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Title: Welcome to Kingsway Middle School


1
Welcome to Kingsway Middle School
  • 7th Grade Parent Orientation

2
Welcome Overview -
  • Mr. Walton, Principal

3
Whos who?
  • Mr. Walton-Principal
  • Mrs. Burton-Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Stephenson-Assistant Principal for Curriculum
  • Mr. Hunt and Mrs. Kupsey-Guidance Counselors
  • Mrs. Craig-School Nurse

4
Overview of the Orientation
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Assigned to a classroom
  • Information presented by the Student Council
  • Tour of the Building
  • Q A
  • Meeting in the Cafeteria
  • Receive/review information folder
  • Self guided tour of the building if desired
  • Meet your child in the gymnasium after the
    presentation

5
Kingsway Middle School
  • Opened in September 2006
  • 36 full size classrooms
  • 8 small group instruction rooms
  • 2 computer classrooms
  • 4 science labs
  • Band/Instructional room
  • 6,000 square foot Media Center
  • All rooms equipped with digital projectors
  • 85 of the classrooms equipped with Promethean
    Boards
  • 3 mobile laptop carts

6
Look How We Have Grown
7
Communication is the Key!!
  • Website- http//www.kingsway.k12.nj.us
  • E-News- Periodic information sent via email
  • Phone Extensions-listed in your Survival Guide
  • Monthly Newsletter- sent home via e-news (sample
    in folder)
  • KCC- Kingsway Community Connection (flyer
    included in folder)

8
School Security
  • All doors are locked at all times
  • Buzzer system
  • Security cameras
  • Visitors must sign in at the attendance office
  • Student ID cardslunch accounts and media center
  • School Resource Officer
  • Global Connect
  • Make sure you have a plan

9
Community Support
  • Thank You!! The 2011-2012 operating budget along
    with a second question was passed back in
    April.

10
Whats next?
  • Health Office Mailing-Early June 2011
  • Self Guided Building Tours-August 2011
  • Summer Mailing- Late August 2011
  • Periodic General Information E-Mails-Sign Up for
    E-News!!
  • First Day of School- September 7, 2011
  • Back to School Night-September 15, 2011

11
- Discipline Activities -
  • Mrs. Burton, Assistant Principal

12
Student/Parent Handbook
  • Located in student agenda and on the district
    website
  • Great source of helpful
  • information, procedures,
  • and rules

13
Student Discipline
  • Behavior management begins at the classroom
    level. Teacher discipline may include
  • Teacher Warnings
  • Parent Notification
  • Lunch Detentions
  • After School Detentions
  • Students meet with team of teachers

14
Student Discipline
  • Administrative discipline supports the
    expectations of classroom teachers, and may
    include
  • Administrative Warnings
  • Administrative Detention
  • Restricted Study
  • External Suspension

15
Student Discipline
  • Good Student Standing
  • Mediation
  • Parent contact is made with administrative
    consequences

16
Student Discipline
  • All electronic devices are to be turned off and
    kept in the locker throughout the school day.
  • School wide dress code is outlined in the
    student/parent handbook.
  • No students are to be after school unsupervised.

17
Harassment, Bullying, Intimidation
  • New law effective September 2011
  • H, B, and I include written, verbal, or physical
    acts, gestures, and electronic communications
    that cause substantial disruption, and either
    insult or demean a student, create a hostile
    educational environment or severely cause
    physical or emotional harm to another student.

18
Harassment, Bullying, Intimidation
  • Be aware of your childs online activities
    texting, social networking sites (Facebook,
    MySpace), instant messaging, etc.
  • If there is an issue with another student, print
    the entire dialog and have your child bring it to
    an administrator.

19
Student Activities
  • District has adopted a pay to play policy
  • 75 per sport
  • 50 one time for unlimited attendance to clubs
    and activities
  • 400 maximum per family
  • Fee collection process is under review
  • Several payment options will be available,
    including an online payment option

20
Activities Clubs
  • Game Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Fuel Up To Play 60
  • Performing Arts Club
  • KMS News
  • Musical
  • Play
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • Art Club

21
Interscholastic Sports
  • BOYS
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Track
  • GIRLS
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Track

22
Wellness Activities
  • Flag Football
  • Floor Hockey
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Softball

23
Transportation
  • PM parent pick-up line forms in the parking lot
    access road in front of school must remain open
    for busses.
  • Students must ride assigned bus and get on and
    off bus at designated stop.

