HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Dear Parents and Students,
The Curriculum Assistance Program has been designed to provide support with academics and the remediation of basic skills. We will provide instruction of test-taking strategies, study skills, organization, self-determination, building positive relationships with students, and assisting students with assignments required by general education teachers. In addition to academic support, general Curriculum Assistance classes provide small group and individual instruction in organizational, time management and study skills.
In order to ensure an environment that is conducive to learning, expectations and guidelines for Curriculum Assistance classes have been outlined below. All students are expected to comply fully with these guidelines.
· Arrive to class on time. The tardy policy will be strictly enforced.
· Come to class prepared to work.
· Be respectful of all persons.
· Computers are for academic use only.
All students are expected to provide their own supplies. The following is a list of necessary items for Curriculum Assistance.
· Assignment notebook
· 3-ring notebook or folders (per teacher request) and plenty of paper
· Pens and pencils
· Highlighters in various colors
Due to budget cuts, we welcome any assistance you can provide with the following items:
· Copy paper
· Notebook paper
· Germ-X hand sanitizer
Students will receive progress reports each grading period throughout the school year. You can always access Power Schools using the Parent Portal to track your student’s daily progress. A student or parent may obtain an update at any time by simply contacting us. If you would like to meet to discuss your child’s academic progress, we ask that you call your child’s IEP case manager at 919-870-4050 to schedule a conference.
Due to the structure of Curriculum Assistance classes, students’ grades will largely be based upon daily log entries, agenda checks, notebook checks, periodic lessons, participation and attendance (Class Work / Organization / Participation). The Wake County grading scale and a breakdown of averages is provided below.
Wake County Grading Scale
Daily attendance is imperative for student success. It is difficult to obtain information, keep up with assignments, and acquire knowledge without being present in the classroom. The student is solely responsible for obtaining, completing, and submitting missed assignments in compliance with the attendance policy outlined in The Student Handbook.
Each special education student is assigned a case manager responsible for monitoring student progress. The case manager will answer questions and arrange meetings regarding your student’s needs and educational program. Feel free to contact this person at any time.
Kris Page(Grades 6,7, 8) firstname.lastname@example.org