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Open House 2015 -2016 Driving Performance 2 E
Student & Parent Compacts Each student and parent will receive a copy of the Parent Student Handbook including the Code of Student Conduct, and will review, sign and return it to their homeroom teacher by August 28, 2015.
Welcome Introductions Parent Academy PTA Participation Lunch Applications Open House Survey Please remember to sign in, schedule conferences and take handouts.
General Policies & Procedures Review Student-Parent Handbook § Return signed form (last page of handbook) Attendance ( Discuss tardiness and early dismissals) Uniform Policy § Khaki Pants & White or Navy Polo § JCG Spirit Shirts can be bought from PTA Agendas § Can be purchased from PTA for $5 § Students are to write down all assignments during assigned class time § Used as our communication log
General Policies & Procedures Parent Portal § Obtain pin number from the main office so that you can access your child’s grades and other resources. Parent Volunteers § See Ms. La Torre in the main office to fill out the annual form Class Rules § Posted in both classrooms Comcast Internet Service Promotion
Core Values Citizenship: Helping to create a society based upon democratic values including rules of law, equality of opportunity, due process, reasoned argument, representative government, checks and balances, rights and responsibilities and democratic decisionmaking, e. g. , obeying classroom and school rules. Cooperation : Working together toward goals as basic as human survival in an increasingly interdependent world, e. g. , being a member of the team on the athletic field. Fairness: Treating people impartially, not playing favorites, being open-minded, and maintaining an objective attitude toward those whose actions and ideas are different from our own, e. g. , treating people the same, regardless of their ethnicity, race, religion, gender, or physical condition. Honesty: Dealing truthfully with people, being sincere, not deceiving them or stealing from them, not cheating or lying, e. g. , doing one’s own work when taking a test or working on an individual assignment. Integrity: Dealing truthfully with people, being sincere, not deceiving them or stealing from them, not cheating or lying, e. g. , doing one’s own work when taking a test or working on an individual assignment.
Core Values Kindness: Being sympathetic, helpful, compassionate, benevolent, agreeable and gentle toward people and other living things, e. g. , helping a fellow student who has been injured. Pursuit of Excellence: Doing your best with the talents you have, striving toward a goal and not giving up, e. g. , putting forth one’s best effort when taking an exam or doing homework. Respect: Showing regard for the worth and dignity of someone or something, being courteous and polite, and judging all people on their merits. Respect takes three major forms: respect for oneself, respect for other people, and respect for all forms of life and the environment, e. g. , practicing acceptable manners in the school cafeteria. Responsibility: Thinking before you act and being accountable for your actions, paying attention to others, and responding to their needs. Responsibility emphasizes our positive obligations to care for each other, e. g. , performing a community service project.
Technology In School I-ready § Reading & Math skills on students’ independent levels Reading Plus Think Central § Math textbook, workbook and other resources At Home Reading Plus Think Central Destination Math/River Deep FCAT Explorer (Science and Math) Reflex Math § Student Login Information will be provided so that students can access this site USE GOOGLE CHROME AS THE BROWSER
Math & Science Math Students will take the Math FSA Homework will be given nightly & as an extension of that days lesson Practice basic computation skills nightly (addition, subtraction, multiplication & division) Science Skills heavily rely on reading comprehension Homework will be given 1 -3 times per week & some will be graded assignments Science Fair Project will be completed later this year
Science Students will be engaged in investigations and guided inquiries that will allow them to follow the scientific method (scientific thinking). The FCAT test will target: physical, earth, space, life science. Science Resources: Studyjams. com Brainpop. com Password and username is palm beach FCAT Explorer Science station explorelearning. com (Gizmos) Coming soon
Reading * Students will take the Reading FSA Test * Focus on writing, building fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. * Homework will be given nightly as a extension of classroom activity. * Students must read 30 minutes every night.
