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Principal’s Weekly Email

Good Evening Bronco Families:
Tuesday 3/13 Parent meeting for students who are going on the DC trip 6-7 pm in Staff Dining Room
Wednesday 3/14 Parent Information Night - The Culture of Perfectionism: Overcoming Fear of Failure…
                (For Parents only)
Thursday 3/15 Every Day Heroes at Lunch in Quad
Friday 3/16 Panoramic Picture 8th grade during SSR
Tuesday 3/20 8th grade Hearing Screening in PE class
​Thursday 3/22 High School Here I come Parent and Student information night (8th grade only)
Spring Break 4/9 - 4/13 No School
4/4- 4/5 CAST (8th grade science testing in science class)
4/17 - 4/27 SBAC testing (English and Math classes) See schedule below in update


No Monday Late Bus
The late activity bus will no longer be available on Mondays, starting Monday, March 12, 2018.  Please plan accordingly.  A late bus is available Tuesday – Thursday for students participating in Bret Harte Activities.  The bus will depart Bret Harte at 4pm.

Signing in is Mandatory for visitors
A reminder to all that when visitors come on campus from 7:30 until dismissal you must sign in at the front office prior to going to a classroom or other meeting place on campus.

Student Walkout for Ending School Violence:
  ​Student leaders have approached me saying they are organizing a venue on campus to show support for the End School Violence campaign where a walkout is scheduled nationally to occur on 3/14.
I am communicating to students through the school announcements that the walk out is an act of Civil Disobedience.  As such that participants are willing to accept the consequences


Parent Information Night 3/14 from 7:00pm - 8:30 pm The Culture of Perfectionism: Overcoming the Fear of Failure and of Never Being “Good Enough”In today’s world of high expectations, many individuals — regardless of age — feel an underlying or overarching anxiety of never being good enough. They often believe that something is “missing” in their pursuit of achievement, success, and happiness. It doesn’t have to be this way! Recognizing that we each have our own internal definition of perfection is often the first step in redefining and honing our values, developing healthy habits, and pursuing a purpose-filled life.
The speaker is Ana Homayoun.
More info about her is available via the following link:
http://www.anahomayoun.com/about/​
8th Grade Hearing Screening
State mandated Hearing screen will be held on Tuesday, March 20th for all 8th graders at school during PE.​

Attention 8th grade families -
Join us, on March 22nd, and learn more about the steps needed for your student to have a successful high school career. Please RSVP to our Parent Night by completing the following survey.
https://goo.gl/forms/Bs8u9mCo35fIsXp72  By RSVPing the signing in will go much faster the night of the event.
We want to ensure that only 8th grade families are signing up.​​

Bret Harte Community Club Donation Drive
CALLING ALL APPLE EMPLOYEES!...
Did you know that in 2018, Apple will match the donations their employees contribute to the Bret Harte Community Club at 200%?? This is a great opportunity, and if you work at Apple and have been waiting to make your donation to the BHCC, now is definitely the time. ALSO… Apple will donate $50 per hour that their employees report volunteering for the BHCC. If you work for Apple and have given any of your time to the BHCC and/or its programs, please turn those hours in and let Apple support the BHCC. Thank you to Apple and its employees!

Forms and online donations can be made by clicking HERE.

Thank you for supporting Bret Harte Teachers and Staff with your donations to the Community Club.
Booster Club Needs You!
Does your child play a sport at Bret Harte or participate in any of the lunch-time clubs? If they do, then you should be aware that the Booster Club pays for their coaches, uniforms, equipment, and the club advisors stipend. The Booster Club needs your help. We are seeking volunteers for several board positions for the next school year. We meet once a month in the evening. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you are interested.

TRACK: Welcome Bret Harte Athletes and Parents! We are looking forward to an exciting, challenging season. We strive to have our athletes reach their full potential and will emphasize sportsmanship, manners, responsibility, reliability, dependability, self-discipline, self-esteem, perseverance, and teamwork.

To get this season rolling, here’s what you need to know to get started:

San Jose Track and Field leaders met early this year to discuss how to shorten the duration of its meets so they will finish in a reasonable time frame. The conclusion is to add a cap to the amount of team entries per grade and gender for each event.  In order to achieve this new goal with such a large group of athletes, Bret Harte will have mandatory tryout days next week.

Here is the schedule for next week’s tryout:

*Mandatory conditioning on Monday, March 12 from 2:15-3:15

*Mandatory Field Event Trials (try each field event), Tuesday, March 13 from 3:00-4:30

*Tryouts for track and field events: Thursday, March 15 from 3:00-6:00

*Attendance: Athlete must attend each practice stated above and stay the entire practice. Early releases must be obtained from your head coach. Early dismissal will not be allowed on a regular basis.​

Official Practice Dates and Times:       

*Mandatory Mondays: 2:15-3:15pm (Beginning March 19)

*Tuesdays: 3:00-4:30pm

*Wednesdays: 3:00-4:30pm

*Thursdays: 3:00-6:00pm

Be dressed for running and have good running shoes.  Be ready to work hard, be a positive and respectful team member, and dedicate yourself to this sport, to your teammates, and to your goals.  No cell phones can be used during practice.​

SPORT TRYOUTS
BEFORE tryouts (and by the deadline written below), an athlete’s parent/guardian must
complete the following items in order to participate in any BHMS athletic tryout process/athletic
practice:
1. Register athlete online at registermyathlete.com
2. Athlete’s physician must fill out an Athletic Medical Exam Screening form and upload this
completed form to registermyathlete.com or bring the hard copy to Sylvia in Student Services.
3. Athlete’s parent/guardian must fill out a Medical History form and upload this completed form
to registermyathlete.com or bring the hard copy to Sylvia in Student Services.
*The forms mentioned above are available in Student Services at BHMS, on the Bret Harte
registermyathlete.com page and on the Bret Harte website under Athletics and Clubs, Booster
Club Forms.
*If you need assistance with the register my athlete online process, please
email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 435-213-1601. If you have questions about
Bret Harte sports, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Deadlines to register for the remaining Bret Harte Athletic Teams are:

Cheer, 4-1-18 @ 4p.m.

Bell Schedule during SBAC testing:
CAST testing will have normal bell schedules
Monday’s 4/16, and 4/23 normal bell schedules
Tuesday and Thursday periods 1, 2, and 3
Wednesday and Fridays period 4,5, and 6
Testing Block A 8:05 - 10:03 (periods 1 or 4)
Snack 10:03 - 10:14
Testing Block B 10:19 - 12:17 (periods 2 or 5)
Lunch 12:17 - 12:47
Testing Block C 12:52 - 2:50 (periods 3 or 6)

EVERYTHING about End of Year for 8th GRADE:​

8th grade promotion will be at the SAP at 6:45 pm

8th Grade Promotion Information & Forms
If you would like to purchase the 8th Grade Panoramic Picture and Promotion Photos online, use the following link:  http://www.gCaseyPhotography.com/BHMS18
The following documents can be downloaded and filled out for the Promotion Dance, Great America Permission Slip, Panoramic Picture Form and Promotion Order Form.
Promotion Dance(PDF)
Promotion Order Form(PDF)
Panoramic Order Form(PDF)
Great America Form(PDF)
Dress Code(PDF)​

Parents of 8th grade students going to Washington, DC, Gettysburg, and New York City! Don’t miss the mandatory meeting next Tuesday, March 13th, from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Staff Dining Room. Mrs. Oldfield and chaperones will present the final itinerary, roommate list, packing list, and the final forms required. Lots of information will be presented, so make sure you are covered if you will be late! Look forward to seeing you there!​


Tina VanLaarhoven
Principal
Bret Harte Middle School

Blended Learning Links

Important information about Blended Learning links for parents and teachers is available below the application icons


To ensure student access to Blended Learning programs, please use the application links to the left. Bookmark this page so that you can easily navigate back to it in the future. We also have a Blended Learning links guide here. The guide explains how to use the OneLogin or Clever dashboard for access, both methods are supported. We do not advise using a search engine (Google, Yahoo, etc.) to find application login pages. San Jose Unified uses Clever to sync student/teacher/roster data so that it is always up-to-date, our supported programs have to be accessed through the unique links that integrate with Clever.

If you are using an iPad at home, please download the “Clever” application and the specific app (Dreambox, Lexia) that your student is trying to use from the App Store. Open the Clever app, login, and it should work as expected.

If you have any questions, please contact your site TSC or submit a Help Desk ticket via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Student’s Corner

Climate Survey

Student Climate Survey

Student Portal Access

Student Portal Access: (students will see only their data)

  • Username is letter ‘s’ followed by Student ID number.  For example, if your Student ID number is 12345, then your username would be s12345
  • Password is the same password you use for your Google account at school
  • Password is case sensitive while username is not.

Students can change, reset, retrieve their password at iforgot.sjusd.org.  Instruction is available here.

The underline link for iforgot.sjusd.org is https://iforgot.sjusd.org and here is https://sjusd.app.box.com/v/studentpasswordreset

    Parents who forget their Portal log-in or password can click on “Problems logging in?”, type in their email address and they will be sent an email with their login information. If an email address is used for more than one person in IC this feature will not work.

FAQ’s regarding homework and struggling in class:

I forgot to write down the homework, what should I do?

·      Ask a buddy in class.  If you don’t already have one, tomorrow when you go to school find 2 students who will share their phone number with you so if you are absent or forgot to write down the homework, you can call them.

·      Check to see if your teacher has a website and it’s listed on the school webpage.

·      Email your teacher.

·      Don’t forget to write down your homework!

 

I didn’t do well on a test or I’m struggling in class, what should I do?

·      When the teacher hands back the test or quiz, look at your mistakes and ask yourself, was I rushing and forgot to do something?  Did I miss a step?  Did I just not understand the whole problem?

·      If you can’t figure out what you did wrong, or you keep getting marked down on the same type of problem, approach your teacher after class and ask them when would be a good time for you to come in and talk to them.  Most teachers are available to meet during lunch or after school, just talk to them so that they know you are coming.

·      Preparing for the time with your teacher: come in with questions, even if you aren’t sure what you are doing wrong.  Tell the teacher, “I looked over my homework and noticed BLANK” or “I looked over my test/quiz and noticed that I keep getting BLANK types of problems wrong” or “I really didn’t understand the concept we are going over in class right now.”

·      Once the teacher helps you, re-look over your mistakes and see if you can fix them on your own.

Teacher’s Corner

Illuminate Home Connection

To access Illuminate website, click on Illuminate Login.


Parent’s Corner

Instructional Calendar

For details of SJUSD Instructional Calendar, see below links for details.
2017-2018 School Year


Volunteer Information

We welcome volunteers who help our teachers and staff elevate opportunities for students. Please review the following processes.


Screenagers Film

A guide to helping children find a healthy balance with screen time. PARENTINGGUIDE_(2).pdf


Student Athletic/Cheer Participation

To participate in sports at Bret Harte, Athletic Medical Exam Screening Form, Medical History Form and Athletic/Cheer Packet(available with Student Services at school) need to be completed. See information at Bret Harte Forms for details.


