Kennedy Middle School 5th Grade Student Orientation 9:00 Arrive at KMS-proceed to cafeteria Welcome and review schedule for the day Life in the 6th grade-current 6th grade student Power Point Presentation-Mr. Kochan and Mrs. McKay 9:40-9:50 9:50-10:00 10:00-10:30 Mrs. Julie Geise & Mr. Tony Pellerito 6th grade Math teachers Snack Half of the students will tour the building with sixth grade host students Half of the students will remain in the cafeteria and participate in Question and Answer Sixth grade students in cafeteria Groups switch Depart KMS for elementary building 10:30-11:00 11:00 Life in th 6 Grade Veronica Barolo, former Masonic Heights Student Cameron Beydoun, former Violet Student Ryan White, former Rodgers Student Academic “Core” Classes Language Arts Math Science Social Studies – Each core class is made up of three trimesters. For example Math 6A (fall); Math 6B (winter); Math 6C (spring). If a student is not successful in one or more of the parts of the class they may be recommended for summer school and/or retention. Exploratory Classes Required – Physical Education (1 Marking Period) Recommended – Writing in Today’s World (1 Marking Period) – Computers/Keyboarding (1 Marking Period) Exploratory Classes Art (1 Marking Period) Technical Education (1 Marking Period) Cultural Explorations (1 Marking Period) Intro to Spanish (1 Marking Period) Choir (2 Marking Periods) Cadet Band (Full Year) – Woodwind – Brass and percussion Schedule Changes Anytime a student wishes to change their schedule the request must be made in writing first to their counselor. Schedule changes due to teacher preference are generally not granted. Role of the Counselor Support students with academic, social, and emotional issues Help Students Learn About Careers – www.careercruising.com Help Students Develop Skills to Solve Problems – Social / Peer – Emotional – Physical – Academic – Organization Role of the Counselor Work with Parents – Schedule meetings with teachers, parents, and students – Act as a sounding board – Refer parents to outside agencies • CARE – Build students’ schedules Role of the Student Assistance Specialist Student Support – Academic achievement – Social and emotional Growth – Peer relationships Family – School Connection – Problem solving with students, parents and staff – Referrals to outside resources – Educational Focus Groups (ie grief loss, anger management, etc.) School Schedule Daily Schedule – 8:35-3:30 – Classes are 55 minutes long – Passing time in between classes – 5 minute announcements/homeroom at end of 1st hour Early release days 8:35-2:00 Supervision School doors open at 8:28 – Before this time students will wait outside Student entrances supervised by staff beginning at 8:15 8:10-8:25 am – Supervision for students who want to eat breakfast in the cafeteria Hallways monitored between classes All students picked up at 3:30 unless supervised after school activity Drop off and pick up Masonic B u s s e s O n l y Staff Parking B u s s e s O n l y KMS Busses Only KMS Student Drop Off and Pick Up Parking Lot Adult Education Building Breakfast Get in line after getting off bus or getting dropped off Purchase breakfast – Free and reduced breakfast available Eat in cafeteria Supervision present Sample Schedule 1ST HOUR 8:35-9:30 HOMEROOM 9:30-9:35 2ND HOUR 9:40-10:35 3RD HOUR 10:40-11:35 4TH HOUR (A) LUNCH 11:40-12:12 SSR 12:17-12:35 CLASS 12:35-1:30 (B) SPLIT CLASS 11:40-12:16 LUNCH 12:19-12:51 SSR/CLASS 12:53-1:30 (C) CLASS 11:40-12:35 SSR 12:35-12:53 LUNCH 12:58-1:30 5TH HOUR 1:35-2:30 6TH HOUR 2:35-3:30 Lunches 3 lunches based on 4th hour class 3 lunch lines – Sandwich – Pizza – Hot lunch-changes daily Students dismissed to purchase lunch by rows; students with ID’s dismissed first. Lunch supervised by three adults, and two administrators Absences Success is more likely with good attendance Please call 285-8802 before 9:00am if your student will be absent School closings due to weather will be announced by local media or parents may call the school hotline at 285-8801 Make-up work – If out for three days or more, parents may request homework be sent to main office to be picked up. Call main office secretary to arrange this – Consideration for the amount of days absent will be the responsibility of the student and teacher to agree on a reasonable time frame for make-up work to be turned in (i.e. 3 days out, 3 days after the day the student returns). – Students absent due to hospitalization or family emergency for an extended period of time will be given consideration for make-up work. Tardiness Tardiness can result in parent notification, detention, and other disciplinary action. The KMS tardy policy states that a child who is late 3 times to any class will be issued an after-school detention. Daily Planners It is recommended that all students purchase a daily planner ($2.00) at the beginning of the school year. STUDENTS ARE TO CARRY THEIR DAILY PLANNER TO EVERY CLASS AND RECORD THEIR DAILY ASSIGNMENTS. A replacement fee of $5.00 will be charged for each additional planner that a student may need to purchase due to destruction or loss. Honor Roll To determine eligibility, the following scale is used: A = 12 B+ = 10 C+ = 7 A- = 11 B = 9 C = 6 B- = 8 Gold Honor Roll: All “A” grades Silver Honor Roll: All “A” and “B” grades Bronze Honor Roll: “B” average with no grade lower than