PALMETTO MIDDLE SCHOOL: STUDENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Important Documents 

SCHOOL COUNSELORS 

PARENT/STUDENT INFORMATION

HELPFUL TIPS FOR PARENTS 
  • Dialogue with your child daily about school day
  • Sit with your child periodically and help him/her organize bookbag
  • Check agenda book daily (agenda book provided by Palmetto Middle School)
  • Consistently supervise/review homework to ensure completeness and accuracy
  • 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)
  • Know your child’s schedule/teachers
  • Communicate with teachers via e-mail/telephone
  • Visit the school’s website for updates and to e-mail teachers: palmettomiddle.com
  • Read PTSA’s Lancer Letter for up-to-date info.
  • Interim Progress Reports are distributed every 4 ½ weeks
  • Report Cards are distributed every 9 weeks
HELPFUL TIPS FOR STUDENTS
  • Choose a time to do homework (preferably at the same time daily)
  • Utilize school agenda to write down assignments/exams
  • Homework folder – use duo tang with pockets and place homework assignments that must be turned in to teacher
  • Calendar at home
    • write down short/long term projects
    • Break down major projects into small parts (assign dates )
  • Clean out class notebooks periodically
  • 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’s

Comprehensive Reading Plan mandates that all students read for thirty minutes each night.

HOMEWORK/HOME LEARNING HELP:

  • Dial-a-Teacher
    • Free service provided by M-DCPS
    • Available Monday-Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
    • The Dial-a-Teacher number is 305-995-1600