Common Core

Watch this Three-Minute Video that explains the Common Core State Standards.
Vea este video de tres minutos que explica en qué consisten las normas académicas comunes fundamentales del estado.

Read Introduction To Common Core to Parents and Community for an overview of Common Core.
Review Middle School Pathways for details of three pathways for math.
Find additional resources and details for Common Core at SJUSD Common Core Standard.


Smarter Balance Testing

See Smart Balanced Assessment - A next-generation assessment aligned to Common Core State Standard (CCSS) for an overview of Smarter Balance Testing.

Additional resources and details for Smarter Balance Testing can be found at Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium.


Student Portal Access

Use Student Portal Access to access students’ grades, schedule, etc. Students will see only their data. To setup or login, use the following info.
• Login is Student ID
• If students logged in last year, they will use the password they setup.
• If they are new to IC their Password is «first name initial»«last name initial»birthdate MMDDYY» (they can change their password after logging in).

Parents who forget their Portal log-in or password can click on “Problems logging in?”, type in their email address and they will be sent an email with their login information.
If an email address is used for more than one person in IC this feature will not work.


Daily Announcement

BRONCO BULLETIN
TODAY IS TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
• Thursday, March 15th ~ Everyday Heroes
• Friday, March 16th ~ 8th Grade Panorama Photo
• Monday, March 19th / Wednesday, 21st ~ Cheer “Practice Tryout”
• Wednesday, March 21st ~ Bret Harte Talent Show

Bret Harte Library - please remember to have your Bret Harte ID card with you when you want to check out a Bret Harte library book.  If you lost or misplaced your card please go to student services and get another card.  Remember you must have your Bret Harte ID card to check out a Bret Harte library book.

REMINDER:  Mandatory Meeting for DC/NYC Trip TONIGHT 6-7PM in SDR

Want a FREE lunch?  Want to learn more about food and food services? Want to be a part of a fun team? If yes, Mr. Ray is looking for you to help in the cafeteria! All interested students, please see Mr. Ray anytime!

“Helping Others” is the Cornerstone Character Award for March
Are you a student that shares knowledge to make others become successful, reach out to others in need, or recognize the emotions of others? You may qualify for an award this month. Let’s all try to help others, in some way; even small ways can make a big difference!  HR2 Reminder: We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

Hey Broncos, interested in trying out for the 2018-19 BH Cheer Squad? Here’s your chance to get ahead before tryouts, meet the coaches, and practice with the current squad. Come to Student Services to pickup a flyer and waiver to participate.  This is open to 5th – 7th Graders and will be held on Monday, March 19th & Wednesday, March 21st from 5:00 – 7:00PM in the BH Cafeteria. Fee: $50 per participant.

Have you pre-ordered a YEARBOOK for this year?  Don’t miss out they are selling fast.  Buy your yearbook today, before they are sold out!  The cost of a yearbook is $60.

SPORT NEWS: 
Deadline to register for the 2018 – 2019 Cheer is 4-1-18 @ 4p.m.
Parent informational BH Cheer meeting will be April 2nd from 6:30 to 7p.m. in the Staff Dining Room. Sign-ups for the 2018 – 2019 Cheer on register my athlete will be open April 3rd in the morning.

SPORT TRYOUTS:
TRACK TRYOUTS
*Mandatory conditioning on Monday, March 12 from 2:15-3:15
*Mandatory Field Event Trials (try each field event), Tuesday, March 13 from 3:00-4:30
*Tryouts for track and field events: Thursday, March 15 from 3:00-6:00
*Attendance: Athlete must attend each practice stated above and stay the entire practice. Early releases must be obtained from your head coach. Early dismissal will not be allowed on a regular basis.

Official Practice Dates and Times:       
*Mandatory Mondays: 2:15-3:15pm (Beginning March 19)
*Tuesdays: 3:00-4:30pm
*Wednesdays: 3:00-4:30pm
*Thursdays: 3:00-6:00pm

Tryouts and Practices meeting place is at the Leland track.

Be dressed for running and have good running shoes (you have 5 minutes to get change in the BH locker room and head out to Leland track).  Be ready to work hard, be a positive and respectful team member, and dedicate yourself to this sport, to your teammates, and to your goals.  No cell phones can be used during practice.

Instructions to Register My Athlete
BEFORE tryouts (and by the deadline written below), an athlete’s parent/guardian must complete the following items in order to participate in any BHMS athletic tryout process/athletic practice:

1. Register athlete online at registermyathlete.com
2. Athlete’s physician must fill out an Athletic Medical Exam Screening Form and upload this completed form to registermyathlete.com or bring the hard copy to Sylvia in Student Services.
3. Athlete’s parent/guardian must fill out a Medical History Form and upload this completed form to registermyathlete.com or bring the hard copy to Sylvia in Student Services.

*The forms mentioned above are available in Student Services at BHMS, on the Bret Harte registermyathlete.com page, and on the Bret Harte website under Athletics and Clubs - Booster Club Forms.

*If you need assistance with the register my athlete online process, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 435-213-1601. If you have questions about Bret Harte sports, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Deadlines to register for the remaining Bret Harte Athletic Teams are:
• Cheer, 4-1-18 @ 4p.m.

SPORT NEWS:  No info at this time.

2017 – 2018 CLUB SCHEDULE

LUNCHTIME CLUBS     Advisor:         Room:
Monday:
Invisible Issues/Holiday Help – Student Charity Ms. Imagawa K-1

Tuesday:
Amine (Permission Slip Required) Ms. Hashizu C-12
Future Business Leaders of America (Meet every other Tuesday – starting Oct 10) Mr. Berwald M-7
Science Club Journal Writing/Blue Print Creation for the Tech Challenge Mr. Hardell F-2

Wednesday:
Campus Life Mr. Ching F-5
Creative Writing Club Ms. Suresh M-1
Reading Owls Ms. Warren D-8
Strategic Games Mr. Murray D-4

Thursday:
Comics Club Mr. Berwald M-7
Magic Tricks Mr. Twerdahl C-6


Friday:
Anime (Permission Slip Required) Mr. Schumake C/R
Chess Mr. Berwald M-7
Coding Mr. Mittleman M-3
Popcorn (every other Friday – Starting October 11)     Mr. Purtscher M-6

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
Tuesday:
3D Printing Exploration Ms. Malaviya D-9
R/C Electronics (Starting 2/27/18) Mr. Nguyen F-6
Science Club Lab/Building Session Mr. Hardell F-2

Wednesday:
Model United Nations Ms. Cervantes D-11

Thursday:
Guitar Cub Ms. Imagawa K-1

Friday:
Chemistry Ms. Rusnak L-5
Drones Club Ms. Bentz D-3


ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

INSTAGRAM:  Bret Harte Middle School is now on Instagram!  Follow us at
bhmsbroncos


Hey 8th graders traveling to DC and New York City! There is a mandatory meeting tonight, Tuesday, March 13th, in the Staff Dining Room where you will get all the final papers and details, from 6 to 7 pm. If your parent can’t be there, arrange for a friend’s parent to pick up the information. This is for you and your parent! See you there!

Want to win a prize while helping “Pennies for Patients” ~ Well, here’s your chance! Bret Harte is having a TALENT SHOW on March 21st, from 3:10 – 5PM in the cafeteria – anyone can participate, but you have to sign up! All funds raised will go to Pennies for Patients. Sign-up and an information sheet is available in Student Services.

NON-SCHOOL SPONSORED ACTIVITIES

Attention FUTURE 9th Graders (Freshman) attending LELAND HS 2018-19: 
Leland Yearbook committee is looking for students to join their staff! Come to Bret Harte Student Services and pick up an application if interested.  Applications due April 20th – please submit applications back to BH Student Services.  Feel free to email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more questions or follow them on IG @lelandyearbook for more updates!


Leland Dance Team Showcase ~ come see the annual Leland Dance Team Showcase! They will be performing all of their group routines, plus solos, duets, and trios on Friday, March 30th from 6:30-8:00PM at the Leland Main Gym. Tickets will be sold at the door $7 for General Admission, $5 with LHS ASB Card. Flyers available in BH Student Services.

NFL Flag Silicon Valley Youth Flag Football League Spring League 2017/18 Registration is happening now! Practice once a week, open to Pre-K – 8th Grade, Scholarships available! Stop by BH Student Services for a flyer, or call 408-753-5544, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

 

Mailing List

Activities Calendar

Daily Schedule

Monday Early Out Schedule

 

Period 18:05 - 8:58
Period 29:03 - 9:51
Snack Break9:51 - 10:01
Period 310:06 - 10:54
Period 410:59- 11:47
Lunch11:47 - 12:17
Period 512:22 - 1:10
Period 61:15 - 2:05

 

Tuesday through Friday Schedule

 

Period 18:05 - 9:02
Period 29:07 - 10:00
Snack Break10:00- 10:06
Period 310:06- 10:54
Period 411:09 - 12:02
Lunch12:02- 12:32
SSR12:37- 12:59
Period 512:59- 1:52
Period 61:57 - 2:50

Academics

6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade
Language ArtsLanguage ArtsLanguage Arts
Social StudiesSocial StudiesSocial Studies
Earth ScienceLife SciencePhysical Science
Physical EducationPhysical EducationPhysical Education
MathematicsMathematicsMathematics
6th Wheel Rotaion 7th Wheel Rotation 8th Elective

 

6th/7th Wheel Rotations & 8th Electives



Mathematics Flow Chart



Physical Education Handbook



Daily Schedule

Library hours

Mondays-Fridays
9:30AM - 4:00PM
Closed for lunch 12:45PM-1:30PM

Students must have a library pass when coming to the library during class time

Resources
Online Catalog
San Jose Public Library

Mrs. Shepard
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Library Media Center

Welcome

The Bret Harte Media Center is a hub of creativity, inspiration and information! 

The Media Center provides a comfortable place for students to access and create media.  WiFi is always available and Internet computers support all daily academic activities.  Media Center staff assist students in locating books, conducting research, writing essays, printing assignments and producing digital projects. 

Databases
From outside your school network, Gale databases can be accessed using “SanJoseUSD” for the password.

Gale Student Resources In Context reference database of magazines, journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and websites.
Gale PowerSearch advanced tool for searching content from Student Resources In Context.

Online Catalog

Search our Online Catalog and choose “Bret Harte”

The Media Center collection is searchable online through the Destiny library management system.  Every student and faculty member is provided a personal library account.  Students and staff may access their account online to renew and place a hold on items.  Please ask the Media Center staff if you have questions about searching the online catalog or accessing your personal account. 

Visit the San Jose Public Library website to search their online catalog and learn about their available locations and free services.

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering in the Media Center please contact your Library Media Assistant.

Donations

We have a list of desired items!  If you would like to donate used books or purchase a book for our Media Center, please contact us.  Thank you for thinking of our students and helping to make the Media Center a valuable resource!