a “C” No “N” or “U” in behavior grades or “NC” for the marking period. Behavior Concerns List 3 or more N (needs improvement in citizenship) or U’s (unsatisfactory citizenship), placed on the list Excluded from before and after school activities and field trips Positive Behavior Intervention System Positive behavior=earn privileges and rewards – Clipper cash – Lunch rewards – Field trips – Clipper certificates – Recognition from staff – Student of the Month Student ID Students are supplied with a picture ID at the beginning of each school year. This ID may be required for entrance into schoolsponsored activities, for purchases in the cafeteria, and for checking out books from the media center. Students are required to carry their ID cards at all times and to show identification or give their correct name to any staff member upon request. Replacement ID‟s can be purchased for $3.00 in the main office. Dress Code at KMS Head coverings are prohibited in school (hats, visors, hoods and bandanas) with consideration given for religious exceptions. Hairstyles that violate health or safety guidelines or are a distraction to the learning environment are prohibited. All shirts must have sleeves and/or collars. Bottom of shirt must overlap top of pants and be able to be tucked into pants and stay there. (Examples of clothing that are prohibited are: tank tops, halter-tops, tops with spaghetti straps, and tops that expose the midriff.) The hem of a skirt/dress must fall to the top of the knee. All shorts must be knee-length or longer. Pants must be worn at the waist at all times. Dress Code at KMS Coats (outerwear) are not to be worn in the classroom. Should there be a situation that may warrant the wearing of a coat, the discretion is left with each individual classroom teacher (Outerwear is clothing designed to be worn out of doors). Shoes must be worn on school property. In-line skates, skate shoes, or slippers may not be worn in school Spandex clothing is prohibited. Pajamas are prohibited. Clothing that encourages, supports or emphasizes improper behavior or the use of illegal drugs, alcohol or chemical substances is prohibited. Dress Code at KMS Clothing with sexual connotations or inappropriate language/graphics, including those of an intimidating or hostile nature with respect to race, gender, religion, color, creed, or disability is prohibited. Students will not be permitted to wear gang related clothing. Piercing will be allowed in accordance with health and safety concerns (gym, shop classes, etc.) Accessories that may be a health or safety hazard may not be worn in school. Accessories that may be used as weapons are prohibited (wallet chains). Attire must not reveal undergarments or be too revealing. Examples of clothing that are prohibited are: clothing that is see-through or has revealing holes or rips (jeans that have holes above the knees), or contains a low neckline or exposes the midriff. Leggings are considered undergarments and cannot be worn as pants. Electronics Use Unauthorized use of electronics during school hours: 8:15-3:45 (cell phones, cameras, iPods, MP3 players, laser pointers, video games, etc.) Consequences: – 1st Offense: The electronic device is held in the office until the end of the school day. – 2nd Offense: After School Detention. Additionally, the electronic device is held in the office until a parent comes to school to pick it up. Further disregard for this policy will be deemed insubordination. Lockers Student Grades PowerSchool Parent Portal – Use to monitor grades and attendance Three trimesters – Report cards sent home at the end of each trimester – Parent teacher conferences mid first and mid second trimester Medication If it is necessary that a student take medication at school, a parent/guardian and the doctor must sign a medication form. Medication will be kept in the school office. The Lake Shore Public Schools Student Medication Parental Permission Form must be used. Students are not allowed to carry any medication with them or keep medication in their locker. Parents must make arrangements through the Main Office if they wish to have medication administered to their son/daughter during the school day. For over the counter medication to be dispersed, a doctor’s note must be on file allowing the school to disperse the medication. Students can carry inhalers throughout the school day if they are not comfortable leaving it in the main office. th 6 grade Sports Cross country Fall Wrestling Winter Swim Spring Intramurals before school M, W, F 7th & 8th grade sports: Football, Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball, Cheerleading,Girls’ Volleyball, Track, Cross Country, Wrestling, Swimming School Activities Student Council Dances Homework Club Yearbook Club S.T.A.N.D (Students Taking a New Direction) Bowling Club Ski Club Spelling Bee th 6 Grade Registration August 24th – 8:30-11am – Pick up schedules – Try your locker – Find your classes – Bring in registration packet – Pay book deposit ($35) – Class supply lists – Order yearbooks Sixth Grade Camp Sixth Grade Camp September 23rd – 26th, 2008 September 27th – September 30th YMCA Camp Storer in Jackson, MI YMCA Camp Copneconic in Fenton, MI Outdoor Education Curriculum Outdoor Education Curriculum A Great Opportunity to Meet New Friends A Great Opportunity to Meet New Friends Welcome to Kennedy!