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Vineyard Junior High School Home of the Vikings. 6 th Grade Orientation 2014. Mrs. Thompson – Principal Mrs. Bach – Assistant Principal Mrs. Ledesma – Dean of Students. School Information. Grades 7- 8 Projected enrollment – 712 students 27 Classroom Teachers 3 PE Teachers

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Vineyard Junior High School

Home of the Vikings

6th Grade Orientation 2014


Mrs. Thompson – Principal

Mrs. Bach – Assistant Principal

Mrs. Ledesma – Dean of Students


School Information

  • Grades 7- 8

  • Projected enrollment – 712 students

  • 27 Classroom Teachers

  • 3 PE Teachers

  • 1 Band Teacher

  • 1 Choral Teacher

  • Separate Lunch for 7th and 8th Grade

  • 3 computer labs

  • Regular School Day 8:10 am – 2:10 pm


Opportunities– a chance to:

Meet new people

Develop new skills and interests

Think about your goals for the future

Experience more independence– a chance to choose classes and activities that interest you

How Different is Junior High School?


CORE CLASSES

Physical Education

ELECTIVES

7th Grade Students have

choice of a year long class in

Band or Choir

or

Spanish

or

7th Grade Students participate

in a “wheel” of elective classes.

(ONE CLASS PER TRIMESTER)

Technology

Music Appreciation

Story to Script to Screen

Classes

English/language

arts

CC Math 7

Social Studies

Science


Typical 7th Grade Schedule

  • Period 1 8:10 – 9:03 Math

  • Period 2 9:07 – 9:59 English Language Arts

  • Period 3 10:03 – 10:55 PE

  • LUNCH 10:55 – 11:25

  • Period 4 11:29 – 12:20 Social Studies

  • Period 5 12:24 - 1:15 Exploratory Wheel

  • Period 6 1:19 - 2:10 Science


Arriving at School

  • All students enter through the school double doors on east side or south side of school.

  • Students may also enter through the Hermosa gate on west side of school.

  • Students are not to be on campus until 7:55 as there is no supervision until then.

  • Students are to remain in quad until the 8:05 am bell rings.

  • Students who are not seated in classrooms by 8:10 are considered tardy and must enter through the office to complete a tardy slip before entering classrooms.


Lunch at the junior high
Lunch at the Junior High

7 lunch windows to choose from – Lunch $2.75

2 “Express windows” where students may purchase the entre that is designated for that day:

spicy chicken sandwich

cheeseburger

nachos

3 “Regular windows” where students may purchase any of the following:

pizza

burrito

salads

sandwiches

2 “A la carte windows” where students may purchase

cookies

chips

Gatorade

water

Students have approximately 12 – 15 minutes to eat – they are then dismissed for restroom use, socializing and/or sports activities for another 15 minutes – there are no recesses

Breakfast prices: $1.25

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10 Minute "After School Bell"

Students are to be in these areas only at 2:20 p.m.

  • Study Hall – Room 21

  • Gym area – Sports

  • Teacher Room – Individual tutoring

  • Front of School for Parent Pick-up

  • Bus Lane for transportation home

  • Nothing good happens at 7-11, Jack in the Box or Mc Donalds!!!


Homeword/Grades Online

  • All teachers have homework/classwork posted on line

    www.alsd.k12.ca.us

  • All teachers have grades posted on line.”Illuminate” (log in information issued at start of school)


Global Connect

Web based voice messaging system used to:

  • Remind parents of important dates

  • Emergency messages

    “Global e-mails” are also used for communication purposes.


Operation Clean Sweep

Students may be cited for such behavior as:

  • Loitering

  • Possession of tobacco products

  • Littering

  • Gaming

  • Disturbing the peace

  • Threatening school employees and officials

  • Keeping lost property

  • Petty theft

  • Possession of aerosol paint containers

  • Possession of graffiti tools

  • Affixing graffiti

  • Possesion or consumption of alcohol or possession of less than 1 oz of marijuana.


10 Step Discipline Plan

Intent

  • To strengthen and support the

    educational process

  • Progressive-firm-fair-consistent

  • Helps minimize classroom and school wide misconduct

  • When students receive a referral from a teacher (after teacher intervention) for disruption and/or defiance toward school authority “STEP PLAN” is implemented.


Students may use cell phones up to 8:05 am.

Phone must be turned off (not in silent or vibrate mode) during the entire school day.

Students may use cell phones again after the bell rings at 2:10 pm.

Refer to Student Handbook for consequences applied for violating school rules for electronic devices.