Adele Shepard, LMCT
Library/Depository
Bret Harte Middle School
7050 Bret Harte Drive
San Jose, CA 95120
408-535-6270 x.50252  
fax 408-927-0698

New Immunization Requirement

Students entering 7th grade need a Pertussis Booster Shot before they can start school in August. Many students have received this booster during their regular physicals and your child may have already received the necessary dose. Please check your child’s immunization record for a Tdap, Dtap, or DTP vaccination given on or after the child’s 7th birthday.
If your child’s record has this booster shot please bring a copy of the record to the school health office.
If your child has not received this required pertussis booster, please contact your child’s health care provider to schedule an appointment as soon as possible, as summer appointments fill quickly.

 

 

Contact Information

Mailing AddressBret Harte Middle School
7050 Bret Harte Drive
San Jose, CA 95120
Main Telephone Number (408) 535-6270
Primary Fax Number(408) 927-0698
Attendance Office(408) 287-6242
or (408) 997-2122
Cafeteria(408) 268-9644
Counselor (408) 535-6270 x50207
Health Office(408) 535-6270 x50216
Registrar (408) 535-6270 x50204
Sports/Activities(408) 535-6270 x50209
Time-In Room(408) 535-6270 x50208

                                                         

                                           
PrincipalTina Vanlaarhoven.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Assistant Principal of InstructionHetal Patel.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Assistant Principal of DisciplineMarianne Goodwin.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Attendance OfficeHoly Case.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Health OfficeCarina Barreto.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
RegistrarKatrina Healy.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Student ServicesSylvia Orlowicz.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Community Club Chair.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Booster Club
WebMasterJennifer Schweitzer.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


The Bret Harte office is open from 7:30AM-4:00PM each day that school is in session. If you have a question please feel free to contact us at 408-535-6270

FAQs

 
What are Bret Harte’s regular school hours and office hours?
How do I notify the school that my child is ill?
What times can I drop off/pick up my child?
How to pull child out of school early?
What are the policies regarding medical appointments during school hours?
What if my child becomes injured while at school?
What if my child is late?
How do I volunteer to help in the classroom?
How to contact child’s teachers?
How to learn my child’s specific schedule?
Where can I get appropriate clothes for PE?
What is the Homework Center?
How can I learn about the various after school sports program?
What sports can my child go out for?
How to contact the coach?
What if my child misses the school bus?
Does the school have a Cafeteria?
How do I pay for lunches?
What if my child is having academic or emotional difficulty?
What if my child is having difficulty with a specific teacher?
Is Bret Harte my “Neighborhood School”?
How many students are enrolled?
What is the teacher/student ratio?
What is “Student Services”?
Does Bret Hare have school dances and what are “Bronco Nights?”
How much homework can my 6/7/8th grader expect?
How can I learn more about a course’s specific curriculum?
What is “The Wheel”?
How do I sign up for 8th grade electives?
How much do yearbooks cost?
What do I do if I lose my student ID?
Can I request a specific teacher?
How can I start a new club at Bret Harte?
Is there a Bret Harte Student Council?
What is sold at the student store?
Where is the “Lost and Found”?
What are the rules regarding electronic equipment?
Is there a Student Handbook?
Where can I find the current “AR” list?
Does the school have any policies on Academic Dishonesty?
What kinds of grades are given at Bret Harte?
How can I learn my overall GPA or check grades?
What is the school dress code and how rigidly is it enforced?
Can I ride my bike/skateboard to school?
Does the school have a plan for Emergency situations?
Can I bring a guest to school with me?


What are Bret Harte’s regular school hours and office hours?

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Regular school hours are: 8:05a.m. - 2:50p.m. The school’s office hours are 7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m. (summer hours are shortened and will vary).

Is there a holiday schedule of when the school is closed?

Please check the San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD) Calendar for the 2016-2017 school year for official school closures.

How do I notify the school that my child is ill?

The Bret Harte Absence Hotline is 287-6242. When absent, a student’s parent or guardian must call the absence hotline the same day. If the school has not been notified by the 5th day following the absence, the absence will be unexcused. Excessive un-excused absences will be forwarded to the District’s Truancy Department.

What times can I drop off/pick up my child?

Please do not drop students at Bret Harte prior to 7:45 AM. At that time breakfast is served and adult supervision is available. When you are waiting to pick up a student at the end of the school day, please wait in or near your automobile and kindly adhere to all traffic flow and parking signs. If your student does not arrive at the car by 3:00 PM you are welcome to come to the main office and have them paged.

How to pull child out of school early? What are the policies regarding medical appointments during school hours?

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Appointments should be made before or after school whenever possible in order not to interrupt the educational process. If an appointment must be scheduled during the school day please adhere to the process below:

  • send a note requesting permission for the student to leave specifying time, date, and reason, the note must be presented to the attendance office prior to 1st period
  • only adults listed on the emergency form may sign a student out of school early
  • adults must come in to the attendance office to sign their student in and out
  • verification of appointments may be required
  • Please note: Vacations planned outside of the normal school holiday schedule are not considered excused absences.
  • What if my child becomes injured while at school?

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    If a student becomes ill or injured at school they should report the situation to the supervising adult. When necessary we will contact a parent/guardian and students will be sent home. If a student is to leave campus, he/she must be checked out of school by a person listed on the student emergency form. Please be sure this form is up to date.

    What if my child is late?

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    Students are required to be in their assigned learning place when the bell rings at 8:05AM. All tardies are recorded in the electronic attendance system. Consequences for the first two tardies are assigned by classroom teacher in accordance with his or her classroom discipline plan. The third, and all tardies after, will result in a behavior referral. Saturday School is assigned for the sixth tardy.

    How do I volunteer to help in the classroom?

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    Please see the Community Club page dedicated to Volunteer Coordination for more information.

    How to contact child’s teachers?

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    Each Bret Harte instructor has an email address and voicemail account. More details on how an individual teacher prefers to be contacted can be found on that teacher’s webpage. See the Staff Directory Link on the Home Page

    How to learn my child’s specific schedule?

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    All schedules are made available to students immediately prior to the start of school. Parents may also access his or her child’s schedule on-line through Parental Internet Viewer (“P.I.V.”) approximately 2 weeks after school starts.

    Where can I get appropriate clothes for PE?

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    California Sport Design is the official supplier of Bret Harte PE clothes. They are located at 2878 So. Bascom Avenue or call (408) 559-1888 with any questions. They will be on campus selling clothing prior to the start of school. The school and district policies regarding PE can be found in the Bret Harte Physical Education Handbook. *Alternative clothes allowed are grey shirts and blue shorts.

    What is the Homework Center?

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    The Homework Center is located in the Library/Media Center. It operates Mondays through Thursdays, 3:00PM - 4PM. The center is staffed by teachers. Roll is taken each day and late bus transportation is provided. Textbooks can be checked-out for use during homework center times with valid ID card.

    How can I learn about the various after school sports program?

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    Please check the Athletics section of the Booster Club link.

    What sports can my child go out for?

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    Most sports programs are open to all students (though there may be some eligibility variances per program). However, per the SJUSD policy, a student must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average and no failing classes. On the day of a meet or game, students must attend at least four classes that day in order to compete.

    How to contact the coach?

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    Almost all coaches in the After School Sports programs are parent volunteers. As such, contact information will be given out to players and their families directly from the coach. Parents whose children participate in these programs should have all up to date information.

    What if my child misses the school bus?

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    If your child misses his or her regular bus, there is a 4:00PM late bus that operates Mondays - Thursdays. If you student misses both of these buses, then he or she should go to the school office and contact a parent or guardian.

    Does the school have a Cafeteria?

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    The cafeteria provides breakfast, ala carte items and lunch. Students may arrive 30 minutes before school to eat breakfast. The cafeteria maintains all accounts whether you pay in advance or on a daily basis. Applications for free/reduced lunch are available in the student services office. Cutting in line is prohibited and the stage and stairs are off limits.

    How do I pay for lunches?

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    The following link will allow you to upload money to your students account and set parameters for when it goes below a certain amount to add more.

    www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home

    What if my child is having academic or emotional difficulty? What if my child is having difficulty with a specific teacher?

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    All concerns for your child’s welfare and any difficulties he or she may be having should be discussed with a specific teacher to brought to the attention of the school Academic Counselor, followed by the Principal or Vice Principal.

    Is Bret Harte my “Neighborhood School”?

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    The SJUSD Information Line is (408) 535-6410. SJUSD’s enrollment center is located at 4855 Pearl Avenue, San Jose, 95136.
    http://apps.schoolsitelocator.com/?districtcode=25499#

    How many students are enrolled?

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    There are approximately 1,250 students at Bret Harte.

    What is the teacher/student ratio?

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    The master schedule is designed with 31 students per class for each period. Actual numbers of students in classes may vary.

    What is “Student Services”?

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    An area in the main office that provides information on all student related activities.

    Does Bret Hare have school dances and what are “Bronco Nights?”

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    Only Bret Harte students may attend social activities and Bronco Nights. To purchase a ticket to Bronco Night, each student must have a signed permission slip and show their ID card. To enter the event students must have a ticket and their Bret Harte ID card. Students with uncleared debts, uncleared absences, unattended Saturday School or overdue library books may not attend Bret Harte functions. Students are not permitted to leave the activity prior to the scheduled ending time. All district and school rules are enforced including dress code - NO EXCEPTIONS! All students are expected to leave campus within 15 minutes after the activity. Students will wait in front of the main office for parent / guardian pickup. Inappropriate dancing will result in disciplinary action. For more information, please see the Bronco Nights page.

    How much homework can my 6/7/8th grader expect?

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    Homework is subject to the teacher’s curriculum and specific class requirements.

    How can I learn more about a course’s specific curriculum?

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    An email to the teacher should provide more detailed information about a curriculum. Please feel free to check out the Bret Harte Website for more information about academic programs.

    What is “The Wheel”?

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    To learn more about the elective program at Bret Harte, please visit thewheel.php.

    How do I sign up for 8th grade electives?

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    Unlike the 6th and 7th grade (see “The Wheel” above), 8th graders elect a yearlong elective. Information on elective choices is sent home with 7th graders toward the end of the school year.

    How much do yearbooks cost?

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    Yearbook cost start at $55 until December 23rd. After that, prices go up to $60.

    What do I do if I lose my student ID?

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    Replacement may be obtained through Student Services, however replacement fees may be charged.

    Can I request a specific teacher?

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    Although concerns may be shared with the Principal staff, parents may not request a specific teacher.

    How can I start a new club at Bret Harte?

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    Bret Harte Middle School Interest Club Program

    Interest Clubs are welcome at Bret Harte and are supported by the Booster Club.  Interest Clubs are formed twice a year, once in September and once in January.

     Procedure for creating a club:

    1.  Students need to identify Advisor/Staff Member who is supporting or leading club.  This will take place during Club Rush Weeks which are announced in the Student Daily Bronco Bulletins.  

