DEAR STUDENTS & PARENTS:. Welcome to the sixth grade of Delran Middle School. INTRODUCTION.
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Welcome to the sixth grade of
Delran Middle School.
This year you will be experiencing many new and exciting changes as you adjust to middle school life. One important difference you will face is our integrated approach in studying the language arts. Instead of having two separate classes for English and reading, you will be studying all facets of the language:
LISTENING, SPEAKING, READING, WRITING, VIEWING
during our double-period course. To assist us in learning, we will be using the Prentice Hall Literature Series, Houghton-Mifflin’s The Write Source, and various trade books for enrichment and enjoyment as well.
In order to experience success, you will first need to be properly prepared for class. Each day you should report on time with all necessary materials including:
You should also bring a book of choice to class daily. This book can be enjoyed when class work is finished, and will be used for the REQUIRED BOOK REPORT DUE QUARTERLY .
Homework will be given approximately four days each week and should be recorded in the daily agenda provided by the school. Parents can check this log periodically for assurance that your child is preparing himself/herself properly for class. For your convenience, homework is also recorded on each teacher’s webpage which can be accessed through the Delran Middle School Home Page. Regular homework will NOT be accepted late. Graded assignments must be done completely, according to directions, and on time in order to receive full credit. Absentees (including those who miss class for reasons other than absence) should accept the responsibility of obtaining any work missed and make it up in a timely fashion. A percentage grade for preparation will be given at the end of each marking period. This grade will then be averaged with any test, quiz, or project grades earned throughout the quarterly.
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DELRAN MIDDLE SCHOOL CODE = 1060140054
If at any time during the year you find yourself experiencing difficulty, extra help is available both before and after school. Please feel free to take advantage of this prior to tests, however, rather than allowing yourself to experience failure. Arrangements should be made in advance. Late buses are generally available.
We are looking forward to working together to make this an enjoyable and successful year for all. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at the middle school any time. Thank you.
Mrs. Gutelius Mrs. Tieman
(856-461-8822, extension 4522) (856-461-8822, extension 4560)
(856-461-8822, extension 4500)
I have read this letter, and I understand its contents and my responsibilities.__________________________________________ __________________________________________
(Student’s Signature) (Parent’s Signature)Phone Number_____________________________ Emergency Number________________________E-mail____________________________________ Cell Phone Number________________________
Signatures due by Friday, September 10.
Language Arts Literacy
Class / Student Expectations
Mrs. Gutelius / Mrs. Tieman / Mrs. Barbosa
These three words are the foundation of behavior and will govern our classroom. Any behavior that interferes with teaching and learning will be unacceptable and dealt with in accordance with the rules and regulations outlined in the school handbook.
Do your own work, and don’t plagiarize.
Work to the best of your ability, and you will do fine!
(See Delran Middle School Handbook pages 11-12 for
“Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder…” (Henry David Thoreau)HAPPY SCHOOL YEAR!