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Teacher: Luis A. Delgado

United South Middle School - Room: 25

Email: ldelgado2@uisd.net

Tel. (956) 473-7700 Ext. 7744

Conference Time:  10:09 am –  11:03 am

 

Dear parents/guardians:

With a new academic year upon us, I would like to welcome your child to my 7th grade Math class this 2018-2019 academic school year. I look forward to having your child in my class and working hand in hand with you to make it a successful year.
It will be an exciting and challenging year for everyone and to make it a successful academic year we are asking for your help.
In an effort to achieve this goal, I ask for your parental support at home. Parents, please help your child strive for excellence by ensuring that your child invests time daily at home either by solving math homework or studying for tests. Your child will test every Monday and have Math homework on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday Make-ups. 
In regards to behavior and discipline your child will be following the schools PBIS expectations R.O.A.R.: 
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS:R.O.A.R
1. Be Respectful
Use appropriate language and low tone of voice
2, Be Orderly
Follow directions and keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
3. Be Accountable
Be prepared and ready to learn.
On Time/On Task
4. Be Responsible
Think before you act.

 

Course Description:
This course is based upon the 7th grade core standards (TEKS) to prepare students for future algebra based understandings. The course begins with basic algebraic reasoning and rational numbers through solving equations and inequalities. Students will explore proportional relationships, graphing and analyzing data, percents, geometric figures, measurement, and probability. Students in this course typically move to an intro class in 8th grade.

Supplies:

Composition Book (100 Sheets) / 1 inch Binder

Pencils / Mechanical Pencils 

 

Grades:

Grades will be given at the end of the six weeks according to school policy.  Progress reports will be issued during the third week of the six weeks. Students will be graded different ways:  daily grades and tests. Percentages are as follow:

Daily Grades (Class work): 50%

Tests: 50%

 

Class Assignments/Homework:

It is the student’s responsibility to ask for, to complete and to turn in work for excused absences. All students are required to participate with choral reading, writing assignments, reading assignments, and group projects.

 

Classroom Procedures:

Enter the classroom: Quietly, walk to your assigned seat, and start on classwork.

Restroom: Permission may be obtained during student work time to go to the restroom (not during instruction or the first/last 15 minutes of class).

 

Dress Code: Must follow school policy.

 

Technology: Must follow school policy.

 

Follow Instructions: Listen to directions, read assignments, and ask questions.

 

Teacher dismisses students: You will be dismissed by the teacher, not the bell. Wait silently to be dismissed.

 

Classroom Rules:

1.  Computers will only be used when directed by the teacher. Students that do not abide will face consequences and may lose computer privileges. Parent notifications will be made.

2. Food or Drinks are NOT allowed in the classroom.

3.File Swapping, downloading any type of file, and playing music/videos on the computers is prohibited.

4. Students are not allowed to change any computer settings (Student computers are always monitored by teacher).

5. Playing games will NOT be tolerated at any time in class.

 

Classroom Expectations:

Be Respectful: Use appropriate language.  Be respectful and wait for your turn.

Be Orderly:  Follow directions.  Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.

Be Accountable:  Be ready to learn.  Always have required materials.

Be Responsible:  Be on time. Complete all assignments.

 

Positive Behavior Supports:

1- Verbal and written praise

2- Positive call, note, e-mail to parent or legal guardian

3- Participation in school wide events (extracurricular activities, pep rallies, dances)

 

Behavior Interventions:

1- Reteach Expectations & Procedures

2- Teacher/ Student Conference

3- Parent/Guardian Conference

4- Withdrawal of Privileges

5- Discipline Referral to Administration

6- Severe Clause: Refer immediately to administration