Rivera Middle School
A California Distinguished School
Ms. Sylvya Cordova 7th grade Language Arts/English Language Development
Room 12 E-mail address: email@example.com
RMS homepage: http://www.rms.erusd.org
RMS Phone: ( 562) 801-5088
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Tests and Quizzes 40%
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 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.
Please return this back sheet, only. Thank you.
Rules, Consequences, and Rewards
* Extreme misbehavior or defiance = Referral
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.”
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 ( )______________
7th Grade ELA Pacing Guide
Month to Month
The pacing guide has been created by extracting standards from federal Common Core Standards. This pacing guide is tentative and subject to change at any time based upon the school activities and assessment data.
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