I am excited to begin the 2020 - 2021 school year at H. P. Miles Intermediate School. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones.
Teaching your child is a tremendous responsibility and I will do my best to ensure that each student has a safe and motivating learning experience in this upcoming year. However I cannot do this without the help of you, the parents. We are partners in the learning process.
I believe that parent-teacher relationships are necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year I will communicate through my website, notes, telephone call, emails, report cards and parent teacher conferences. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions for concerns at any time. You can call me at the school, send me a written note or contact me via email.
This course will be an active learning course in which students are expected to participate by completing projects, taking notes, participation in discussions, and writing about given topics. Therefore, students are expected to complete all assignments, homework, projects, and prepare for quizzes, and tests outside of the allowed school time, if necessary. All assignments will be posted at the beginning of each class for students to record. Students must keep a current science binder with important notes, definitions of science terms for each chapter, and graded homework, quizzes, and tests.
Your child should bring a backpack to school each day. This is to travel back and forth with your child each day. It will contain things like homework, books, notices and forms. It is also an easy way for you to send items such as notes and messages to me when necessary.
Classroom Expectations and Policies
Establishing good classroom discipline is essential to each child’s success, confidence and well-being. Every child should feel that the classroom environment is safe and secure; free from all threats of physical or emotional harm. In addition, it is important that each child learn to develop self-discipline and good work habits, to resolve conflicts peacefully, and to think independently. For these reasons, the discipline plan I have chosen has several components.
First, the children will learn the purpose of classroom expectations and develop the idea that our classroom is a community with the common purpose of learning, growing and becoming friends.
I expect the students to:
Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Safe
The second facet of the discipline plan includes the logical consequences that may occur when class rules are broken. Examples of logical consequences include time-out away from a classroom activity for class disruptions or bothering other children, written and/or verbal apologies for aggressive behavior, name calling or ridicule towards other children. This list is not inclusive since it is impossible to predict all incidents of misbehavior that may occur during the year. The idea is for the consequence to be related to the misbehavior and act as a solution or restitution for the problem. If classroom rules are severely or persistently broken, parents will be contacted by phone or email. A visit to the principal’s office is used as a last resort option, although at times it is the only option.
I believe it is very important to communicate between home and school and will do my best to keep you informed. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns at anytime throughout the year, please contact me at the school at (254) 799-5553, via email at email@example.com., or through school status.