1 Whittier School Parent/Student Handbook N. 16th Street Phoenix, AZ
2 WHITTIER STAFF LIST LOUNGE/WORKROOM RM DATA ROOM RM TITLE OFFICE STAFF NAME ROOM # PHONE # Principal Melody R. Herne Main Office Office Manager Jennifer Carpenter Main Office Assistant Office Manager Jennifer Luna Main Office Nurse Velma Brown Parent Engagement Liaison David Flores Main Office Social Worker Nora O Connell 143B Psychologist Dr. Hugo Tapia Mon/Wed/Alt Fri TITLE COACHES ROOM # PHONE # IEIS Michelle McLaurin 137 Instructional Coach Gaynell Whaley Instructional Coach Amy Teilborg Math Coach Maria McGettigan Reading Interventionist Irene Trujillo GRADE CLASSROOM TEACHER ROOM # PHONE # Pre-School Lilia Rubio Kindergarten Raul Vera Kindergarten (ELD) Jolene Mitchley First Kinnary Vyas First (ELD) Julie Concha Second Christopher Gracia Second (ELD) Colleen Eby Third Debra Woodrum Third Kenya Ward Fourth Richard Schaefer Fourth Leslie Briefman Third/Fourth/Fifth (ELD) Julie Hovis-Diaz Fifth/Sixth English/LA Lauren Logan Fifth/Sixth Math Ryan Olson Fifth/Sixth Science/S.S. Michael Rubio Seventh/Eight L.A. Trisha Thomas Seventh/Eight Math Cecilia Chevalier Seventh/Eight Soc Std Brian Burkett Seventh Eight Science Jillian Fetter TITLE SPECIAL AREA TEACHER ROOM # PHONE # Art Teacher Patricia Gearhart Music Teacher Abdiel Bernal Instrumental Teacher Karen Merkley PE Teacher Linda Cunningham 119 / Gym Media Center 152B TITLE RESOURCE TEACHER ROOM # PHONE # SPED Resource Bernard Ing Speech Therapist Raul Herreras-Mercado
3 TITLE SUPPORT STAFF ROOM # PHONE # Computer Lab Media Clerk Rebecca Nuanez 152B Instructional Asst. (Pre-Sch) Teresa Martinez Instructional Asst. Juanita Meza Lounge Instructional Asst. Pat Peralta Lounge Instructional Asst. Marisela Quintana Lounge Instructional Asst. Challice Soto Lounge Instructional Asst. Lena Tallabas Lounge Crossing Guard Juanita Alvarado Lounge Crossing Guard Michael Alvarado Lounge Crossing Guard Vacant Lounge PEER - LEAD Brittney Moore 110 PEER Sergio Monroy 110 PEER Elisabeth Parra 110 PEER 110 PEER 110 Cafeteria -MANAGER Liz Romero Cafeteria (118B) Cafeteria Worker Rita Calderon Cafeteria (118B) Cafeteria Worker Ana Sermeno Cafeteria (118B) Cafeteria Worker Vanessa Canevett Cafeteria (118B) Custodian -LEAD Kevin Stage 115E Custodian Ngan Le 115E Custodian Hung Dao 115E Custodian Juanita Alvarado 115E Last Updated: 07/24/2013
4 Title I School-Parent Compact Whittier Elementary School ~ Combining School & Family Partnerships to raise students Academic Achievement ~ Responsibility of Whittier Staff Whittier Elementary will: Provide a high quality curriculum Use the Arizona State Standards to drive the curriculum Ensure high quality instruction Participation by staff in weekly professional development Instill within all students the value of Service Learning Expand learning opportunities Provide a supportive and effective learning environment Ensure students have mastered concepts by utilizing the Teach/Re- Teach Enrichment method Utilize a school wide Whittier Homework Policy which holds teachers, students, and parents accountable for students completing their homework Provide on-going opportunities for communication between teachers and parents Utilize numerous mediums to communicate w/ parents (e.g. website, , mailers, flyers home with students, etc.) Provide scheduled Parent/Teacher conferences each trimester Hold an annual Title I Parent meeting Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in their child/children s classroom Responsibility of Parent(s) Parents/guardians of Whittier students will: Support our child s learning Monitor attendance and support the Whittier Attendance Policy Ensure homework is completed Provide, in the home, a dedicated place and time for children to work on homework Support reading in the home through reading to our children and providing other educational opportunities such as: * Trips to the local library * Our children reading to the family * Creating a family reading time, * Making reading in the home a habit, etc. Participate in our child s education Volunteer in our child s classroom Attend school activities specifically created for parents Involvement in Parent Council Meetings through a set protocol Attend parent/teacher conferences and the Annual Title I meeting Attend scheduled Parent/Teacher conferences during the trimesters Attend school activities specifically created for parents Also, I have received and read my child s