As the teacher of your child I would like to create a partnership that will ensure success for your child as he/she transitions goes through Middle School and transition to High School. Middle School is a big change for students due to the various teachers students have, the rigor of the curriculum and the expectation of academic and social responsibility. One of the biggest changes experienced in middle school is the expectation of students to take ownership of their learning. This means that it is the student's responsibility to manage their time adequately and maintain good organizational skills. As a parent I ask that you help your child in developing a well managed routine. Please monitor the amount of time spent on homework and studying. Also, frequently check Powerschool to monitor your child's academic progress in the class and check teacher websites for information on upcoming events and assessments. I look forward to working with you, along with your child, to make this a successful and productive year.