2020/2021 Middle School Orientation Information
Steps to a Successful Year:
1) Watch the Middle School Orientation Video posted on this page.
2) Read through the information sheet. You can read it below or
print it by clicking here.
3) Complete the electronic Student Information Sheet (google form)
by following this link. https://forms.gle/z9vigaeo22Vdmqpx7
Welcome to Middle School!
Our Mission: The Slaughter Community Charter School,
in cooperation with its parents and the broader community,
will empower its students to become successful learners who
graduate with the capacity for rigorous college opportunities.
SCCS will provide a powerful learning experience that intellectually
engages, inspires, and spurs academic achievement through a challenging and interactive college preparatory curriculum.
What parents can expect…
Dress Code: Please refer to the school handbook for a complete set of guidelines.
Most commonly violated policies:
*All shirts must be tucked in properly so that the belt is entirely visible.
*Belts must be worn at all times.
*Shorts should be loose and uniform length (no more than two inches above the knee).
*Jacket Policy – Any solid color with a logo that is no larger than 3”x5”.
*Red or grey sweatshirt with the official logo is the only acceptable sweatshirt.
*Hoodies are not permitted on campus unless they are a school approved SCCS hoodie created by a
club or sport.
*Student IDs must be worn around the neck or attached to the student’s clothing at the chest at all times.
*IDs must be worn daily. If a student forgets their ID at home, a temporary ID must be purchased from
the office for $1. Replacement IDs are $5.
**Facemasks will be required. Any color and school-appropriate design will be permitted. If a student forgets their facemask, one must be purchased from the office.
Attendance Requirements: Handbook page 8-9
-Attendance is important! Please make every effort to schedule doctors’ appointments on Mondays. Students will be rewarded for excellent attendance!
-Students must arrive at school no earlier than 7:20 a.m. and no later than 7:45 a.m. Students arriving after 7:45 a.m. must be brought to the office and signed in by a parent or guardian to receive an admit slip to class.
-To pass, students must have no more than 8 unexcused absences.
-Only excuses documented by an official doctor’s note or court appearance are excused.
-Absences are calculated on a class by class basis.
-After 8 unexcused absences, the District Attorney’s Early Intervention Program will become involved and judicial proceeding will be initiated.
-You have 14 days to turn in doctor’s excuses.
**Please see the handbook for detailed information on the attendance policy.**
Discipline Policy: Handbook pages 12-17
-Each teacher has a classroom discipline plan that he/she will send home at the beginning of the year.
-Teachers will contact parents regarding classroom behavior issues. Once parents have been contacted and the behavior issues continue, the student will be referred to the discipline office.
-Academic dishonesty (cheating, copying assignments) is taken very seriously and will result in suspension.
Cell phones: Handbook page 13
-Cell phones or other electronic devices (including smart watches) are not allowed because they disrupt instruction. Any device or watch with Wi-Fi capabilities will not be permitted.
-If a cell phone or electronic device is brought to campus, it must be turned in as soon as the student enters the campus.
-Any student who fails to turn in his/her device before going to class will be subject to the disciplinary actions listed in the handbook. -1st Offense: Confiscation of device and parents will be required to pay a $50.00 fine to retrieve the device.
-2nd Offense: $100 fine.
How is my student doing in class? How do I check grades?
-We do not send home paper packets.
-You may monitor student progress through OnCourse Connect. You will be given a username and login, please record your password!
Report Cards/Progress Reports:
-Report cards and progress reports are sent home with the student.
-The dates are on the school website and will be posted on the school Facebook page.
Lunch and lunch payment options:
-Students may pay lunch fees in the cafeteria or online. Information about Meal Time and instructions on setting up a Meal Time account will be sent home the first week of school.
-All students will be charged full price for meals until the free/reduced lunch form has been completed and processed (up to 5 days).
Breakfast: full pay $1.50, reduced $.40 Lunch: full pay $3.00, reduced $.50
-PE uniforms and required for PE class. Student will have PE class every day.
-A PE uniform must be purchased through the school. It includes a t-shirt and shorts, are $15 and will be available for purchase the first week of school.
-Tights, leggings, spandex, cut off shirts, and tank tops are not allowed.
-During cold months students may wear solid black or gray pants. They must follow the school sweatshirt policy (hoodies are not allowed).
**Students who do not dress out will still be required to participate.**
-To see the school nurse, completed medical forms must be turned in. These forms will be sent home on the first day of school.
-Any medication administered at school must be kept in the nurse’s office with paper work signed by a doctor.
Class Change/Restroom & Water Policy:
-Students are allowed to use the restroom before school and during class change, lunch and PE.
-Students are given a bathroom pass for each of the four nine-week periods. They are allowed to use this pass if they need to use the restroom during class.
-Due to COVID, the water fountains will be turned off. Students are encouraged to bring a plastic water bottle to school. Water will be available for purchase during school hours.
Candy, Gum, Junk food:
-These items have no place on school campus and will not be allowed in class.
-Book sacks are not for stockpiling junk food and candy to bring to school. Please check your student’s book sack regularly.
-No Gum! We do not want our campus sidewalks and furniture to be ruined with gum. Please talk to your student about the importance of respecting and appreciating our new school.
-Homework assignments are written on the board in each classroom.
-It is the student’s responsibility to write down homework assignments daily.
-Teacher webpages can be found under staff section of the school webpage at www.thesccs.org/staff.
-Students should never say, “I don’t have any homework.” If no written work has been assigned for homework, students should spend at least 10 minutes reviewing and studying the materials covered in class that day.
School At Home:
-Work sent home via paper or virtually is required and expected to be done. Assignments will be to reinforce lessons and prepare students for upcoming instruction.
-The assignments will be a part of the student’s course grade.
Field Trip Participation Requirements: *No field trips at this time!
-No excessive unexcused absences.
-No excessively missed homework assignments.
-No suspensions or after school detentions
-Additional details will be provided prior to each field trip.
Communicating with teachers and getting school info:
-Email - The easiest way to be in contact with teachers is through email. Email addresses for each teacher are listed at the end of this sheet.
-Phone call - You may call the school office and leave a message for teachers. He/She will return your call as soon as possible.
-Remind.com - You can sign up to receive announcements from teachers via text message or email through the Remind app. Teachers will send home sign-up instructions on the first day of school.
-Parent/Teacher Conference – You may schedule a conference by calling the school office. Mrs. Reno will schedule a conference for you with the appropriate teacher(s).
-School webpage – www.thesccs.org
-Facebook – SCCS and Slaughter Counselor pages can be accessed for information and updates.
7th Grade Teacher Contact Information: 8th Grade Teacher Contact Information:
LaShae Fletcher: firstname.lastname@example.org Bryan Tadlock: email@example.com
Missy Foster: firstname.lastname@example.org Terri Voss: email@example.com
Stephanie Goudeau: firstname.lastname@example.org Amy DeLee: email@example.com
Jennifer Austin: firstname.lastname@example.org Ben Garcia: email@example.com
McKinsey Shaffer: firstname.lastname@example.org LaShae Fletcher: email@example.com
Jacob Goudeau: firstname.lastname@example.org