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Parent Student Handbook 2020-21

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DELLWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL 2020-2021 1 North Street Parent & Student Handbook Hamilton HM-09 Bermuda School Information School Address: 1 North Street Hamilton, Phone: 295-7404 Fax: 292-9327 Pembroke HM09, Bermuda School phone: (441) 295-7404 School Fax: (441) 292-9327 School Website: School hours: 8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m. 20

ADMINISTRATION ROSA’S CANTINA Week One Menu Monday ---Jerk Chicken macaroni & Mixed veg Tuesday ---Tacos Chili beef or grilled chicken with lettuce, tomato on gluten free shell Wednesday ---Sweet & sour Chicken with Brown rice broccoli & carrots Thursday --- Philly Cheese Steak or Philly Chicken with onions & peppers lettuce tomato Friday –- Chicken Tenders & Fries Acting Principal Week 2 Menu Monday --- Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli Mrs. LuAnn Wainwright-Dill, BS, BA, MHR, MEd Tuesday --- GF Quesadilla with chicken, pork or veg [email protected] Wednesday --- Stew Chicken rice, beans & corn Thursday --- Chicken Cesar Wrap Deputy Principal Friday – Hamburger, Chicken Burger or Veggie Burger & fries Ms. Terry-Lynn Doyle, BA, MA Week 3 Menu [email protected] Monday --- Scalloped potato with chopped chicken breast and summer vegetables School Administrators Tuesday --- GF Tacos Ground Sirloin or BBQ chicken with lettuce & tomato Miss Carmilita Cyrus [email protected] Wednesday ---Curry Chicken with broccoli & carrots long grain rice Miss Shernette Outerbridge [email protected] Thursday--- Bbq chicken wrap with broccoli slaw and cheese Bring a packed lunch for Friday – Chicken Wings with bbq or honey garlic sauce the first 3 weeks of School Counselors school. Week 4 Menu Mrs. Terry-lynn Richards [email protected] Monday --- Baked Spaghetti with ground turkey & veg Miss Donna-mae Postlethwaite Tuesday --- Hay Stacks chili beef & chicken with shredded lettuce & tomato [email protected] Miss Jenaya Wade-Fray Wednesday ---Curry Chicken with broccoli & carrots long grain rice [email protected] Thursday--- Bbq chicken wrap with broccoli slaw and cheese Friday – Pizza Slices COST FOR LUNCH Lunch $8.00 Cookies $2.00 Popcorn $3.00 Bottle Water $1.00 2 19

GRUB DAY DRESS CODE WELCOME Any attire that is unsafe, unhealthy or offensive according to generally accept- Good Day DMS Parents and Students, ed standards, or obscene is not to be worn. Decals, slogans, or pictures that contain references to illegal substances (i.e. alcohol, drugs, guns, etc.), vio- The DMS Family welcome you and your child to Dellwood Middle School, the lence or immoral behavior are not allowed. Home of the Roaring Lions. We hope you and your family are ready for the 2020-21 school year. As your child transitions into M1, M2 or M3, we want to Shorts and skirts of reasonable length are permitted. Generally, the reassure you that your child's education, health, safety and social wellbeing re- “appropriate length” is on or below the knees. main an essential priority. As we define our new normal, our aim is to ensure you have a smooth transition into this school year. No cut-up jeans or cut-up clothing of any sort. No holes, frayed or decora- tive patterns that look like holes. Mask must be worn for all middle school students and by anyone who enters Dellwood’s campus. Students with respiratory issues are exempt once you pro- Hooded jackets may be worn, but the hood cannot be worn on the head. Stu- vide a letter outlining the health condition. Staff and students will have daily dents seen wearing the hood will have their jackets confiscated. temperature checks and hands will be sanitized upon entering the school premis- es. We must follow health and safety protocols outlined by the Department of Caps and hats may be worn. Boys must remove their hats/caps when entering Health, so we thank you for your cooperation. and/or remaining in any room. Be assured that our team of dedicated professionals are committed to Du-Rags, bonnets (Molly caps), skullies etc., are not allowed. providing students with an educational experience that provides for some Pajamas are not appropriate attire and should not be worn to school. semblance of normalcy. Students may not wear halter-tops, strapless tops, spaghetti straps, skimpy Again welcome—we are excited about having a successful school year. dresses, or any garment that bares the midriff (belly button) or exposes the Celebrate...WHOOP! WHOOP! back or shoulders. Form fitting clothes that reveal too much of a student’s WELCOME! physique is not acceptable. No leggings of any sort allowed, unless worn as an undergarment. Best, A V-neck or scooped neckline must not be so low or so tight that it reveals a DMS Family student’s cleavage. Low rider garments (pants, shorts and skirts) which reveal underwear (or lack 3 thereof) is not permitted. Only jewelry permitted on regular school days is permitted on grub days (a watch and one pair of gold or silver studs for girls in the lower ear lobe). Students who have P.E. on grub day must change into their FULL P.E. gear (which includes white socks). Students failing to comply may lose their grub day privileges Spirit Day T-Shirts will be required for Special Grub Days or other school events at the discretion of the administration. 18

