Welcome to Parent Night 2013-2014. Carissa Blackerby’s Classroom Information. OMIS Mission Statement.
Welcome to Parent Night 2013-2014
The mission of Oak Mountain Intermediate School is to transition fourth and fifth grade students from early childhood to early adolescence by promoting responsibility, independence, character development, and academic growth
Oak Mountain Intermediate School will be an exemplary model amongst nationally recognized schools of excellence.
OMIS– Our Mission Is Success
Every other Monday 1:40-2:30
Every other Monday 10:15-11:00
The following is a list of the Classroom Expectations. We have already discussed these with the classes and they know our expectations and responsibilities in our classroom. We exercise courtesy and respect towards all students and expect the same from them. Your child should be able to explain this policy to you as well.
If a student chooses to act irresponsibly, he/she must pull a card on the Behavior Chart. The consequences increase in severity each time a student pulls a card. The consequences are as follows:
Green – No reminders
Blue – First reminder (Official Warning)
Yellow- Second reminder (Silent Lunch)
Red– Third reminder (Miss Fun Friday, miss recess, student will write a note home to parent to be signed, or office)
*Severe or chronic behavior may result in an office referral and the parents will be called (or note home).*
*The above steps can be skipped if deemed necessary by teacher and/or administration.*
Disciplinary action starts fresh at the beginning of each new day; however, conduct marks accumulated over the nine weeks will determine the final report card conduct grade.
0-3 Yellow or Red Cards= Satisfactory (S)
4-6 Yellow or Red Cards= Progressing (P)
7+ Yellow or Red Cards= Not Progressing (N)
Conduct information is located in the Red Daily Folder. These should be reviewed daily and signed each Friday.
http://shelbyed.k12.al.us click on Parent Links then Bully/Harassment Reporting or go to
Weekly folders will be sent home most Fridays to keep you informed of your child’s progress academically. Please sign and return the folder WITH THE PAPERS by Monday. If you need verification of grades or current averages, please let us know.
The students have a red folder for daily communication. A newsletter is written regularly to communicate things that are happening in the classroom and around the school. The memo will be emailed or sent home in your child’s Red Daily Folder. We may also send emails, notes, or write in their assignment pad for communication purposes. You may email us at school anytime:
Carissa Blackerby firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Culbreth email@example.com .
Please understand that our response may not be immediate.
You may also refer to our classroom blogs for information. We post the weekly newsletter there, as well as announcements, comments, and study material, when applicable. http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/cblackerby
We encourage parents to schedule conferences with us whenever they feel we need to discuss their child’s progress either academically or behaviorally. Please leave a message with Julie Brane in the office at 682-5220, and we will contact you to set up a conference. You may also contact us via email to schedule a conference. Our conference time this year is 12:45-1:20 Tuesday-Thursday.
Please send a written excuse of illness or verification of doctor/dentist visits for each absence. Please write your child’s full name on the excuse and sign with your full name. This helps the office tremendously. We must turn these in to the office so the absence can be counted as excused. It will be considered unexcused after THREE DAYS with no verification. Please refer to the Code of Conduct for specific details on make up work policies. Please give special attention to prior permission for family trips/travel and the emergency clause.
**Make sure to read the Attendance Policy!
For assignments that were due on the day in which the student was absent, provided that the due date was previously communicated prior to the students’ absence, the student should be prepared to turn in the assignment upon returning to school.
Cell phones brought to school must be stored in a backpack. Cell phones cannot be audible or visible during the school day. Please do not turn your child’s cell phone on and place it in the backpack before school. The phone may be turned on when the child gets off the bus in the afternoon. The school is not responsible for attempting to recover lost or stolen cell phones.
Field trips are planned during the year. A permission slip will be sent home before each trip. Please send back the permission slip and money due as soon as possible.
Please make sure your child has money for meals daily. Funds are not allotted for “charges”. Please remember to WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME AND ACCOUNT NUMBER ON ALL CHECKS AND INCLUDE ALL MONEY IN AN ENVELOPE WITH THE CHILD’S FULL NAME AND LUNCH NUMBER. Please do not bring in any outside food (such as McDonald’s) into the lunch room for your child to eat. You are invited to eat lunch with us any time during the school year.
We love to celebrate birthdays. You are welcome to send a pre-portioned, healthy snack to school to celebrate your child’s birthday. The snack will be served at the end of lunch as a dessert.
Please note that we do not allow goodie bags, floral deliveries, balloons, or limo rides.
We assign homework in order to reinforce concepts that are discussed and practiced in class. We also want students to practice responsibility and time management when working at home. We do not feel like we give a lot of homework; however, there may be nights in which it is heavier than others. Please know that if your child does not finish his/her class work, it is also included in their homework load. Therefore, homework will essentially be doubled. “OMIS Late Work Grading Policy” will be enforced with homework assignments we collect.
All forms must be returned by Tuesday, September 3rd.