24
Transportation
  • Late Bus
  • Monday ? Thursday, leaves MS at 355
  • Rides must be here prior to busses departing
  • Perimeter run

25
Alternate Transportation
  • Students getting a ride from someone other than
    their parent/guardian must have a note from both
    parties involved. Notes must be submitted to the
    main office.
  • Busses are at capacity and cannot accommodate
    additional students.

26
Student ID Cards
  • All students are provided with a student ID card
  • Students must have ID card to purchase a lunch in
    the cafeteria and in the media center to check
    out a book.
  • Used as debit card
  • in the cafeteria
  • Replacement ID cards
  • are 3.00

27
Curriculum Technology -
  • Mr. Stephenson, Assistant Principal of Curriculum

28
The Team Concept
  • Research supports this structure
  • Especially effective with this age group
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Relationships built on trust
  • Adult teachers and mentors
  • Strong peer bonds

29
The Current Grade 7 Structure
  • Three teams 5 teachers on each
  • Math, Science, Social Studies, English
    Literature
  • Approximately 120 students per team
  • Students randomly placed
  • Heterogeneous grouping Math is the exception
  • Accelerated math program
  • All math programs have increased rigor

30
Team Meetings
  • Teachers and counselor
  • Initial focus on transition
  • Interdisciplinary planning
  • Action plans for individual students
  • Meet with students
  • Parent conferences (Parents, too, are team
    members)

31
PowerSchool
  • Parent Portal Screen
  • http//204.10.63.55/public/

32
Kingsway Newsgroup
  • Sign up through website
  • http//www.kingsway.k12.nj.us/MiddleSchool/newsgro
    up.html
  • Messages from superintendents office, HS, MS,
    athletics, nurse, and more
  • Sign up tonight!

33
Guidance Counselors
  • Mr. Hunt Mrs. Kupsey

34
SCHOOL VISITATIONS
  • Parent Letter
  • Elective Form
  • Registration Form
  • - DUE DATE
  • Elective Form Registration (Demographic) Form
  • FRIDAY, MAY 27th
  • Your child should give paperwork to their
    homeroom teacher ?

35
7th GRADE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
  • English English, Commutations Lab
  • Literature Literature, Communications Lab
  • Math Honors Pre-Algebra I, Math 7, Math Lab
  • Science General Science
  • Social Studies Social Studies
  • Health / Physical Education
  • Exploratory Program French, Spanish, Italian,
    and Business Applications (per quarter)
  • ELECTIVE(S) Cycles (art, math plus, study
    skills, music OR orchestra/strings OR chorus OR
    band

36
MATHEMATICS
  • The following math placements will be made based
    on the current 6th grade math teacher, 6th grade
    math average, most recent standardized test
    scores.
  • MATH CLASSES
  • Honors Pre-Algebra
  • Math 7

37
ELECTIVES
  • Students may choose one of the following
  • Orchestra/strings
  • Chorus
  • Band
  • OR Cycle Classes
  • - one per marking period -
  • Art
  • Math plus
  • Study Skills
  • Music

38
LABS
  • In some instances, a basic skills class in math
    and/or language arts may replace a chosen
    elective.
  • Students who have not met the minimal level of
    proficiency on the NJ ASK 6 will be required to
    take
  • Math Lab and/or Communications Lab

39
ACADEMIC HELP
  • Power-School, Progress Reports Report Cards
  • Teacher Help
  • Academic Tutoring
  • www.homeworklive.com
  • Agenda Book
  • Homework Clinic
  • Team Meeting
  • Guidance Counselor

40
SOCIAL HELP
  • 7th Grade - Life Skills Training(LST)
  • 8th Grade - Keys to Innervisions (KIV)
  • These programs use lecture, discussion, coaching,
    and practice to
  • Boost students self-esteem
  • Foster self-confidence
  • Fine-tune students decision-making skills
  • Empower students to resist peer and media
    pressure
  • Decrease incidence of insubordination violence
  • Increase school attendance

41
Things To Know
  • PE Uniform ? purchase at school
  • School Supplies ? check website
  • Combination Locks ? attached to hall locker
    need one for PE locker
  • 8 Classes Lunch ? student schedule
  • No Recess!
  • Obligations ? physicals, library books, borrowed
    clothes, lunch charges, textbooks
  • Ineligible List ? 2 or more failures

42
SUMMER SCHOOL or REPEATING
  • Summer School
  • If a student needs to repeat a class they may
    attend summer school at Glassboro High School.
  • During the summer, expensive, and parent
    transportation.
  • OR
  • Repeating 7th/8th grade
  • If a middle school student fails four classes
    he/she must repeat the grade.