school s Handbook and/or the district Student Code of Conduct Handbook. I understand that a copy of both Handbooks is available in the school office. If I need more information about either Handbook, I understand that the principal or teacher will help answer my questions. Responsibility of Student(s) Whittier Students will: Embody Whittier Pride Respect all members of the Whittier Family i.e. teachers, custodians, administrators, students, instructional aides, etc Understand fully the Whittier Pledge and embody all of the thoughts, ideals, and meanings of the Pledge Actively participate in our learning Complete homework Make reading a priority at home Finish all work assigned in class and take pride in my accomplishments Middle School Students Understand that I am a student leader on the Whittier Campus Have an attitude of Service Learning, and Community School Service Represent the school proudly by monitoring my behavior knowing I am being held to higher standards than the elementary students Hold high academic achievement goals as I am preparing for high school and beyond Principal s signature Parent s signature Student s signature
5 Whittier Elementary School Parent Involvement Policy Whittier Elementary School staff and parents work as partners in supporting student learning. This policy has been jointly developed by the Whittier Elementary School s Leadership Team and parent input from the Whittier Parent Council. A copy of this policy, written in both English and Spanish, is distributed to all students and families via the enrollment packet and sent home once a year at the beginning of the academic school year. Also, in the enrollment packet parents will find the School-Parent Compact which emphasizes the shared responsibility for students education. It is the policy at Whittier Elementary School to provide parents the opportunity to become involved in their child s education. These opportunities include: The Annual Title I Meeting each Fall all parents are invited to attend a meeting to review the Title I Schoolwide program at Whittier Elementary School. During this meeting opportunities for parents to become engaged in their child s learning are discussed. Participation on Site Council is an example of how a parent can become more involved at a decision making level within the school. During Site Council meetings, the Schoolwide Plan is developed/reviewed and parent input is an important factor in the development of the plan.. o if the Title I School wide Plan is not satisfactory to the parents, these concerns will be shared with the district when the plan is submitted. Whittier Elementary School offers a flexible number of meetings. For example: Various Curriculum Academies (Science Night, Literacy Night, etc.), Student of the Month is held Thursday afternoons, and parent/teacher conferences are held both during the day and at night three times annually. Each year, Whittier Elementary School conducts a parent survey and uses the data to improve programs within the school as well as improve parental relations. In addition to this survey, parent input regarding the effectiveness of the Title I program, the School- Parent Compact, and this Parent Involvement Policy is also gathered each Fall. Parents are invited to Whittier Elementary School s Back to School Night/Open House shortly after the beginning of each new school year. During this event, parents receive a description and explanation about o o o the curriculum in use at the school and the materials used to teach the curriculum the types of academic assessment used to measure student progress - including formative and summative measures proficiency levels students are expected to meet on AIMS/Stanford-10/AIMSWeb Progress Monitoring In carrying out the parental involvement requirements, Whittier Elementary School, to the extent practicable, will provide full opportunities for the participation of parents/guardians with limited English proficiency or disabilities, including providing information and school reports in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language such parents/guardians can understand. The Whittier Elementary School Parent Involvement Policy is also made available to the local community as it is posted on the school s website. Parents and community members are always welcome at Whittier Elementary School. At Whittier Elementary School we believe: ALL KIDS ARE CAPABLE OF SUCCESS. No Exceptions!