    2.  Advisor/Staff Member helps the Student fill out the Interest Club Proposal Form (which are available in Student Services).

    a.     Form must include:

    ·   Name of Club

    ·   Description/Goal/Purpose of Club

    ·   When and Where the Club will Meet

    ·   How Often the Club will Meet

    ·   Name of Advisor

    ·   Name of Leader(s) if Different from Advisor

    ·   Club Student Representative(s)

    3.  Submit Proposal Form to Mrs. Goodwin for approval by date provided.

    4.  Student Leaders will be invited to attend a meeting at lunch.  They will be requested to bring a poster they designed (see guidelines below) for their respective club and will hear guidelines and responsibilities regarding Club Sign Up Day.

    5.  Poster Guidelines

    a.     One sentence description of the club

    b.    Club Advisor’s name (and email for questions)

    c.     Club Leader’s name

    d.    Days the club takes place

    e.    Location of the club

    f.      Time of the club

    6.  A Club Sign Up Day and Rally will take place. If the club reaches an interest level of 15 or more students, the club will be presented to ASB.  When approval is received, ASB will vote on the club. 

    Is there a Bret Harte Student Council?

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    Bret Harte does have a Student Council. For eligibility and further information please contact Student Services.

    What is sold at the student store?

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    The Bret Harte Student Store is open daily at snack break and at lunch. Students may purchase snacks.

    Where is the “Lost and Found”?

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    Lost clothing items are stored in the cafeteria. After one week clothing will be donated to charity. Jewelry, purses and valuable items are kept in Student Services. Lost library books and textbooks will be returned to the library. Students finding a lost item should turn it into Student Services.

    What are the rules regarding cell phones on campus?

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    Students may not use their cell phones during school hours. If a student is found doing so, it may be confiscated and then only released to a parent or guardian.

    Is there a Student Handbook?

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    The following link will provide you with SJUSD’s Student Handbook.

    http://www.sjusd.org/pdf/students/SJUSD_STUDENT_HANDBOOK.pdf

    Does the school have any policies on Academic Dishonesty?

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    All students are required to do their own assigned homework, class work and testing. Copying another student’s work, copying exact wording from a web site or book, and putting your name on a project finished by another student or group are all examples of academic dishonesty. Consequences for each incidence of academic dishonesty could include Saturday School with the possibility of suspension.

    What kinds of grades are given at Bret Harte?

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    Letter grades are used to report student progress in all classes. You will receive a progress report at each six-week interval during the year. The progress reports are a teacher’s notification to parents regarding the student’s progress up to that point. After the 18th week of each semester (and final exams) the semester grades are then recorded on the student’s transcript.

    How can I learn my overall GPA or check grades?

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    Grades and GPA can be easily accessed through the PIV. The PIV is the Parent Internet Viewer (PIV). This web-based tool can be found on every page of this website and can be used by parents to monitor their student’s academics and attendance throughout the year. A password and ID number is required to access the system. Please e-mail the registrar with your student’s name and grade level.

    What is the school dress code and how rigidly is it enforced?

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    Students shall dress appropriately for daily attendance and all school activities. Dress should not distract, disrupt or be unsafe. In general, dress should be conservative, when in doubt, DON’T WEAR IT! If a student arrives in any inappropriate items the following will occur: students will be required to change to appropriate loaner or PE clothes and/or receive a behavior referral. Inappropriate items will be confiscated and released only to a parent/guardian.

    Can I ride my bike/skateboard to school?

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    Bike racks are located in the front of the school. All bikes and helmets must be locked to the bike rack. Helmets are expected to be worn and bikes are to be walked on campus. Skateboards must be chained to the bike rack.

    Does the school have a plan for Emergency situations?

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    In preparation for emergency situations, all staff and students participate in regularly scheduled fire, earthquake, and emergency drills. Planning, training and drills are based on a comprehensive emergency plan provided by SJUSD. If you are a visitor when an emergency occurs please report to the student assembly area. If an emergency occurs during school hours or school activity all students are to follow the directions of school personnel. If an emergency occurs when students are not in class (passing, snack break or lunch) students will assemble with their 5th period teacher. Students will be released only to authorized adults in an emergency situation, please be sure your student’s emergency information is updated regularly. Bret Harte has an Emergency Preparedness Committee.

    Can I bring a guest to school with me?

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    Student visitors are not allowed on campus. All adult visitors must check- in with the School Secretary in the Main Office to secure a visitors pass. Parents/Guardians who wish to confer or visit with a teacher must contact the teacher via e-mail message and pick up a visitor’s pass in the main office prior to a scheduled meeting.

    Forms, Flyers &  Docs

    Instructional Calendars

    Bret Harte Volunteer Sign-Up Form

    After School Activity Registration Form

    Refusal to Be Photographered Form

    Employee Matching Programs

    Santa Clara County Project Cornerstone

    Bret Harte Focal Assets 2016

    Respect
    Commitment to Excellence
    Honesty
    Caring

    Survey

    Overview Results
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) available upon request

    Project Cornestone

    Project Cornerstone is a Santa Clara County-wide movement based on survey research involving over two million children across the United States. This research, conducted by Search Institute, identified 41 developmental assets that help children thrive. The study found a direct correlation between high numbers of perceived assets and less ‘at risk’ behavior among children in grades 6-12. The more assets children perceive within their communities the less likely they are to be truant, do drugs, and attempt suicide. None of these assets cost anything to provide and there are no socio-economic, racial, or geographic groups that are less able to provide these assets to their youth. Keep reading to find out what Bret Harte is doing to create an asset-rich school environment for our students.

    Why are the 41 developmental assets so important?
    Research shows that the more assets a child has the more likely they are to exhibit positive attitudes and behaviors:
    • Succeeding in school
    • Helping others
    • Valuing diversity
    • Maintaining good health
    • Exhibiting leadership
    • Resisting danger
    • Delaying gratification
    • Overcoming adversity
    • Overcoming adversity
    Recent studies in Santa Clara County show that the average youth has only 18.2 assets out of the 41 developmental assets possible. Students at Bret Harte Middle School, average a bit higher at 21.9 assets. Our goal is to help all youth in acquiring an average of 30 or more developmental assets at any given time.

    41 Developmental Assets

    Developmental assets are the positive values, relationships, skills and experiences that help children and teens thrive. Young people with high asset levels are most likely to make healthy choices, while those with lower asset levels are more likely to get involved with negative or risky behaviors like violence, trouble in school, drug and alcohol use and more. (Search Institute created the developmental assets framework. For more information, visit www.search-institute.org.)

      * For printable middle school asset list, click here!
      * Eight Keys to Thriving Youth offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the eight developmental asset categories.
      * To see the results of the Silicon Valley developmental assets survey, click here!

    External Assets
    Support
    • 1. Family support
    • 2. Positive family communication
    • 3. Other adult relationships
    • 4. Caring neighborhood
    • 5. Caring school climate
    • 6. Parent involvement in schooling
    Empowerment
    • 7. Community values youth
    • 8. Youth as resources
    • 9. Service to others
    • 10. Safety
    Boundaries & Expectations
    • 11. Family boundaries
    • 12. School boundaries
    • 13. Neighborhood boundaries
    • 14. Adult role models
    • 15. Positive peer influence
    • 16. High expectations
    Constructive Use of Time
    • 17. Creative activities
    • 18. Youth programs
    • 19. Religious community
    • 20. Time at home

    Internal Assets
    Commitment to Learning
    • 21. Achievement motivation
    • 22. School engagement
    • 23. Homework
    • 24. Bonding to school
    • 25. Reading for pleasure
    Positive Values
    • 26. Caring
    • 27. Equality and social justice
    • 28. Integrity
    • 29. Honesty
    • 30. Responsibility
    • 31. Restraint
    Social Competencies
    • 32. Planning and decision making
    • 33. Interpersonal competence
    • 34. Cultural competence
    • 35. Resistance skills
    • 36. Peaceful conflict resolution
    Positive Identity
    • 37. Personal power
    • 38. Self-esteem
    • 39. Sense of purpose
    • 40. Positive view of personal future
    • 41. Positive Cultural Identity *

    * Project Cornerstone established this asset for Silicon Valley as a result of local community input.

    Attendance Phone Number
    408-287-6242
    or 408-997-2122

    Fax Phone Number
    408-927-0698

    To email a teacher, use this formula:
    first initial+lastname@sjusd.org

    General Information

    Welcome to Bret Harte Middle School

    Bret Harte Middle School is a National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished School. Our 26 acre campus is located in the southern part of San Jose, California, near the historic quicksilver mining area of Almaden Valley.

    All students in our diverse population successfully develop maximum potential during this special period of growth. We create a safe and secure learning environment where students are creative and are motivated to greater academic success preparation. By deepening their reservoir of knowledge and experiences, we prepare students for their lives beyond formal schooling. We plan instruction addressing multiple intelligences and learning styles, establish a positive and supportive environment, and provide extended and enrichment activities in all disciplines including the arts, technology, and communication.

    The Bret Harte community fosters:

    Please enjoy our website and the information it has to offer. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know.

    Fundraisers

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    Performance

    School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    Informes Escolares de Rendición de Cuentas (SARC)

    Single Plan for Student Achievement

    Each school in San José Unified annually develops a Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). This plan includes the academic goals the school will be working on during the year and shows how the school will be using the funds allocated to the site.

    The SPSA is written with the help of the School Site Council, which then approves the final document and forwards it to the Board of Education for their approval.

    Click here to review Willow Glen Middle SPSA

    Bell Schedule

    Minimum Day Schedule


     

    Attendance

    To report an absence, call the Attendance Hotline at 408-265-1412.


    Dear Parents/Guardian, At Willow Glen Middle, we want all students to be successful. We believe that regular, punctual attendance is critical to school success. Please take a moment to read the Parent/Guardian Responsibilities and familiarize yourself with the district’s School Absence Policies to avoid misunderstandings regarding attendance. If you have questions, please contact Lindsey Beall at 408-535-6277 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


    Parent/Guardian Responsibilities:

    • Talk to your student about the importance of arriving on time to every class, daily.Attendance is taken in every class, every day and entered into the Infinite Campus computer system by 3:30 p.m. each day. If your child has been absent from a class, an automated phonecall is generated at the end of the school day.
    • Make sure you have a copy of the school’s bell schedule and your student’s schedule
    • Monitor attendance on line by using the Parent Portal and getting your parent login number (see school registrar for access). An absence is labeled “A” and a tardy arrival to class is labeled “T”. Keep track of how many classes your student has missed as these quickly add up.
    • Ensure that your student goes to bed and gets up at a reasonable time.
    • Ensure that your student has a safe and reliable way to get to school on time. Underage siblings should not be held responsible for another student’s timely arrival at school.
    • Ensure that you excuse every absence with a note, fax or message via web site within 5 days of an absence. If you send a note, please CHECK that your child has turned it in to the attendance office.
    • You must have a valid ID when you pick up your student. We will not release a child to anyone who is not listed on the child’s emergency form.
    • Check that your student is wearing a school uniform or you may have to bring in a uniform while they miss class time.
    • According to state law, we are not permitted to excuse students who are kept away from school for baby-sitting, or other work or non-school related activities.
    • School appropriate clothing guidelines are in the district handbook and student planner.


