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-Mrs. Bassett & Ms. Carreon
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an appointment to see the counselor?
- Drop by the counseling office at break, lunch, or after school to see if a counselor is available
- Fill out an appointment slip, located in the counseling office
- E-mail counselor
- Ask a teacher for permission to go to the counseling office
- E-mail your student's counselor
- Call your student's counselor:
- Ms. Carreon, Counselor (students with last name A-Le): 925-790-2519
- Mrs. Brathwaite: Counselor (students with last name Li-Z) : 925-790-2517
What day is my counselor on campus?
- Mrs. Bassett: On maternity leave
- Mrs. Brathwaite: Every day
- Ms. Carreon: Every day
My student is having difficulty in a class. What should I do?
- Check schoolloop. Notice if your child is having trouble with organization, homework, and/or tests.
- Monitor your student's tutorial sign-ups. Make sure that he/she is using tutorial time effectively.
- Talk with your student's teacher, if needed. Teachers can be e-mailed through schoolloop.
2016-2017 Course Selection for 6th and 7th graders
The elective course selection presentations are happening this week! Here is the schedule:
- 6th grade: Tuesday, March 22, during Tutorial
- 7th grade: Thursday, March 24, during Tutorial
New this year: students will be scheduling their electives online! Please be sure to read the instruction packet closely before signing up for classes. The 6th and 7th grade packets are different, so please do not sign up for classes until you receive your packet. Your academic classes will be scheduled by your counselor.
Also, please note that in some cases, the course number and title, do not match the name that we use for the class at Iron Horse (ex. FAVP1J – Visual/Performing Arts is actually Stagecraft; FAVP2J – Visual Performing Arts 2 is actually Musical Theatre). These differences are noted on page two of the instructional packet that students are receiving in Core. The 2016-2017 Course Catalog can be found on Schoolloop, under the “Curriculum Information” tab.
Deadline for returning printed and signed course selection sheets:
- 6th grade: Friday, March 25
- 7th grade: Wednesday, March 30
Applications for Video Production, Leadership, Publications (Yearbook), Stagecraft and Peer Support Aide are due on Friday, April 1 at 3:00pm. There are no exceptions.
Video Production: http://bit.ly/VPapp2016
Peer Support Aide: http://bit.ly/1XIlPQs
Are you interested in seeing the elective slideshow again?
6th graders: Click here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JAqdpWeugPLkaFnQVpUEv4CUNqyc3rZWyCwwUyDjTkM/edit?usp=sharing
6th grade Course Selection Directions: http://bit.ly/1q4zR4o
7th graders: Click here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13hUneLUrfYsJnG4xCzT5_hKCteQ491EBzs5IzeXhuM0/edit?usp=sharing
7th grade Course Selection Directions: http://bit.ly/1WMd1ck
Need to get to the campus portal login? https://campus.srvusd.net/campus/portal/sanRamon.jsp
SRVUSD Math Pathways: 2015-2016
Middle and High School Math Pathways Flowchart (scroll down to page 2 to view the high school flowchart): http://bit.ly/1oqgeCM
6th to 7th grade Math Placement Criteria: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qDHt8diyCIxD28Q-fbA3IC-DbqCV1wQI747IF3Nvtc4/edit?pref=2&pli=1#slide=id.p
Need more Math information? https://sites.google.com/a/srvusd.net/cc---4/math
Advancement information for 8th graders moving to high school: http://www.srvusd.net/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1422963630482
College: Making it Happen
Curious about college? Check out the link below, "College: Making it Happen - A Guide for Middle School Families".
English version: http://bit.ly/1NMZLgZ
Spanish version: http://bit.ly/1UEc6cM
Academic Assistance Programs
- Success Tutorial: Flexible class period, offered every Tuesday and Thursday, after second period, that provides differentiated learning experiences, including tutoring, extra help or enrichment. Tutorial begins at the end of September.
- Study Club: Quiet, supervised place for students to work on homework. Meets in the Library on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 PM.
