• Dear Parents/Guardians:

     

    My name is Orlando Abreu and I have the privilege of teaching your child Mathematics this academic year.  My goals for the 2020/2021 school year are for your child to enjoy learning while increasing and expanding their skills, to prepare for the NJSLA and to move to the 9th grade.

     

    I would like to work with you to ensure the success of your child this year. Please ask to see his/her homework, tests and classwork.  If you have any concerns please email me at Orlaabreu@paps.net or call/text my cell phone at 732-723-8787

     

    Middle School is a new challenge for adolescence growth. This is a time for children to become organized, make responsible choices and become aware of the consequences of their actions. If students are given a clear definition of what is expected of them they will succeed in all facets of their daily life. I will treat your children with the respect of young adults and will expect them to respond accordingly. This discipline plan will provide students with a positive and safe classroom environment.

    Due to the unexpected circumstances students will be on an all remote learning for the first marking period. This is a learning experience for both students and teachers. The primary websites we will be using is idportal.paps.net (ALEKS, McGraw Hill), Google Classroom, and Kahn Academy.

     

    RULES/ EXPECTATIONS

    • ARRIVE ON TIME AND BE PREPARED FOR WORK. Students are required to sign in to Google Meets (video conference) using the link provided in their google classroom. 
    • Students must be visible during video conferencing.
    • BRING ALL LEARNING MATERIALS WITH YOU. A pencil, notebook, (for Math only) and folder must be brought to class daily. No pens allowed in Math.
    • BE CONSIDERATE OF THE RIGHTS AND FEELINGS OF OTHERS. DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORS AND CONVERSATIONS DURING ONLINE CLASS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
    • During Instructional time please no eating or drinking. All school rules apply in remote learning.

     

    ***Failure to follow any of the above rules will result in a call home. If the behavior has not changed thereafter the Vice Principal will be notified and disciplinary actions will take place. ***

     

    GRADING SYSTEM:

    Assessments (tests, quizzes, projects) - 60%

    Classwork (worksheets, group work, note taking, participation) - 35%

    Homework - 5% (might also count as classwork) assigned Mon - Fri

     

    For each day a student is absent they have 24 hours to complete the missed assignment. It is the student’s responsibility to inquire of missed assignments when he/she returns. In the event of a long term absence arrangements can be made to complete assignments.

     

    • Daily homework assignment
    • Daily note taking
    • Weekly quiz (usually on Fridays)
    • Quarterly Projects
    • Bi-weekly  Test

    We will continue using Aleks as a resource for students.

    Students are required to do a minimum of 10 topics a week. It will count as a quiz grade aside from any homework due.

      

    Email: Orlaabreu@paps.net

    Cell Phone: 732-723-8787