6 Whittier Elementary School Students, Parents/Guardians/Community, Welcome to Whittier Elementary School. We are a Professional Learning Community in the making; dedicated to raising student achievement and collaborating with parents, students, and educational professionals. Our AZ Learns label is Grade C with our eyes on the prize of becoming an A school. Whittier believes in the Kids at Hope ideal that All children are capable of success, no exceptions. We know that the relationship between young people and educational professionals is paramount to the success and achievement of our students. Throughout the year we will be focused on activities and strategies that demonstrate how all children can succeed by using evidence based protocols and strategies in supporting our students in their academic, as well as individual development. Move on When Reading Beginning this academic year ( ), Arizona 3 rd graders who score in the Falls Far Below category will be retained in 3 rd grade at the end of the year. All Arizona schools, including Whittier, will be required to provide held back students with intensive help so that the student can learn to read and progress in school. There are some exceptions to the rule. In accordance with the law, a school district and/or governing board is allowed to promote a pupil who earns an AIMS score that falls far below the third grade level for any of the following good cause exemptions: 1. English Language Learners that have received less than two years of English instruction: and 2. Students with disabilities provided that the pupil s individualized education program (IEP) team and the pupil s parent or guardian agree that promotion is appropriate based on the pupil s IEP. What s New at Whittier Elementary for In preparing students for personal and academic success in a fast paced and ever changing society, Whittier is implementing updated curriculum and programs that will assist students in becoming accountable and responsible for themselves and others. Areas new to Whittier will include: ELA (K-8) curriculum; Whittier-VIP; Departmentalized Middle (7-8) and Intermediate (5-6), and an IEIS.
7 English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum Common Core Standards have been in place school wide at Whittier since Referenced by the Arizona Department of Education website, The standards were created by states for states and included the professional input of practitioners, content experts, teachers, researchers, higher education and business leaders. The standards have been aligned with international benchmarks to help prepare our students to compete within a global economy. Common Core is now being implemented District wide with an emphasis on English Language Arts. Our new ELA curriculum will have a content focus of Social Studies and Science while teaching the reading/writing components. Whittier-Very Involved Parent Program (VIP) Parents are a key component in the academic success of students. As a Kids at Hope school we believe that adults play a critical role in helping young people achieve. The Whittier Very Involved Parent (VIP) program is designed to engage parents in the support of student achievement. Departmentalized Middle (7-8) and Intermediate (5-6) Schools As a result of Common Core and based on student data, Whittier will have a departmentalized Intermediate School (5-6) and Middle School (7-8). In Intermediate students will rotate through three core classes and one special during the instructional day: Math, ELA, Social Studies/Science, and one of the following: Music, Art, P.E. In Middle School students will rotate through three core classes and one elective. The ELA block includes: (reading, writing, and Social Studies). Students, parents, and teachers will choose the elective for Middle School students. Instructional Enrichment & Intervention Specialist The Instructional Enrichment and Intervention Specialist assists the Principal in the performance of various leadership responsibilities which are necessary to the successful operation of the school. Responsibilities can include, but not limited to, implementation of the Strategic Plan and Signature School Instructional Plan, parental involvement including recruitment and enrollment of students, instructional improvement, implementation of academic standards, analysis of student achievement data, administration of district and state assessments, and monitoring ELL requirements.
8 School Schedule All pupils will attend classes according to the following schedules: Pre-School Kindergarten - 8 th Grade 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Early Dismissal Days There are certain days listed on the school calendar as Early Dismissal Days. These days are used for Teacher In-services and Parent Conferences. You must pick your student(s) up on time! The office/teachers have responsibilities to attend to on early release days and will not be available to stay with your child. Students who have not been picked up by 1:45PM will be escorted to the front office where Early Dismissal Schedule: Pre-School Kindergarten - 8 th Grade 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. Playground Children are not to be on the school grounds before 8:10 a.m. At that time, the cafeteria will open for breakfast. We do not have supervision for our students before 8:10a.m. Breakfast is served from 8:10 a.m. 8:25 a.m.
9 Attendance The first step towards success for your child is daily attendance at school. This is critical for the learning process. Student s daily attendance is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Phoenix Elementary School District participates in the C.U.T.S. program with the Maricopa County Juvenile Courts; it is the law that your children attend school (A.R.S ). Students and parents can be issued a citation for excessive absences. Tardiness Every child is expected to be in attendance by 8:25a.m. If a student is late for school, he/she must be signed in by a parent or guardian at the office before going to the classroom. The student will be given a pass to take to the classroom teacher. A record is kept of a student s tardiness and parents will be notified if a student is frequently tardy. Absences It is the parents /guardians responsibility to notify the school of their child s absence. Call the school s attendance line at (602) to report an absence before 9:30 a.m. the day of the absence. This will prevent school personnel from calling you at home or work to find out why your student is not in attendance. Make every effort to schedule doctor, dentist or other appointments for your child outside the school day. This will reinforce the importance of school and will prevent the student from getting behind in his/her work. Only students who meet academic and disciplinary requirements will be allowed to participate in promotion ceremonies.