    School Absence Policies:

    To report an absence, call the Attendance Hotline at 408-265-1412. All absences must be explained or verified by the parent/guardian, or a medical or professional person via letter, note, fax or an absence report form via the website within 5 days of the first day of absence. We do not excuse an absence after the 5-day period.
    If your student is enrolled in class at the high school (dual enrollment) the parent/guardian must report the absence to the high school as well as the middle school.
    • Absences for 3 or more consecutive days require a doctor or health care provider’s note.
    • When a student needs to leave school during the school day for any reason, he or she MUST BE CHECKED OUT BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN at the attendance office window.
    • Parent/Guardian MUST SHOW VALID PROOF OF IDENTITY to check out a student (The person must be named on the student’s Emergency Form)
    • If there is a disagreement about an absence, the burden of proof is on the student and not on the school. The student needs to prove that he or she was present (show evidence in the form of class notes or a quiz done in that class on that date.)
    • Excusing a student when they arrive late to school or miss classes must be based on a verifiable illness, a medical or professional visit. Proof of documentation is required.
    • A student who leaves the campus, without a valid medical reason or prior permission is not excused. A parent/guardian cannot excuse them after the event.
    • A student who checks out for a medical/dental appointment must show proof of the appointment within 5 days to validate the absence.
    • “Out of Town” and “Family Emergency” are unexcused absences (except in very extreme circumstances which must be verified by documentation).
    • Absences due to bereavement are excused up to 3 days, or 5 days for out of town travel.
    • Waking up late, car trouble, stuck in traffic are not excused absences.


    Absence due to medical issues:

    • Students who are really sick, who have an infectious or contagious disease or condition, should stay home. If they miss 3 or more consecutive days of school they must bring a medical note.
    • A student should not call or text someone and request to be picked up before being evaluated by the medical staff. If a student leaves the campus without check in in to the Health Office or the Attendance Office first, this will be marked as an unexcused absence.


    Unexcused Absences—Truancy and the Consequences

    According to California Educational Code, Compulsory attendance is the law in California from age 6 to 18. (Education Code Section 482600) A student who has three unexcused absences or three tardies or absences of more than 30 minutes, or any combination thereof, without valid
    excuse is considered legally truant. A student who has six unexcused absences or six tardies or absences of more than 30 minutes, or any combination thereof, is considered habitually truant and may be referred to the district attorney’s office for legal action. (Education Code Section
    48262) The parent is obligated to compel the attendance of the student at school. Parents who fail to meet this obligation may be subject to prosecution. (Education Code Section 48260.5)


    Declarations of Truancy:

    • When a student does not attend a single class without a valid excuse, he/she is marked absent. If the absence is not excused within 5 days, it is treated as an “incident” of truancy.
    • After 3 incidents (unexcused absences) a student is declared a truant.
    • Warning letters are sent out after the 3rd incident of unexcused absences, then after the 5th incident of truancy.
    • A student is declared a “habitual” truant at the 5th unexcused absence.


    Consequences of Cut Classes and Truancy:

    School Level Consequences:

    • After three incidents of unexcused absence, the student will be assigned to Saturday School
    • In some circumstances, this may be changed to a non-campus or after school detention or school-based community service work
    • Saturday School or detention activities may include any of the following: academic work, discussions, campus and classroom clean up, physical activity (walking around the track).
    • There may be an intervention meeting with the district attendance liaison and/or school administrator.
    • Failure to attend Saturday School or the alternative will result in loss of eligibility for school events, sport or performance participation.
    • When a student has missed the equivalent of 10% of school classes, s/he may be placed on the school’s 10% list. When this occurs, the student must provide a doctor/health provider’s note for every subsequent absence. (The school checks this 9 weeks into the semester. To be
    removed from the 10% list, s/he must attend school for 90% of the time for the next 9 weeks.)

    District Level Consequences:

    • District Attorney Mediation meeting held at the San Jose Unified District office.
    • Site Attendance Review Board (SARB) meeting
    Please note: Student’s school attendance record and school consequences are NOT wiped clean by attending mediation. If truancy persists, legal consequences restart and the student may still face prosecution.

    Court System Level Consequences:

    Misdemeanor charges for parents for children under 13.
    Juvenile prosecution for students 13-18 years of age, which include:
    • $365 court fine
    • Court imposed community service (minimum of 48 hours)
    • Suspension/denial of driver’s license and work permit (minimum of one year, even if not driving at the time. The DMV will hold the license until the application process is initiated)
    • Court review hearing follow-up, at the court’s discretion.


    Prolonged Non-Attendance

    If a student is absent from school for 10 consecutive days, without contact the school, every effort will be made to contact the student’s parents or guardian to verify student enrollment. A phone call and home visit will be made. However, if the student does not return to school during the next 5 days, reaching a total of 15 school days of absence, s/he will be dropped from the school.


    If a Student Needs to Be Absent for 5-to-15 Days- Independent Studies

    • If a student needs to be away from school for 5 to 15 days, he/she must request an Independent Study Packet from the attendance office.
    • The office will need at least 10 days notice prior to the student’s departure to prepare this.
    • Students should receive work from their teachers to complete during the absence.
    • Completed schoolwork must be checked when the student returns.
    • The whole packet should then be returned to the attendance office for evaluation
    and to clear the absences, failure to do so will result in unexcused absences.


    Sample Absence Reporting Note (must be turned in within 5 days of absence)

    To: The Attendance Staff
    My son/daughter (give full name)___________________________________________________
    (Write student ID#) ___________________ (Give grade level)
    Was absent from school (give dates) ________________________________________________
    (Explain reason for absence) ______________________________________________________
    Parent/guardian’s name (printed) & contact number ____________________________________
    Parent/guardian’s signature _______________________________________________________


    Tardiness and the Consequences

    Teachers take attendance during each period, every day. Students who are late to class are
    marked tardy. When a student is tardy 3 times in one week, the student is assigned Friday School
    at the end of the week from 3:10 p.m. to 5:00 pm as a consequence. If a student fails to show for
    Friday School, the student may be assigned Saturday School from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Saturday School may also be assigned if a student has Friday School 3 times in one month. A
    student who fails to show up for Saturday School will face additional consequences that may
    include suspension from school.


    Frequently Asked Questions From Parents

    Q. I picked up my child at school because she called/texted me that she was sick, why was this unexcused?
    A. Students who leave campus ill without health office verification and approval will receive an unexcused absence.
    Q. My child is enrolled at the middle school but has a class at the high school. Why did I receive a truancy letter if I provided a doctor’s note for the days my child’s was out sick?
    A. If your middle school child is enrolled in class at the high school, the parent/guardian must report absences to both the middle school and the high school attendance offices to avoid an unexcused absence. The schools keep separate attendance records.
    Q. My son had a dentist appointment and I forgot to get verification but wrote a note myself, why was this unexcused?
    A. If a student checks out for a medical appointment, they must return with proof of appointment in order to validate the absence, If verification is not provided within 5 days, the absence will not be excused.
    Q. My daughter had the flu, I wasn’t going to take her to the doctor when all they were going to tell me was to keep her home and make sure she got plenty of rest and fluids, why was this not excused?
    A. Students who are absent for 3 or more consecutive days require a doctors note, if you are unable to take your child to a doctor they can see a school nurse or health aid at any San Jose Unified School for assessment. A medical note is still required.
    Q. We went out of town and I talked to all of my son’s teachers, why was this not excused?
    A. Out of town is an unexcused absence. If you are planning on going out of town for an extended period of time, you may qualify for a short-term independent study. Please see the attendance office at least 2 weeks in advance for this accommodation.
    Q. Why has my daughter been given Saturday School? She’s a good student. She has really good grades. I don’t want her doing Saturday School.
    A. A student may receive Saturday School if he/she is tardy to class 9 times (or more) in one month, has 3 or more “incidents” of unexcused absences, or fails to attend Friday School. Good grades do not change the attendance record. If she does not attend the assigned Saturday School,
    there will be other consequences. Errors in attendance reporting must be cleared up as soon as possible.
    Q. Can my sister pick up my son from school for his appointment?
    A. Someone has to be on our emergency list before we allow him/her to pick up a student. If you signed up that person on your emergency form at the beginning of the school year, then we can release your child to him or her in the event of an emergency. Don’t forget, we always need to see identification before we let your child leave with someone.


    Friday School 3:15PM - 5:00PM

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    Contact Us

    Address:
    2105 Cottle Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95125

    Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8AM to 3:30PM

    Administration:
    Paul Slayton- Principal .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Patrick Sieler- Assistant Principal Instruction/8th Grade Advisor .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Lindsey Beall- Assistant Principal Discipline/7th Grade Advisor .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Katharine Norton- Assistant Principal Guidance/6th Grade Advisor .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Campus Map:
    Click here to download and print a WGMS Campus Map.pdf

    Phone Number:
    408-535-6277

    Attendance Hotline:
    408-265-1412

    Fax Number:
    408-264-5512

    Website Questions:
    Click .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for suggested updates/questions about the WGMS website.

    Message from Paul Slayton, Principal

    Hello parents and students of Willow Glen Middle School.

    I greet you with great excitement for the 2017-18 school year!

    I’m privileged to be entering year four as the Principal at Willow Glen Middle School, and as a San Jose Unified employee and parent I believe in what we do!  We respond to the needs of the students you entrust to us, whether they need a chance to accelerate or a need to review the basics. Our teachers know that at the middle school level there are two curricula: the academic and the socio-emotional. The one in the driver’s seat for your child can change from day to day (sometimes from period to period!) To a person, the staff here work daily so that Willow Glen Middle can be a place where young people know they are safe, cared for, and can safely learn.

    Our hope for the young people here is that they can honestly explore the opportunities available to them as young adults.  We hope they’ll have the knowledge base to be bold in what they want to do for a living, and the emotional intelligence to do it well and with compassion.  Thanks for the chance to say a quick hello, and keep in touch if there’s something we need to know!

    Go Rams.

    Paul Slayton

    Incoming 6th Grade Information

    Willow Glen Middle Recruiting Information<

    For the 2017-18 School Year

    English Recruitment information

    Recruit_flyer_2017_SPANISH_-1.pdf

    Parent Information Night Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 6:00 p..m. - 7:00 p.m.
    School Tour Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    Education Links for Students

    Homework Help

    Ask Kids - Schoolhouse - interactive site to help kids with homework questions
    Class Zone- online resource to find state math, language arts, social studies, science and world language textbooks.
    Kids Click - great reference page for all subjects.
    Pics4Learning - copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students; collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.


