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   Ms. Sylvya Cordova is proud to be a lifelong resident of Pico Rivera and especially an El Rancho alumni.  She has been teaching for El Rancho USD for 24 years, as an ELD, Bilingual Language Arts Teacher, District Resource Teacher, and Trainer-of-Trainers for the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE).  She attended Durfee, Obregon, Rio Vista, Rivera Jr. high and graduated from El Rancho high school.  Working as an instructional aide at North Park Middle school, Ms. Cordova was inspired to become an English teacher by her mentor, Minerva Gandara.   She has a Bachelor's Degree in English, a Master's Degree in Education and Administrative Leadership, and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, which includes a BCLAD (Bilingual Cross cultural Language Acquisition and Development) credential.  Ms. Cordova has presented at many conferences including; California Association of the Gifted (CAG), California Association of Secondary Bilingual Educators (CASBE), and served as a Committee member for the California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) Conference.

 

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Tutoring Begins 9/12

Students that need help in Language Arts or ELD may attend tutoring in room 12 from 3-4 PM.

Language Arts/ELD Syllabus

 

                                                                                 

 

Rivera Middle School

A California Distinguished School

 

 

TEACHER INFORMATION

 

Ms. Sylvya Cordova              7th grade Language Arts/English Language Development

Room 12 E-mail address: scordova@erusd.org

RMS homepage: http://www.rms.erusd.org

RMS Phone: ( 562) 801-5088

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to your son/daughter’s 7th grade school year.  All of us teachers are looking forward to working with you and your child this year as we explore learning together.

 

Middle school is a challenging time for students with rotating classes, multiple teachers and high school not far away.  It’s vital that we work together to keep your child focused and organized.  I have attached a list of supplies, as well as rules, consequences, and rewards for our classroom.  Please discuss these standards with your child, and if you are in agreement, sign the the last page and return it to me by Tuesday, 8/30/17.

 

If you need to contact me, please  refer to the teacher information on this page.  E-mail is the quickest way to get a response.  Furthermore, you are welcome to visit my classroom any time.  Simply check in with the office secretary for a visitor’s pass, no phone call is necessary.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read these materials.  Together, we will ensure your child’s academic success this year.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Ms. Sylvya Cordova

 

P.S.  Room 12 is in great need of supplies like clorox wipes, tissues, hand sanitizer, markers, paper, index cards, pencils, pens, etc.  Any donation is welcome!

 

Quantity                                                                    

                 6 each                                                         Pencils/Pens

                  1                                                                100 Sheet Composition Booklet

                  1                                                                  2”  3 Ring Binder with 5 tabs

 

Students should have all of these items daily.  Not having these supplies will result in consequences for your student.  Additional supplies may be needed throughout the school year.

 

Restroom Policy

Students are not allowed to use the restroom during classtime, unless he/she has a medical condition and documentation.  If there are any issues, please contact me.

 

Tardy Policy

A student will be tardy when he/she is not in line when the tardy bell rings without a written excuse.  Please refer to the Minder Binder for consequences.  Remember: A tardy is a warning and will be recorded.

 

 

 

Grading Policy

Grading Weights

Tests and Quizzes                               40%

Writing                                                20%

Reading                                               20%

Grammar                                             10%

Vocabulary                                          10%

 

Grading Scale

90% or above = A

80% or above = B

70% or above = C

60% or above = D

50% or below = F

 

Late Work Policy

Late work will not be accepted.  If a student is absent, it is the student’s responsibility to ask me regarding the work that has been missed.  The number of days the student was absent will determine the amount of days the student has to complete the make-up work for full credit.  If there are specific issues, please contact me.

 

Homework Policy

Homework is assigned M-Th and occasionally on Fridays.  At the start of each week, student will write the classwork/homework in their Minder Binder.  It will also be posted on my webpage.

 

 

Name:                                                                                     Period:

 

Please return this back sheet, only.  Thank you.

 

Rules, Consequences, and Rewards

 

Rules

  1. Respect each other, in and outside of class.
  2. Come to class prepared, with all materials.
  3. Be on time, in your seat and ready to learn.
  4. Raise hand to speak in class.

