Team 5 Team 6
Ms. DeStefano - ELA Ms. Basil - ELA
Mr. Warner - Math Ms. Diseroad - Math
Ms. Hawkins - Science Ms. Findlay - Science
Ms. Snyder (Team Leader) - Social Studies Ms. McFerren (Team Leader) - Social Studies
As students enter the 8th grade, teachers are mindful that they, the teachers must begin to align their teaching practices with the high schools I order to help students make a smooth transition. With Carroll County’s "College and Career Readiness" expectations and its level of rigor, students need to understand that the 8th grade is highly valuable as the last foundational year and best opportunity to prepare for what lies ahead.
To help students and parents understand the 8th grade, we have developed a standard grading policy that all eight, 8th grade teachers abide by in order to help students become more responsible, independent, and understand the resilience necessary for a successful future.
Classwork: Only accepted 1 day late from due date-partial credit only
Homework: Cannot be turned in late if checked in class. If accepted late by teacher, partial credit only.
Long-Term Assignments: accepted up to three days late, drops a letter grade everyday it is late.
No late assignments will be accepted after that particular unit is over unless due to absence.
Students have the amount of time they were absent to make up their work. This does not include long term assignments.
If students are out for an extended amount of time with medical confirmation, there may be exceptions based on each teacher’s discretion. Teachers may contact the school on the third day of absence to obtain missed work.
It is the responsibility of the STUDENT to gather missed work, not the teacher.
If students are removed due to behavior, they are responsible for all missed work which will be due the next day.
Please check Home Access regularly to check if your student has any missing work.
The 8th grade team will be using the Flex Tracker system during our flex period (8:25-9:00a). Students can be flexed for the following reasons.
Second Chance Learning
Assistance with Makeup Work
Makeup Tests and Quizzes
Receive help with content/skills
Work in study groups
This is the system the high schools use, so students will be prepared for high school expectations. When students request for a teacher to flex them, their priorities for this time should come in the following order.
1. Get help from your teachers when you need it, this includes Second Chance Learning
2. Work on Assignments
3. Study for upcoming tests and quizzes
4. Free Reading (BRING A BOOK TO FLEX)
Students should bring ALL materials to flex, they will not be allowed to return to their lockers unless they are flexed unexpectedly. When students are flexed by a teacher, they remain with that teacher for the entire flex period.
Remember flex is a period of academic support, take advantage of it!
Please feel free to communicate with us in your child’s best interest. You may always call the school and ask that a message be given to teachers for a call-back; however, it may be faster to calling during teachers during their planning or email.
If you would like a conference, please notify your child’s teachers. It is important to understand that the 8th grade has higher expectations for its students because this is a transitional year; and therefore, it will be challenging. If you request a conference, it is always more productive to have all your child’s academic teachers present, and this may also include related arts teachers, administrators, and/or guidance counselors.
School # 410-751-3440
Team Five Team Six
Sara Snyder (Team Leader and Social Studies) Marsha Doolan (Team Leader and Social Studies)
Scott Warner (Math) firstname.lastname@example.org Cathy Basil (ELA) email@example.com
Cathy DeStafano (ELA) firstname.lastname@example.org Fran Diseroad (Math) email@example.com
Marie Hawkins (Science) firstname.lastname@example.org Sara Findlay (Science) email@example.com
Kristina Green (Special Ed) firstname.lastname@example.org
Karli Wisenauer (Spanish) email@example.com
Mary Dee Oxen (Guidance) firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that parents may request conferences at any time during the school year. Weekday parent conferences for eighth grade students may be requested and will be scheduled in ½ hour increments during planning (8:55-10:25). However, please note that teachers will not be able to meet with parents every weekday due to other meeting obligations and planning needs. Teachers are always conveniently available through email or phone and can/will respond in a timely manner, usually during planning, by end of day, or the next school day.
As the formal parent conference dates near, be aware that teachers will send invitations to some parents in advance, and those conferences will be scheduled first. Then, all parents will receive information about conference dates/times. Conferences will be posted as a parent "Alert" message. All remaining conference times will be given on a first-come/first-serve basis. Parents are always encouraged to bring their 8th grader with them to conferences.
Tuesday October 10, 2017
Thursday November 30, 2017
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Thursday March, 8, 2018
Home Access Center (HAC)
This is our online gradebook. Use this link, or there is one on the CCPS home page. Create an account using your email and a password. You can view all published grades as teachers enter them. Directions for access can be found on the website.
Discovery Education Website
We use this website to enrich our curricula in all content areas. Each student has an account and is accessed using their username and password from school. Click on the assignments tab at the top to view videos or assignments we have posted.
Edmodo- The current homework hotline (Team Six Only)
This will give you access to everything posted by teachers and other students on your student’s account. You can keep track of all 4 academic classes from this website. All classwork, power points, worksheets and answer keys are attached.
Weebly- Team Five Website ONLY
This website will have homework assignments, important announcements, and important documents. It does not require a log-in.