    Language Arts

    America’s Story from America’s Library - The Library of Congress’ page about our American past; great source for biographies.
    Writing Fix - interactive prompts, lessons, and resources designed for teachers, students, and lifelong writers


    Math

    Create a Graph - interactive site which allows you to create various types of graphs.
    Gallery of Interactive Geometry - interactive Geometry site
    Math Counts - mission to increase enthusiasm for and enhance achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the U.S.
    Purple Math - helping students gain understanding and self-confidence in Algebra


    Science

    Ames Laboratory 
    Argon National Laboratory
    Astronomy for Kids - astronomy including fun animation of the solar system
    Bill Nye the Science Guy - check out the Science Guy’s online lab.
    Brookhaven National Laboratory
    California Living Museum - California native animals
    Cells Alive - interactive cells, animations, definitions
    Discovery Kids - Discovery Kids explores volcanoes including Pompeii
    Energy Information Administration - official energy statistics from the U.S. Government
    Glencoe McGraw Hill Textbook - Glencoe textbook site with extra activities, games, and information to explore for each chapter of your book
    Hydrogen.gov - web portal to information about Federal government activities related to hydrogen and fuel cells
    International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy - international institution to accelerate the transition to a hydrogen economy.
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    National Energy Technology Laboratory
    National Geographic for Kids
    National Weather Service - track weather conditions across the country.
    U.S. Dept. of Energy Hydrogen Program
    U.S. Fuel Cell Council - industry association dedicated to fostering the commercialization of fuel cells in the U.S.
    Volcano World - fun and games exploring volcanoes


    Social Studies

    50 States.com - this is a good website for finding basic information about each of the 50 states.
    Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government - Ben Franklin guides K-12 students through all kinds of cool facts about our government.
    Glencoe Social Studies - 7th grade Social Studies textbook support
    Library of Congress - great website for American History
    Smithsonian - America’s “attic” consists of 19 museums.  The online site includes a wide array of all things American.


    Band / Choir

    Freeplay Music - highest quality broadcast production music library; free Mp3 music download


    Computer Technology

    Bot Ball - the Botball Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition based on National Science Education Standards.
    First Lego League - FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a global program created to get kids excited about science and technology. Geared for ages 9-14 (up to 16 outside of the U.S. and Canada), FLL utilizes theme-based Challenges to engage kids in research, problem solving, and engineering.
    Garage Band Support - getting started support for users of Garage Band
    iLife Apple Support - support for users of the Apple iLife applications (Garage Band, iMoves, iPhotos, etc.)
    iWork - support for users of Apple spreadsheet application iWork
    Keynote Support - support for users of Apple presentation application Keynote
    Mouse Squad - students who work on the MOUSE Squad are called technicians and they are responsible for fixing, taking care of, and supporting all of the computer-related needs in their schools. This site is a members-only website for students and teachers participating in MOUSE’s student-led student technical support program.
    Pages support - support for users of the Apple word processing application Pages.
    Tech Brick - Resource for Robotics teams


    Spanish

    Buen Viaje - Spanish textbook support
    McDougal Littell Texbook - Spanish textbook support

    Contact
    Debbie Bishop,
    Library Media Center Technician
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  or 408-535-6277 ext. 55241

    Library Hours
    Monday 8:40AM - 4:15PM
    Tuesday - Thursday 7:30AM - 4:15PM
    Friday 7:30AM - 3:00PM

    Library Media Center

    Welcome

    The Willow Glen Middle School Media Center is a hub of creativity, inspiration, and information!

    The Media Center provides a comfortable place for students to access and create media. WiFi is always available and we have 34 computers that support all daily academic activities.  Media Center staff assists students in locating books, checking grades, conducting research, writing essays, and printing assignments.

    Students are allowed to check out two books at a time. The books are due back in the Library in two weeks with the option to renew as often as they like, with the exception of requested books. Our library has over 5,500 books, eBooks, DVDs, and curriculum support materials available to students. WGMS is continuously working to update and add books.

    GALE Databases

    SJUSD also provides ‘GALE Student Resources” for your student’s research needs. It’s an age appropriate search engine with a wealth of information. From outside your school network, GALE databases can be accessed using ‘SanJoseUSD’ for the password.

    Gale Student Resources In Context reference database of magazines, journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and websites.
    Gale PowerSearch advanced tool for searching content from Student Resources In Context.

    Online Destiny Catalog

    Search address: http://destiny.sjusd.org​

    The Media Center collection is searchable online through the Destiny Library Management System. Every student and faculty member is provided a personal library account.

    Visit the San Jose Public Library website to search their online catalog and learn more about what they have to offer. One of their services is real-time, online, live tutoring assistance from 2:00PM to Midnight.

    Donations

    We have a list of desired items! If you would like to donate gently used books or purchase new books for our Media Center, please contact us. Thank you for thinking of our students and helping to make the Media Center a valuable resource.

    Education Links for Parents

    Resources

    Instructional Calendar

    National Association for Gifted Children

    Parent Student Portal

    Parenting Teens Online

    School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    Informes Escolares de Rendición de Cuentas (SARC)

    Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

    School Lunch Program

    SJUSD Enrollment Process

    SJUSD Family Engagement

    SJUSD Student Resources

    SJUSD Transportation Information

     

    Reglas y Políticas

    Notificación de ausencias:

    En caso de ausencia, un estudiante deberá pedirle a su papá, mamá o tutor que llame a la Línea de Ausencias el mismo día que él/ella esté ausente. Si no se le notifica a la escuela dentro de un período de (5) días después de la ausencia, la ausencia será registrada en el sistema como una ausencia sin justificación. Si usted llama para informar sobre la ausencia de su hijo(a), por favor llame directamente a la Línea de Ausencias al: 265-1412.


    Normas a seguir para llevarse a un estudiante de la escuela (Citas de estudiantes)

    Las citas para los estudiantes se deben programar para llevarse a cabo antes o después de clases siempre que sea posible y de esa forma evitar interrumpir el proceso educativo.  Si no tiene otra alternativa y la cita se debe programar durante el horario escolar, por favor tome en cuenta los procedimientos siguientes:
    1) Enviar una nota a la escuela pidiendo permiso para que su estudiante salga de la escuela y la hora específica, así como también la fecha y la razón. La nota debe entregarse a la Oficina de Asistencia antes del primer período de clase.
    2) Solamente los adultos que aparecen en el formulario de emergencia del estudiante tendrán derecho a firmar la salida temprana del estudiante de la escuela.
    3) Los adultos deberán presentarse en la Oficina de Asistencia para firmar la entrada y la salida del estudiante.
    4) Es posible que la escuela requiera una verificación si la ausencia se trata de una cita.


    Aparatos electrónicos:

    Los Ipods no se permiten en la escuela. Los teléfonos celulares se permiten en la escuela, pero deben estar APAGADOS durante todo el día escolar (antes de la escuela mientras los estudiantes estén en el plantel escolar, en clase, entre periodos de clase y durante el almuerzo, etc).


    Artículos perdidos y encontrados:

    Los artículos que se pierden en la escuela y que son encontrados permanecerán en la oficina principal atrás del mostrador de la oficina principal. Si usted necesita recoger un artículo perdido, por favor pase a nuestra escuela entre las 7:30am y las 4:00 pm.


    Dejar a los estudiantes en la escuela por la mañana y recogerlos por la tarde

    Los estudiantes deben llegar al plantel escolar no antes de las 7:15 a.m.  El timbre de entrada suena a las 7:25 a.m. y las clases empiezan diariamente a las 7:28 a.m.  A partir del ciclo escolar 2010–11, los lunes no habrá clases del 7º periodo y todos los estudiantes saldrán de la escuela al terminar su 6º periodo de clases a las 2:07 p.m.  De martes a viernes, los estudiantes que no tengan una clase del 7º periodo saldrán a las 2:07 p.m. y esos mismos días, los estudiantes con un 7º periodo saldrán a las 3:10 p.m.

    Se recomienda que los padres dejen y recojan a los estudiantes sobre la Cottle Road frente a la escuela. Además, contamos con un área diseñada para dejar a los estudiantes en el estacionamiento del personal docente y los padres pueden entrar por el lado del preescolar.


    Estacionamiento:

    A los padres/tutores se les recomienda que se estacionen en los espacios disponibles en la Cottle Road frente a los edificios C y D. Contamos también con estacionamiento limitado disponible en el estacionamiento del personal y los padres pueden entrar por el lado del preescolar. También, varias de las calles del vecindario como la calle Madrona cuentan con estacionamiento disponible y las dos calles al sur de la calle Madrona también.


    Retardos:

    Los estudiantes deben estar en sus respectivos lugares de aprendizaje al momento que suene la campana. Todos los retardos se registran en el sistema electrónico de asistencia. Las consecuencias por los primeros tres retardos son asignadas por los maestros de acuerdo al Plan de Disciplina del Salón. El cuarto retardo y todos los retardos a partir de entonces darán como consecuencia un reporte de mala conducta. Los estudiantes deberán asistir a escuela de sábados si están ausentes por sexta ocasión.


    Uniformes:

    Los estudiantes deben vestir el uniforme escolar básico para ir a la escuela, durante clases y después de clases excepto cuando estén participando en educación física.


    Visitantes:

    Animamos a las personas para que visiten nuestra escuela y siempre son bienvenidos a la WGMS. Todo visitante deberá presentarse primero en la oficina principal para registrar su entrada y recoger un gafete de visitante.


    Los voluntarios

    Los voluntarios son siempre bienvenidos a la WGMS. Para poder ofrecer sus servicios como voluntario, es necesario comunicarse con la Sra. Lindsey Beall, Subdirectora de Actividades al 535-6277 o por correo electrónico a: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


    LA FILOSOFÍA RAM: EXPECTATIVAS DE COMPORTAMIENTO

    Respetar – Tomar buenas decisiones - Resolver problemas

    Altercados y conflictos en la escuela
    A los estudiantes no se les permite acercarse a otros estudiantes cuando estén teniendo un altercado o pelea, puesto que ellos no deben correr hacia el grupo de estudiantes o seguirlos si se trata de un altercado. Los estudiantes que no cumplan con esta expectativa recibirán un castigo.

    Reglas del plantel escolar
    A continuación le mostramos las reglas y expectativas para todas las personas en la WGMS. Toda regla del Distrito y de la escuela se hacen cumplir durante las actividades escolares dentro y fuera del plantel escolar.

    1.  Actuar con integridad
    ¡Lo que haces cuando un adulto no te observa es tan importante como lo que haces cuando sí te está observando!
    - Hablar y actuar en forma respetuosa, no usar lenguaje obsceno, no poner apodos, no menospreciar, insultar, silbar fuerte, burlarse o portarse mal en nuestro plantel escolar o en cualquier evento patrocinado por la escuela.
    - Todos los estudiantes deben usar lenguaje corporal adecuado en todo momento-no se permite que los estudiantes usen posturas amenazantes, miradas con malicia, miradas fijas o miradas burlonas o humillantes etc.
    - Los estudiantes no deben amenazar de ninguna manera a otros estudiantes o miembros del personal.
    - Se prohíben los juegos de azar, pedir dinero prestado, comprar, vender o intercambiar cualquier artículo.

