• Greetings, parents/guardians and scholars!

         Welcome to the 2021 – 2022 school year at Provine High School. I am an Inclusion Educator; therefore, I will provide exceptional education services for your child as stated in the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). I will offer support and assistance to your child during in-class inclusion and Compensatory so that they can have a positive and successful learning experience. I collaborate with general education instructors to help scholars understand lessons taught, encourage completion of assignments, help study for tests, and provide accommodations to aid in the learning process. I will be using the Zoom application, as well. Together, we can help your scholar succeed.     

         I will be notifying you by phone when your child's IEP meeting will be scheduled. Due to COVID-19, don't hesitate to contact me by phone if you will be able to attend your child's IEP meeting by the Zoom application platform. If you are not able to attend the meeting by Zoom as dated, I can reschedule. Your input at IEP meetings is vital to your child's success.

         Please feel free to contact me at any time with comments or questions. You may contact me by e-mail at twinston@jackson.k12.ms.us. 

     

    I appreciate your support!

    Ms. Winston, M.Ed.

     

    Ms. Winston's  Classroom Syllabus (7th Block)

    "A Class Where We Win"

    Our goal is to make it to the finish line. 

     

     Course Description

    Inclusion: In an Inclusion classroom setting, general education and exceptional education scholars learn in the general education classroom. The general education teacher and the exceptional education teacher work together to meet the needs of scholars. An inclusive classroom supports scholars with and without disabilities when teachers use high-quality instruction. To have effective inclusion, the general education teacher and exceptional education teacher collaborate, evaluate, and implement instruction. Inclusion is beneficial for exceptional education students when they are weak in course subjects. Examples: Access to learning support workers, many different teaching approaches, strategies, and many resources

     Compensatory: The compensatory class is a starting place for scholars who desire to learn how to better plan, manage, organize, and complete their work. The strategies that will help scholars develop study skills are to teach how to study for tests and quizzes, executive functioning, organizational, and time management skills. The Compensatory course is designed to give exceptional education scholars specialized instruction in the core classes. These classes are English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. This course is adjusted to the needs of the scholars who do not perform satisfactorily in these subject areas. The course must allow flexible adjustment of materials and methods for individual differences. This course will be activity-based, allowing scholars to explore and investigate concepts to build a stronger foundation of basic skills. Exceptional Education teachers plan lessons according to their scholars' unique needs and abilities as they utilize differentiation and other learning styles. The Exceptional Education teachers will collaborate with the General Education teachers to reach these students effectively and efficiently. Objectives not mastered in the core classes will be remediated. Objectives indicate concepts that enable the fulfillment of competencies, describe competencies in further detail, or show the progression of concepts throughout the grades. School districts may adopt the objectives, modify them, and are encouraged to write their objectives to meet the needs of scholars in their school district.

    Daily Scholar Duties and Responsibilities

    Arrive on Time: To keep the classroom running smoothly, everyone needs to be on time and ready to start class. Scholars outside the door and rushing in after the bell has begun to ring will be considered tardy. You must be in your seat when the bell rings to be present.

    Attend to Personal Needs Before Class: Use the restroom before class to avoid disrupting your fellow scholars. Hall passes are a limit due to COVID-19 restricted rules, so please do not ask for a pass unless you have a real emergency.

    Bring Required Materials Every Day: Unless you instruct otherwise, come to class prepared with all the required materials you advise to bring at the beginning of the school year. Do not interrupt the instructor or other scholars to ask to borrow items you forgot to bring to class. The instructor will supply materials before class begins, but it's the scholar's responsibility to return them to the instructor. 

    COVID-19 Safety: Scholars must wear a face mask in all classroom settings. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be in the classroom and around the school. 

    If You Have a Question, Ask for Help: If something is confusing—such as assignment instructions or something in your reading materials—ask your instructor or another scholar for help.

    Listen and Follow Directions: You need to pay attention in class and follow the instructor's directions. You will be a more successful scholar when you listen in class and follow instructions.

    Makeup Missed Work: If you have missed a lesson or an assignment, make arrangements with your instructor to complete it.