10 Whittier-VIP Parents are a key component in the academic success of students. As a Kids at Hope school we believe that adults play a critical role in helping young people achieve. The Whittier Very Involved Parent (VIP) program is designed to support and continue the ideals developed and taught in various programs that have been at Whittier over the years (i.e. American Dream Academy, Raising a Reader, notmykid, PESD#1 Strategic Planning, Response to Intervention, etc.). In the Whittier VIP program students will gain points that can then be redeemed at the end of the academic year for incentives such as campus events, fieldtrips, and other prizes. Parents will earn points for their children and students will earn for themselves. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend various academic events throughout the school year. Students gain points based on the events attended. Parent Open House. 100 Points Title I Information Night..400 pts. Academic Nights (literacy, math, science/social studies, special areas, MacRo Kickoff). 100 points District Parent/Teacher Conferences 50 points (3 opportunities per year) Students Perfect Attendance (July 31-May 9) 200 points Completed Homework (per teacher expectation)..100points MacRo Completion Monthly..125points No Discipline Referrals..100points Activities/Incentives Off Campus Fieldtrips points Whittier Carnival points Picnic in the Park points Events on Campus points Promotion Ceremonies Graduating from high school and matriculating on to college is the number one goal we have for our students. It has become a Whittier tradition to celebrate some important accomplishments along the way. Whittier holds three promotion ceremonies at the end of each academic school year to celebrate our students success: preschool, Kinder, and 8 th grade. Whittier chooses to hold the promotion ceremonies on our own campus. Due to restricted
11 space we limit the number of guests each student is allowed to invite to the ceremony. Each student is allotted three invitations that will allow three guests access to the event; young children count as an invited guest. Students who attend Whittier, and are not directly participating, are not allowed to be checked out to attend the promotion ceremonies. We believe all students are capable of success, NO Exceptions. We are treasure hunters, finding the skills that each student possesses and helping him/her to be successful. Whittier Elementary operates on a Positive Behavior program. Expectations For Success/ Interventions For Success Research based evidence confirms that a student learns best in a safe environment. Whittier expects students to be accountable and responsible for their behavior and education. The Expectations For Success tenants provide guidelines that will ensure each student is successful in attaining his/her goals. Interventions For Success will be utilized when students are not meeting Expectations. The three tenants of Expectations For Success are: 1. I will respect myself and others. 2. I will be responsible for my learning and behavior. 3. I will be safe in the classroom and on campus. Interventions For Success Step I. Verbal Warning (Documentation/Parent Contact) Step II. Teacher Intervention (Documentation/Parent Contact) Step III. Team Conference w/ Student; Admin present (Documentation/Parent Contact) Step IV. Team Conference w/ Student and Parent; Admin present (Documentation/Parent Contact) Step V. Intervention w/ Social Worker and follow through w/ Grade Level Team (Documentation/Parent Contact) Step VI. Formal Discipline Behavior Referral from the team to Administration (Documentation/Parent contact) All formal documentation must be included w/ the Discipline Behavior Referral.
12 Student Dress Code Students are expected to wear appropriate attire during the school day and at all school sponsored activities. The selection of appropriate clothing and the grooming standard for students is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. These guidelines should be followed: Students should not wear clothing styles that create or could create a disruption to the educational process. Tops/Shirts: NO tank-tops, tube-tops, spaghetti straps, inappropriate wording, halter tops (no midriffs showing), oversized shirts more than one size larger than normal. Pants: The body shall be adequately covered. Pants are to be worn at the natural waistline. Tennis shoes should be worn during P.E. Grooming and dress that prevent the student from doing his/her work because of restricted movement are not allowed. (See District Policy). The following items are prohibited: Shredded/ripped clothing Shorts/Skirts that do not measure to end of student s hand when by side Exposed undergarments Bare feet Tattoos, temporary or permanent Hairnets Bandannas or sunglasses Chains/spikes or gauges. This includes earrings Facial piercings Oversized belts and suspenders Baseball caps on campus; head coverings inside buildings Excessive makeup during regular school hours (exception: performances in a School play or music program to be determined by the teacher). Abnormal hair color (i.e., green, purple, etc.) Slide Sandals with socks Inappropriate shoes Whittier Elementary strongly advises, for safety reasons, that closed toe shoes be worn by students. Clothing should not be altered in a way that changes the original design of the item.