(This also applies to IPods, etc)

Cell Phones


Straps that are not 2” wide

“Too short” shorts

Torn jeans that inappropriately expose skin

Tops that expose cleavage

Flip flops

Undergarments exposed

Hats worn backwards

Common Dress Code Violations


Tardies

  • 1st Tardy – Warning!

  • 2nd Tardy – Lunch detention

  • 3rd Tardy – 1 hr after school detention

  • 4th + Tardy – 1 hr after school detention plus SWSP – ineligible for school activities

  • Clean Slate – Every Trimester


A SAFE SCHOOL

All children have a right to a school environment

where they feel safe and can learn to the best of

their abilities.

  • Discipline Assembly

  • Purple Slips

  • Anti-Bullying Assembly

  • Clean Sweep School

  • Rachel’s Challenge


Purpose:

Engage, empower, and equip young people with the knowledge, tools, and experiences to be effective contributors to their schools and communities.

Safe School Ambassadors


Ambassador program
Ambassador Program

Safe Schools for our Students


Ambassadors in action
Ambassadors in Action

Reduces bullying and mistreatment of students



Student Activities

  • Renaissance Assemblies

  • Lunch-time spirit activities

  • After School Dances

  • Philanthropic Activities

  • After school sports

  • Geography Bee/Spelling Bee

  • Fundraising

  • And lots, lots more………….

    **ID cards are required for all students and issued at beginning of year


What is Renaissance ??

  • A program to recognize and reward academic achievements

  • Students are recognized for levels of achievement.

  • Gold 4.0 GPA

  • Silver 3.5 – 3.9 GPA

  • Bronze 3.0 -3.49 GPA

  • Purple 2.5 – 2.9

  • Yellow 2.0 – 2.49

    NO N’s or U’s!


Activities galore
Activities Galore!!!

Something for everyone!


More student activities
More student activities…

Helping ourselves… and

Helping others!



Band and Chorus

Making Music Together



C. I. M. I.

  • Parent Meeting in

    September

  • Can only accommodate approximately 121 students

  • Students must meet

    eligibility requirements

    A great outdoor school for

    students interested in

    Marine Biology!


Promotion Requirements

In order to participate in the Promotion Ceremony students must have

  • Overall GPA of 1.6


California junior scholarship federation cjsf
California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF)

  • Statewide organization to promote and recognize high standards of student scholarship, service, and citizenship.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 points in the 4 academic classes (ELA, Math, Soc. Studies, and Science)

  • Points are calculated by:

    A = 3 pts B = 1 pt.

    Students may not receive any Ds or Fs on their trimester report card. Students may not have Ns or Us in their citizenship grades on their report cards.

    7th grade students may apply for CJSF at the end of the 1st trimester.

    Student members of CJSF pay a $2.00 membership fee for each trimester.


Physical Education

  • Clothing – shorts and T-shirt can only be worn for PE (students must change into street clothes after PE activity)

  • No Suit Cut Policy-Loaners will be issued with student ID card

    1st Warning

    2nd Teacher detention

    3rd – SWSP

  • No Jewelry


G. A. T. E.

Beginning with2005-2006 school year – students entering 7th or 8th grade must maintain a 3.5 GPA in ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science.

For incoming 7th graders, GPA will be taken from grades earned in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.

** If a 3.5 GPA in not earned in ELA or Math, a score of proficient or advanced on most recent CST will provide an alternate way of meeting

eligibility requirements.


Viking Code of Conduct

  • Students will:

  • Be on time

  • Be prepared and follow directions

  • Do Assignments

  • Respect the rights and property of others

  • Be courteous and respect authority


Important Dates

  • May 27, 28, 29, Viking Vision

    30

  • July 21 School Offices Open

  • July 23 7th Grade Schedule Pick Up

    Book Pick Up

    Purchase PE Clothes

    Student Pictures

  • August 4 First Day – 7th Grade

    • Modified Day –Dismissal at 12:40 pm

  • August 5 All Students Return

  • September 13 End of Six Weeks

  • September 23-26 Parent Conferences (Mod Day)

  • October 31 End of Trimester 1


  • Important Note~!!

    • Effective July 1, 2011, Assembly Bill 354 requires all California students in grades 7 through 12 receive the Tdap booster vaccine.

    • Student will not receive class schedules in July if proof of immunization is not on file with the school.


    New state immunization requirements
    New State Immunization Requirements

    • Effective July 1, 2011, Assembly Bill 354 requires at all California students in grades 7 though 12 receive the Tdap booster vaccine.

    • This means that for the 2013-2014 school year, all students entering 7th through 12th grades must provide proof that they have received the Tdap booster vaccine before starting school.


    As a team

    We are here to share in the responsibility of making this a smooth transition for your and your child.


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