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES ACADEMIC SUPPORT MISSION STATEMENT Individual Educational Plan (I.E.P.) To promote the academic, social, emotional, physical and spiritual An Individual Educational Plan (I.E.P.) is a written plan of instruction and development of students in a safe and productive environment as we strive services that addresses the individual needs of a student. The Learning Support Teacher is required to develop the I.E.P with assistance from the classroom for excellence. teacher, other relevant team members and parents. An I.E.P. is for students who have been identified as experiencing difficulty and are in need of support VISION services. I.E.P.s should be developed using data gathered from the administration We are a community of learners who: achieve academic excellence; face of several Standards Assessment Instruments, Module assessments and reading life with confidence; appreciate the Arts; love learning; value and respect assessments. ourselves and others; and experience success and fulfill our dreams. City & Guilds Program 4 CORE VALUES The City and Guild’s Curriculum supports traditional skills in Mathematics and 1. Be Respectful Language Arts in M2 and M3 incorporating exploratory and innovative 2. Be Responsible principles. It provides learners the most up-to-date and relevant technical skills 3. Be Prepared to Learn they will need to succeed in their chosen career path – be that a job, university or 4. Be Safe an apprenticeship. SCHOOL AFFIRMATION Reading Program “As a member of the Dellwood Middle School Family, The Reading Program services students that are functioning 2-3 grades below I will give the best, do the best, get the best to build the best.” grade level. Students that receive outside services from the Reading Clinic can continue in Middle School OUR MOTTO “Deeds not Words” 17 DELLWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL is an 8 Key of Excellence School 4

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS SCHOOL SONG Dellwood Middle School offers other types of academic programs to meet the edu- Dellwood Middle School is the place to be, cational and social needs of our students with and without exceptionalities. Stu- At Dellwood Middle School, we are a family; dents not in the general education classes will transition into these alternative pro- At Dellwood Middle school, we strive to do our best grams: Functional Academics Functional Skills and the Autistic Spectrum Disorder And at Dellwood Middle, we study hard for our tests (ASD) Program. (Chorus) Functional Academics Program Because at Dellwood Middle School, The FA classes address the special needs of those students that do not qualify for the general classroom. The FA curriculum consist of specialized content and skills that We obey the rules are necessary and applicable to life. Dellwood Middle School is the place to be, At Dellwood Middle School, we are a family. Functional Skills Program At Dellwood Middle School, we say not words, but deeds Functional Skills students learn skills to help them live independently. The skills can And at Dellwood Middle school we work hard to succeed range from preparing a meal to learning how to catch the bus. Our students At Dellwood Middle School good teachers lead the way experience in real time these necessary life skills coupled with a specialized content. At Dellwood Middle School, we work hard everyday Autism Spectrum Disorder Program (AVENGERS) (Chorus) This class services students on the autism spectrum. Core subjects in are taught in Because at Dellwood Middle School, addition to social and functional skills. The Avengers also participate in advisory classes, encore classes and some academic classes with their age based peers based We obey the rules on the students individual needs and level of performance. The students who are Dellwood Middle School is the place to be, privileged to be an Avenger also enjoy community and experiential based learning. At Dellwood Middle School, we are a family. Give the best, Do the best, Get the best, to build the best 16 (step it up) x 3 Dellwood Middle School is the place to be, At Dellwood Middle School, we are a family. Written by: Patricia O’Connor Music by: John Woolridge 5

