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    Thank you to those who ran for 7th Grade Office.  The following students were elected for 7th grade office for the 2017-2018 school year at North Ogden Junior High.
    Sadie Richardson
    Keean Marsh

    Welcome to Sixth Grade at Bates Elementary!

     

                Welcome back! We are looking forward to a fantastic year!

    In sixth grade, you will rotate into different teachers’ classes. Your homeroom teacher(s) will teach you math and language arts. Science, social studies/history, computer, writing, health, and language will be taught in rotations on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. On Wednesdays, we will have math and language arts. On Fridays, we will have language arts assessments, art, and study hall (those prepared will have a group activity).

     

    Classroom Basics

    We promise to do our very best to make your learning experience as positive and beneficial to you as possible. We are only one part of your learning equation, so here are a few classroom requirements and expectations.

    1. Keep your electronics at home. Cell phones should remain off and put away while on school grounds. They distract you and everyone around you. Violating this policy will result in the phone being taken to the office. Please contact the office to retrieve the device. We have a school phone for emergency use. If your parent needs to get in touch with you, they need to call the office. The office will get in contact with you as immediately as necessary.
    2. We all think more clearly when we have enough food and water in our systems. Our mornings are very long before we go to lunch. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you bring a healthy snack to eat during morning break and a water bottle (water only!) to sip throughout the day.

     

    Progress Reports

    Progress reports will be online. Parents can access their child’s account by going to www.weber.k12.ut.us then clicking on “My Weber The Portal.” Grades entered into The Portal will show up immediately. This is the best means of keeping parents informed of your grades and/or missing work, it is important that we know you and your parents have seen it weekly. Included on the weekly homework sheet will be an area for your parent’s signature, indicating that both of you have checked The Portal.

     

    The progress report on The Portal will show all assignments for each core concept taught so far. It will show your score for each assignment as well as your overall grade assessment for each core concept. You will be graded on the following scale, based on the core curriculum end of level testing scale:

     

    4 =           Understands key concepts, Demonstrates required skills, and applies knowledge of the standard.

    3 =           In the process of developing an understanding of key concepts, skills, and knowledge of the standard.

    2 =           Beginning to understand key concepts, skills, and knowledge of the standard. Assistance is needed to apply skills and knowledge.

    1 =           Not yet demonstrating an understanding of key concepts, skills, and knowledge of the standard. Additional time and support is needed.

    0 =           Makes no attempt. No judgment can be made.

    On some assignments you may see a letter either next to your score or in place of it. Letters indicate that we haven’t received your work for one of the following reasons.

    A = Absent; Work not turned in due to an excused absence may be turned in for full credit within a two week time frame. After that, the letter will be changed to M.

    L = Late; Late assignments have been turned in for credit, but not on time and will only receive ½ credit.

    M= Missing; The assignment has not been turned in and has not received any points. Students will have until the following Monday to hand in the assignment for full credit.

    X = Excused; Excused assignments do not count for or against your grade. You do not need to make them up. This symbol is rarely used.

     

    At midterm and the end of the quarter, all missing assignments will be changed to a 0.

     

    Citizenship/Personal Responsibility

                    A School wide discipline program will be instated this year. In addition to academic grades, you will also earn a citizenship/personal responsibility grade based on the 6th grade core curriculum. Your appropriate behavior will maintain a perfect citizenship grade. If you choose to behave unacceptably and/or disrupt others, points will be taken from your citizenship grade. Depending on the severity of your behavior, an incident report may be given. This will be signed by your parents and returned to school the following day.

    Each Friday we will have a weekly study hall. Those who are caught up on their work will get to participate in a whole group activity.

     

    Homework

    Homework sheets will be given every Monday. Homework is always due the following Friday. Homework sheets will include: weekly reading minutes, daily math practice, portal checks, reading record (including RTS), and monthly presentations.  Work not finished in class will be additional homework.

     

    MATH

    You need to keep your math facts fresh. Math will become easier if you continue to work on flashcards and/or timings. This year, the math program will cover addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. We will also cover measurements (customary and metric), geometry, algebraic expressions and equations, probability, ratios, problem solving, pre-algebra, and algebra. You will have math homework if you do not complete the assignment in class. Having your own personal calculator to keep at school will be very helpful. Please label it permanently. ONLINE MATH BOOK LINK-my.hrw.com

    Writing 

    We willl use the utahcompose writing tool for some of our writing assignments.

     

    Presentations

    Monthly presentations will be assigned pertaining to some part of the core curriculum. The selections and due dates are listed on the blog.

     

    Teacher name Rotation subjects Email address
    Mr. Barker Science, Computer mbarker@wsd.net
    Mrs. Hogge Social Studies lohogge@wsd.net
    Mrs. Andersen(Mon./Tues.) Language/Health maandersen@wsd.net
    Mrs. Kotter(Thurs./Fri) Language/Health jkotter@wsd.net
    Miss Wallace Writing krwallace@wsd.net

    Daily Schedule

     

    Note: School begins at 8:25 A.M. daily.

    It dismisses at 3:05 P.M. M/T/Th/F and at 1:05 P.M. on Wednesdays.

    At 8:20 the first bell rings. PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE BUILDING BEFORE THIS TIME!

     

    MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY

    8:25-10:15   Math

    P.E. Schedule
    Barker Monday 11:30-12:00
    Hogge Monday 11:00-11:30
    Andersen/Kotter Thursday 11:00-11:30
    Wallace Tuesday 11:00-11:30

    10:15-10:30 Bathroom Break/Recess

    10:30-12:15 Language Arts

    12:15-12:55 Lunch

    1:00-3:00 Rotations

    3:00-3:05 Clean up/Dismiss

     

    WEDNESDAY

    Library Schedule
    Barker Monday 11:00-11:30
    Hogge Monday 11:30-12:00
    Andersen/Kotter Tuesday 11:00-11:30
    Wallace Tuesday 11:30-12:00

    8:25- 10:15 Math

    10:15-10:30 Bathroom Break/ Recess

    10:30-12:15- Language Arts

    12:15-12:55 Lunch

    12:55-1:05 Clean up/Dismiss

     

    Note to Parents:

    If you have questions or concerns after checking the portal and our 6th grade blog, please feel free to email us. We are not readily available to answer the phone during the school day, so email is the easiest way to reach us and get a quick response. If, after checking online, you feel you need to meet with one of us, please schedule an appointment. Because our planning time is very limited, we will not be able to prepare adequately for teaching if we have impromptu parent conferences.