Classroom News

    • Class Rules
      • Be Ready!
      • Be Responsible!
      • Be Respectful!
      Consequences
      • Planner signed
      • Parent contact / d-hall
      • Office visit
      Class Procedures
      • Pencils need to be sharpened before instruction begins.
      • Students will be responsible and copy down the daily agenda from the board into their planners.
      • Students need to plan restroom use around instruction.  Students will not be granted permission to go during direct class instruction.
      Teacher expectations of students
      • Ask Mrs. Porter if you have a question.
      • Mrs. Porter expects students to do their best at everything.
      • Mrs. Porter expects students to work nicely with others and other teachers.
      • Mrs. Porter expects students to come to class prepared and ready to work.
      • Mrs. Porter expects students to write in their planners the assignments and/or homework for each day and discuss this with their parents each night.
      • Mrs. Porter expects students to show up to tutoring if they need it.
      • Mrs. Porter expects students to check their grades periodically on TX Gradebook.
      • Mrs. Porter expects students to come up to her and remind her that they were absent and ask her for the work that they missed.
      • Mrs. Porter expects students to put their name on their assignments.

                

    • 6th grade Curriculum  
      • Our curriculum in all subjects is based on the TEKS, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. You can find more specific information on the TEKS on the Texas Education Agency website. Our curriculum is directly aligned with the TEKS and is also aligned with the other grade levels in our district. The TEKS are tested each year with a state test, the STAAR.  This test assesses the student’s proficiency on grade level objectives. At sixth grade, students are assessed in Reading and Math.

    • GradeSpeed
      • Parent have access to student’s grades through the GradeSpeed. We highly recommend setting up your access as soon as the system becomes available.  See the link on the left of this page for information on how to set up your account.
    • Homework Calendar
      • Please click on the 'Homework Calendar' link of the left side of this page.  Homework assignments will be posted often.
    • Planners
      • At Jordan Intermediate, your child’s planner is his/her life! Assignments are recorded in the planner by the students. Missing work is recorded in the planner by the teacher. Discipline notes are recorded in the planner in red ink. We ask that you review your child’s planner daily for the most accurate communication. Please initial the box marked “parent initials” each day. Homeroom teachers will check planners each morning. Students will receive Jordan tickets for parent signatures. Teachers stamp planners in the box of the appropriate subject to indicate that the student copied down assignments from the assignment board.

      • Planners are also a tool communicate positive behavior. Look for #P and a brief explanation. Students will be able to visit the front office for positive reinforcement once they receive 9 #P’s in a grading period.

    • Discipline
      • Our behavior management system is based on planner signatures. This discipline signature will affect student’s conduct grade at the end of the 9 weeks.  Red planner signatures are correlated to the student’s conduct grade on the report card as well as the following consequences:These signatures are counted for each nine week period. At the beginning of each new nine weeks, the student starts with a clean slate.

    • Organization
      • When students enter the class each day, they will take out the supplies needed for that class. They will then place backpacks in the teacher’s designated location. The backpack will not remain at their desk. All supplies needed for the class should be taken out of the backpack at the beginning of class. At the end of class, students will get their backpacks and pack them to move to the next class. Nothing should be left in the desk when the student leaves each class each day.  All papers should be kept in student's notebooks behind the appropriate subject or the homework tab.
    • Absent
      • It is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher for missed assignments upon returning to school.
      • Students generally have one day for every day of absence to complete and return assignments missed.
      • Please be aware that in the case of unexcused absences, the school has discretion on whether or not to allow make-up work to be completed.
    • Absent Policy

      • Parents are required to send written documentation concerning the student’s absence on the day the student returns to school. Documentation should include date(s) of absence, reason for absence, parent/guardian signature, and telephone number to call in case of questions.  Notes can now be sent electronically to the attendance clerk.  Please go to school web page for information on how to send that note.
      • Notes will go to the attendance clerk and she keys in the reason to the computer.  Teachers do not decide if the absence is excused or unexcused.
         
        • Excused Absences
          • 1. Personal illness
          • 2. Illness or death in the family
          • 3. Documented health-care appointments, including absences for recognized services for students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders
          • 4. Activities related to obtaining United States citizenship
          • 5. Religious holy days
          • 6. Required court appearances
        • Unexcused Absences include, but not limited to:
          • 1. Trips with parents
          • 2. Baby-sitting
          • 3. Car trouble
          • 4. Missed bus
          • 5. Over slept
          • 6. Head lice after 24 hour treatment.
      • Tardy Policy: School starts at 7:40 am. Students are tardy after this time with no exceptions. We have teachers on duty at 7 am for your convenience and most of the buses are here by 7:20 am. We have also opened up the back parking lot for drop off in the morning for both grades. Tardies are cumulative during the nine weeks period. 
    • Food In the Classroom (see attachment below) 
      • Brithday Treats
        • 24 hour notice to teacher is required
      • Snacks
        • We will not have a set snack time in class.  If a snack is medically needed it will be honored but, please speak with the nurse.

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