MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIFIC INFORMATION
Homeroom will be every other day (alternating with PE) and will be used for the purposes of goal setting, student conferences, academic support, study skills, organization and planning, technology lessons, Digital Citizenship, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Restorative Practices, and project time. Each homeroom teacher will be the students’ primary contact, plan parent conferences, and answer questions from parents. The students will also receive report cards, Thursday fliers and other notifications through their homeroom period.
Each 6th – 8th grade student will receive a Roy Cloud planner the second week of school. Once received, each student is encouraged to write assignments in the planner daily. This should be in the student’s possession at all times. The use of the planner allows a student to see, at a glance, what assignments are due on a weekly, as well as daily, basis. It is the student’s responsibility to fill out the planner. One of our primary goals in middle school is to teach students organizational skills and help them become responsible learners. We will work with each child to find a system that works best to meet the individual needs.
Homework plays an integral part in helping your child understand and master the curriculum, as well as learn time management and organizational skills. The purpose of homework is to reinforce concepts learned in class and to strengthen study habits to prepare students for high school. You can expect nightly homework Monday through Thursday. If your child is consistently spending more than two hours nightly doing homework, please let the appropriate teacher know, so a conference can be scheduled to discuss a plan for success. Teachers are generally available to students before and after school to answer questions and go over assignments. Please encourage your child to ask for help regarding assignments and organization.
Definition of integrity. 1 : firm adherence to a code of moral or artistic values : incorruptibility.
Academic integrity is the moral code or ethical policy of academia. This includes avoidance of cheating or plagiarism; maintenance of academic standards; honesty and rigor in research and academic publishing.
Academic Misconduct is any action or attempted action that may result in creating an unfair academic advantage for oneself or an unfair academic advantage or disadvantage for any other member or members of the academic community.
Grades are available online and can be checked by students and parents at any point using the student/parent portal. Grades should be updated every two weeks (or more frequently depending on the amount of assessments in a given class.)
Enrichment and Study Hall classes will be given a Pass/No Grade grade and will not be reflected in the GPA.
End of trimester report cards will be given to parents and students according to the dates below. Parent/teacher conferences will be held to discuss academic growth and/or concerns. Your study hall teacher will be scheduling this conference.
Trimester 1: At conferences 11/21 and 11/23
Trimester 2: Before conferences 3/17
Trimester 3: Last day of school 6/9
Classroom instruction is critical to your child’s success in school. We discourage absences for any reason other than serious illness or family emergencies. Please call the school office to report your child’s absence. Work that is missed must be made up. Students and parents can view homework assignments on teacher classroom websites. All students are expected to be responsible for their own missing work.
Students need to be on time to class at the start of the school day. After five times being late to the first period, a reflection sheet will be required.
For specific Redwood City School District attendance policies and procedures, please visit the District website at https://www.rcsdk8.net/Page/65.
Honor Roll and Renaissance
At Roy Cloud we believe in celebrating the amazing skills and special talents of our students. Renaissance is a program that does just that. We will host two Renaissance assemblies at the end of Trimester 1 and 2 and an Honor Roll assembly at the end of Trimester 3. This will be a time to celebrate the many accomplishments of the Roy Cloud community.
Honor Roll Certificates will be given out three times, once for each trimester. There are three Honor Roll Levels:
Gold - All A’s on your report card (Nothing below an A-)
Silver - All A’s and B’s on your report card (Nothing below a B-).
Blue - given out Trimester 2 and 3 for a GPA improvement of .5 or greater.
Enrichment and Study Hall will not be calculated into the GPA, and PE will hold a .5 weight
Eligibility for School Activities
Students will be allowed to participate in dances, sports, and other activities outside of the normal school day at the discretion of the administration. Factors that may affect eligibility are:
Absence on the day of the event