13 School Rules Phoenix Elementary School District #1, and therefore Whittier Elementary, are governed by Arizona Department of Education s AZSafe Code of Conduct and the PESD#1 Code of Conduct. 1. Every adult assigned to Whittier School has the authority and responsibility to correct the misbehavior of any student. Defiance of authority is a serious offense. 2. When a teacher talks, the student will be courteous and listen. 3. When a student wishes to ask a question, express an opinion, etc. he/she will raise his/her hand, the teacher and remaining students will listen while the student talks. 4. Be courteous. No student will, or has the right to disturb the learning atmosphere of the classroom. 5. No gum, candy, or seeds of any kind will be allowed at school. Bottled water is the acceptable beverage. 6. In accordance with state laws, cigarettes, alcohol, tobacco, weapons of any kind and drugs will not be brought to school. 7. Acceptable language will be used at all times. Profanity will not be used on the school grounds. 8. Once arriving on the school grounds, students must remain on campus until the end of the academic day. Students will not leave the school grounds unless the principal or her designee gives permission. Students are expected to exit campus quickly at the end of the school day. 9. While on the school grounds, students will be held responsible for their conduct. Abuse of people and property is not acceptable conduct. Students will be courteous to their peers and adults. 10. Daily attendance and promptness are required. Excessive absences and/or tardies will result in exclusion from extra-curricular activities and a citation in the C.U.T.S. program. 11. No toys CDs, IPods, radios, games, balls, Gameboys, Pokeman Cards, marbles, etc. 12. Cell phones are to be turned off and put away while students are on campus. Cell phones are not to be used during the academic day. Students who violate this rule will have the device confiscated until the end of the day. Repeated offenses will require parent conference/pick-up. The school is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen phones. 13. Students are expected to have a hall pass to be anywhere in the building without supervision.
14 Smoke Free Environment The Governing Board supports the Arizona law that makes all school buildings and grounds a smoke-free environment. This means that no smoking is allowed anywhere on the school grounds, buildings, or parking lot. In-School and Out of School Suspension These are options for the Administration to direct when dealing with repeated or severe incidents of student misbehavior: In-School Suspension (ISS): The student is isolated on campus and does not participate in regular school activities, classes or events during the time he/she is assigned to in-school suspension. The student will work on assignments provided by the student s teacher. This year we have the option of issuing an ISS on the Ann Ott campus through the Kids At Hope program. Out of School Suspension (OSS): Administration may suspend a student from school for up to 10 school days. Due process procedures will be followed and the student and parent will be notified prior to the suspension. The appeal process for a short-suspension (10 days or less) rests with the building level principal. Positive Behavior Plan Please sign the Parent Signature Sheet that tells us you have reviewed these expectations with your child and return it to the classroom teacher. Included on this sheet, you will be signing that you have reviewed the Whittier Student/Parent Handbook, the Whittier Student Dress Code, the Title I Parent Compact, and Parent Involvement Policy. Transportation For the student living south of McDowell, bus transportation is provided. Riding the PESD #1 bus is a privilege, please adhere to the following guidelines for continuation of this privilege. For safety reasons if your child is to walk home instead of riding the bus, a parent/guardian must notify the school ( ).
15 The following rules must be followed when riding the bus; these also pertain to Field Trips: 1. Be on time for the bus. 2. Stand a safe distance from the street. 3. Get in line when the school bus is approaching without crowding or pushing. 4. Never cross behind a stopped bus. 5. Board the bus only at the direction of the driver. 6. Sit quietly and remain seated while riding the bus. 7. Talk in a normal tone: loud or profane language is prohibited. 8. Do not extend arms, legs, or head out the windows. 9. Do not open the bus window without permission of the driver. 10. Do not eat, drink or chew gum on the bus. 11. Do not have tobacco, drugs, or alcohol. 12. Do not play games of any kind at the bus stop. 13. Keep the bus clean and aisle clear of obstructions. 14. In no way damage the bus or any personal property. 15. Student must ride only the bus assigned to them. In order for a student to ride a bus not assigned to them, the parents must send a written request to the school. Students need approval from the principal for a bus change. Pupils are provided with a copy of school bus safety rules. These rules are reviewed with the students. Drivers are authorized to assign seats for the student s management and safety. If a student is in violation of a bus safety rule, the driver will verbally reprimand the pupil if he/she feels that is sufficient. Students who are chronically misbehaving on the bus may lose their bus privilege. Bus discipline referrals may be written. After three written referrals, the student is excluded from riding the bus for one week. Non-bus riders must be picked up or they must walk directly home at their dismissal time. Please do not allow students to cross the street except at the crosswalk. A crossing guard is on duty at the City approved crosswalks: 15 th St. and Palm Ln., 16 th St. and McDowell. Students are not to cross 16 th St. or McDowell without an adult.
