• Welcome back to South Hampton! I am Ms. Miller, and this is my first year at South Hampton. Ms. Lindsay will also be working with us this year to assist students with learning and skill-building. We look forward to working with each of you this upcoming school year! As we embark on a new year using new technology during the COVID-19 Pandemic, I encourage each of you to reach out to me if you have any questions. Go BULLDOGS!

    My Goal: To enable my students to successfully develop to their fullest potential by providing individualized instruction and promoting individual growth and development

    Zoom Classroom Management Plan

    • Students will show up on time for the scheduled zoom meetings.
    • Students will find a quiet place, free of distractions.
    • Students will always maintain respect when meetings, speaking, writing, and in appearance.
    • Students will stay muted and click the raised hand button if they wish to speak.
    • The video function must remain on to promote focus and engagement.
    • Eye contact should be maintained on the zoom meeting calls.
    • Students will refrain from chewing gum, eating, or drinking during zoom sessions.
    • Students will not use cellphones or any other devices that are not the primary zoom device.
    • Students will stay on task throughout the entirety of the zoom session.

    Remind

    Remind is a communication system through which you will receive reminders, photos from instruction time during zoom meetings, and school events. I will invite all parents and students through email or phone.

    Parents and students can also text the code listed next to your grade level. Text the number 81010 from a mobile phone. Be sure to include the message from your specific grade level to ensure that you gain access to the correct group.

    • Kindergarten Remind Code: 2dg9h7a
    • First Grade Remind Code: 6h98kh
    • Second Grade Remind Code: 7f26dbf
    • Third Grade Remind Code: gb8e32
    • Fourth Grade Remind Code: ed62ba6
    • Fifth Grade Remind Code: 7a4ha28

    Moby Max

    Moby Max is a standards-aligned K-8 platform for math, literacy, science, and social studies equipped with adaptive tests, test prep lessons, and skill-building activities. This platform is used to assist struggling learners to catch up to their current grades level and close the learning gaps for all students.

    Moby Max will be used to differentiate learning, probe students on instructional material, allow practice with specific skills, work to achieve IEP goals, and provide students with additional practice. All grades received on Moby Max will be provided to the general education instructors to be entered into the grade book.

    Students will be issued login credentials at the start of school. If your child forgets or misplaces login information, please reach out to me so that I can quickly assist you with this problem. Also, if you encounter any problems navigating through Moby Max, email me at kmiller@bhm.k12.al.us.

    Schoology

    Schoology allows access to course materials anytime, any location, for instructors and students as well as parents. This learning management system enables districts to successfully increase student engagement in learning, improve instructional proficiency, and provide open and collaborative teaching and learning environment. I have organized all students into grade-level specific groups on Schoology. Students will need to access each group with the following access codes listed by grade level:

    • Kindergarten Stars Access Code: MWS3-H3VB-8X7J4
    • First Grade Stars Access Code: 5T3X-FZBF-XNWNC
    • Second Grade Stars Access Code: ZWWN-C2XR-DN4CF
    • Third Grade Stars Access Code: P3RC-7WRF-MF227
    • Fourth Grade Stars Access Code: 5C8P-73NN-B8458
    • Fifth Grade Stars Access Code: TCR2-DBP6-3CWNP

     

    EPIC Books

    EPIC Books will be used to provide students unlimited access to over 40,000 books, test student knowledge through probes, and provide students support in vocabulary. Students will have access to chapter books, audiobooks, non-fiction books, and videos to assist with learning.

    Assignments given through epic books will be listed in Schoology groups. Parents and students can gain access to epic our epic books class by entering the class code jzt2034. This platform will be used for grades 3-5.

    Max Scholar

    Max Scholar is a program used to assist students in Reading and Math by improving their skills through phonics, writing, reading comprehension, math skills, and providing intervention in a blended learning environment. Students will be given login credentials at the start of school. Parents, if you struggle with this platform, please contact me via email. I will forward your question to the appropriate department and respond by the end of the school day.

    Lexia

    Lexia is a literacy program that promotes development in oral language, reading, spelling, and writing skills for English language learners. This program will assist students in developing fundamental reading skills and receive student-driven and instructor-directed personalized instruction. Students will be given login credentials at the start of school.

    This program will be used for academic support and development for students in need. This program will reinforce skills, provide practice, extra support, personalized instruction, scaffolding, standard-level activities, and provides students the opportunity to excel and exhibit proficiency.

    Grading Policy

    To ensure that this year is productive, progressive, and promotive, the following grading policy and procedures have been established:

    All required courses have assessments that reflect the structure, content and learning objectives of the specific course. Assessments include uniform standards for evaluating students’ performance and consistent guidelines for managing remediation.

    All assignments and evaluations must be submitted by the deadline. Students will be given 2 calendar days to make-up missed assignments starting the end of the first day missed. Students must attend all zoom sessions to receive full participation points. Students are not to google or use any search engines when completing quizzes.

    Grading Scale:

    • 90-100
    • 80-89
    • 70-79
    • 60-69
    • 50 and Below

    IEP Meetings and Parent Conferences

    All IEP meetings and parent conferences will be held through the zoom platform. If you would like to schedule a conference with the case manager or paraprofessional, please contact me, Ms. Miller, via email. Be sure to include the parent’s first and last name, the message content, an appropriate day and time to meet, and a contact number.

    The case manager will communicate with the parent prior to scheduling the IEP to avoid scheduling conflicts. IEP meetings will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm. All meeting information will be provided to the parent via confidential mail.

    Accurate contact information must be on file for all parents and students. If you would like to schedule an IEP meeting, contact the case manager via email, and she will respond with the availability of the IEP team.

    Virtual Learning Plan

    Students will use online learning for the 1st nine weeks of the 2020-2021 academic school year. Each learning plan will encompass a learning goal for the lesson, an essential question, a teacher-led lesson, a teacher-led live lesson summarization, and the asynchronous learning portion. Each remote learning lesson plan is geared to ensure student success and academic achievement. Each plan is personalized to address your student’s academic needs.

    Standards-based Instruction

    The following list is not conclusive of all skills that will be covered throughout the school year. The following skills will be covered beginning the first 9 weeks of school:

    Reading

    • Vocabulary
    • Fluency
    • Decoding
    • Reasoning and Background Knowledge
    • Sentence Construction and Cohesion
    • Word-Building
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Writing
    • Cause and Effect
    • Main Idea and Supporting Details
    • Spelling
    • High-Frequency Words
    • Phonemic Awareness
    • Making Inferences and Predictions
    • Comparing and Contrasting
    • Drawing Conclusions
    • Making Connections
    • Author’s Purpose
    • Story Elements
    • Sequencing
    • Text Features
    • Using Context Clues

    Math

    • Multiplication
    • Division
    • Addition
    • Subtraction
    • Number Sense
    • Estimation
    • Measurement
    • Patterns
    • Problem-Solving
    • Procedural Fluency
    • Representation
    • Fractions
    • Decimals
    • Calculations

     

    Daily Schedule by Grade Level

    • Monday- Kindergarten and Second Grade
    • Tuesday- First Grade
    • Wednesday- Third Grade
    • Thursday- Fourth and Fifth Grade
    • Friday- School PD, Office hours, etc.

    Progress Reports and Report Cards

    Progress reports will be mailed on the 4th week of each grading period. Progress towards the annual goals will be reflected in the annual progress report issued by the case manager under the Department of Special Education. I

    f you have any questions about the progress made by your child, please contact me via email or by phone. Report Cards will be issued at the end of each 9-week grading period.