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Eastmont Middle School Disclosure

Proud of the Past • Preparing in the Present • Focusing on the Future

Welcome to Eastmont Middle School! We look forward to working with our school community to prepare students to be college and career ready by ensuring our students can write with clarity, read to connect, organize their materials and thoughts, collaborate with others and be inquisitive.

Academic Grades:The primary goal of grading is to provide high quality feedback to parent/guardians and students; enabling them to clearly understand a student’s progress, appropriately support the learning process and encourage student success.

Weighted Grading: Grades at Eastmont Middle School will be determined by assessments and assignments weighted as follows: 

Assessments (tests, labs, projects, essays, etc.) will be weighted as 80% of the grade.

Assignments (practice) will be weighted as 20% of the grade.

School Wide Grading Scale:

A   93% — 100%          B-  80% — 82%          D+ 67% — 69%

A-  90% — 92%            C+ 77% — 79%          D   63% — 66%         

B+ 87% — 89%            C   73% — 76%          D-  60% — 62%

B   83% — 86%            C-  70% — 72%          F    59% and Below

Late Work and Retake Policy: Assignments and assessments help teachers guide learning by seeing what students can and cannot do. They are critical measures of student understanding; therefore, students have multiple opportunities to demonstrate understanding.          

Students are allowed to complete missing or retake assessments and assignments within two weeks of the unit assessment’s due date.          

Prior to retaking an assessment, students will be required to participate in a review process at the direction of the teacher. Students can retake assessments during Patriot Time, before school or after school.          

Please note, students will retain the most recent score, not the highest score.   

Citizenship Grades: Citizenship Grades will be based on students meeting the expectations of The Patriot Way and tardies.The Patriot Way is being Respectful, Independent, and Prepared.

Citizenship GradeBehaviorTardies
H: Exceeding StandardsStudent behavior serves as a model for peers and is always consistent with The Patriot Way3 or less per term
S: Meeting StandardsStudent behavior is consistent with The Patriot Way and no more than 2 minor offenses4-5 per term
N: Needs ImprovementStudent behavior is inconsistent with The Patriot Way and no more than 2 Office Referrals5-6 per term
U: Not Meeting StandardsStudent behavior showed little to no efforts towards The Patriot Way and more than 2 Office Referrals6 or more per term

Attendance: Attendance is an essential component to a student’s academic success. When a student is absent, it is their responsibility to ask their teachers for the work they missed and turn in the missing work within 2 days of being absent. Parent/Guardians are responsible for contacting the attendance office to excuse an absence. Students who are truant can expect school-based consequences. Students who are more than 10 minutes late to class will be considered truant. 

Tardies: Students are on time if they are in their assigned seats with their learning materials before the bell stops ringing. If students are not in their assigned seats and/or do not have their learning materials ready, they will be marked tardy. If students receive 3 tardies, the teacher will contact the parent/guardian. If students receive 5 or more tardies, they will meet with administration and school-based interventions or consequence will be implemented.  

Food and Drink: Any food or drink, other than water, is not allowed in classrooms. If you bring outside food or drink (other than water), it must be consumed it in the cafeteria. If there is a medical need for food (i.e. diabetes), then the student needs to speak with their teachers to receive an accommodation.  

Technology: When technology (i.e. cell phone, tablet, ear phones, etc.) is brought to school it can distract students from attending to lessons, create unnecessary drama and can be easily stolen.

Neither the school or the district is responsible for preventing theft, loss or damage to technology. Students are allowed to use their technology during lunch, passing periods and with the permission of the classroom teacher for an educational purpose. If parent/guardians need to contact their student, please call the Main Office at 801-826-7000.  

When technology is used without permission from the teacher, it will be taken to the Main Office. Parent/Guardians will be required to visit the Main Office to pick up the technology.

Cell Phone Use: Students may use their cell phones during class only with the permission of the teacher. If students access their phones without the permission of the teacher it will be confiscated and given to the Main Office. A parent/guardian will be required to visit the Main Office to pick up the cell phone.

Head Phones: Students may only use wired headphones during class and with the permission of the teacher. If headphones are seen during the school day (i.e. dangling out of a hoodie) they will confiscated and given to the Main Office. Headphones are not allowed at lunch. Wireless headphones are prohibited. If wireless headphones are seen or used, they will be confiscated and given to the Main Office. A parent/guardian will be required to visit the Main Office to pick up the technology.     

School Computer Use: The computers at Eastmont Middle School enhance the learning experience of our students. Any student who shows the proper respect to this equipment can enjoy this privilege. During the time students are using a school computer, they are financially responsible for the computer, the course materials, and the printer they use. Damage to the machines or software due to student abuse or negligence will be charged to the responsible student(s).         

