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PALMETTO MIDDLE SCHOOL

STUDENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT

SCHOOL COUNSELORS 

Karen Beasley, Grade 7 and Grade 6 A-L pearls@dadeschools.net
Ivette Toledo, Grade 8 and Grade 6 M-Z itoledo@dadeschools.net 

PARENT / STUDENT INFORMATION

HELPFUL TIPS FOR PARENTS 

v  Dialogue with your child daily about school day

v  Sit with your child periodically and help him/her organize bookbag

v  Check agenda book daily (agenda book provided by Palmetto Middle School)

v  Consistently supervise/review homework to ensure completeness and accuracy

v  Monitor child’s grades on Parent Portal weekly: www.dadeschools.net

  • Parent PIN is available upon request at main office
  • Must provide Photo I.D. (e.g. Driver’s License)

v  Know your child’s schedule/teachers

v  Communicate with teachers via e-mail/telephone

v  Visit the school’s website for updates and to e-mail teachers: palmettomiddleschool.org

v  Read PTSA’s Lancer Letter for up-to-date info.

  • Link on palmettomiddleschool.org

v  Interim Progress Reports are distributed every 4 ½ weeks

v  Report Cards are distributed every 9 weeks

 

HELPFUL TIPS FOR STUDENTS

v  Choose a time to do homework (preferably at the same time daily)

v  Utilize school agenda to write down assignments/exams

v  Homework folder – use duo tang with pockets and place homework assignments that must be turned in to teacher

v  Calendar at home

  • write down short/long term projects
  • Break down major projects into small parts (assign dates )

v  Clean out class notebooks periodically

v  Place homework into book bag once completed

 

HOME LEARNING: Home learning is integral in fostering the academic achievement of students and in extending school activities into the home and community.  Homework/home learning should provide reinforcement and extension of class instruction.  It should serve as a basis for further study and preparation for future class assignments.  Students are responsible for: completing assigned homework/home learning as directed; returning homework/home learning by the designated time; and submitting homework/home learning assignments that reflect attention to careful detail and quality.  Additionally, the District’sComprehensive Reading Plan mandates that all students read for thirty minutes each night.

 

HOMEWORK/HOME LEARNING HELP:

Dial-a-Teacher

v Free service provided by M-DCPS

v Available Monday-Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

v The Dial-a-Teacher number is 305-995-1600