GET IN THE KNOW! STANDARDS BASED-GRADING • We are an 8 Keys of Excellence School! Standards-Based Grading (SBG) is a best practice grading and reporting system • We are the Home of the Roaring Lions! that gives students, parents and teachers detailed information about how each • Our school colors are navy and maroon. individual student is performing on specific learning goals (or standards). Instead • We are a WATER ONLY campus & a NUT FREE school (due to a severe nut allergy). of an overall letter or percentages, students will now receive a score from • No microwave lunches (H&S Protocols) “exemplary/ advanced”, “proficient/met”, “approaching”, or “not met” on each • There is ZERO tolerance for fighting and bullying! individual learning goal (or standard). These new grades give students, parents • Lunch is provided daily by Rosa’s Cantina at the cost of $8—starts Oct. 5th and teachers the opportunity to specifically identify where the child is excelling • M1s eat lunch in the Amphi-Theatre and in the courtyard (on the school benches) ~ no food and where they need extra assistance. is to be eaten on the field. Overall, Standards Based Grading helps... • Students must have their face mask daily. Teachers... isolate each learning goal (or standard) in order to meet all students at • Students will report directly to advisory once they check-in their individual levels of understanding. By doing this, the teachers are able to • Football is played on the school fields ONLY! both fill in gaps in learning and push students who have already met the standard • The school field is off limits on rainy days. to an even higher level of learning. • Late students must report to the office for a late slip and follow the entry protocol Students... identify which learning goals (or standards) they have met and which standards they need extra help in order to meet. This empowers students to (temperature check, hands sanitized). “own” their learning experience. • Detentions take place in the Amphi-Theatre/Cafetorium until 4:00p.m. Parents... know exactly which areas they can help their child with at home so • Grub Days: NO bellies, butts, boobs, spaghetti straps, tights, hats, du-rags, holes or rips in that they can assist their child in meeting his/her learning goals. This empowers meaningful conversations between parents and teachers as well. It helps everyone jeans and/or short shorts. be on the “same page” when it comes to each student’s learning. • DMS PE Kits will be worn on days that students have PE and Dance. • Each student should complete Community Service and 15 Co-Curricular Hours for the school year [M1-10hrs, M2—20hrs, M3—30hrs]. • PASSWORD for ALL ZOOM MEETING ROOMS: DMSLions 6

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS SUPPLIES LIST General Program STUDENTS MUST HAVE LIST Dellwood Middle School offers the following full complement of core and encore clas- ses for the general population of students. Pens (Blue or Black) No. 2 Pencils CORE ENCORE Colored pencils English Language Arts Foreign Language Physical Education 2 dry erase markers Mathematics (French or Spanish) Folder for writing Science Business Studies Health Highlighter Social Studies 12’’Ruler Reading Dance Music Eraser Design & Technology Theatre Scissors 2 Glue sticks Family Studies Visual Art Pencil Sharpener Geometry Set Experiential Learning Experiences TI-30X IIS Scientific Calculator All M1 Cubs are afforded the opportunity to participate in free learning Composition Book experiences beyond the classroom: The America’s Cup Endeavour Homework folder Program, Kids on the Reef and Python Coding. Students will spend days or a Pencil Case week participating in these activities. Dates and times for these learning experi- USB Key ences will be announced and correspondence will be sent home in a timely man- Large zipper pouch ner outlining details of the experiential learning experiences. Face Mask Travel size cosmetic bag 14 (with deodorant, hand sanitizer, feminine products, etc.) Electronic Device (if able—until provided by DOE) Due to heath and safety precautions, students are NOT permitted to share supplies. Pencil cases, wrist bands and exercise books will remain in the classroom. Kindly have a set of supplies at home. 7

HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY SCREENING 1st Offence – student sent to office, call home to parent, immedi- ate solution implemented appropriate to uniform infraction. Students and staff must com- Students and staff must have tem- Students and staff who are unwell plete COVID screening (4 perature taken and will not be allowed in school – 2nd Offence – student sent to office, parent is called and they questions) each day before will be placed in isolation until receive a Saturday detention, immediate solution implemented entering the school. observed for signs of illness appropriate to uniform infraction. before entering the school. pickup. Students must be collected within 15 minutes. 3rd Offence – student sent to office, parent is called and student is sent home. 4 SCREENING QUESTIONS NOTE: 1. Do you have 2. Have you been ex- 3. Does anyone in your 4. Has anyone in your  If any students have challenges with meeting the uniform policy; COVID 19 posed to anyone with household have household symptoms? parents need to contact the school office or write a note providing COVID-19? COVID-19 or has been travelled in the last 14 the reason for their child being out of uniform. exposed to COVD-19? days?  Student refusal to adhere to uniform policy – student is sent to the office, parent is called, student is sent home. STUDENTS AND STAFF WHO ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THE QUESTIONS WILL NOT BE  A uniform infraction form will be issued to those students who ALLOWED TO ENTER SCHOOL! can not immediately respond to the uniform policy. They must keep it on them at all times to present to staff until the issue can be FACE MASKS rectified. Worn by students and staff Worn by students and staff Worn outside when 6ft 13 when indoors. when entering, moving distance can not be maintained. throughout the property and Face shields can not replace masks. If a child cannot wear a mask due to respiratory issues a letter must outline the heath condition. PHYSICAL DISTANCING Desks are placed 3 Dedicated stairways, hallways, Yellow dots to maintain six feet feet apart lunch and play areas for each year distance outside level SICKNESS Students and staff who are sick Students and staff who Students will be escorted to the MUST NOT come to school. become ill throughout the school sick room (in the office) and parents will btheecior ncthaicldte.d8 to col- day MUST go home. lect

