Michelle Ko’s Contact Information:
Phone: (951) 699-0080 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://gms.tvusd.k12.ca.us
6th Language Arts Student & Parent Information Page
Good items that can help keep students organized & successful:
- Student ID card
- Blue or black ink pens and red pens
- Two sharpened pencils
- 3-ring Language Arts binder for materials/homework
- Independent Reading Book for silent reading
- College-ruled notebook paper
- Highlighter pen
- Composition Book for Language Arts Notes
Our curriculum this year will focus greatly on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as well as language arts conventions, more commonly known as grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
The following is the site grading policy for Language Arts. All assignment and assessment grades total 100% of your student’s semester grade. Please remember that Progress Reports are not report cards. They are only a “snapshot” of where your student’s grades stand on that particular day at the half-way point in the semester. All assignments and assessments are weighted as follows:
Writing: 30% Reading: 30% Language Conventions: 15%
Listening and Speaking: 10% Final/Summative: 15%
For grades, please check the “Infinite Campus” website which is accessible on the GMS homepage at http://gms.tvusd.k12.ca.us. Grades for your student can be found there for every subject and should be checked weekly.
Academic Dishonesty: Students’ work should be a reflection of their own knowledge and is an important tool to help teachers evaluate and meet individual needs. Academic honesty is expected of all students. In cases of academic dishonesty, the teacher will contact the parent, write a referral, assign a grade of “F” to the work and assign a “U” in citizenship. Additional consequences for academic dishonesty are as follows:
1st offense: Warning
2nd offense: Suspension
2nd offense in the same class: “F” in the course
We at GMS are committed to providing additional support to those students who struggle with a given topic or concept. On Back to School Night, you will receive detailed information about our whole-school intervention and enrichment plan. Thank you for your support of your child’s success! Please avoid making end-of-day appointments that require checking your student out early as that will interfere with your student’s intervention/enrichment.
*Be safe: Walk at all times. Keep hands and feet to yourself. Keep your belongings out of the aisles.
*Be responsible: Check your grades at least once a week. Write your homework and due dates in your binder reminder. Bring all necessary materials to class.
*Be respectful: Use common courtesies such as “please” and “thank you”. Actively listen when others are speaking. Treat others how you would like to be treated.
Consequences for not following the classroom expectations:
1st offense: Teacher conference with student
2nd offense: Parent contact letter will be assigned—due as instructed the following class period
3rd offense: Parent contact via email
4th offense: Discipline Referral and conference with principal or vice principal
Severe Clause: Sent immediately to the vice principal’s office for discipline
No Cell Phone use without permission!!