No student may use a computer without permission and supervision of a teacher.         

Appropriate behavior is expected of all students using computers. Inappropriate behavior will result in the loss of all computer privileges.         

Food, gum or drink is not allowed around the computers or printers at any time.         

Any problems with the computers, the software or the printers should be reported to the teacher immediately. A student should not attempt to fix any machine or program. If a problem arises, the student should notify his/her teacher for assistance.         

Log-ins and passwords should be kept confidential at all times.

Canvas: For class websites, many classes use an online program called Canvas (www.canyons.instructure.com). Students will be required to log in for assignments and assessments. If students do not have access to a computer at home, there are computers available in the school library before and after school. Canvas is also the website that students will access to view assignments when absent.

Online Grades: Student grades for all classes will be available at: http://www.skyward.canyonsdistrict.org  

Multi-Media: Throughout the year, students will be shown clips for educational instruction purposes that are rated G and PG. By signing below, you are giving your student permission to watch G and PG clips.  

Plagiarism/Cheating: Eastmont Middle School will be working conscientiously on citation this year; therefore, under no circumstance will plagiarism/cheating be tolerated in any classes. For plagiarism/cheating, students will redo the assignment and parent/guardians will be notified.

Student Expectations: Following is a list of Eastmont Middle School (EMS) School Expectations critical for all students to understand and observe. Complete policies are available in a student’s binders and online at eastmontmiddleschool@canyonsdistrict.org

Auditorium Expectations: I applaud appropriately, turn off electronics, use appropriate language (tone, volume and words) and follow other expectations as outlined in The Patriot Way.

Attendance Policies: I understand school attendance is vital to my success. I attend school, I am on time to classes and have my parent/guardians notify the school of an absence.  

Dress Code: I follow EMS dress code by not wearing hats/hoods, having no underwear showing, having bellies, backs or cleavage covered, having my skirts or shorts reaching mid-thigh when seated, having jeans without rips above the mid-thigh, having no gang-related clothing and having no advertisements of tobacco, alcohol, weapons, drugs, vulgar or sexually suggestive material.  

Cafeteria Expectations: I wait my turn in line, always walk, clean up after myself, keep my hands/feet/objects to myself and follow other expectations as outlined in The Patriot Way when in the cafeteria.

Classroom Expectations: I follow classroom expectations as outlined in The Patriot Way and any additional guidelines established by the classroom teacher.

Hallway Behavior: I walk in the hallways, use appropriate language (tone, volume and words) and follow other expectations as outlined in The Patriot Way.

Individuals with Exceptionalities: If you have a disability and need accommodations in connection with your learning, please speak with your counselor and/or administrator.  

Library Expectations: I follow expectations outlined in The Patriot Way for the library. Additionally, I know to return all library books on time or be assigned a late-fee.

Lockers: Lockers are the property of the school and are to be used for storage of school-related materials only. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Students are requested to leave all valuable items at home. Locker combinations should not be shared with anyone.  

Online Behavior: When online, I am careful about what I share. I do not engage or encourage cyberbullying, I do not request or send inappropriate content, and I communicate with adults about inappropriate online behavior.    

Reasons for Getting in Trouble: I understand I can get in trouble for bullying, classroom disruption, defiance, drugs/alcohol*, fighting*, harassment, gang related activity, inappropriate language, intimidation, physical contact, plagiarism, tardies, truancy, theft, and property damage.  

*Subject to Canyons School District Fines

Safety: Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Students should report anything that is unsafe or can become unsafe to an adult.

Search and Seizure: I understand administrators have the right to conduct searches if they have good reason to believe a student has an item that presents or could present a safety concern or disruption to the school environment.  

Technology Expectations: I understand technology is to be used only when and as directed by the faculty and if personal technology is confiscated, a parent/guardian will have to pick it up from the main office.

I understand bringing personal technology comes with risks (i.e. being stolen, broken, etc.) and EMS will not be held responsible for finding or replacing technology.

Eastmont Middle SchoolDisclosure

Proud of the Past • Preparing in the Present • Focusing on the Future

After reading the disclosure, please return this page to your Teacher Advisory (TA) teacher.

As a student of Eastmont Middle School, by signing below I acknowledge I have read and understand the information presented in the disclosure. I will do my best to meet the expectations presented. I have received and reviewed a student planner and binder.

Student Name (please print clearly): ________________________________________________

Student Signature: _______________________________________      

Date: _________________________

As a parent/guardian of a Eastmont Middle School student, by signing below I acknowledge I have read and understand the information presented in the disclosure and I will support my student(s) in keeping his/her learning and commitments.

Parent/Guardian Name(please print clearly): _______________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: _______________________________________     

Date: ____________________

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