Welcome to Greenfield Junior High!Parent Orientation 2014-2015We are an A+ School of Excellence
Your Administration Mr. Brian Yee, Principal Ms. Katey McPherson, Assistant Principal
GrizzlyS.T.R.O.N.G. • Staff and students are GrizzlyS.T.R.O.N.G. • S is for Support • T is for Trust • R is for Respect • O is for Organized • N is for Never Give Up • G is for Genuine
Some common concerns are: • How will my child find his or her classes? • Will they have enough time to eat their lunch? • How much homework will they have? • What the heck is the PRIDE Program? • How does student drop-off and pick-up work?
Basic Information • Regular Hours: 8:03 AM – 3:10 PM • First bell at 7:58 AM • Our school website has a calendar of events • Wednesdays: On most Wednesdays there will be a one hour early release (2:10 instead of 3:10) • Half-days: Usually before school breaks or grading days. • Establish an email account with Infinite Campus (IC) to receive emails from teachers and office.
How will my child find his or her classes? • Students have 4 minutes to get from one class to the next. You have enough time to quickly say hello to friends, use the restroom or get a drink of water. • This is more than enough time, provided you are not wasting it. ***The end-of-class bell will ring. The teacher will dismiss you. You now have (4) minutes. ***The tardy bell rings and class begins (you should be in your seat when the bell rings…NOT running, jumping or sliding through the door
Will they have enough time to eat their lunch? • YES! Follow the rules in the cafeteria to ensure the lines move quickly and efficiently. • Students MUST have their school ID or PRIDE book (or cash) to purchase lunch. **Do not give your ID # to other students • Students have (30) minutes…use it wisely. • Can sit inside or outside to eat. • The lines will be long the first few days…but don’t worry, everyone will eat! • We have three lines inside and two ala carte lines outside. • Students will have a variety of options: • Sandwiches & Salads • Asian, Italian and Mexican options • GPS website has school menu • Some lines are longer than others, you may have to use a shorter line in order to have more time to eat.
How much homework will they have? • Can range from 30 minutes to 2 hours a day. • Typically teachers will give class time to do work, what they do not finish is then “homework”. Encourage your child to use the time in class to start on homework. • Provide your child with a distraction free space to do homework. • Look at their PRIDE book to see what their assignments are.
Grades (Infinite Campus) • The district utilizes Infinite Campus for all grading. • Grades can be checked online by parents/guardians anywhere/anytime (24/7). • iPhone/Droid “app” available. • Check your student’s grades frequently, as this removes any chance of “surprises” at the end of the quarter/semester. • ***Setup/Login information available via the Greenfield Junior High website (“For Parent” tab)
What the heck is the PRIDE Program? • Personal Responsibility In Daily Efforts • Every student receives a PRIDE Book. • It is a personal planner, students are expected to: • Write in their PRIDE Book daily what occurs in class AND if they have homework for each class. • If students are on Time, have all of their Materials for that class and have their Homework to turn in, they receive a stamp for that class period. If they receive all of their stamps for the day, they are dismissed at 3:10 pm. • If they do not have one of the above, they are assigned 9th hour for that day. They attend 9th hour from 3:10 pm – 3:40 pm
PRIDE… continued • Provides opportunity for students to learn organizational skills and personal responsibility. • We encourage parents to look at their child’s PRIDE Book Nightly. See what they did in class and if they have homework. Be consistent and do it daily. • Over 90% of our students never earn 9th hour. It is doing the things that are expected of our students: • Be on Time • Be prepared for class • Have homework to turn in
GrJHS Parent Teacher Resource Organization (PTRO) • Visit their table at Grizzly Days! • Questions? Contact us at GreenfieldPTRO@gmail.com • Link your Target Red card to Greenfield! The debit card is NO COST TO YOU and SAVES YOU 5% for every transaction! Target will donate 1% back to the school. To apply for a red DEBIT card, please bring a check to a Target cashier. You can assign GrJHS as your designated school at https://wwwsecure.target.com/redcard/manage. • LIKE us on Facebook! You can find us at Greenfield Jr. High PTRO or link to us at https://www.facebook.com/GreenfieldJrHighPtro. You will find school updates, student activities, fundraiser information, and much more!
Other Information • Attendance Office, when signing out your child, please provide ID. It is our school and district policy that ALL individuals signing out their child show ID every time they sign out their child. Regardless of the number of times that you sign them out, please provide ID. It is for the safety of your child. • Communicate with your child’s teachers! Every teacher has a school email address. Our front office will relay phone messages to them. Our expectations for our teachers is that they will return emails or messages within 24 hours or sooner. Do not hesitate to contact our teachers and administration with any questions or concerns.
Welcome to the Grizzly family (Staff, Students and Parents)!! “Winning is a habit. Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.” -Vince Lombardi