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ROBERTO W. CLEMENTE MIDDLE SCHOOL “Creating opportunities for students to think critically.” ADMINISTRATIVE TOWN HALL MEETING August 26, 2014
ADMINISTRATION Ms. Barkley – Principal Dr. Awkard – Assistant Principal/6th Grade Administrator Mr. Obstgarten– Assistant School Administrator/7th Grade Administrator Mrs. Alvarez– Assistant Principal/8th Grade Administrator Mr. Nelson – Center Coordinator
WE BELIEVE IN P.R.I.D.E. Personal responsibility Respectful interactions Intelligence from effective effort Diversity celebrated Environment that is safe and clean
WHAT IS S.O.A.R? Safe Organized Always Respectful Responsible Whatever it takes to S.O.A.R. with P.R.I.D.E.
Know the difference between respectful and disrespectful behavior. • Address disrespect with, “Please stop.” • Respond to, “Please stop,” respectfully. “Thanks for telling me.” • Get help from a staff member. • Find someone to listen to you. • Seek mediation. • Report to grade-level administrator. WHAT IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM?
Classrooms WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU?
DEAR WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU?
Cafeteria WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU?
Bathrooms WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU?
Hallways WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU?
Buses Riding the bus is a PRIVILEGE – NOT A RIGHT! WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU?
Media Center/Computer Labs Computer Use is a PRIVILEGE – NOT A RIGHT! WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU?
School Grounds WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU?
WHAT IS THE TARDY POLICY? A student arriving at school after the tardy bell must report directly to the main office. The student will be given a pass that identifies the tardy as “excused” or “unexcused”. • During periods 2-8, please admit the student to the class (with or without a pass) and take the following action • Provide a verbal warning to student. • Contact parent through phone call/via email. Log data into myMCPS. • Schedule morning/lunch reflection with student to develop action plan. Contact parent through phone call/via email. Log data into myMCPS. • Submit office referral to grade-level administrator.
BULLYING Intimidation which may occur repeatedly over time to create an ongoing pattern of harassment and abuse either verbally physically, or in writing. • Cyber bullying
WHAT IS THE ELECTRONIC POLICY? Middle school students may possess portable communication devices on MCPS property and at MCPS-sponsored activities. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the device is turned offand out of sight during times of unauthorized use. • Give verbal warning. “Off and out of sight.” • Say, “Please give me your phone and it will be returned at the end of class.” Contact parent through phone call/via email. Log data into myMCPS. • Schedule morning/lunch reflection to develop an action plan. Contact parent through phone call/via email. Log data into myMCPS. • Submit office referral administrator.
All students have the right to be safeand the right to learn. Every student must accept responsibility and consequences for their actions. • Privacy • Religious beliefs and practices • Patriotic exercises • Dress code • Portable electronic devices • Daily attendance • Grading and reporting MCPS STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
DRESS EXPECTATION • Clothing should reflect the idea that school is a place of business—Not a place of recreation. • Judgment will be made by the administration or designated staff member about clothing considered disruptive to the educational process. • Endanger health and safety • An association with gangs • Lewd, vulgar, revealing or of a sexual manner • Promotes the use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs • Hats must be taken off, upon entering the building. If you have a hat in the building, it will be confiscated by staff.
Discipline will be fair and appropriate and not designed to embarrass students. • Disciplinary action will be appropriate to the infraction and meet the students’ behavioral needs with tiered responses and interventions. Some include: • Community service • Detention • Suspension (In-school/Out-of –school) • Mentoring • Conflict resolution • Removal from extracurricular activities MCPS STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
If EXPECTATIONS ARE NOT MET? • Provide a verbal warning to student. “Please stop.” • Contact parent through phone call/via email. Log data into myMCPS. • Schedule morning/lunch reflection with student to develop action plan. Contact parent through phone call/via email. Log data into myMCPS. • Submit office referral to grade-level administrator. * Send physical incidents directly to administrator.
Participate in class • Ask questions • Activate Edline • Take advantage of reteaching and reassessing opportunities • Join Excel Beyond the Bell EFFECTIVE EFFORT LEADS TO ACHIEVEMENT
Remember: • At RCMS, we are here to help you become whatever you DREAM to become. We do this through: • Communicating high expectations to you. • Checking for your understanding so you can be successful in your classes. • Providing opportunities for you to think critically so you have a competitive edge. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcOR3WJL1TA