• What are the hours of the school day and how long are classes?

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    The school day is from 7:30 a.m .- 2:45 p.m. Each class is 70 minutes long with the exception of Resource which is 30 minutes.

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  • How much passing time is there between classes?

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    There is 4 minutes for students to get from one class to the next. Passing time should be used to use the restroom, stop at your locker, etc

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  • What happens if you are late to a class?

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    If you are late to a class due to working with a staff member, they will give you a late pass to excuse your tardy. If you are late for any other reason, you will be marked tardy and a consequence will be given.

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  • Are classes and lunch periods just 7th and 8th grade or are they mixed?

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    With the exception of Language Arts, Science and Social Studies classes, all classes are a mix of 7th and 8th grade students as well as all three lunches.

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  • What classes do you have every day?

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    Language Arts and Math

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  • How much homework do you receive daily?

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    Homework will vary, but if you use your class time wisely you will usually have approximately 30 -60 minutes each day.

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  • Is there a recess during the school day?

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    No, however, students are allowed to go outside during lunch - weather permitting

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  • What happens for each lunch?

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    Students are dismissed from their 3rd hour class for their lunch period. Students may stop at their locker to get their lunch bag or report directly to the lunchroom to line up to pick up their hot lunch. The last 10 minutes of lunch, students are allowed to go outside for “recess” - weather permitting.

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  • Can students eat, drink and listen to music in class?

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    Yes, but is subject to each teacher’s classroom rules.

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  • How often does a student use their chromebooks?

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    Students use their chromebooks on a daily basis in each of their classes.

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  • Can students take their chromebooks home?

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    Yes, students can take their chromebooks home to work on homework. Chromebooks should be turned off each night and charged so they are ready for school the next day. Remember that the rules that apply for chromebook use at school also apply at home - it is to be used for academic purposes only.

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  • Can a student bring a cellphone to school?

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    During the course of the school day (7:30am-2:45pm), students will be expected to secure their cell phones in their assigned locker. Students will be permitted to access their cell phones before the start of the school day, during their assigned lunch period, and at the end of the school day

     

    • Traditional uses of student cell phones (listening to music during independent, academic learning time, taking digital pictures for projects, etc…) will continue to be an option using school issued electronic devices and will be based on teacher discretion.
    • Students’ use of cell phones is strictly prohibited during class periods, passing time and restroom use during the school day (7:30am-2:45pm).
    • Students needing to make phone calls during the school day for emergency purposes may request permission to call using the school office phone or the use of their personal cell phone in the office.
    • Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to call the school office if an urgent message needs to be communicated to their student.

     

    There may be special circumstances whereby student cell phones are needed for specific academic purposes. Any exceptions to this change in practice must receive advanced approval from school administration.

     

     

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  • What can a student do on their chromebook and what should they not do?

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    Chromebooks should only be used for school related work. Gaming, social media, etc. are not appropriate uses of a school issued chromebook. For more information on your school issued laptop, please reference the Student Technology Guide.

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  • Can a student bring their own laptop, iPad or Kindle to school?

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    Yes, but you will need prior approval from the Asa Clark office before you may use your own personal device in school. A personal use form needs to be completed by you, your parent/guardian and signed by the Associate Principal before you bring your device to school.

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  • What courses are students required to take in middle school?

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    You are required to take Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Fitness each year in middle school. In addition, you are also required to take 21st Century Skills (a semester long course) and a minimum of one year of World Language (Spanish, French, or Chinese) during middle school. These classes can be taken either during 7th or 8th grade.

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  • How do you get into advanced courses?

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    You will have many opportunities to be challenged at Asa Clark. Teachers regularly assess students on their proficiency on the standards, and when you demonstrate proficiency, you will be able to move on to the next set of standards, or will have opportunities to go even deeper into the content. During your 8th grade year, your teachers will look at assessment scores, class work, and your proficiency in the standards. Based on this information, they will make recommendations for classes for 9th grade based on whether you demonstrate readiness for advanced classes.

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  • What do I do if I don’t feel challenged in a class?

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    If you don’t feel that you are being challenged in a class, we recommend that you talk to your teacher for that class. If you continue to feel that you aren’t being challenged, you can speak to someone in the office about your concerns.

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  • When are clubs scheduled?

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    Clubs are scheduled throughout the school year. For more information on clubs offered at Asa Clark, please visit the Activities then Clubs & Organizations tab on the Asa Clark website.

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  • How can I get involved with school and the community?

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    Two of the Asa Clark clubs - RiverKeepers and Student Council do many community related projects. To find out more information about these clubs, please visit the Clubs & Organizations tab on the Asa Clark website.

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  • Where can I find dance information?

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    Asa Clark will have several dances throughout the year. Dance permission slips will be handed out during your Resource class, can be found outside the front office or will be linked to the main page on the Asa Clark website.

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  • What should I do if I’m being bullied?

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    If you are being bullied, please immediately report the incident to a staff member, the office, School Counselor or complete the Bully Report Form available on the Asa Clark website or in paper form outside of the front office.

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  • What do I do if I need to take a different bus home after school?

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    If you need to ride a different bus home, please bring a note to the front office from your parent/guardian stating you are allowed to take a different bus after school and the office secretary will provide you with a bus pass for the day; however, 24 hour advanced notice for this request must be submitted to the office secretary.

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  • What is the first and last day of school?

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    Please see the 2017-2018 school calendar.

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  • Can I ride my bike to school?

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    You may ride your bike to school, however, bikes are not permitted on Pewaukee School District campus for safety reasons. If you ride your bike, please lock it at the bike rack located across the street from District Office, then walk across campus to Asa Clark Middle School.

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