Incoming 7th Grader Information

We are looking forward to next year!  Below is information our incoming 7th grade families will find useful. 

 

Zoom Recording of April 13th Student Question and Answer Session.  Begin watching at 3:45.

 

Zoom Recording of April 14th Parent Question and Answer Session.

 

Zoom Recording of April 14th Special Education Presentation.

 

SVMS Virtual Tour 

 

6th grade Parent Information  

 

Rein It In: Taking Control of Your Middle School Experience

 

Course Descriptions

 

Elective Video From Our Student Group #1 AND  Elective Video From Our Student Group #2

 

Leadership Information and Application- Students interested in this class should read all information at this link to determine if they would like this as their first choice elective. 

 

Science Olympiad- Students interested in this class should read all information at this link to determine if they would like this as their first choice elective. 

 

Band and Orchestra Placement Information

 

Special Education Information

 

Elective Selection Process (Incoming 7th Graders).  THIS IS DUE BY MONDAY, APRIL 18th.  

 

 

English Language Arts/Social Studies Placement:

Criteria

Students must receive a “yes” response in two of three measures in order to be placed in Honors:

1.       General Ed students must have an “A-“ or above grade in trimesters one and two of 6th grade Language Arts (reading and writing only).  APAAS students need a “B-“ or above.

2.       The student must have demonstrated mastery on a summative analytical writing assessment during 6th grade.

3.       Teacher appraises student to be placed in Honors.  Teachers may use the IUSD Honors Teaching and Learning document.

Timeline:

April 29th: Course Request Visible on Parent Portal at 3 PM

April 29th – May 9th: Appeal Window Open

May 11th: Appeal Notifications sent

 Appeal Process

 If a student/parent wants to appeal placement, they need to send an email detailing why they believe the child should be in Honors.  The email should be sent to the 6th grade teacher and to me at jeffreymorano@iusd.org.  From there, I will use multiple data points and may follow-up with teachers for writing samples and/or for further insights.  From there, placement will be determined and communicated with parents.