- Study Skills Workshops: Workshops offered first Tuesday of each month (exceptions in October, November and April) during all three lunches for students whose grades are impacted by poor study skills. Topics addressed include note-taking, test-taking, organization skills and time management. Students should bring their lunches on that day and report directly to the library. For additional information, contact the Counseling Office.
- Peer Mentoring: Peer Mentors are 7th and 8th graders who help 6th graders have a successful transition into middle school. Peer Mentors help students get organized, learn how to study, and make friends. This program is led by Ms. Susan Irwin. If you are interested in having your 6th grader participate in Peer Mentoring, please contact the counseling office.
- Peer Tutoring: Peer Tutoring is for students who need extra help with their studies. This is not a study hall, but is an interactive tutoring program that provides your child with an opportunity to be tutored by an 8th grade honor student. Tutors model good study habits while helping their tutees with basic skills, test preparation, homework review, and study skills. The Peer Tutoring Program meets in the library from 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM every Thursday, starting in February. If you are interested, please contact the counseling office.
- Weekly Progress Reports: Students may pick up a yellow weekly progress report form in the counseling office. The form is to be signed by each of the student’s teachers at the end of the week and will provide the parent with information regarding the student’s work habits and/or behavior in class that week.
- Binder Reminder: Students use the binder reminder daily to record and track assignments. Upon request, teachers can sign off in the binder reminder in order to communicate with parents that assignments have been recorded.
- Schoolloop: http://ih.schoolloop.com.This resource is a great way to improve communication between parent, student and school regarding homework assignments, test scores, and grades.
- Tutor List: Should parents choose to pursue outside tutoring for their student, there is a binder in the Counseling Office listing tutors and organizational coaches in our area.
- Academic Support & Intervention Classes-Administrative Placement Only
- Math Study Skills- A support class that provides study skills instruction and support, in order to maintain learning of essential skills in all classes, but focuses on math instruction. Students are provided support for work completion, test prep, reteaching, and pre-teaching of math concepts and skills, while also being exposed to mindset and goal setting materials. This course is taken in place of an elective.
- Reading Study Skills- A support class that provides study skills instruction and support, in order to maintain learning of essential skills in all classes, but focuses on reading & writing instruction. Students are provided support for work completion, test prep, reteaching, and pre-teaching of concepts and skills required in English Language Arts classes. This course is taken in place of an elective.
- Math 180- A math intervention course for students who have significant gaps in math. This course integrates direct instruction of math skills, with individual practice of skills through the use of online math resources. This class is typically smaller than an on-grade level math class. This course is taken in place of an elective.
- Reading Intervention class: A course designed as an intervention to provide reading support and remediation in reading and/or writing skills. Progress monitoring of current reading levels will be done for students in this class. This course is taken in place of an elective.
How to Sign-up for Schoolloop
School Loop is an electronic management system that helps keep the students on track and the parents informed on homework assignments, quizzes/tests, etc. Your child should have a School Loop account as well and they should be checking it daily (Parent and student should have separate accounts).
- On the Iron Horse home page http://www.ihms.srvusd.net/ click on “Register Now” under the School Loop heading.
- For parents click “Parent Registration” / for student click “Student Registration”.
- Follow the prompts to set up the account. Please note if you have more than one student at Iron Horse you only need one parent account. You may add additional students after the account has been set up. Just click “Add Student” which is located on the right side of the main page. Your child’s student I.D. number is needed to set this account up. Your child should know their student I.D. number.
You may add a personal email address to your School Loop account so all Loop Mail, homework assignments and ongoing grades are sent to your personal email regularly. To do this:
- Log onto School Loop via the Iron Horse website
- In the top right hand corner go to “Settings”
- Add a personal email address that you would like all School Loop communications to go to.
- You may also change the settings to receive DAILY emails from School Loop showing your students grades and current homework assignments.
Please note that if you have other children at different schools within the SRVUSD, you must create separate School Loop accounts directly from that schools website (e.g. if you have a child at Cal High you would need to go to the Cal High website and create a Cal High School Loop account).