Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Coronado Middle School. I am delighted to have your student in my classroom this year and I look forward to sharing the school year together with him/her. As a teacher, I will endeavor to create an educational partnership with you and your student that will foster courage, determination, and a passion for knowledge. In addition to this, my commitment as an educator will be to provide your student with a nurturing and challenging educational environment that will ensure his/her academic success at Coronado.
Since the curriculum is very diverse and challenging, novel reading will be an important reinforcement tool to help students achieve fluency and content mastery. Personally selected reading will be assigned to your son/daughter every evening, Monday through Thursday. Many times study guides will be sent home as well. These study guides will require your student to study at home. It will reinforce concepts already discussed in class and will be a natural extension of their class coursework. When studying at home, students should have a quiet, distraction-free environment. Throughout the school year, your son/daughter will also be responsible for various assignments that may require a commitment of time on his/her weekend to complete, however, these occasions will be limited and you will be given advanced notice of when projects are assigned and when they are due to the classroom.
Since attendance and appropriate behavior at school are crucial to the learning process, it is imperative that your son/daughter attends school every day as a mature and responsible student. During the first week of school, I will be working together with my students to develop a set of classroom procedures, rewards, and consequences. Instruction will begin promptly every day. If an absence or tardy is unavoidable, your son/daughter will have the opportunity to complete their missed assignments, but nothing can recreate the classroom environment filled with student and teacher interaction.
Through our strong partnership, I will ensure that our common goal to have your son/daughter reach his/her potential will be realized. Please look for future communications regarding behavior policies, classroom rewards and consequences, grading procedures, and daily schedules. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you in advance for both your support and partnership for the upcoming school year. I look forward to meeting you soon.