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Pioneer Middle School 5 th Grade Orientation. Health and Immunization Information. Susan Levergood, RN P-CCS School Nurse. Immunization requirements for incoming 6 th grade students. Tdap : Need dose on or after age 11

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Pioneer middle school 5th grade orientation

Pioneer Middle School 5th Grade Orientation

Health and immunization information

Health and Immunization Information

Susan Levergood, RN

P-CCS School Nurse

Immunization requirements for incoming 6 th grade students

Immunization requirements for incoming 6th grade students

  • Tdap: Need dose on or after age 11

  • Varicella (Chicken pox): 2 doses of vaccine OR history of chicken pox disease

  • Meningitis vaccine: One dose on or after age 11.

  • Waiver signed by parent is acceptable

District first day exclusion policy

District First Day Exclusion Policy

Must have complete and updated immunizations on file in school office OR signed immunization waiver BEFORE start of school

No exceptions


Your child WILL NOT be able to start school without completed immunizations or immunization waiver on file in office.

School health care

School Health Care

  • Medication can be taken at school. Need medication forms completed by medical provider and parent. District policy will be followed

  • Contact school nurse with any specific student health needs

  • See handout in parent/student information packet

The 6 th grade experience

The 6th Grade Experience

Pioneer Middle School

James Buhro, Math and Science Teacher

Kristine Stewart, Language Arts

Kristen Ihm, Math Teacher



6th Grade Schedule Pick-up:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

(9:00-11:00 AM)

6th Grade Orientation:

Thursday, August 22, 2013

(8:30-11:30 AM)

Web program

WEB Program

  • Where Everyone Belongs

  • Kick off with 6th grade orientation

  • Student mentor program led by 8th grade Pioneer students

  • Activities throughout the year

Making the transition easier for everyone

Making the transition easier…for everyone!

Team environment

Team Environment

  • Core Classes

  • Building Community

  • Common Procedures

Contact time teacher

Contact Time/Teacher

Middle School

52 mins/day

6 Teachers

Elementary School

5 hours/day

1 Teacher








Additional communication tools

Additional Communication Tools

  • Zangle (Parent Connect)

Additional communication tools1

Additional Communication Tools

  • Zangle (Parent Connect)

  • Redbooks

  • Curriculum Night – October 2013

  • Monthly Parent Coffees

  • Teacher Websites

  • Pioneer Website


Getting prepared reducing student anxieties

Getting Prepared: Reducing Student Anxieties

Be organized

Be Organized

  • Redbooks

    • Calendar layout

    • Student writes agenda for each class OR all homework assignments

    • Parents check it nightly for several weeks to reinforce importance

  • Binders

    • Get a 3 ring binder for each class

    • Buy divider tabs

    • Each teacher will show students how they want it arranged

To help reduce nervousness the fear of the unknown

To Help Reduce Nervousness…(The fear of the unknown!)

  • Locker Practice—practice with combination lock

  • Practice walking through schedule the week before school starts—pay attention to landmarks

  • 6th Grade WEB Orientation!!!

  • Teachers will allow extra practice with lockers and schedule

Keep up the work during summer avoid the summer slide

Keep up the work during summer – Avoid the “Summer Slide”

  • Read, Read, Read!

  • Summer journal

  • Math

Elective courses

Elective Courses

Course offerings

Course Offerings:

  • Art – Mrs. Blaylock

  • Life Management – Mrs. Jenkins

  • Band – Mrs. Tharp

  • Choir – Ms. Galbraith

  • Additional offerings – Mr. Rhein

Cross country ms kramer

Cross CountryMs. Kramer

Cross country

Cross Country

  • The ONLY sport for 6th graders

  • 1.5 mile race – Heritage Park, Cass Benton Park

  • Info meeting for students September 4

  • Season runs September 5 – mid October

  • Must have a current physical to join

Important dates

Important Dates:

  • Schedule Pick-up & Walk Your Schedule Day: August 21, 2013

  • WEB: August 22, 2013

  • First Day of School: September 3, 2013

  • 6th Grade Camp: October 28-30, 2013

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