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INTRO TO MIDDLE SCHOOL
WELCOME FUTURE VIKINGS
Odle middle school
BEFORE SCHOOL DROP OFF INFORMATION:
If a parent/guardian is dropping off a student before school, please use the designated drop-off area. For student safety, please do not use the designated bus zones or drop off your student before 8 AM.
(8:00am – 8:30am)
(8:15am – 8:38am)
Hallways are open to students
Morning hallway expectations:
8:00AM: Students can enter the building and remain in the commons.
8:15 AM: Hallways are open for students to access lockers and library.
8:33 AM: Students are walking to class. All backpacks are in students’ lockers.
8:38 AM: All students are in their 1st period class ready to learn. (No students in hallways.)
The Odle Community is RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, & SAFE
RESPECTFUL: To show consideration and acceptance by being honest and kind in words and in actions
RESPONSIBLE: To be accountable for my actions, my choices and the results
SAFE: To strive to do what is in the best interest of myself, others and my community
POSITIVE BEHAVIORIAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS
Pick up trash
Wait for turn & be quick
During passing period
Use before school (after 8:15) & after school or between classes
Be aware of others
Spin lock when done
The Purpose of 5 minute Passing period:
Fill water bottle
Visit locker (if necessary)
To leave one class and arrive to their next class period before the bell rings
Teachers will mark students unexcused Tardy for:
If students are not in the classroom when the bell rings.
If students arrive to classroom with a backpack, s/he will be asked to leave the class to place their backpack in their locker (and will be marked “tardy unexcused.”
Backpacks, Drawstrings, hand bags are not permitted in the classroom
Binders, pencil pouch, laptop case are permitted in classroom
Student supplies Expectations:
6th graders will receive a planner in the fall. Parents should review planner daily to discuss how to plan and prioritize assignments, quizzes and projects.
Bellevue’s expectation is that the student will have their computing device (laptop) with them for use in all their classes and for continued use at home.
Students will be given a laptop, power cable, stylus, and laptop case.
The parent/guardian is responsible for the cost of repair or replacement for lost or damaged property.
The parent/guardian will monitor student use of the computer while away from school. The best way to keep students safe and on-task is to participate in what they are doing.
Internet filtering is required by The Children’s Internet Protection Act (“CIPA”). Student laptops will have Sophos’ Internet filtering installed on them. This will limit the student’s browsing on the Internet.
General care: Keep laptop in the BSD case when not in use. Never eat or drink over or near the laptop. Food and beverages should be at least two (2) feet from the laptop.
Responsible, Respectful, and Safe: Emailing/collaboration
Send emails that are not related to your academics
Send “chain” emails or “reply all”
Overuse emoticons (consider your audience)
Send anything you wouldn’t want to be read back to you in front of everyone you know
Reply all (unless on those very rare occasions when your reply is professional and necessary for all recipients)
Consider your audience: Friend? Teacher? Grandmother? The parents of the child you babysit?
Double-check before you send to avoid misunderstandings (look especially for your tone)
Add the email address last to ensure you don’t accidentally send something you haven’t finished
Before you send, check if your email has:
A clear & specific subject line stating the purpose of your email
A greeting, closing, and signature
Correct capitalization and spelling
Source: Common Sense Media
During class time and passing period, all cell phones should not be in use and should remain hidden and on silent.
Students can access and use their cell phone before school, during lunch and after school.
Cell phone Expectations:
Homework varies night to night, and many times it depends on the class.
Students are encouraged to practice math skills daily.
For projects, students should attempt to complete small tasks daily to learn time management.
Students are encouraged to write the assignment and due date in their planners to help prioritize.
To prepare for tests, students should take several days to study and review materials. Study partners are helpful too.
Families should help their student balance academics with leisure activities.
1st 10 minutes: Students are eat in the cafeteria. Laptops are away and not in use.
2nd 10 minutes: clean up before leaving area, stay in commons, go outside, go to library, students can access computers
3rd 10 minutes: clean up before leaving area, wait until to bell rings to access hallways
Afterschool schoolwide expectations:
3:30PM – 3:35PM
Only bus riders in the bus zone.
Report to your destination quickly—Tutorial, HW Club or Club Jubilee.
Wait for your ride out front. Once you leave the building, you’re not allowed to re-enter.
3:35PM – 4:00PM
Stay in your destination with a staff member at all times.
Follow school expectations for being Responsible, Respectful, and Safe.
4:00PM – 4:45PM
Only students that have remained in a Tutorial, HW Club or Club Jubilee are permitted to participate in club or activity.
You must have an afterschool pass to enter a club or activity.
Make sure you have an afterschool pass before getting on the bus.
Synergy – student information system
Student & Family Services
Family Connections Center: The Family Connections Center is staffed by Odle’s Family Involvement Liaison. The center provide families with a variety of school and community-related support services.
School Counselors: School counselors assist students in developing self-understanding and a positive self-concept. They help students establish goals, make useful decisions, and relate effectively with others.
Clinic: If a student is ill or need of first aid, s/he can report to the clinic with a pass from their teacher. Students may remain in the clinic for 15 minutes.
Peer Mediation: The successful peer mediation program on campus, trains 7th or 8th grade students to help their peers discuss conflicts and arrive at solutions. This is an incredibly powerful opportunity to preserve relationships, and work on conflict management skills.
Main Office Staff: Students will learn the soon-to-be familiar faces of our office staff. This includes our Attendance Specialist, Office Manager, Registrar and Secretary.
Odle admin & counselors
Kat Farkas, Counselor for students with the last name A –He
Jean Vrbka, Counselor for students with the last name Hi-Q
Ayana Carrol, Counselor for students with the last name R-Z
Aaron Miller, Principal
Genisha Wea, Assistant Principal (administrator for students with the last names A-L)
Renee Barut del-Fierro, Assistant Principal (administrator for students with the last name M-Z)
Learn, engage and collaborate with other Odle parents
Family Connection Center
Translation services, family services and student supplies
Odle C.A.F.E. (Community and Family Engagement)
Collaborate with Odle staff to create a welcoming environment for all families
Upcoming school events
Teachers: By 8:38, there should be no students in the hallways. Please remember that if any student enters a classroom with a backpack, they will be redirected to their lockers.
Teacher: Remind students to close their locker doors softly to not disturb classroom learning.
Students should use lockers at appropriate times- before and after school, or between classes. Hallways and lockers are not available during lunch.
All backpacks should remain in locker until the end of the school day.
It is important to spin the locks after closing the locker door to ensure that the lockers are locked. If students just shut the door, it will not necessarily be locked.
Teacher: No bags will be permitted in the classroom starting Thursday, April 20th. This includes drawstrings, handbags, over-the-shoulder bags, and backpacks.
Teacher: Remind students that food can only be in the commons (not outside or up by the office)
After the 1st 10 minutes, students can use their laptops only on the counter, the space behind it, and in the library during lunch. However, computers cannot be out around food and beverage.
All students will need to help clean their tables, even if the trash does not belong to them.
Teacher: Review bullets in slideside, go to library, students can access computers
Students should use lockers at appropriate times- before a