 

                                                                        Consequences

  1. Warning.
  2. Lunch Detention/ Time After Class.
  3. Phone call home
  4. Referral

                        * Extreme misbehavior or defiance = Referral

 

Citizenship Grade

A verbal warning will be issued and recorded every time your student does not follow a rule.  The amount of warnings and/or severity of infractions will determine your student’s citizenship grade.  This chart will demonstrate how his/her citizenship grade is determined:

 

                                                            0 warnings = O for citizenship

                                                            1-3 warnings = S for citizenship

                                                            4-6 warnings = N for citizenship

                                                            7é warnings = U for citizenship

 

If a student recieves a referral or his/her name is left by a substitute for poor behavior, the student will automatically receive a “U.”

 

Rewards

Classes will be awarded “class points” daily based on their behavior as a group.  Classes that reach the predermined goal each trimester will recieve a pizza party.

 

I have read the Minder Binder, rules, consequences, and rewards for the ’17-‘18 school year and understand these expectations.

 

Student Signature___________________________                       Date________________

 

 

Parent Signature____________________________                       Date________________

 

If you would like to text message please initial and add a number  (      )______________

MANDATORY SATURDAY SCHOOL 12/10

Students that are in danger of failing Language Arts/ELD are mandated to attend Saturday school on 12/10 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. in room 12. A notice has been issued and parents MUST sign the form and return it to Ms. Cordova by 12/9. If you have any questions please contact me via email: < scordova@erusd.org> or at  562) 801-5088 and leave me a message.

D/F PROGRESS REPORTS SENT HOME

Students who are in danger of failing are expected to attend tutoring on Tu/TH from 3-4 PM.  Help is available and assignment, tests and quizzes may be turned in for some credit.  PLEASE check the parent portal to see if your child is failing.

TUTORING TU/TH 3-4PM

Any D/F student that needs to complete missing assignments MUST come to tutoring TU/TH from 3-4 PM.

Mandatory Saturday School

Students that are in danger of failing Language Arts/ELD are mandated to attend Saturday school on 4/23 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. in room 12.  A notice has been issued and parents MUST sign the form and return it to Ms. Cordova by 4/22.  If you have any questions please contact me via email: <scordova@erusd.org> oor 562) 801-5088 and leave me a message.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Conference Day 1

What: Parent Conference Day 1

When: 3/23/2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Where: Appointment Necessary Please contact the teacher to set up the appointment

 

Parent Conference Day 2

What: Parent Conference- Day 2

When: 3/24/2016, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: No appointment necessary

Make-up assignments

Students that wish to make up assignments or take tests/quizzes may do so every Tuesday/Thursday from 3-4 PM.  

WELCOME BACK TO SEMESTER 2!

Happy New Year!  Students need to come to class prepared with their Agenda, index cards, workbooks and other essential materials.  Success in school requires scheduled study time at home and communication between school and students.  Feel free to contact me via email, phone call or a note in your child's Agenda.  Let's work together to achieve the most successful academic year.

MANDATORY SATURDAY SCHOOL 12/5

ALL STUDENTS WHO CURRENTLY HAVE A GRADE OF "D" OR "F" OR ARE MISSING TOO MANY ASSIGNMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND SATURDAY SCHOOL ON DECEMBER 5TH.   A LETTER WILL BE SENT HOME FOR PARENTS TO SIGN.  I WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 8-12 IN ROOM 12.

AR Reading Logs

ALL classes MUST read 20 minutes everyday and record in your AR reading log. Signed  Logs are due every Friday.  You may attend tutoring on Tuesdays (RM 12) and Thursdays (RM 11) from 3-4 PM to make up for missing logs.

STUDENT LED CONFERENCE SIGN UPS

PARENTS-
YOUR CHILD WILL BE ASKING YOU TO REVIEW AND SIGN A PARENT CONFERENCE LETTER.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SIGN UP AT VolunteerSpot.com. The link is http://:vols.pt/ZaGhBF>.

CELDT Testing

PARENTS-
Just a friendly reminder that English Learners will be tested in the state's CELDT test beginning Monday, October 12th.  Make sure if your child is in an ELD class that they have a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.  Testing will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Encourage your child to try their BEST on the state test.