    Never Pack up Before It is Time to Leave: It may be tempting to pack up early when it is getting close to the end of class. Nevertheless, it would be best if you waited until the instructor has dismissed you before preparing to leave.

    No Cheating: Both the scholar who shares his or her work and the person who copies it will suffer the same consequences. Be mindful of accidental cheating by covering your paper during exams and preparation of other graded assignments.

    Speak When Permitted: Most of the time, you must raise your hand in class and wait to be called on before speaking. There may be times during group work when quiet talking is permitted. Be aware of when talking is and is not allowed. Scholars must remain silent during exams until all scholars have finished.

    Start Your Assignment When the Bell Rings: Directions will be posted on the board when you arrive for class. Please do not wait to be reminded to begin your assignment.

    Turn in Work on Time: Unless you give an extension, always turn in your work on time. Assignments will be turned in if the instructor permits. 

    Turn Off Cell Phones and Electronic Devices: When class is in session, cell phones and other electronic devices (mp3 players, tablets, etc.) must be off. If they are not off, the instructor will confiscate them. Issued Chromebooks will only be used in the classroom to complete daily assignments if requested by the instructor. 

    Use Polite Speech and Body Language: Always behave respectfully to your instructor and fellow scholars. Unkind teasing and impolite behavior are always unacceptable and may lead to disciplinary actions. Be respectful of other scholars when they are speaking. Any form of bullying will not occur.

    College and Career Readiness Standards

    To closely align instruction for scholars who are progressing toward postsecondary study and the workforce, the 2016 Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards include grade- and course-specific standards for K-12 mathematics. The primary purpose of this document is to provide a basis for curriculum development for Grades K-12 teachers, outlining what scholars should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level and course. Courses for grades K-12 are based on the Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards (MS CCRS).

    Required Materials

    • Clever log in
    • Canvas log in
    • Paper
    • Pen/Pencil
    • Composition book

    Technology Policy

    Bring your Chromebook to school charged. Only use your device when instructors permit. When using Chromebooks issued by Jackson Public School District, please do not change the settings, or share your device with anyone else. Do not download anything unless your instructor has permitted you. DO NOT give out any personal information on your device. It is for the safety of you and other scholars. Be respectful when using your device. Do not eat or drink when using your device and be gentle when pressing keys or using the mouse. Do not browse the internet using another window when the instructor is talking or is supposed to be working on an assignment. If the class uses a form of technology such as computers or tablets for a lesson, use the technology for its intended purpose—learning. Do not visit inappropriate or social media websites at all.  

     Consequences 

    ♦ Warning

    ♦ Think about it

    ♦ Teacher's choice

    ♦ Parent contact

    ♦ Sent to the office

     Classroom Expectations

    • Be respectful to yourself, scholars, instructors, and staff by using manners. Treat others the way you want to be treated. (I will respect you.)
    • Be responsible for your learning by being prepared to learn. Take care of your personal and school belongings. (I am responsible for developing a positive learning environment.)
    • Be kind to others and caring towards scholars and instructors. (I will be helpful to each of you.)
    • Be a worker by doing your best in every situation. (I will give my best to you.
    • Attend class on a daily basis
    • Come PREPARED and READY to WORK
    • Participate and (attempt to) complete all class and homework assignments
    • Have a positive attitude and willing to try
    • Respect self and others
    • Refrain from profanity and unwanted comments
    • ASK QUESTIONS

     Rewards 

    ♦ Listen to music on Chromebook (with earphones)

    ♦ Extra computer time

    ♦ Offer words of appreciation and respect

    ♦ Homework pass 

    Grading

    Students are given two grades per week in mathematics and English. The coursework is related to the content taught in the regular education classrooms. Each worksheet will be worth 100 points, which includes a total of 18 grades. There will be nine grades for mathematics and nine grades for English. 

     

    Grading Scale

    A (excellent)= 100-90

    B (above average) = 89-80

    C (average) = 79-70

    D (below average) = 69-60 

    F (failure) = 59 and below

  • Winston's Class 

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