Red Mountain High School
Ms. Vicki Blake, Case Manager/Individual Instruction
2012-2013 School Year
English/Study Skills/ Principles of Economics
Dear Students and Parents,
I would like to welcome you to the 2012-2013 school year at Red Mountain High School. It is my sincere belief that communication between home and school is the key to your student’s success. At times it may become necessary for me to ask for your assistance in your student’s education and behavior plan. My door (room 234) is open to any concerns you may have and wish to address. You may call me to schedule a conference at 480-472-8194. Classroom goals, supplies needed, grading and homework policies are explained below.
It is the goal of the Individual Instruction Department to prepare our students to become contributing and productive members of society. The IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) is created and revised each year by a team in order to ensure that your student will receive appropriate instruction in his/her individual goals. The instruction takes place in the least restrictive environment.
It is recommended that students bring to class daily, a pencil, pen (BLACK OR BLUE INK ONLY), and notebook paper.
Attendance and Tardy Policy
The Red Mountain student handbook policies on attendance and tardiness will be followed.
Classroom and Homework Assignments
The resource English class is designed to mirror general education classes. It is also required to follow the Common Core for general education. Students will be challenged to meet the higher expectations. Reading material will be similar to general ed. We will be reading Tears of a Tiger and To Kill a Mockingbird. Both of these books have sensitive issues such as suicide and racialism. Assignments are expected to be turned in on time and neatly printed/written. Classroom assignments and homework will be in accordance with the state Common Core Standards and the individualized goals of the student’s IEP. Assignments missed from an excused absence may be made up within 3 days. Students with unexcused absences will not be eligible to receive credit for assignments missed.
The mastery of IEP goals is the objective of the Individualized Instruction. In order for a student to master his/her grades a standard set is stated in Section F of the student’s current IEP.
Students not mastering his/her goals will be given extra instruction until the mastery occurs.
Classroom curriculum will be adjusted to allow more time for mastery. The grades for daily assignments are reported on the standard school report cards quarterly and by semesters. The grades will be computed on the scale below:
90-100% = A 80-89%= B 70-79%=C 60-69%= D 59% & Below = F
Teacher Expectations of Students
Student Expectations of Teacher
In order to concentrate on learning and reduce distractions, students will be expected to get the needed paper and writing utensil out of their paperbacks before class starts and place backpacks in the designated area. All electronic devices (cell phones, I-Pods, MP3 players, games etc.) are expected to be turned off and put away during classtime. If not they will be confiscated and turned in to the office. Students will be able to retrieve them after the bell rings at the end of the day. Dress code will be strictly enforced as it can be a disruption to instruction. I will provide rope for sagging pants if necessary. Students dressing inappropriately will be sent to the designated vice-principal. Guidelines are in the student/parent handbook and their passport.
The consequences for not following Teacher’s Expectations are listed below.
First Warning: Student is asked to discontinue the behavior
Second Warning: Student is given a second warning to refrain from the inappropriate behavior.
Third Warning: Student will be sent to ICR and parent/guardian is called.
If the behavior is severe the student may not get three warnings before going to IRC or referred to the office.
*** The nature of the offenses of inappropriate behavior and consequences are based on the guidelines in the student handbook/Passport.
Feel free to call me with any questions or concerns. I will get back to you as soon as possible. I am looking forward to a great school year.