Denman Shared Schoolyard Event for Saturday, December 10th had been canceled due to rain! Thank you for your understanding!
Tardy Scoop Policy
In an effort to reduce and diminish Student Tardies, James Denman Middle School has implemented a new attendance intervention known as the “Tardy Scoop”. Every period after the second bell the Counselors, Security, and other Admin will “scoop” any students in the hallway that did not make it to class on time. They will then be escorted to the cafeteria for 5 minutes. A pass indicating they were part of the “Tardy Scoop” group will be distributed and that is their entry back to class. If a student is seen 3 times in one day, an automatic call home to schedule a conference will be made. If a student has been scooped up 3 or more times in the week, they will serve “Tardy Tuesday” on Tuesdays after school as stated in our original policy.
The Denman Tardy Scoop
Make it to class BEFORE the bell rings!
3x/day = Parent Conference/Tardy Tuesday
3x/week = Tardy Tuesday
“To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, to be late is unthinkable.”
James Denman Middle School
Absence: If a student is absent from school there are two types of absences they may fall under, excused or unexcused. Both types will still show up on a student attendance profile report. There is more than one way that you can report an absence.
Tardy: If a student is tardy for school they have a 15 minute window (between 9-9:15am and Weds. 9:30-9:45am) before they have to go to the attendance office (RM116) to retrieve a tardy pass. After 9:15 they are to report to the attendance office with or without excuse and then report straight class. You are able to report a student being tardy the same way you report an absence.
Early Dismissal: Students are allowed to leave early from school with permission from parent / guardian. If a student needs to leave or be released early from school there is more than one way to report it.
Truant: Students will show up on a truancy list after 18 PERIODS of either absence, unexcused absence, tardy, unexcused tardy, tardy 30 minutes or more. There are two different types of letters you may receive for students that are considered truant. Families that receive a truancy letter are able to call in or stop by to correct any attendance. After receiving 3 letters and no contact from parent and or guardian the school then goes forward with the next step in attendance protocol through the district.
If you have any questions or concerns about the attendance of your child please feel free to call, email, or stop by Ms. Hearne’s office (RM116) and she will assist you.
Denman Weekly Bulletin
Denman Middle School Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
December 5-8 Inclusive Schools Week
December 8 Hour of Code
December 9 Coffee with Administration
Polynesian Club Assembly
Beacon Winter Ball 4-6pm
Saturday, December 10 Shared School Yard Kick-Off
December 14 Beacon Holiday Craft Family Night
December 15 Grades Due
December 16 End of Fall Semester
Denman Awards Assembly
Word Generation- Week 6
Topic: When should the US send troops to other countries?
Vocabulary: displace regime diminish stable estimate
Inclusive Schools Week is December 5- 9 Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference and other factors. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children. Denman will be celebrating Inclusive Schools Week with various activities during advisory and lunchtime. Stay tuned for more updates!
Hour of Code Denman will be participating in Hour of Code on Thursday, December 8th all day; students will be coding in their Math Classes. Denman Circle to School Partners- Salesforce will be volunteering and providing a mini career speaker sessions in all classes. Denman is super excited to have ALL students coding!
Shared Schoolyard Kick-Off Event on Saturday, December 10th Join Denman Staff and Community Members for the opening of our school yard on the weekends. Food and Activities and games for students; Supervisor Mark Farrell presenting.
Lost and Found Items that have been placed in the Lost and Found need to be picked up by Friday, December 9th otherwise they will be donated to the Goodwill. Please check out the Lost and Found!
Winter Break School-Work will be assigned to all Denman students by their teachers. All school-work will be available to students on their iPads either thru school loop or Google Classroom. Please note that these assignments will be the first assignments for the students during spring semester.
Student IDs Student IDs will be sold in the Main Office, every day after school from 3:30 – 3:45pm starting Thursday, 10/20. Student IDs are $1. Students must complete the Student ID Form before purchasing.
SFUSD Enrollment Application Deadline January 13th, 2017 The application deadline is Jan. 13, 2017 for the March Placement Period (Round One) of the 2016-17 enrollment process. The application for, along with all the necessary documents, must be submitted to the Educational Placement Center.
Denman Club List for Fall Semester https://jdms-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/clubs
Winter Ball Dance on Friday, 12/9 from 4-6pm in the Gym sponsored by Beacon. All Denman Students are welcome to attend. Formal attire welcome, but not required. Check it out!
Beacon Holiday Craft Night on Wednesday, 12/14 at 6:30pm in Room 184. Come enjoy the evening with Beacon, all families are welcome!
Beacon Family Paint Night Parents and students can enjoy light refreshments while exploring new creative skills. We will provide canvas, paints and brushes as well as a guided instruction to create your own work of art! Paint Nights will happen on Wednesdays, February 15 and April 19th from 6:30- 8:30pm.
Denman Farmers Market will happen every Thursday from 3- 4pm. The Farmers Market is open to all members of the Denman Community. Denman Farmers Market distributes FREE fresh produce, meat, bread and non-perishable food items weekly to families of youth who attend James Denman School.
James Denman Middle School Calendar
7th Grade Coding at Dreamforce!
The San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education is asking for your help in selecting the next superintendent of schools. We are soliciting input from students, staff, parents, and community about your desired qualities and characteristics for the next superintendent and want you to share your thoughts on district strengths and challenges.
La Junta de Educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco está pidiendo su ayuda para seleccionar al próximo superintendente de escuelas. Estamos solicitando la opinión de los estudiantes, el personal, los padres y la comunidad acerca de las cualidades y características que desean ver en el próximo superintendente, y queremos que comparta con nosotros que piensa usted son las fortalezas y los desafíos del Distrito Escolar.
As all public school districts in the State of California, including SFUSD, transitioned from STAR testing to the Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium’s (SBAC) standardized assessments, all 9th grade applicants to Lowell were temporarily required to take the Lowell Admissions Test in the interim years 2015-16 and 2016-17.
As results from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s (SBAC) standardized tests SFUSD became available, SFUSD planned to use scores from the 7th grade SBAC for SFUSD Lowell applicants for the 2017-18 school year.
However, the district has received feedback from parents that there was not sufficient notice regarding the use of SBAC tests for Lowell admissions. Therefore, the district has determined that all applicants for Lowell for the 2017-18 school year will again be required to take the Lowell Admissions Test in January. For SFUSD students who have 7th grade SBAC scores, the district will use the highest score from either SBAC or the Lowell Admissions Test in English Language Arts and Math for its admissions’ calculations.
In 2017, the test will be administered on January 4, 5, 6, and 9 and students will be assigned by last name. More details are included on the Lowell application.
This will be the final year current SFUSD students applying to Lowell will be required to take the Lowell Admissions Test. For the 2018-19 and all subsequent years, SFUSD will use 7th grade SBAC scores for SFUSD student applicants to Lowell.
Applicants for Lowell must submit both a Lowell application and an enrollment application by Friday, December 16, 2016 to either their present SFUSD middle school or to the Educational Placement Center, which is temporarily located at 655 De Haro Street.
HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION
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New to Denman! Morning Announcements via Video!
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