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Bernal Intermediate School. New Student Orientation August 17, 2010. Welcome and Introductions. Mrs. Jeanette Crawford-McCuller – Principal Mrs. Sheetal Singh – Assistant Principal Counselors – Nancy Alves and Rebecca Mayo-Cody. School Focus 2010- 2011. Safe and Nurturing School Climate

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Bernal Intermediate School

New Student Orientation

August 17, 2010

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Welcome and Introductions

  • Mrs. Jeanette Crawford-McCuller – Principal

  • Mrs. Sheetal Singh – Assistant Principal

  • Counselors – Nancy Alves and Rebecca Mayo-Cody

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School Focus 2010- 2011

  • Safe and Nurturing School Climate

  • High Academic Standards for all students

  • All students particularly our target groups

    making sufficient growth on CST

  • Strong Partnership with Parents and the Community

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Bernal School Philosophy

  • Bernal is dedicated to the principle that all students will receive an excellent education. We believe that education is the mutual responsibility of students, staff, parents, and the community. We acknowledge our responsibility to provide a quality educational environment to develop academic, civic, social, practical,

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Bernal Philosophy (continue)

  • and creative abilities of students in an environment that is responsive to the needs of the individual student, the community, and the nation.

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Intermediate School Years

  • Two Year Program

  • Transition Years before High School

  • Student Perspective

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Daily Program

  • Six Classes Daily

  • Four Core, One Exploratory or Band, and PE

  • Break, Lunch, and Passing Periods

  • Attendance Monitored daily and monthly for excessive absences.

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  • Core Subjects

    - Language Arts

    - Math

    - Science

    - History/Social Science

  • Exploratory/Band

  • Physical Education

  • ESL & Special Education

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Exploratory & Physical Education

Physical Education: Daily Program

Students “Dress Out”

Supports School’s Academic Focus

After School Sports Program

Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Wrestling, Basketball, Soccer,

Track & Field

Exploratory Program: Three 12-Week Units

Guidance Yearbook Cooking Industrial Tech/Art Band Math Computer Lab

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  • 1.5 Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • A Score of “Basic” “Proficient” or “Advance” on the State Testing in Math and

    English Language Arts

  • No Letter Grade of “F” in Math and/or Language Arts (semesters)

  • 90% Attendance

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School Hours

  • Office Hours (Mon. – Fri.) 7:30 – 4:00 PM

  • School Hours – 8:05 – 2:30 PM (Mon.,Tues.,Thur.,Fri.)

  • School Hours - 9:05 – 2:30 PM (Wednesday)

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Period 1 8:05 - 9:01Period 6

Period 2 9:04 - 9:54Period 5

BREAK 9:54 – 10:04BREAK

Period 3 10:07 – 10:57 Period 4

Period 4 11:00 – 11:50 Period 3

LUNCH 11:50 – 12:27LUNCH

*Reading 12:30 – 12:47Reading

Period 5 12:47 – 1:37Period 2

Period 6 1:40 – 2:30 Period 1

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  • Common Dress (Polo shirt): $7.00 per shirt

  • PE Clothes:Shirt/Shorts/Lock $25.00

  • Lab Fees: Art Class $10.00 Industrial Arts $10.00

    Cooking $10.00

  • Yearbook $30.00

    Additional Fees or Supplies:

    Optional Sweat Pants & Sweat Shirt for P.E. $30.00

    Large 3-Ring Binder

    Pens/Paper , Calculator, Notebooks

    Band Fees for Trips



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  • Be respectful, Be responsible, Be ready to learn

  • Closed campus.

  • I-pods, cameras, electronic devices not allowed.

  • School is not responsible for lost/stolen items.

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  • Monthly Newsletter & Calendar

  • Hand Carried Notices

  • Connect Ed Telephone Communication

  • Webpage http:/

  • Progress Reports (Hand Carried)

  • Binder Reminder

  • Teachers & Counselors

  • Parent/Faculty Meetings

  • School Site Council Meetings

  • Hispanic Parents Meetings

  • African American Koffee Klatch

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Important -- Get Involved!!!

  • Parent-Faculty Club

  • Sports Booster Club

  • Dance Committee

  • Safety Committee

  • School Site Council

  • Hispanic Parents Group (with translator)

  • African American Koffee Klatch

  • District Advisory Council

  • September Back to School Night (Sept. 2nd)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How early can students arrive on campus?

    Students can start arriving by 7:50 AM.

    When will my child receive their class schedule?

    Students will receive their class schedule on the first day of school in a Special Homeroom. Signs will be posted around the campus to inform students where to go.

    What about bus transportation?

    Depending upon which area you live bussing will be provided. Parents will receive in the mail information about transportation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am concerned about my students grade what should I do?

Contact your student’s counselor or teacher if it is only one subject to discuss a plan of action to assist your child.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kinds of extra support does the school provide for students who are struggling?

    The number one support is the classroom teacher. Teachers are available before and afterschool. We also have an afterschool tutoring program supported by a community based organization. Students can participate once it is up and running. The program takes place in the library.

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Important Dates

  • Thursday, September 2 at 6:30 PM annual Back to School Night

  • October 8th first Progress Report Period

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The End

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