Robert G. Cole Middle School

7th Grade Team » 7th Grade Policies

7th Grade Policies

Here you will find valuable information for students and parents regarding our 7th grade team and our expectations for our students. We hope you find this resource beneficial.

Team 7 Supply List is located as an attachment on the main team page.

Conferences
To schedule a team meeting with all of the child's teachers, please contact our team leader, Mrs. Scibetta, mscibetta@fshisd.net, or Mrs. Garza (Counselor). Team conferences are usually available 1st period on Fridays. To contact an individual teacher, please call the teacher or email her directly.

Agendas
The agenda or planner that students receive in the first week of classes is an organizational tool for the student to manage their homework, classwork, and schedule. Students are expected to bring it to every class and fill it out. The Academic Acceleration teacher will monitor the agenda and grade it for completeness. If students lose their agenda, they may purchase another one for $5.00. Parents are encouraged to monitor the agendas as often as possible.

Homework Folder
A homework folder is essential for student success. Students will place their homework in this folder to carry home. Students will then place completed homework back in the folder and return it to class. Graded work will then later be organized into the appropriate subject's binder.

Academic ECO
Academic ECO is a two hour detention that is given when a student has missed a total of three assignments in any mixture of classes.  Teachers will notify parents of the missing assignment and upon the third assignment will be notified when a student needs to serve time for Academic ECO.  Completing missing assignments late does not erase the strike toward Academic ECO.

Academic Acceleration
Academic Acceleration is held during 8th period. Students will be required to read silently until 3:30. This class period also serves as an advisory period where students receive extra instruction, make-up tests, get either math or reading intervention, and begin homework. *** Students must bring a book to read in AA every day***

Make Up Work for Excused Absences
The number of days absent is the number of days a student has to turn in missed work. If a student will miss several days for an excused absence, please contact the front office at 368-8729 and request work for parent pickup.

Middle School Discipline: 7th Grade OFI System
This is the Cole Discipline System used throughout the Middle School and is detailed in the student handbook. OFI is an "Opportunity for Improvement" and will result in positive reinforcement of the rules and the consequences of repeat behaviors.  Parents will be notified of each OFI a student receives. When a student reaches the fifth and subsequent OFI's, the administration will decide on subsequent action.