Parent Involvement & Conferences * Review homework daily with your child. When student misses 3 home learning assignments combined among all subjects in a 9 week period the consequence will be a missed field trip. * Ask questions about what they learned in school that day * Review the conference schedule * Phone conferences can also be scheduled * Please check your child’s Agenda nightly §Communication will often be made through the agenda Please take our contact information §We can be reached via email or by phone
Joella C. Good Elementary School Uniform Dress Code We are a Mandatory School Uniform school. Uniforms are available with our official logo at Ibiley. All uniform tops are to wear the Joella C. Good emblem. The following mandatory uniform dress code has been adopted at Joella C. Good Elementary: Polo or School T-shirt: Solid white or navy blue polo shirts or school T-shirts only Uniform shorts (knee length), Pants or Skirt: Solid navy blue or Khaki only Patches available for purchase through the PTA. Under shirts cannot be seen and they must be tucked in at all times. Non-Hooded sweaters maybe worn. No Jeans are allowed. Pants must be worn at the waist at all times. Skirts, or skorts, shorts must be knee length. School Board policy regarding uniforms-dress code for students. GOLD COLOR POLOS OR STRIPPED POLOS ARE NOT PART OF THE SCHOOL UNIFORM. JEANS, CARGO PANTS OR SHORTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Accessories NOT permitted Hooded Sweaters Bandanas Tube tops, see-through blouses without a covering underneath, midriff tops, halter tops, tank tops or spaghetti straps on tops. Head coverings. Low cut apparel. Miniskirts, tennis skirts and leggings. Clogs, thongs, sandals or other shoes without back support. Clothing with written messages. No riding/cycling pants. Sunglasses, scarves or hair rollers. Jeans (NO EXCEPTIONS). Heeley’s Skating Shoes. Book bags with wheels. Suspenders NO JEAN SHORTS WILL BE ALLOWED DURING SPIRIT DAYS. STUDENTS MUST WEAR SCHOOL UNIFORM DURING FIELD TRIPS.
Cellular Phones No Cellular Phones at any time during school hours. Cell phones must be turned off and in book bags. NO text messaging is allowed. Students caught using their cell phones will have their cell phones confiscated and kept in the Main Office until parent can retrieve it. The school is NOT responsible for the loss or theft of phones or other electronic devices. No Cellular Phones
Students are expected to: 1. Attend class daily and not be tardy. 2. Be prepared for class with appropriate materials. 3. Be respectful to all individuals and any property (NO THEFT IS TOLERATED). 4. Refrain from using inflammatory or inappropriate language (insults or cursing). 5. “NOT BRING ANY” i. POD’s, MP 3 players, laser pointers, playing cards, or any other recreational electronic devices that disrupt the orderly educational process. The school is NOT responsible for the loss or theft of these devices. 6. Book bags with wheels are not allowed. 7. “NOT BRING ANY” alternative transportation (i. e. skateboards). 8. Comply with all reasonable requests from school personnel respectfully and in a timely manner. 9. Abide by the rules and regulations set forth by school personnel, individual classroom teachers, office, security, and cafeteria personnel. 10. Change classes in an orderly, respectful, and appropriate manner. 11. NOT BULLY ANY STUDENT(S) verbally or physically.
After or Before School Detentions Administrators and teachers are allowed to issue after or before school detentions to students for minor violations, such as but not limited to: Tardiness Cutting Class Dress Code Violations Failure to complete assignments Lack of materials Rude or discourteous behavior Use of Electronic Devices Chewing gum
Detentions Students are given a 24 -hour notice of the obligation to serve detentions. Parents are responsible for the transportation of their child after the child has served their detention. Failure to serve the detention will result in the student being excluded from special events, fieldtrips, not eligible for clubs, and other incentives.
Criteria to Participate in School Activities (including field day, dances, or field trips): Any student who does not meet all of the following guidelines will be excluded from all rewards or activities: 1. A’s, B’s, or C’s in conduct only for each class for the nine-week period. 2. At least A , B, or C in all academics or in that nine-week period 3. No suspensions whatsoever 4. 0 unexcused absences 5. Less than 3 tardies 6. A 1 or 2 in their homeroom effort grade 7. 3 missing homework assignments in a grading period.
CAFETERIA RULES Walk through cafeteria lines quickly and in an orderly fashion. Order food and be seated. Talk softly. Remain seated at all times at assigned tables. Talk only to those students seated in your table. Remain quiet while in line when entering and exiting the cafeteria. Use good manners. Do not play with or throw food. Respect all cafeteria personnel. Keep floors and tables clean. All food items must remain in the cafeteria. Students are to remain seated in the cafeteria until they are picked up by their teachers. Hall passes to leave the cafeteria will not be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS. Be courteous and respectful towards cafeteria aides and monitors. Cell phones are not permitted in the cafeteria at any time.
Forthcoming Events Intervention will substitute special area classes § 1/2 hour per day (Four days a week) Tutoring §Notification of qualifying students will be sent home Implementation of Reading Plus for academic grade §More information will be provided when assignments are due
WELCOME BACK TO THE SCHOOL YEAR 2015 -2016