DWS Academic Support

Overview of the Academic Support Program

The Academic Support Program is designed to help students who need extra help in reading, language and math. It is supplemental to the classroom curriculum. Students are selected based on several factors including reading and math benchmark scores, Developmental Reading Level, formative assessments, report card grades from previous year, and teacher recommendations and observations.

Classes meet every day for 30 minutes. During Academic Support, your child will be reviewing all of the concepts and skills being taught within the classroom. Different materials are used including manipulatives, games, and technology. The ASP teacher's job is to supplement the classroom teacher, not to introduce new concepts and skills.

A child in Academic Support may exit the program at any time within the school year. Both classroom and ASP teachers must be in agreement of a child exiting. Notification by letter is sent home letting a parent know when a child has exited.

The only homework your child will receive is studying the materials covered in class.

Reading

The Reading ASP teacher works with their group every day for 30 minutes. All instruction is supplemental to the reading, spelling, and writing skills taught by the classroom teacher and is Orton-Gillingham based. Group size average is 6 students.

Supplemental activities include the following:

  • Academic Support study notebook (this goes home each day for further studying)
  • Letter cards used to segment sounds and blend words.
  • Educational games to reinforce skills.
  • Small individual decodable readers for comprehension enhancement and repeated reading.
  • iPad applications and SMART Table programs

Math

The Math ASP teacher will work with your child every day for 30 minutes. All instruction is supplemental to the math skills taught by the classroom teacher. Group size average is 5-6 students.

Supplemental activities include the following:

  • Academic Support study notebook (this goes home each day for further studying)
  • Math fact flashcards (repetition of addition and subtraction facts)
  • Manipulatives (i.e. counters, money, mini-clocks, etc.)
  • iPad applications and SMART Table programs.

What parents need to do daily

  • Look for Academic Support notebook in folder and review material covered in class.
  • Make sure your child has packed his/her books for the next day.
  • Please initial the Academic Support notebook after studying each night.

District Resources

Helpful Parent Links

Weehawken Township School District: Please click here for the WTSD website

2018-2019 School Calendar: Please click here for the School Calendar

Parent- Student Handbook: Please click here for the Parent/Student handbook

District Homework Policy: Please click here for the District Homework Policy

Standards Based Report Cards: Please click here for the Standards Based Report Card

Realtime: Please click here for Realtime for Parents

Daniel Webster School

2700 Palisade Avenue, Weehawken, NJ 07086

Phone: (201) 422-6150

https://dws.weehawkenschools.net/