to  Middle School Drama
Transitions
7th Grade Focus
Transition from elementary to middle school
8th Grade Focus
Transition from middle school to high school
Safe Schools
• Highest Priority - Establish Safe and Positive
Learning Environment
• We CARE about your Student
• Treat students with Respect and Value
• Cyber Communication Challenges
• Parental Monitoring Facebook, Text Messaging
Instant Messaging , etc.
• No cell phone use on campus 8:30 – 3:10
Bully Prevention
Bullying – Most common 6th, 7th and 8th
Proactive Philosophy –
• 7th/8th Grade Assemblies
• Rachel’s Challenge
• Address Reports
Discipline Policy
• Merit System
• Detention System
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Academy Detention – 30 minutes
Referrals to Office
Friday School – 3:15 – 5:30 pm
Suspensions
Dress Code
All clothing shall be within the bounds of
decency and good taste.
Please check student handbook for specifics.
Let’s have a great experience!!!
• Encourage your student as he or she
becomes a young adult.
• Communicate with school personnel
Jay Holmes – 315-9009 Ext. 3800 or
[email protected]
Jeff Christensen - 315-9009 Ext. 3804 or
[email protected]
Welcome Parents to
Student Services
LINDA MARCARIAN
ROSEMARY ELSTON
MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELORS
Counselor’s Role
 Monitor Academics
 Advocate for Students
 Personal, Social and Emotional Support
 Introduce the High School Exit Examination
 Begin Planning for High School Graduation
 Explore Career and College Options
 Referrals
Transition Years
 Stay involved
 Encourage communication
 Interact with teachers
 Access grades/assignments online
 Support development of organization, time
management, and study skills
 Encourage involvement
 Promote independence and accountability
School Day
 8:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
 Separate lunches – 7th grade (12:02 – 12:37)
 Nutrition Break: No recess
 Passing period (3 minutes)
 Before school / After school help available
with teachers
Homework for 7th Grade
 One to two hours four (4) to five (5) days per week
 Determine daily study schedule
 Identify quiet place for studying
 Be available for assistance
 Library is open for homework completion and
studying Tuesday through Friday (3:10 to 4:00)
Electives
Two electives per year
(Fall and Spring Semester)
Electives are schedule based on
course availability – no guarantees
Band and Orchestra are two
semester courses
Electives are exploratory in
content – (do not meet high school
pre-requisites)
 Art
 Band
 Chorus
 Orchestra
 Manufacturing
Technology
 Home Economics
 Exploratory Spanish
Registration Process
 Feeder School Visits ---
March 26 and April 2, 2014
 Educational Plan Worksheet (course
selection) distributed by elementary
teachers
 Due Monday, April 7, 2014 to elementary
teachers
 W.E.B. Day --- August 13, 2014
(9am – 12 noon)
Math
 Preliminary Math Placement Test -
May 2014 at Feeder Schools
 Final Math Placement Test –
First week of school – 7th grade
(Placement Test, math grades)
Athletics
West Division
East Division
Granite Oaks
Eich
Spring View
Bujan
Antelope Crossing
Silverado
Cooley
Wilson C. Riles
Olympus
Cavitt
Twelve Bridges
E.V.Cain
Creekview Ranch
Glen Edwards
Contact: Jerry Ryan
(916) 315-9009, xt. 3901
[email protected]
Fall --- Cross Country ( no cut), Flag Football, Girls Volleyball
Winter --- Wrestling (no cut), Boys/Girls Basketball
Spring --- Track & Field (no cut)
Academic and Citizenship Eligibility
Voluntary Athletic
Contributions
Accepted
Good citizenship by following the school rules
80 or more merits per quarter
No more that one “U” on a grade check
2.0 grade point average
No more than one “NM” grade per quarter
Eligibility
Academic , Athletic, Activities
Good citizenship by following the school rules
80 or more merits per quarter
2.0 grade point average
No more than one “NM” grade per quarter
Music
Concert Band
Orchestra
Chorus
Contact: Mary Dick
(916) 315-9009, xt. 3005
[email protected]
Student Activities
Associated Student Body
School Activities
Fundraisers
Dances
Parent Falcon Club
Myth - Once your child gets to Middle School,
they don’t need help from Parents.
Fact - There are LOTS of ways a parent can
help! It’s just different than in Elementary
School.
The PFC supports our students, teachers and
school by: donating time, talents and
expertise, as well as financing projects that
would not otherwise be possible.
How Can You Help?
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Board Positions OPEN!
PFC Membership
Magazine/Cookie Dough Sales (Sept/Oct)
Teacher/Staff Appreciation – Monthly
Fundraising to meet school needs / deficits
Save Mart ~ eScrip
Box Tops and Soup Labels – Library Books
Leverage “connections” you have in the community
Your First Opportunity
We are NOT your typical Elementary School PTC!
Become a PFC Member
Sign up tonight!
Help a Little or a Lot! It’s up to you!
All parents are encouraged to help.
“Many hands make light work”
E-mail address: [email protected]
So Far, So Good???
Question and Answer Session
We will be staying to answer any questions
you might have regarding GOMS!
We hope you have a great night!
See you next year!

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