Ms. Tina Marie Garcia

Contact information:

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  • email
  • 397-3600 ext 3242--email is preferred method of contact
  • Conference: 10:20-10:50 Tuesday-Friday
  • Lesson Plans are found under the resources link at the bottom of this page and in the live link located at the left-hand side of this page.
  • Late Policy:
    • -10 for Daily classroom work
    • -11 for Projects and Tests and -10 for each subsequent day late
Tutoring is available on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:45-8:30 in room D212.  

S.O.S. Tutoring is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:45-8:20 in the Library for all subjects. Teachers monitor, have access to textbooks, and can answer questions.

General information and expectations for each class

Dear Parent or Guardian,

I am thrilled to have your child in my class this year.  With your support and encouragement, your child will participate in and enjoy many exciting and rewarding experiences while in my class.

Being aware that lifelong success depends in part on learning to make responsible choices, I have developed a classroom discipline plan, which guides each student to make positive decisions about his or her behavior.  Your child deserves the most positive educational climate possible for his or her growth, and I know that together we will make a difference in this process.  The plan below outlines classroom rules, positive recognition for appropriate behavior and consequences for inappropriate behavior.

RULES:  Along with the district’s rules, Ms. Garcia’s rules as follows:

Ø  Enter classroom prepared to learn

Ø  Student must enter class, be seated, open planner, and begin copying the agenda before the bell rings

Ø  Show respect for all people and property

Ø  Wait to be dismissed by teacher, not the bell

POSITIVE RECOGNITION: To encourage students to follow these classroom rules, I will recognize appropriate behavior with the following:

Ø  Praise

Ø  Positive notes, emails, and phone calls home

 CONSEQUENCES:  If a student chooses to break a rule, however, the following steps will be taken:

Ø  First infraction = Warning

Ø  Second infraction = Warning, student / teacher conference, and possibly a  phone call or e-mail to parent or guardian

Ø  Third infraction = Teacher assigned detention with parent or guardian contact

Ø  Fourth infraction = Teacher assigned detention with parent or guardian contact

Ø  Fifth and each subsequent infraction  = Office Referral with the documentation dates of parental or guardian contact

Ø  Severe clause = Send to proper authority immediately

 Procedures and Expectations

Binder – A three ring, two to three-inch binder will be maintained in an organized manner and include items listed on the supply list.  The school planner, where all assignments are recorded for that day, will be kept in the front of the binder.


Homework and Grading Policies – All assignments shall be turned in when due.  Failure for students to turn in homework or class work on time (except for absences) will result in a zero on the assignment.  6th grade students will earn a late penalty of minus 10 points on homework, daily work, and quizzes after the late assignment has been graded.  On major assignments, 6th grade students will earn minus 11 points per day for late assignments. 

The school advisory team has established a grading template.  The template includes 40% for Homework, Daily work, and quizzes and 60% for Major Assignments.


Tardiness – Students who are tardy the first and second time receive a warning, third and fourth times merit a teacher assigned detention hall, and for the fifth and each consecutive tardy the student will earn a discipline referral to the office.  Parent contact will be made for tardies 2, 3, and 4. 

             Dress Code – Please refer to the school handbook and                    pamphlet for specifics on the dress code.


SSR Books – Students are expected to have their SSR books             (a novel) with them in all classes.  A Reading Fluency Grade             will be assessed twice per six weeks' grading period.  Your                child must fully participate during SSR, group activities,                    and all reading times within the classroom.

Restroom and Drinks –Use the restroom and drink water during the passing period.  Students must have an agenda planner in order to leave the classroom for restroom or water.  Students will not leave the classroom during the first 15 minutes of class, nor will they leave during the last 15 minutes of class.

             Writing – Students may use only blue or black ink when                 using pen.  The teacher will direct exceptions to this rule                 (when drawing, rough drafts in writing, etc.).  This                             fluctuates per teacher.


Heading – The following example of a correct heading will be written in the upper right-hand corner of each piece of a student’s assignment.


Last name, First Name                                 Smith, John

Subject, dash, & period number                 ELA-1/2      

Date, spelled out                                          August 22, 2016        


                        ·         2 composition books are necessary for ELA

·         1 package of lined, white notecards

Be assured that my goal is to work with you to ensure the success of your child this year.  Please read and discuss this classroom discipline plan with your child, then sign and return the forms attached.  Feel free to call me at 397-3600 ext 3242.any time you would like to talk something over.  I can more effectively communicate with you via email, since usage of the telephone is not allowed during class time. If I am unavailable, please leave a message and I will contact you as soon as possible. 



                                        Tina Marie Garcia


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