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TEXTBOOKS

Textbooks are checked out to you for use during the school year. Students are responsible for returning the textbooks that were checked out to them. If you lose or damage your textbook, you must pay for the loss or damage.

INTERNET USE

Students who plan to use the network or internet in the library or classroom must have an agreement signed by parent /guardian and student. This form must be completed and returned to the Main Office. Any infractions against the contract will be cause for exclusion from any further use of school computers.

SCHEDULE CHANGES

Schedule changes are filtered through Mrs. Filios. All requests must be made in writing, with a parent signature.

Academic Policies

HOMEWORK

Homework is an integral part of the school program. Students have regular homework in Language Arts, Math, Social Science, and Science. Some elective classes have homework as well. Expect your child to have challenging homework on a daily basis! In addition, students are expected to read independently for 20-30 minutes each night.

Homework is designed to supplement class work and to give the student the opportunity to practice skills learned in class. A regular study period should be provided each day at home. Students should spend time reading at home. Parents may request homework through the office for absences of 3 days or more. Teachers will need 24 hours before parents may pick up in office. If out less than 3 days students may get work from “Homework Buddy” or upon return.

REPORT CARDS

Report cards are issued every nine weeks. Report cards provide an opportunity for teachers to inform you and your parents of your school progress.

Progress Reports must be issued to students who are in danger of failing. Progress Reports to parents are issued the fifth week of each quarter. No student shall receive an “F” grade if he/she did not receive a progress report. Progress Reports and Report Cards are mailed home.

PROMOTION/RETENTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

It is the District’s expectation that ALL students progress through the grades by demonstrating academic achievement required for satisfactory performance in subsequent grades.

According to District Board Policy, students will be identified as candidates for promotion or retention based on classroom performance and standardized testing in specific content areas. Our Retention Indicators are:

•     GRADES 6-8 Language Arts and Math

•     Standardized Testing (STAR) Program which includes the California Standards Test (CST)

•     Classroom Performance - Grade Level Standards

PE

Students are expected to wear PE uniforms and appropriate shoes. Students may purchase PE uniforms from school or purchase their own navy blue sweats or shorts and gray shirt. All students must use a lock. The school is not responsible for missing/stolen personal items stored in a locker without a lock.

PARTICIPATION IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR/SCHOOL SPONSORED ACTIVITIES

Participation in extra-curricular/school sponsored activities is a privilege at Oak Grove Middle School and is given as a reward to students who demonstrate positive student behavior and academic achievement. For students to participate in extra-curricular/school sponsored activities they cannot have any of the following:

1.   Be on Academic Probation (GPA of less than 2.0 on the last report card). These students will be on probation for the duration of the following quarter. Students with less than a 2.0 GPA at the end of the fourth quarter will be on probation for the first quarter of the following year.

2.   Be on Disciplinary Probation (multiple behavioral interventions, and/or one or more days of School Suspension within the last 30 days) students will be ineligible for activities for 30 school days following the date of the qualifying infraction.

 

These requirements are in addition to those required for participation in athletics and student government and 8th grade promotion. This policy covers ALL extra-curricular/school sponsored activities (dances, clubs, picnic’s, field trips, etc.) at ALL grade levels.

In accordance with Board direction, Oak Grove Middle School supports a Zero Tolerance Policy in cases related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, as well as all weapons or objects used as a weapon.

EIGHTH GRADE END OF THE YEAR ACTIVITIES

In order to participate in all 8th grade end of the year activities, including the Promotion Ceremony, student’s must adhere to the Oak Grove Extra-Curricular/School Sponsored Activities Participation expectations.

In addition, 8th grade students must:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Exhibit positive behavior which includes no in or out of school suspensions within the last 45 days
  • Not require multiple interventions for behavioral incidents which include support call, detentions, class suspensions, conflict resolution, or red alerts