    2. Respetar el espacio personal de los demás
      ¡Si no es tuyo, no lo toques!
    - Ninguna persona tiene el derecho de tocar a otra persona o sus pertenencias. Esto incluye tocar la mochila bolsa o cartera de otra persona, ropa (bajarle los pantalones), empujar, aventar, patear, pegar, cachetear, besar, abrazar prolongadamente ni tocar de cualquier otra forma no deseada o inoportuna.
    - Los administradores escolares están en su derecho de inspeccionar las mochilas, maletines, carteras, etc. en caso de que existan sospechas razonables de que hay artículos peligrosos, inapropiados o ilegales. Las marcas o escritura permanente no se permiten en el plantel escolar.
    - Los estudiantes deben respetar el vecindario y la propiedad ajena.

    3. Demostrar el orgullo escolar
    - No tirar basura, aventar ni depositar alimentos sobre otras personas, escupir o masticar chicle mientras están en la escuela o en cualquier área escolar o durante cualquier actividad escolar.
    - NO se permiten los alimentos o bebidas (con la excepción del agua) dentro de los salones o pasillos.
    - A los maestros suplentes se les debe dar un trato especial. Si un estudiante recibe un reporte de mala conducta por parte de un maestro suplente, dicho estudiante deberá asistir automáticamente a la Escuela del Sábado.
    - No se permite correr, andar en patineta, en bicicleta o en patines en el plantel escolar.
    - No se permite estar bajo la lluvia, brincar en los charcos o lodo ni acercase al pasto cuando está mojado.
    - Los estudiantes se deben mantener en las áreas consideradas como seguras y que son supervisadas.

    Por favor notar:  Cualquier estudiante que cometa actos de mala conducta extrema tal y como aparecen en la lista del Manual de Información para Padres y Estudiantes del Distrito sufrirá aún más severas consecuencias que las mencionadas anteriormente y la posibilidad de suspensión inmediata sin tener que seguir ningún procedimiento de disciplina. El estudiante puede ser puesto bajo un contrato de comportamiento inmediatamente después de regresar a la escuela. Los estudiantes pueden perder el privilegio de participar en actividades escolares. Todos los reglamentos de comportamiento que aparecen en el Manual de Información para Estudiantes y Padres del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José se seguirán al pie de la letra en la Escuela Secundaria Willow Glen. Los estudiantes son responsables de leer el Manual del Distrito.

     

    Uniform Policy

    Willow Glen Middle School adheres to the uniform policy outlined below and follows district policy for appearance/dress code found in the San Jose Unified School District Student Handbook. Uniforms are available at a variety of stores including, but not limited to, Target, Merry Mart, and Old Navy.  Uniforms are available at no-cost in the WGMS uniform closet.  Please contact Lindsey Beall at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), if you have any questions.

    Please use this guide when shopping for your Willow Glen Middle School Uniform.

    Students must wear the basic uniform to, from, and during school with the exception of PE class.  Please have your student in uniform the first day of school.

    COLORS OF APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES:
    • No dominant or solid red, blue, maroon, or burgundy
    • Hats and beanies are not allowed.

    SHIRTS
    • White or green standard “school polo”.
    • White or green button-down Oxford shirt

    SKIRTS, SKORTS, & JUMPERS
    • Khaki (tan) or “Lewis Plaid”(#13288 at Merry Mart).
    • Skirts must not be shorter than the fingertips of a student’s hands as they hang at her sides.

    PANTS AND SHORTS
    • Khaki (tan) pants or shorts
    • Must be worn at the waistline, be size appropriate, and must not sag.
    • Hem appropriately -use of pins, rubber bands, or staples is not allowed.
    • Shorts must have a minimum of a 4” inseam.
    • No sweatpants allowed (outside of PE).

    SWEATSHIRTS, SWEATERS, & JACKETS
    • No dominant or solid red, blue, maroon, or burgundy
    • No athletic or team apparel (i.e., Raiders, 49ers, Sharks). 
    • Hoods must be down in classrooms and throughout the school day.

    WGMS Logo Sweatshirts are allowed.

    SOCKS, SHOES, BELTS, HAIR ITEMS, SHOELACES:
    • No dominant or solid red, blue, maroon, or burgundy
    • No red, blue, or burgundy shoe laces.
    • Belts must not hang down below shirts.

    BACKPACKS, PURSES, BAGS, BINDERS, & BOOK COVERS:
    • No dominant or solid red, blue, maroon, or burgundy
    • No graffiti, team names, or inappropriate images.

    FRIDAY DRESS AND SPIRIT DAY RULES:
    • “School spirit” t-shirts that represent WGMS or WGHS clubs, activities, or sports can be worn on Fridays.
    • Students must wear school uniform bottoms with their school spirit top.
    • For school spirit themed dress up days, please refer to the student handbook for SJUSD dress code policy.
    •    Sweatpants and pajamas are not allowed.

    COMPETITION DAYS:
    • Students who compete in athletic or extracurricular competitions (band, choir, club, etc.) are allowed to wear matching team tops on competition days.  Students must wear school uniform bottoms.
    • After competition time (season), the team t-shirt/sweatshirt can be worn on Friday Spirit days.

    Administration makes final determination as to whether clothing and/or accessories are in accordance with the school uniform policy. Uniforms are available at no-cost in the WGMS uniform closet.  Please contact Lindsey Beall at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), if you have any questions.

    Physical Education Uniform

    According to the California Ed Code a change of clothes is required for Physical Education class. WGMS adheres to these guidelines and expects our WGMS students to change into their Physical Education uniform every day they are in class. The WGMS PE uniform is only allowed to be worn during the PE class. School uniform items many NOT be worn during PE. If there is financial hardship, please contact Lindsey Beall at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and we will provide the appropriate PE uniforms.

    Follow the “Five S” = Shirt, Shorts, Shoes, Socks, Sweats:
    If you fail to follow the PE uniform “Five S” guidelines, you will lose points and not be able to participate in class (See “Grading Policy”).

    SHIRT
    San Jose Unified or Willow Glen Middle School grey P.E. t-shirt with green or navy logo.
    Acceptable - plain grey t-shirt.
    NOT Acceptable - School polo, any non-grey t-shirt (including white undershirt) or any other t-shirt that violates the school dress code.

    SHORTS
    San Jose Unified/Willow Glen Middle School navy blue or forest green shorts. 
    Acceptable - plain navy blue or forest green shorts.
    NOT Acceptable - School uniform pants/shorts (khakis), plaid skirts or any non-navy blue or forest green color shorts that violates the school   dress code.

    SHOES
    Athletic shoes for movement that are able to be tied (shoes w/shoelaces).
    NOT Acceptable - Shoes w/out laces (slippers, VANS slip-ons, flats, dance shoes, sandals, boots, etc…or any other type of shoe deemed unsafe by the PE teacher.

    SOCKS
    Preferred - White or black athletic socks of any length.
    NOT Acceptable - Colored socks that violate the school dress code or not wearing any socks.

    SWEATS
    San Jose Unified or Willow Glen Middle School grey PE crewneck sweatshirt or sweatpant with green or navy logo. Must wear PE shirt and shorts under sweats.
    Acceptable - Plain grey crewneck sweatshirt and/or sweat pants.
    NOT Acceptable - Any non-grey sweatshirt and/or sweat pants. The sweatshirt you wear to PE class is to be worn only to PE class. The sweatshirt you wear during the school day cannot be worn to PE class.

    LOANERS:
    We have a PE uniform loaner program at WGMS. If a student forgets his/her PE uniform, the student may borrow a “loaner” PE uniform from their teacher 3 times per semester without consequence. The 4th time a student does not bring their PE uniform, he/she will be deemed a non-suit and will not be allowed to participate in class.  If there is financial hardship, please contact Lindsey Beall at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and we will provide the appropriate PE uniforms.

    Non-Suit Policy:
    #1: Loaners*
    #2: Loaners*
    #3: Loaners*
    #4, #5, #6: Non-suit; Phone call home; Earn 0 points for the day.
    #7 and beyond: Non-suit; Phone call home; Earn 0 points for the day; Non-suit referral and student sent to OCS (On-Campus Suspension) for the period.

    *Students who have not used their Loaners, but show to class as a non-suit will receive zero points for the day.

     

     

    Reglas y Políticas

    Rules and Policies


    Absence Notification:

    When absent, a student must have his/her parent or guardian call the Absence Hotline the same day he/she is absent. If the school has not been notified by the fifth (5th) day following the absence, the absence will be unexcused.  If you are calling in a child’s absence, please call the Absence Hotline directly: 408-265-1412. Click Here to get additional information about attendance.


    Check Out Policy (Student Appointments):

    Student appointments should be made before or after school whenever possible as to not interrupt the educational process.  If an appointment must be scheduled during the school day, please adhere to the process below:
    1) Send a note requesting permission for the student to leave specifying time, date and reason.  The note must be presented to the Attendance Office prior to first period.
    2) Only adults listed on the student’s emergency form may sign a student out of school early.
    3) Adults must come in to the Attendance Office to sign their student in and out.
    4) Verification of appointments may be required.


    Electronics/WGMS Cell Phone Policy

    Cell phones and electronics are to be off and in backpacks from 8:00AM - 3:00PM.


    Lost and Found:


    Lost and found items are kept at the Attendance Office.  To pick up lost items, visit our school between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm.


    Morning Drop Off / Afternoon Pick-Up:

    Students should not arrive on campus earlier than 7:00 AM. Tuesday through Friday the entry bell rings at 8:00AM and school starts at 8:05 AM. Mondays are late start days and students should not arrive on campus earlier than 8:00AM, the Monday’s entry bell rings at 9:05AM and school starts at 9:10.  All students are released at 3:00PM Monday through Friday and students should be off campus by 3:30PM unless they are enrolled in an after school activity.

    It is recommended students be dropped off and picked up on Cottle Avenue, in front of the school.  Additionally, there is a drop off area by the staff parking lot, which can be accessed beside the preschool.


    Parking:

    Parents / guardians are encouraged to park in the open spaces on Cottle Road in front of the C and D wings.  Limited parking is also available in the staff parking lot, which can be accessed beside the preschool.  Also, several of our neighboring streets have available parking such as Madrona and the two streets south of Madrona.


    Tardies:

    Students are required to be in their assigned learning places when the bell rings. All tardies are recorded in the electronic attendance system. Consequences for the first three tardies are assigned by classroom teachers in accordance with their Classroom Discipline Plan. The fourth tardy, and all tardies thereafter, will result in a behavior referral. Saturday School is assigned for the sixth tardy.


    Uniforms:

    Students must wear the basic school uniform to, from and during school with the exception of P.E. class.  Click here for more details about WGMS’ Uniform Policy.


