Mr. D. Palamides
I am looking forward to enjoying a new learning experience with both you and your child this year. We will certainly benefit and be greatly enriched by the sharing of a variety of personalities in our classroom. Please refer to this document for detailed expectations in regards to this school year.
Here is a copy of the timetable that we'll be following during this school year.
At CCMS, we will try to complete almost all assignments electronically rather than on a printed piece of paper. Using Google Classroom to complete and submit assignments is an essential part of our daily routine. Ask your child show you around their different classrooms as often as possible so you can see their current level of progress and achievement. Also, the CCMS Parent Guide to Digital Literacy is a great way to familiarize yourself with the GSuite environment at our school.
Most assignments are designed to be completed at school, however, students will sometimes need to polish their work at home in aspiring to grade level expectations. If your child frequently tells you that all of their work is finished and at school, ask them to login to their Google Classrooms to show you what they've been doing, or to bring their notebooks home the following evening so you can see any paper and pencil work for yourself!
Key assignments and assessments will be evaluated with a level grade. The provincial guide for grading will be used to transfer level grades to their percentage equivalents for reporting purposes.
Our school board has developed a LSA (Leading Student Achievement) Math Program that we will follow this year. The LSA Program is designed to be challenging, but fair. There will be an adjustment period as students get used to preparing for, and writing the LSA assessments. Please understand that this program is a multi-year initiative, therefore, long-term improvement throughout middle school is the ultimate goal.