CommunicationYour son is the best source of information about assignments and activity in class. The Power School Parent Portal provides parents with detailed, up-to-date information about student grades and attendance.6th Grade teachers use Google Classroom as the Learning Management System (LMS). 7th and 8th Grade classes use Canvas as the LMS. These LMS's contain all necessary course information, including upcoming assignments and due dates. For grades, however, please refer to Power School.
All Middle School teachers use Class Dojo to share information about your student, as well as Class Stories. 6th Grade teachers will also use Class Dojo for reminders and announcements. The 7th and 8th Grade team uses the Remind App to send a general update each week and several of the teachers use the app to send more specific classroom information about assignments, tests, due dates, etc. These applications will send information about classes right to your phone!
If you need to speak with one or more of your son’s teachers, please feel free to call us through the Main Office (919-664-5644) or email one or more teachers directly by finding their e-mail from the staff directory. If you contact an individual teacher with a specific question about that class, you will receive a response from that teacher within 24 hours. If you email one or more of the team of teachers with a general question about several classes, one teacher will respond on behalf of the entire team. We are all in this together - parents, students, and teachers - with the same goal of helping your young man achieve his best. We look forward to working with you and your young man towards that shared goal.
6th Grade Grading:
10% = Homework
20% = Classwork
30% = Projects/Quizzes
40% = Tests
7th/8th Grade Grading:
10% = Homework or Pop Quizzes
40% = Quizzes/Classwork/Labs
50% = Tests/Projects/Essays
Not completing assignments to the best of your individual ability or failure to turn in an assignment is NOT AN OPTION. Learning experiences are designed to help you grow.
Homework not submitted on time will receive a 0 (zero) in the electronic
Major Assignments/Projects will be accepted through the team specified quarter deadline, and point penalties are based on days late and teacher discretion.
Cheating includes copying assignments (this includes any homework), plagiarizing from any text including the Internet and your classmates, discussing test and quiz questions with fellow students who have not taken the test or quiz, and talking during a testing situation. Any of these will result in disciplinary action and a 0 (zero) for an assignment.
*Retakes will be at the teacher’s discretion
Students may be allowed to take advantage of retakes under the following conditions:
Bathroom/Water-In an effort to maximize instructional time and minimize distractions during class and in our halls, we ask that students use the bathroom and get water BEFORE school, BETWEEN classes, DURING LUNCH and AFTER school. Please know that we will work with students who have extenuating circumstances i.e. (medical issues, emergencies, etc.). In addition, we implement the 30/30 rule in class. Students should not go to the bathroom during the first or last 30 minutes of class.