Meet and Greet Parent Information 2009 - 2010 Contact/Communication Information: The Academy at Black Mountain Middle School 9353 Oviedo Street San Diego, CA 92129 858-484-1300 FAX: 858-538-9440 Principal David Hall: 858-484-1300 ext. 3923 or email@example.com PUSD Website: http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/ BMMS Website: http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/pusdbmms/ Academy Website: http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/pusdbmms/Academy/ “LearningPoint:” Teacher websites with grades, assignments and classroom information: http://www.learningpoint.org Academy Teachers: see attached list After school program: Kathy Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org The School Year: The Academy School year begins Tuesday, June 16th. Three weeks later, the school year pauses on Wednesday July 8th. We do not have school on Friday, July 3rd. The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. Students will complete course work in social studies, math, language arts and science. Students will pick up their summer schedule on the first day of school (Tuesday, June 16th) from 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. at the front office. All Academy students are “Probationary” status during the three week summer session. If students do not meet Academy pillars and commitments, they will be moved to the regular BMMS program when school resumes in August. The Academy School year will resume in August. School begins at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday – Friday and starts at 8:54 a.m. on Mondays (Teacher Training Day – “ACT”). Monday – Thursday, Academy students will finish their school day at 3:30 p.m. On Friday, their school day ends at 2:27 p.m. (no PE on Fridays). The Academy school year will end in June. Following the summer session, students will add an elective class, Raider Time class, and PE class to their schedule. Students will have a nine period day including a lunch period. PE is always at the end of the day (period 9) from 2:30-3:30 p.m., (Mon-Thurs.). Students will get their new schedules when they register at BMMS in August. Registration packet pickup will be August 11th for 8th graders, August 12th for 7th graders, and August 13th for 6th graders. Make up day will be August 17th. School year “calendars” are posted on the PUSD website: http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/about/calendar/ Absences: Summer session attendance is mandatory. Academy students have an increased school year. This benefit is neutralized by excessive absences. Lunch: Students will have a 30 minute lunch during the summer session and a 37 minute lunch during the rest of the year. During the summer session, there is an “Academy Snack Bar” open to all students. The cafeteria is open during the regular school year. Academy students have lunch with the entire BMMS student population. Electives: 6th grade Academy students choose one music elective. Educational research shows a strong correlation between music and math/science academic performance. 6th grade Academy students can take band, orchestra, or chorus. 7th and 8th grade Academy students can take music, Productions, Spanish (for 8th graders only) or AVID. Academy students do not take their elective course during the summer. Raider Reminders: Students will be issued a BMMS Raider Reminder (calendar and school rules booklet) to help them to stay organized to meet the Academy’s No Excuses policy. They will use this calendar in all their classes to record assignments and other daily commitments. They must bring it to class and use it every day. Learning Supplies: All Academy teachers require a 2-3” Raider Binder. All Academy teachers will give students a specific supply list at the start of the summer session. If you would like to get an early start, go to the Academy website to see teacher supply lists. If you purchase your supplies at Office Depot, Academy students get a 5% discount by using this number: Black Mountain Academy ID# 70204787. Our Academy program also receives supply donations from Office Depot when you shop there. Extra programs offered by the Academy: Science Olympiad, Math Field Day, Math Counts, college field trips, PE choices, COIN/Solutions (college readiness), AVID methodology, Raider Time, and Career Day (parents share their careers with students). Academy “Academic and Behavior Policy”; see attached. Donations: See the form in your packet. Donations will be collected at the donation table. 20 hour volunteer commitment: See information and forms in your packet and at the volunteer table. After School Program: Academy students can stay at our after school program; it is similar to elementary school ESS. This program is free of charge and requires students to attend two (2) hours per day and nine (9) hours per week. Academy students are given priority status for the first 100 to sign up. Get the forms at the After School Program table (one form per child). You will need to fill out one form for the summer. Another form will be given to you at the end of summer if you wish to continue in the fall. Transportation: Academy families have several options for getting students to and from school. We set up carpools based on the middle school you live closest to. You can sign up for a group at the carpool table. We will send a carpool group email to you when the groups are established. The PUSD does not offer bus transportation during the summer. You can sign up and pay for bus transportation during the regular school year. Go to: http://www.powayusd.com/admin/trans/busPassInfo.asp for bus pass information. PUSD transportation only services the BMMS area: http://www.powayusd.com/admin/trans/Street%20Listings/MS%202008Page27.html. If you live outside the BMMS area, you can drive your child to a BMMS bus stop. PUSD does provide “Activity Bus” transportation at 3:30 when the Academy school day ends. Registration: If your packet has a red “R” on it, you will need to fill out paperwork at the registration table. Academy Team Commitment to You and Your Child: We will do whatever it takes to ensure student success and learning. We communicate using phone, email, LearningPoint websites, Academy website, homework surveys, mailings and newsletters (see attached list of phone numbers and email addresses). o We will return messages within 24 hours. Messages may be left for us at anytime. o We will post grades and assignments to the teacher LearningPoint website. We meet formally once per week as a “collaborative team”. We discuss all students as a team working together to improve student learning and behavior. We will always protect the safety, interests and rights of all students.
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