16 Bus Schedule Morning Pick-up Time Location Bus #522 7:59a.m. N 18 th St. at E Brill St (NW) 8:02 a.m E. Willetta St. (N.) 8:05 a.m. E Willetta St. at N. 17 th St. (N) 8:10 a.m. 125, Whittier School Stop After School Pick-up Location Bus #522 3:30 p.m. 125, Whittier School Stop 3:39 p.m. N 18 th St. at E Brill St (NW) 3:42 p.m E. Willetta St. (N.) 3:45 p.m. E Willetta St. at N. 17 th St. (N) Morning Pick-up Time Location Bus #523 8:03 a.m. N 14 th St. at E. Culver St. (NW) 8:06 a.m. N. 15 th St. at E. Brill St. (S.E.) 8:10 a.m. 125, Whittier School Stop After School Pick-up Location Bus #523 3:30 p.m. 125, Whittier School Stop 3:39 p.m. 15 th St. and Willetta Gable Boys and Girls Club 3:41 p.m. E. Culver St. at N. 14 th St (NE) Lunch Schedule Phoenix Elementary School District No. 1 will provide free meals, breakfast and lunch, to all students in the cafeteria. Parents/Guardians will need to fill out the Free/Reduced lunch application which is sent home through students homeroom teacher. Students wanting to purchase extra milk will pay 15 cents. Adult lunches will cost $2.10 per day plus 20 cents for milk.
17 First Lunch Second Lunch Third Lunch 11:00-11:30AM 11:15-11:45AM 12:00-12:30PM Kinder First Middle School Mitchley Concha Thomas Vera Vyas Chevalier Burkett Fetter Pre-School Second Eby Gracia Fourth Schaefer Briefman Intermediate Rubio Olson Logan Third 3/4 ELD Woodrum Hovis-Diaz 11:30-12:00 Ward Food is only eaten in the cafeteria unless the principal has approved and/or designated another area for a special event. When using the cafeteria, please Dine with Dignity. Enter and leave quietly. No paper, pencil, or pens in the cafeteria unless authorized by the adult on duty. For safety, no running or playing around will be allowed. Keep the area clean and put wrappers, milk cartons and empty bags into the trash cans. Sit at your assigned table and do not leave until the supervising staff member dismisses you. Keep voices low while in the cafeteria. Keep hands, feet and objects to oneself. Leaving Playground during Lunch No student will be permitted to leave the school grounds at lunch time without a note from a parent. Permission will not be granted for a child to eat his/her lunch any place except their home. Parents will be responsible for the safety of their students returning to school. Parents must sign in at the office before approaching their children on the playground. Please report to the office to sign students out for lunch. Please follow our lunch schedule.
18 Homework Homework is an important part of each child s education. It is a partnership between family and school in educating our young people. Family support in the following areas is critical to student success. Students will be assigned homework on a regular basis. Each teacher will inform you of his/her homework policy and expectations. Middle School students will be given homework Monday through Friday; some assignments will require work to be completed on the weekend. Homework assignments may be written, study/ review for a tests, research projects or book reports, or other academic activities. If your child says there is no homework or he/she has finished it, they must read. Independent uninterrupted reading is essential. The following are suggested study periods for homework: Kindergarten Grades 1-2 Grades 3 Grades 4-5 Middle School minutes minutes minutes minutes 1 2 hours PEER Club The PEER Program is a before and after school program to provide enrichment activities, homework assistance, recreational experiences and arts and crafts opportunities for children of parents who work, homeless children, children who are not supervised after school, or students who have unique needs. A limited number of spaces are available for this program. Applications are available on request in Rm. 110 from the PEER staff. All school rules apply for student behavior while at the PEER Club. The authority of school personnel is not limited by the guidelines and information contained in this handbook. The professional judgment of the staff will be respected in the implementation of the guidelines.
