Class Time • M, W, Th & Friday 8:10-2:57 • Tuesday (Late Start) 9:25-2:57 • Minimum Day 8:10-1:20 • Math Fluency/Gap AnalysisSaturday, May 31 8:00 & 12 noon
School Motto Today we Learn, Tomorrow we Lead 921 API
Recipe for Success • A shared “Recipe for Success” for Bert Lynn Middle School is built upon a balance of healthy ingredients, between school, home, and community.
School Ingredients • Increased depth of learning, especially in the areas of reading and writing • Continued excellence in mathematics • GATE Activities • Implementation of a strong a academic support system to assist all students • Quality classroom instruction • Two-way Communication between school and home (www.bertlynn.com) (parentconnect.tusd.org) • Recreational opportunities (Clubs, noon-league activities, dances, etc.)
Home Ingredients • Proactive Communication: Don’t wait to call when questions or concerns arise. • Parent Participation increases our school’s success: Share your talent, volunteer hours • Consistent Homework Practice: Same place, same time, Monday – Thursday • High, but realistic, learning expectations for both student and school
Learning Community Ingredients • Establish communication between local businesses and school • Increased articulation between all grade levels K-12 • Provide funding and support for a safe and clean campus • Ongoing dialogue regarding standards and expectations
SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS Students come to school to learn. Teachers come to school to teach. Anything that keeps these things from happening becomes my problem. *(Classroom call slips)
Fairness If you feel you are being treated unfairly Comply with any reasonable request. Seek another opinion from another adult
LUNCH PASSES • For the safety of your child, all students will remain on campus for lunch. • We do not issue permanent student lunch passes. • Please do not write “lunch notes” for your child. • Students may not “order-in” food. • Drop-off table (No deliveries to class)
ELECTRONIC SIGNALING DEVICES • Revised State Law authorizes the possession of cell phones or pagers provided that these devices do not disrupt the educational program or school activity. Cell phones and pagers must be turned off during class time and at any other time directed by a district employee. If a disruption were to occur, the employee may direct the student to turn off the device and/or confiscate the devise until the end of the class period, school day, or activity.
ACCIDENTS When accidents occur at school, they must be reported immediately to the adult in charge. School personnel may administer first aid. In case of serious injury, the parents will be contacted.
BICYCLE SKATEBOARD & ROLLERBLADE POLICY Students are responsible for the security of their bicycle, skateboard and/or roller blades Bicycles must be walked on campus to the bicycle racks and locked individually and NOT to another student’s bike. Skateboards and rollerblades must be walked onto the campus and kept in the designated area during school hours.
HELMETS Beginning January 1, 2003, California's helmet law will be undergoing a change. It will require that persons under 18 years of age wear a helmet while operating a nonmotorized scooter or skateboard, while wearing in-line or roller skates, or while riding upon a nonmotorized scooter or skateboard as a passenger.
Possible consequences include: Warnings Parent Contact Detention Campus service Saturday School Class Suspension Suspension from School Parent Visitations Adjustment Transfers Expulsion from TUSD
DETENTION/SATURDAY SCHOOL Teachers and Staff may assign detention after school. After-School detention is served Tuesdays & Thursdays. 3:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday Detentions are from 8:00am to 11:30 am
Flat, closed-toed/heel shoes must be worn at all times. Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free from writing, pictures or any other insignia, which are vulgar, profane, or which advocate racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or religious prejudice. Sunglasses, hats, caps, and other head coverings shall not be worn indoors. Only medically/religiously required headgear, approved by the principal, may be worn indoors. Sun-protective hats must provide maximum sun protection. Clothes shall conceal underwear at all times. See-through or fishnet fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited. (3-4inch inseam) Swimwear, pajamas, nightgowns, hair rollers, slippers and oversized clothing are not appropriate school wear. The principal, staff, students, and parent/guardians at each school may establish reasonable dress and grooming regulations for times when students are engaged in extracurricular or other special school activities.
Homework “On-Line” • Homework is posted daily on-line and on the student bulletin board by the café. Parents and students can view daily homework via the Bert Lynn website at www.bertlynn.com.
parentconnect.tusd.org • “Green Cards” AKA Emergency Cards • Gradebook “on-line” • Classroom, School, District Calendars
Honor Roll Standards The following criteria must be met in order to be on the Honor Roll at the end of each quarter.: • Only classes taken at Bert Lynn are used for the Honor Roll. • A minimum 3.50 grade point average based on ACHIEVEMENT required. • The Physical Education grade is included. • Grade point averages are not rounded off (a 3.49 is not rounded off to a 3.50). • All Achievement grades must C or above. • All Effort grades must be above 3 or above. • All citizenship grades must be S or above
6th Grade Schedule • English/Language Arts 1 year • Math 1 year • Physical Education 1 year • Science 1 year • Social Science 1 year • Enrichment/Health (3 Wheel rotation) • Or a choice of: • Band 1 year • Chorus 1 year • English Language Development/Support* Math/Reading Support (by selection) **English
Single Subject Teachers Historically Education follows a Medical Model Multiple Subject Teachers are like General Practitioners Vs Single Subject Teachers who are like Specialist within their field.
6th Grade Books • Some lockers -
Resolving Student Conflict Although Bert Lynn experiences few behavioral issues we recognize a developmental need to provide effective strategies for managing situations involving bullying, teasing, and anger. Students are reminded to seek adult assistance before a situation “gets out of hand.” Frequently the following four-step process breaks the victim cycle, and continued conflict is avoided.
High School Graduation Requirements •English (usually 3-4 years) •History/social science (usually 2-3 years) •Mathematics (usually 2-3 years) •Science (usually 2-3 years) •Physical education/health (usually 2 years) •Some states also require classes in the arts or in a foreign language.
College Admission Requirements •College admission requirements differ greatly from one college or university to the next. A student can maximize his chances for admission by taking challenging classes in core academic areas. A strong college preparatory sequence includes the following classes: •English (4 years) •History/social sciences (3-4 years) •Mathematics (3-4 years) •Science (3-4 years) •Foreign language (one language for 2-4 years) •Electives in the arts
“a-g” Requirements (c) Mathematics Three units(equivalent to three one-year courses) of college preparatory mathematics are required. ** Four units are strongly recommended. –Algebra 1 –Geometry –Algebra 2
Selection Criteria for Accelerated Math • 5th Grade Math Placement Score • CST Scores (must score over 550 in Math category) • Good Attendance • Good Homework habits • Willingness to “show work”
Single Subject Experience • Advanced STAR Scores • 3.5 5th Grade GPA • Strong Study Skills • Application by e-mail link on www.bertlynn.com