SCHOOL UNIFORM CELLPHONE POLICY Girls Boys 1. Dellwood Middle School students may possess electronic devices while on Dellwood Mid- Navy slacks/ skirt (knee length) Navy shorts/ pants dle School property. Dellwood Middle School students may use their electronic devices for White dress shirt White dress shirt educational purposes during class time, at the discretion of the classroom teacher, and in the School tie School Tie morning prior to the bell ringing. Students will not be allowed to make phone calls or en- Black/brown belt Black/brown belt gage in forms of messaging during the school day. Students must use devices ONLY in the Navy blue socks (knee length) Navy blue socks classroom setting under teacher supervision. Navy blue sweater/vest Navy blue sweater/vest Black/brown shoes Black/brown shoes 2. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that the device is turned off and out of sight during Silver/Gold/Pearl Studs 1 stud in left ear times of unauthorized use. 3. Students may not use their devices while on chartered bus for school-sponsored activities during the official instructional day without the permission of a lead member of staff accom- panying the students. WINTER UNIFORM (only add): 4. No student may use an electronic device in a manner that is illegal, profane, indecent and  Navy Blazer obscene, constitutes an invasion of privacy, or violates Dellwood Middle School’s regula-  Navy Sweater/Vest tions regarding academic integrity. Examples of this include, but are not limited to the fol-  DMS School Crest lowing: phone calls, taking photographs, engaging on social media, making videos, or send- ing or receiving text messages. Any student who violates this regulation will be subject to Purchasing of Uniforms: disciplinary action. School Crest & Ties ……………………......English Sports Shop School Uniform ……………….…………....English Sports Shop 5. Any member of staff having knowledge or reasonable suspicion of unauthorized possession PE Kits and Tracksuits.………….…...……..Side Kicks* or use of an electronic device shall confiscate the device and bring to the office. The student may collect the device at the end of the school day. In the instance of a second offence, the *Preorders are available member of staff shall again confiscate the device and bring it to the office, where it must then be collected by a member of the student’s family. On the occasion of a third office, the NOTE: member of staff shall again collect the device and bring it to the office. The device will be held for a period of time at the discretion of the building administrator. PE Kits and/or School Tracksuits are to be worn on the days students have PE and Dance. 6. Parents are encouraged to get in contact with their child through the office. Students will not be permitted to call or text their parents with their cell phones. In an emergency, students 12 will be permitted to use the school office phone. Dellwood Middle School will assume no responsibility or liability for loss, theft, 9 or damage to a device or for the unauthorized use of any such device.

DISCIPLINE POLICY DISCIPLINE REFERRAL PROCESS It is the goal of the administration, staff and parents to encourage students to exercise Procedure for teachers: self-discipline. Students share the responsibility for creating an atmosphere that is 1. Conference with student and restate behavioral expectations. conducive to learning. 2. Issue classroom consequence. 3. Contact parent/guardian to explain the behavioral problem and the discipline Student Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the student to attend school regularly, to show conscientious consequence(s) if problem continues. Teachers must let the Year Advisor know the effort in classroom work, and to conform to school rules and regulations. Most of date of the parent phone call. all, the student shares with the administration and school staff the responsibility to 4. Refer student to Year Advisor for a year level consequence. develop a climate within the school that is conducive to effective teaching and 5. Office referral (completed by the Year Advisor). learning. No student has the right to interfere with the education of fellow students. Major Infractions Handled by Administration: 1. Profanity- swearing at a teacher To fulfill their responsibility the student should: 2. Threats- physical or verbal 1. Respect and protect the rights of teachers, students, administrators, and everyone 3. Property damage 4. Alteration of school documents else involved in the educational process. 5. Fighting 2. Practice academic honesty. 6. Stealing 3. Express ideas and opinions in a respectful manner which does not offend or 7. Drugs 8. Alcohol slander others. 9. Sexual Misconduct 4. Be aware of all rules and regulations for student behavior and abide by them. 10. Pulling the fire alarm 5. Be willing to assist in investigations of disciplinary offences. Procedure: 6. Wear uniform correctly at all times, including out of school. 1. Identify problem and discuss appropriate behavioral expectations. 7. Assist the staff in running a safe school for all students. 2. Determine appropriate corrective action. Corrective action will be based on the 8. Protect and take care of school property. student’s developmental level, past history, as well as the frequency and severity of 9. Attend school daily and be on time to all classes and other school functions. their behavior. 10. Make up work when absent from school. 3. Contact parent either verbally and/or written. Consequences levied by administration: 10  Saturday Detention (8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. in full school uniform)  In-school or out-of-school suspension 11

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