LMS TEAM 8H
Dear Students and Parents or Guardians,
Welcome to the 8th grade, your final year of middle school! We are very excited to
have you as a student on our team this year! In order to meet the needs of each
student, our team will meet daily to create consistency in all core classes.
For updated information on grades, attendance, assignments, and more, please check
our new and improved website at http://lincoln.rrps.net/. The site is to be rolled
over to the new school year during the week of August 15. To find us click on the
“Class and Team Pages” link which appears along the left-hand side of Lincoln’s main
page. After August 22, you should be able to create your own account on the
website, which will give you access to all of the team information specific to your
child’s schedule, streamlining your time searching for information.
Below you will find important general information regarding your team and the
coming school year, along with a list of how to reach each of us that can easily be cut
out and put in a conspicuous place in your home to reference. We welcome the
communication as we believe it takes all of us to help support our students as they
aim to achieve the success they desire.
Team Supplies: Please see attached list
Please note that backpacks and large bags are not allowed in any classes at
LMS. Students may carry a cinch bag that can be hung on the back of their chairs.
Use of cell phones and Ipods (or similar devices) is not permitted at any time during
school hours, including lunch. The expectation is that all electronic devices must be
turned off and stowed away for the entire school day. Students who need to phone
home for emergencies during the school day may do so in the front office. Students
who choose to bring these items onto campus assume full responsibility for the item’s
safety and security.
It is imperative that students keep current on all of their assignments, completing
each assignment to the best of the student’s ability. Because we understand that
extenuating circumstances happen, the team has established the following policy for
Every student will be allowed a single “one day late pass” per core class
every 9 weeks. The late pass allows students to submit one teacher-
approved assignment one day late for full credit. Not all assignments
qualify for the late pass. For example, the math classes will not accept late
passes for Math’s Mate, since that is a weekly assignment that students are
aware of, have the materials for, and that can be completed well in
advance of the actual due date. Work will not be accepted after the one
day’s grace period, and will earn a grade of zero. In addition, once the late
pass is used for that class, acceptance of any other late work not be
accepted, and will earn a grade of zero.
Students should be encouraged to advocate for themselves with their teacher in an
appropriate manner regarding all of their assignments any time the need arises for
special consideration or use of the late pass. This is an opportunity for students to
take control of their own education and their own success.
Please keep in mind that late work is not the same as work that is late due to absence
from school. The late work policy is for students who do not have an assignment
turned in on its original due date. The Student Agenda outlines the details of the
district’s policy for work due to absences. A student has one day to make up work for
every one day absent. If a student needs more time to complete a homework
assignment, the student should be encouraged to discuss this with the teacher prior to
the due date of the assignment.
Also note that all student modifications with regards to homework will also be
Behavior Expectations and Interventions
Our expectations follow those of the school. They are high expectations that will not
be lowered, as we believe that students are able to meet, and even exceed, them.
There are 2 major pieces to our expectations: Respect and Responsibility. Respect
encompasses, respect for others, for property and for ourselves. Responsibility equals
Freedom. If students demonstrate that they are responsible as a student and in the
classroom, they will enjoy many freedoms as a result. If they do not demonstrate
responsibility, they will lose their freedoms as outlined in the LMS Discipline Matrix
that can be found in the Student Agenda. Please review this matrix and the list of
Behavioral Expectations with your student on pages 11-13.
Prior to writing referrals that are handled by Lincoln’s Administration Team, the team
will impose interventions that include, but are not limited to parent notification,
Team Lunch Detention, parent meetings, official “warning” referrals that are
submitted to the office. Repeat offenders or level 2 or 3 infractions will result in
referrals that get handled by the Administration Team in the Front Office.
8H Honor Code: “Our work is our own.”
We will not cheat off of others’ work.
We will not allow others to cheat off of our work.
We will not witness cheating without telling the teacher. If we do not tell, we are
as guilty as the cheater.
When grading, we will not give credit where credit has not been earned.
We do not plagiarize in any form.
We would rather fail than cheat.
Communication (Email, Phone, Letter)
We feel parent/teacher communication is extremely important in creating student
success. We will work diligently to maintain contact with you throughout the year.
Keep up with the team and your scholar on the school website! We communicate
best via email, and also make every effort to return any phone calls we receive within
24 hours of the call. Please make sure that your contact information in the front
office stays current, so that we have the most up-to-date info on how to contact you.
(Please highlight your child’s teachers)
All phone numbers are 892-1100, followed by listed extension
Teacher Name Subject E-mail and Phone
Amanda Cicola Science / Social Studies email@example.com x229
Sandra Crawford All subjects firstname.lastname@example.org x306
Kory Holt Language Arts email@example.com x117
Burton Melancon Science / Team Leader firstname.lastname@example.org x233
Celia Miller Math 8 / Algebra I email@example.com x366
Alan Sanchez Social Studies firstname.lastname@example.org x119
Jennifer Secrest Inclusion Math & Language Arts email@example.com x116
Karen Sibbett Math 8 / Language Arts firstname.lastname@example.org x116
We’re off to a Great Start-
We look forward to having your child in our class and look forward to seeing you at
our Open House, which is coming up in a few weeks, where will be sharing
information about our daily routine, policies, and the eighth grade curriculum. Please
feel free to contact any of us if you have any questions or concerns.