43
Health Office Information
  • Caroll Craig, RN, BSN, CSN

44
New Student Physical
  • ALL students entering the KRSD MUST have a new
    student physical completed.
  • Physical must be within 365 days of entering the
    school, i.e. for the 2011/12 school year the
    earliest the physical date can be is September 6,
    2010.
  • Physicals are due by July 15, 2011.
  • Forms can be mailed to the Middle School Health
    Office or dropped off in the MS Main Office
    during the summer months.

45
Sport Physicals
  • The New Student Physical form can be used for
    sports physicals.
  • The physical must have been done no longer than
    365 days prior to the first day of official
    practice to be eligible to play.
  • When all forms have been returned to the Health
    Office and your child has been approved to
    participate, you will be mailed the notification
    of approval and instructions on the procedure to
    pay the registration fee.
  • DO NOT SEND MONEY WITH SPORTS FORMS!!

46
Physicals (continued)
  • An information packet with all necessary health
    forms will be mailed by early June. If you do
    not receive the mailing by mid-June, please
    contact the Health Office so that another one can
    be sent out.
  • The NJ State Physical form will be in the
    mailing.
  • THE PHYSICAL IS CONSIDERED AN OBLIGATION. Your
    child will not receive their report card, be
    eligible to attend any field trips, or
    participate in any sports until the physical is
    received.

47
Medications at School
  • NO medications are administered on school
    property without a doctors order, including OTC
    (over the counter) medications.
  • Students are NOT permitted to carry any med on
    them during school. If caught, they will be
    subject to the discipline code.
  • Exception Inhaler, Epi-pen, insulin pump with
    written doctors order on file in the Health
    Office

48
Medications (cont.)
  • Medication administration forms may be found on
    the district web-site.
  • Medication orders, from the doctor, must also be
    signed by a parent/guardian and medication
    brought in its original container by the
    parent/guardian of the student.
  • If you are filling a Rx, ask pharmacist to give
    you a second labeled bottle for the medication to
    be used at school.

49
Cough Drop Policy
  • Students are permitted to have cough drops/throat
    lozenges kept in the Health Office to be
    administered by the nurse.
  • The students parent/guardian must give written
    permission for the student to take them and they
    must be in their original box or bag.

50
Red/Pink Eye Policy
  • Students who present with red or pink sclera will
    be evaluated and the parent will be notified of
    the Health Office visit and informed to see their
    family doctor if the symptoms worsen.
  • Student will return to class and a follow-up
    evaluation will occur the next day.
  • If the student presents with exudate, crusting,
    or weeping of the eye they will be excluded
    from school and will need to be seen by their
    family doctor for evaluation of conjunctivitis.
  • A note is required for re-admittance to school.

51
Physical Education Excusals
  • One-day excusals
  • An injury that occurs during that school day.
  • Parent note requesting pe excusal for minor
    injury.
  • Any more time needed must be accompanied by a
    doctors note.
  • Long-term excusal
  • Doctors note required.
  • No pe excusals will be given without a parent or
    doctor note no exceptions!

52
Absentee Policy
  • Unexcused absences
  • Allowed 12 per school year
  • Parent call/note regarding childs reason for
    absence
  • Excused absences
  • Written doctor note for illness/injury
  • Student sent home from Health Office for
    illness/injury

53
Excused Absences
  • Any student sent home from the Health Office is
    considered excused.
  • If a student calls their parent from the Main
    Office to pick them up because they are not
    feeling well - it will be considered an UNexcused
    absence.
  • If a student texts their parent for pick-up due
    to illness, not only is the absence unexcused but
    they will also be subject to the discipline code.
  • I have the power to send kids home UNexcused, if
    I feel that the courtesy is being exploited.

54
Students Sent Home
  • Students will be sent home if they have a fever,
    serious injury, or witnessed vomiting.
  • Preference of keeping students here at school.
  • My mom/dad said, Go to the nurse and I will come
    pick you up.
  • is not a free pass to leave school.

55
Personal Hygiene
  • Deodorant (extra deodorant for pe classes),
    shower daily, clean clothing-including your PE
    uniform, brush teeth daily.
  • First teacher/administration referral student
    called down to health office.
  • Second referral student called down and parent
    notification.

56
Questions
  • Any questions or concerns, please call the Middle
    School Health office at 467-3300 ext. 3021.
  • craigc_at_kingsway.k12.nj.us

57
Thank You!!
  • Have a great summer and
  • well see you in September!!
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