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J.N.BURNETT PROGRAM PLANNING MEETING AND OPEN HOUSE FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS GOING INTO GRADE 8 Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 6:15 p.m. Meet with Counsellors School Tours to follow
WELCOME !! • We are pleased that you have been able to take the time to join us this evening. • The primary purpose of our meeting is to provide you with important information about our program planning process and the choices that you will want to discuss with your child. • We would also like to give you a sense of what to expect of us at Burnett and the many opportunities available for your child.
J.N.BURNETT SECONDARY GRADE 8 PROGRAM PLANNING 2016
COUNSELLING DEPARTMENT • Ms. Takada A to H • Ms. Schneebeli I to R • Mr. Reid S to Z
2014 PROGRAM PLANNING TIMELINE • Feb. 4 6:15 p.m. Meeting with Counsellors • Jan. 25-28 Counsellors first visit to Elementary Schools for course selection • Feb. Feb. 9-10 Counsellors second visit. Programs due. • Feb. 12 Deadline for submission of transfer application
2016 PROGRAM PLANNING TIMELINE • March 3 Humanities Incentive Screening – at Burnett (pen &pencil) 3:30 p.m. • March 31 Math Incentive Screening – at Burnett (bring a pen, pencil and calculator) 3:15 p.m. Mar. 1-2 Breaker Classic Basketball Tournament • Friday May 27 Grade 7 Orientation and tours (10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.) Students will tour the school, take part in activities and have a hot dog lunch.
J.N. BURNETT SECONDARY SCHOOL5011 Granville Avenue, Richmond, B.C. V7C 1E6Phone: 604-668-6478 Fax: 604-668-6484 Catchment School___________________________________ Student No.________ Present School: ________________ Male Female Birthdate:Yr___Mo___Day___ Name_______________________________________________________________________ Last First Middle Address____________________________________ Home Phone _______________ Email: ______________________________________________ Please visit our J.N. Burnett Counselling website at burnettcounselling.wordpress.com.
Projected ELL Level for September ________ ELL Teacher Initial _______________ PARENTS – please read before signing: I have read the course planning booklet and understand the requirements of the Intermediate Program (grades 8-9) as well as the individual course requirements. Parents who have questions/concerns with regard to the above are asked to contact the school for clarification. __________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature
SPECIAL PROGRAMS OVERVIEWEnglish Language Learner ( District Program )
INCENTIVE SCREENING TEST HUMANITIES 8I Thursday March 3 (Humanities Wing) Bring Pen, and Pencil 3:30 pm MATH 8I Thursday March 31 (Math Wing) Bring Pen, Pencil, and calculator 3:15 pm
STUDENT TIMETABLE • SEMESTER – school year divided into two five month segments • SEPTEMBER to JANUARY – enrol in four courses • FEBRUARY to JUNE – enrol in four more courses • Easier organization for students – same 4 courses every day • Humanities 8 is taken in both semesters
STUDENT TIMETABLE • Because students receive each course everyday, absences should be avoided if at all possible ( like holidays and booked appointments ) • If absent for 3 days and probably will not return that week, please call the school to get homework • “Buddy Up” with someone in each class, so that if you miss a class, you can contact your buddy to find out what you missed
J.N. BURNETT TIMETABLE EARLY CLASS: 7:05 - 8:15 WARNING BELL: 8:20
EVALUATION AND REPORTING • Students earn their grade: A 86 – 100 C 60 - 66 B 73 – 85 C- 50 - 59 C+ 67 – 72 I 0 – 49 • INTERIM REPORTS – Oct. and Dec. ( at risk ) - March and May ( at risk ) • REPORT CARDS – November, February, April and June
INVOLVEMENT • Get involved in teams, clubs, or student council • Be a volunteer, ex. scorekeeper at games • Listen to announcements or view the monitors around the school and go to the meetings—find out if you would like to join, if not try something new
SHIFT OF RESPONSIBILITY • Not like elementary where Grade 7 teachers closely monitor you. Books and lockers – personal property • Now you must take control of your learning: do HOMEWORK, go for extra help, study for a quiz or test, learn to manage your time, etc. • Organize all your work – pages are dated and in sequence. Share with your parents what you are learning and doing at school. • Grade 8 students should do about ONE HOUR of homework each night