19 Escuela Primaria Whittier. Estudiantes/Padres de familia /Comunidad Bienvenidos a la escuela Primaria Whittier. Somos una Comunidad Profesional de aprendizaje en construcción. Nos dedicamos a incrementar el rendimiento estudiantil y la colaboración entre padres, estudiantes y maestros. Nuestro objetivo académico AZ Learns es catalogado en Alto Rendimiento/Grado C, con el enfoque en obtener el premio de Excellencia/Grado A. Whittier cree en el dicho (Kids at Hope) Todos los niños son capaz de éxito, No excepciones. Sabemos que la relación entre jovenes y profesionales de la educacion es fundamental para el éxito y el logro academicos. A traves del año nos enfocaremos en actividades y estrategias que demuestren como los estudiantes puedan tener éxito mediante. El uso de protocolo de base de pruebras y estrategias de apoyo nuestrso estudiantes apoyando nuestros estudiantes en su desarrollo academico asi como individual. Seguir a Leer Al inicio de este año académico ( ), los estudiantes en el tercer grado de Arizona que tengan una calificación en la categoría FFB No cumple con las expectativas, al final del año seran retenidos. Todas las escuelas de Arizona, incluyendo Whittier, serán requeridas en proveer a todo estudiante cual fue retenido con ayuda intensiva para que el estudiante aprenda a leer y tenga progreso en la escuela. Hay algunas exepciones a la regla. Conforme a la ley, si la escuela o el comité de gobierno esta permitido promover al alumno que obtenga una puntuacion FFB No cumple con las expectativas del nivel de tercer grado y cumple con expectativas en AIMS por los siguientes buenos motivos: 1. Estudiantes quienes están aprendiendo el Inglés como su segundo idoma cuales solo han recibido menos de dos años de instrucción en clase en Ingles 2. Estudiantes con deseabilidades: el equipo del programa individual de educación (IEP) y los padres/guardianes del estudiante están de acuerdo con el intructor de IEP y basado en el estudiante conforme tomar la descion apropiada para que el estudiante sea promocionado al siguiente grado.
20 Lo Nuevo En Primaria Whittier En la preparacion de estudiantes para el éxito académico y personnal en una socieda que cambia a ritmo rapido. Whittier está implementada y actualizada para el plan de estudios y programas que ayudaran a nuestros estudiantes a convertirse en indivudiales responsable de sí mismos y otros. Whittier incluyen las siguintes areas de currículo nuevas de estudio: Currículo de ELA (K-8), Whittier-VIP; Secundaria (7/8) y Entremedio (5/6). Departamentos individuales basados con titulo IEIS. Currículo de Ingles (ELA) Las normas fundamentales comunes han estado en lugar en Whittier desde el En referencia por el Departamento de Educación de Arizona en el sitio WEB " Normas cuales fueron creadas por los estados para los estados de Arizona e incluyen la entrada profesional de expertos en el tema, profesionales, profesores, investigadores, la educación superior y líderes empresariales. Las normas han sido alineads con referentes internacionales para ayudar a preparar a nuestros estudiantes a competir en una sociedad global. El nucleo commun ahora sera implementando atraves y ampliamnete a base del distrito escolar, con enfasis en (ELA) El Arte del Lenguange Ingles. Nuestro nuevo plan de estudios ELA tendra enfoque de contenido en estudios sociales, siencias mientras que la ensenaza de lectura y escritura sean el componente. Una manera fácil es incrementando las expectativas de un nivel de grado académico. Por ejemplo, bajo las normas pasadas en AZ, cada estudiante en Kínder debería leer 20 palabras por minuto al final del año para ser considerado al siguente nivel. Ahora bajo Normas Básicas Comunes (Common Core Standards), la expectativa de cada estudiante es poder leer 40 palabras con fluidez por minuto para el final del año. Programa de Padres Muy Involucrado en Whittier (VIP) Nuestros padres involucrados son un componente clave en el éxito académico de nuestros estudiantes. Como una escuela de Kids at Hope (Niños con Esperanza) creemos que como adultos jugamos un papel crítico en ayudar a nuestros jóvenes a alcanzar y lograr su objetivo. El programa de Padres Muy Involucrados (VIP) de Whittier es diseñado para comprometer a los padres en el apoyo del logro estudiantil.
June 2014 Dear Parents and Guardians: As the 2013-14 school year comes to a close, Camden City School District is excited to get summer programming underway! The District Summer School Program will operate
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