Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed the winter vacation and that you found a few moments of peace during what can be a hectic time of year.
This month will be a busy one for your student as we are finishing up the end of the first semester. The first semester grading period ends on January 23th. Please have your student double check his/her grades on AERIES this week to check for any missing assignments. Finals will be held on January 22 (Language Arts, Social Studies, & Elective) and January 23 (P.E., Math, and Science). Depending on your student's classes, your student may take a cumulative test, unit test, and/or participate in a performance task or project as the end of the semester activity. Please help support your student by encouraging them to start studying early for their tests. The semester grade is the grade that goes on your student's transcript. If you have any questions regarding a grade in one of your student's classes, please make sure you contact the teacher before the last week of the semester. Once semester grades are turned in, teachers may not change letter grades or citizenship marks unless an error has occurred. This means students cannot turn in late work or make-up work after the semester has ended. The second semester is a fresh start for students in both grades and citizenship. For the majority of 6th and 8th graders, student schedules will not change at the semester unless a student has a semester long elective. However, a change may occur as the counselors attempt to balance classes at the semester. There will be several schedule changes for 7th grade students as we are looking to add classes to reduce the class sizes in math.
The computer classes at A.E. Wright are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Drive on Saturday, January 10th. If you have any old televisions, cell phones, electronic games, small kitchen appliances such as microwaves and blenders, VCR and DVD players, etc., please bring the items to the front of the school on January 10th from 9:00am-3:00pm. Sorry, but batteries, light bulbs of any kind, and large appliances will NOT be accepted.
Due to the pending computer rollout for 6th grade students at the end of the month as part of LVUSD's Forward Learning Initiative, we will be repeating this month's parent education topic for parents who were unable to attend the December meeting. On January 20th at 9:00am, District media specialist Karen Lagola will be hosting a parent tech training in room 23. She will explain how Google Classroom works, demonstrate how to use the online resources available for our new math textbooks, explore sites that offer free online homework help, and demonstrate how the computers that all 6th grade students will be receiving later this month work. Parents may bring their own devices to the meeting or may use one of the lab computers. If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to learn more about the Forward Learning Initiative and see how technology is being used in the District's middle schools, there will be informational meeting and tech showcase at A.C. Stelle on January 14 at 6:00pm and at Lindero Canyon on January 15 at 7:00pm. For more information on the Forward Learning Initiative, please visit http://forwardlearning.lvusd.org/for-parents/laptop-purchase-program.
8th Grade Parents: If you want your student to attend an LVUSD high school other than the school your student is assigned to attend, you must apply for a School of Choice Permit. Permit information is now available on the LVUSD web site under the "program" tab. Applications will only be accepted online and must be completed by February 15, 2015.
Applications are now available for this year's Mock Rock competition. Mock Rock is a lip-sync competition that will be held at the Calabasas Performing Arts Center on February 27, 2015. Students are encouraged to form groups (minimum of 3 students, maximum of 10) and start practicing! Application forms are due on January 23. Please check www.aewrightmiddleschool.net for more information.
Important dates for your calendar:
January 10 E-Waste Recycling Drive, 9am-3pm
January 14 PFC Meeting, 9:00am
January 15 Early Release Day, 1:10pm Dismissal
January 19 School Closed
January 22 Semester Finals -Language Arts, Social Science, and Electives
January 23 Semester Finals – Math, Science, & PE
End of the 1st Semester
Mock Rock Applications Due
January 27 No Zero-Period Classes
January 29 Early Release Day, 1:10pm Dismissal
Happy New Year!
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Please ensure that your student is at school daily and on time. If your child is unable to attend school, please verify their absence by calling 818-880-4614, extension 226. Verifying their absence does not excuse their absence. Per state law, excused absences include illness, medical appointments, immediate family funerals, court appearances or jury duty, and religious holiday with prior written approval.
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