    Visitors: 

    Visitors are encouraged and welcome at WGMS.  All visitors are required to check in at the main office to sign-in and pick up a visitor’s badge. After visit, visitors must checkout in main office.


    Volunteers: 

    Volunteers are warmly welcomed at WGMS. To volunteer, contact Lindsey Beall, Assistant Principal of Guidance and Motivation at 408-535-6277 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Please review the following processes.


    RAM Way Behavior Expectations

    RESPECT ALL, ACHIEVE YOUR BEST, MAKE RESPONSIBLE CHOICES
    Click below to view the Ram Way Behavior Expectations Matrix
    wgms_matrix_.pdf

    The RAM Way are the expected behaviors we have of all students at Willow Glen Middle.  We actively teach what it means to behave appropriate to every WGMS student in multiple locations of our school (i.e. classrooms, hallways, eating areas, bathrooms, etc), and we give students multiple opportunities to practice the expected behaviors.  We have a series of positive reinforcers for students who behave the RAM Way, and a series of consequences for students who don’t meet our school’s behavior expectations.  Click here to learn more about our positive climate initiative.

    Please note:  Any extreme disruptive behavior listed in the San Jose Unified Student & Parent Handbook will result in more severe consequences than listed above and the possibility of immediate suspension without consideration of other discipline procedures . The student may be put on a behavior contract immediately upon return to school. Students may also lose activity privileges.  All behavior guidelines from the SJUSD Student and Parent Handbook will be followed at Willow Glen Middle School.  It is the student’s responsibility to read the district handbook.

    For a complete list of District Behavior and Discipline Policies, click here:
    Student/Parent Handbook

    Student Safety

    Willow Glen Middle School has four Campus Supervisors who monitor the grounds, bathrooms and hallways before and after school, during passing periods and during lunch. Administrators are always visible throughout the day at all passing periods and lunchtime. A full-time police officer is present each day at school. Staff and students practice emergency drills on a regular basis and are prepared for all situations that may arise.

    Before and After School Safety

    Please review the following information from the San Jose Unified School District Student/Parent & Staff Information Handbook:

    For the safety of students, parents are not to drop students off at school prior to 30 minutes before the start of school, unless the student is involved in a regular school activity or community program. Similarly, parents are to arrange to have their student picked up right after school, unless the student is involved in a regular school activity or community program or is staying at the request of school personnel: YMCA; Library; Academic Intervention; Detention; Athletics; Clubs; 7th period. It is the school’s responsibility to contact the parent when the school wishes to have the student remain after school. If your child is a bus rider, it is also the responsibility of the parent to make arrangements to meet the child at the designated bus drop off location at the designated time. It is unsafe for students to be left at school during unsupervised times and it is unfair to expect school office staff to supervise students on a regular basis. Parents who routinely fail to meet this responsibility will be notified by the school, notified in writing by the Student Services Department, and in the case of repeated occurrences, reported to the appropriate community agency. In case of emergency, all children should be encouraged to go directly to the school office at any time before or after school. The safety of all our students is of great importance to us.  Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate grade level advisor/assistant principal.

    Safety Plan

    Our school’s comprehensive safety plan was reviewed and updated August 2014.  The safety plan is reviewed with staff on an ongoing basis.  We revisit portions on the plan on a monthly basis at our staff meeting   Additionally, the safety plan was reviewed in its entirety with all staff August 2011.

    Discipline

    Staff, parents and students developed our school’s student Uniform Policy and Discipline Plan. The information is provided to each parent at the beginning of each school year along with a copy of the district Behavior Handbook. School standards and expectations are included in each student’s Homework Planner. At the beginning of each semester, teachers also provide written expectations for students and parents through the format of a course syllabus (green sheet).  All students are expected to Cooperate, Achieve, be Respectful and be Responsible for a positive campus climate.

     

    Rams Recycle

    Help our school, help our community, and help our world by
    throwing your trash in the garbage.

    Please also recycle your plastic bottles - look for the
    GREEN GARBAGE CANS. 
    These are for plastic bottles only, not trash!

    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!


    Parent Portal

    Our parent portal is self-serve.  Parents and students will need to add additional security preferences when registering a new account or logging into an existing account.
    Security preferences are another layer of protection for your account and will allow you to reset your password should you ever need to.  Users can log in up to three times before these settings will be required.

    Questions? Contact Connie Henry, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 408-535-6277.

    Instructions Portal Self Serve.pdf
    Log onto Parent Portal here:  Campus Parent Portal Access

     

    Lunch Information

    Students have 34 minutes to eat lunch every day.  There is an area set up inside and outside the cafeteria where students may eat lunch.

    Lunch Hours

    Lunches are 34 minutes.
    Monday schedule has lunch time at 11:43 AM to 12:17 PM
    Tuesday through Friday lunch time is at 12:20 PM to 12:54 PM


    Meal Options

    In addition to bringing their own lunch from home, students may also purchase lunch in these three areas:
    - Cafeteria (pre-payment program)
    - Student Store (cash only)

    MEAL PRICES / MENUS / A LA CARTE LISTS
    Click here to see the SJUSD lunch policies and information: Food Services


    Cafeteria Pre-payment Program

    You may pre-pay your child’s meal account for food purchased in the Cafeteria.  Click here to access the Prepayment website:
    http://nutrition.sjusd.org/
    Once an account has been established, you can add money to your student’s account by going to
    http://myschoolbucks.com


    Adult Supervision

    All Administrators and Campus Supervisors walk around campus during the entire lunch period to ensure campus safety.


    Parent Volunteers Needed


    Parent volunteers staff the Student Store.  We are currently looking for parent volunteers to substitute and fill in as needed. A shift is about an hour and involves selling snacks and drinks to students, counting money, and restocking supplies.  If you are interested, please contact Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa Cervantes at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    The RAM Way: Respect All, Achieve Your Best, Make Responsible Choices

    In an effort to promote positive behavior and a healthy school climate at Willow Glen Middle, we have established clear rules for behavior for everyone, students and staff alike.  Our behavior expectations are “THE RAM WAY”:Respect All, Achieve your Best, and Make Responsible Choices.

    All staff teach and reteach the RAM Way behavior expectations to all students, give them many opportunities to practice, monitor their progress, and recognize and reward students frequently for exhibiting the right behaviors.  We work to promote a positive environment where staff redirect negative behaviors and look to “catch” students exhibiting great behaviors. 

    We’ve posted the RAM Way behaviors all around campus for quick visual reminders.  You should be able to ask our students, “What does it mean to Respect All in the Classroom?” or “What does Make Responsible Choices mean in the Gym or Locker Rooms?” and get a knowledgeable answer.

    By defining and teaching expected behaviors, and teaching them to ALL students in a positive way, we are working provide a positive climate and common language for everyone in our building including students, teachers, front office staff and our paraprofessionals.  We believe that by helping students practice good behavior, we will build a community where all students have an environment where they can succeed and grow.



    Click here to view and download The RAM Way behavior expectations.

    Click here to learn more about Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS).

    Hechos de La Escuela

    Visión

    La visión de la Escuela Secundaria Willow Glen se enfoca en proporcionarles a los estudiantes un ambiente seguro y formativo donde todos lucharán por ser estudiantes autodirigidos, miembros responsables de nuestra comunidad y por alcanzar destrezas académicas a nivel de grado o superiores. Nuestra escuela, padres de familia y la comunidad trabajarán en equipo para que todos se sientan incluidos, valorados y parte de la visión de nuestra escuela.


    Misión

    La Escuela Secundaria Willow Glen es mejor cuando:
    *Todos los estudiantes sienten que son parte de nuestra escuela
    *Todos los estudiantes alcanzan su máximo potencial
    *Desarrollamos nuestras habilidades para el uso de la tecnología
    *Reconocemos los puntos fuertes de cada uno
    *Nuestra comunidad nos apoya
    *Trabajamos en equipo
    *Nos divertimos


    Nuestra escuela era conocida anteriormente como Escuela Secundaria Edwin Markham

    La Escuela Secundaria Willow Glen fue construida en 1950 y nombrada Escuela Secundaria Edwin Markham en honor al poeta famoso Edwin Markham (1852-1940). El Sr. Markham dio clases de literatura en el Condado de El Dorado hasta 1879 cuando se convirtió en Superintendente de Educación del Condado.
    El Sr. Markham asistió a una universidad en Vacaville, CA, donde estudió literatura y posteriormente su educación clásica en 1873 en Santa Rosa, CA. Al momento de su muerte, él había acumulado una enorme colección personal de más de 15,000 tomos/volúmenes. Algunas de las personas con las que el Sr. Edwin compartía correspondencia incluían a Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, Carl Sandburg y Amy Lowell.  Cinco escuelas en California fueron nombradas en honor al Sr. Edwin Markham, siendo nuestra escuela secundaria una de ellas.


    Instalaciones

    La Escuela Secundaria Willow Glen celebró su cincuenta aniversario durante el ciclo escolar 2000-01. Durante el ciclo escolar 1999-2000, la escuela fue remodelada en su totalidad. Todos los salones y oficinas ahora cuentan con unidades de calefacción y aire acondicionado, pisos nuevos, mejoras de instalaciones en conformidad con la Ley de estadounidenses con discapacidades o ADA,  pintura en su interior y exterior, mejoras al sistema eléctrico y tecnológico, techos nuevos donde se necesitaban y muebles nuevos. Se instaló una pista y una cancha nueva durante el verano de 2005. Se remodelaron los vestidores y oficinas del departamento de Educación Física (PE) durante el 2006. Se reemplazaron todas las ventanas y puertas durante el 2001. En 2008-09, WGMS recibió páneles solares como parte del proyecto de Energía Solar Chevron del distrito. Durante el verano de 2009, se pintó toda la escuela y el área de ciencias también se remodeló.


    Capacitación profesional para el personal docente

    Los maestros y administradores en nuestra escuela reciben capacitación profesional tres veces por año. Durante esos tres días de capacitación intensiva, nuestro personal tiene la oportunidad de compartir habilidades específicas, hablar sobre nuevos programas educativos o de tecnología, aprender acerca de nuestra comunidad escolar multicultural y diversa o aprender a analizar los resultados de los exámenes de los estudiantes. Los días de capacitación profesional son días de entrenamiento intensivo que duran usualmente seis horas aproximadamente.

    Además de los días de capacitación para el personal, se les proporciona capacitación profesional a través de reuniones del personal después de clases. Los maestros de las diferentes áreas académicas tienen la oportunidad de reunirse durante horas de clase con otros maestros para trabajar en la elaboración de planes de estudio y revisar los resultados de los exámenes de los estudiantes. Los departamentos colaboran en la planeación de lecciones, enseñanza estándar, intervención y planeación para cada unidad. Para que la colaboración entre maestros sea posible, la escuela emplea maestros suplentes para impartir clases mientras los maestros se reúnen.


    Colores escolares:

    Rojo y dorado

    Mascota:

    Ram/carnero

    Cantidad de estudiantes:

    1200

    Cantidad de maestros:

    55

    Hechos de la Escuela

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