Welcome 6th Grade
Our commitment as a team is to provide a safe and culturally responsive learning experience that elevates student voice, family and community partnerships, and consistent structures to increase a sense of belonging and to empower our students to do good in the world.
Teacher Late Days
Monday- Mrs. Simons, Mrs. Cunha, and Ms. Santabarbra
Wednesday- Mrs. Murphy and Mr. Rodgers
Thursday- Mrs. Denigris, Mr. Lee-Davis, Mrs. Rosenberg, Mrs. Sullivan and Dr. Bretch
Important Information for Families
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I report my student absent?
Call the school at (413)750-2929 to report an absence.
How do I contact the teachers?
Each teacher has listed their email on their class page.
Students should use either email or Unified Classroom Messenger.
What does Asynchronous mean?
Asynchronous means it is not a live class.
Students still have work during asynchronous classes.
When can my student get support outside of class?
Each teacher has a late day from 2:30-3:00. Students can use their class Zoom links to attend office hours.
From 2:05-2:20, teachers are available for help. Students can message teachers on Unified Classroom with questions!
On their Asynchronous days, teachers are on Zoom for the first 10 minutes of class. Students can come on Zoom for guidance or to ask questions.
Teachers pull students on Wednesdays for small group!
Having laptop issues?
ALL student technology issues should be reported to the Student Help Desk. Any repairs or replacements of malfunctioning or broken laptops will come from them. We will NOT be doing repair/replace work or distributing loaners at Renaissance.
Student Help Desk Info:
Phone: (866) 552-0486
Live Chat: https://support.customms.com
Habits of Work
I come to my digital environment ready to learn.
Sign in to Zoom 3-5 minutes early
Muted, camera is on
Having materials: notebook, pencil, laptop, charger, headphones
In designated work space with appropriate background (virtual or not)
Complete Check-in/Do Now
I actively and collaboratively participate in my online class.
Participate by asking and answering questions from Peardeck during designated times in the lesson.
Use chat for on-task conversation - answer teacher questions and check for understanding questions.
Be attentive to the lesson on the screen.
I assess and revise my independent assignments.
I use teacher and/or peer feedback to revise my work and submit it.
I use provided rubrics, task sheets, and checklists to assess my completed work before submitting it.
I am able to reflect on my academic progress on assessments and assignments.
I am a self-directed and organized student.
Turning in assignments on or before the due date.
Keeping an organized agenda/platform to track my schedule, all assignments, classes, office hours and “to do’s”
Communicate when I need support by attending office hours or communicating with teachers through Unified Classroom or Email or Zoom chat.
Keeping an active notebook during class. (synchronous and asynchronous).
In the spring, we asked students to read at least one book and be ready to show they read it in a way that makes sense to them! We will be submitting our assignments in ELA class during the second week of school.
If you would like to view the Summer Reading website and get access to free PDFs of books, here it is! Summer Reading Website with free books!