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Regular Day Schedule

Period Start End
0 8:25 8:30
1 8:32 9:20
2 9:21 10:09
3 10:10 10:58
Break 10:58 11:08
4 11:10 11:58
5 11:59 12:47
Lunch 12:47 1:28
6 1:30 2:18
7 2:20 3:08

 

Minimum Day Schedule

Period Start End
0 8:25 8:30
1 8:32 9:02
2 9:03 9:33
3 9:34 10:04
Recess 10:04 10:14
4 10:16 10:46
5 10:47 11:17
6 11:18 11:48
7 11:49 12:20

Dress Code

Middle schoolers will be expected to dress in ways that will garner respect of them as leaders of the campus.  Clothing that covers all undergarments are expected daily.  Shorts and skirts may not be shorter the palm of the child when hands are placed at side.  Midriffs cannot be visible.

Children who dress in ways that do not meet the dress code will be asked to change into "loaner" clothes provided at the discretion of the principal.  

After-School Sports

Nesbit School participates in Art Davis Activity League for sports. Carpools of families participating will be encouraged.  Contact twhitebread@brssd.org for more information.

 

Fall Sports

Flag Football 

Girls Volleyball

 

Winter Sports:  

Boys Basketball

Girls Basketball

 

Spring Sports

Basketball Clinic

Track and Field (with Ralston)

Service Projects

All 8th grade students will be asked to complete a service project consisting of 15 hours of work designed to improve the community or world with which we live in.  By the end of the project, students will be able to say with confidence, "I make a difference!" because they will have found a way to serve our community or world in a positive way.

Need an idea for a service project?  Click here.

Chrome Books

Nesbit Middle School Students will be issued a Chromebook for use both at school and at home.  Once assigned to a child, the Chromebook will become the responsibility of that child through 8th grade.  Children will take their Chromebooks home daily and are expected to bring their Chromebook to school every day fully charged and ready for use.  Children are expected to use the Chromebook in accordance with BRSSD's Technology Use Agreement as well as Nesbit's Technology Use Agreement.  Broken and lost Chromebooks will not be replaced.  Therefore, children are highly encouraged to take the utmost of care with these Chromebooks.  Should a Chromebook become unusable, the responsible child will no longer have access to a Chromebook at home.  However, they will still have access to a Chromebook while at school.  Upon graduation from 8th grade, the Chromebook will be returned to Nesbit School.

Leadership Opportunities for Middle Schoolers

As the leaders of the campus, middle schoolers will have the following leadership opportunities:

  • Student Council
  • Conflict Managers

Details for each of these opportunities will be shared with students at the start of the school year.

6th - 8th Grade

Grading at Nesbit

All 6th-8th grade Nesbit students receive letter grades in addition to standards based grading on their report cards.  Grades are available for you to monitor using School Loop.  

 

School Loop

  • Check homework assignments and grading calendar

  • Analyze grades on all assignments as well as missing ones

  • Daily e-mails at 5:00pm with nightly homework and grade updates

  • Loop Mail: e-mail teachers and students directly

    • Students are encouraged to self-advocate and e-mail teachers themselves with questions

    • Please allow 48 hours for teachers to respond to e-mails

    • Teachers will use this to send information to all parents regarding updates, field trips, upcoming events/projects, etc.

 

Grading Periods

Trimester 1: August 21, 2019 - November 15, 2019

Trimester 2: November 16, 2019- March 6, 2020

Trimester 3: March 7, 2020 - June 10, 2020

 

Absent and Late Policy

  • Students need to contact their teachers when absent regarding make-up work. 

    • e-mail teachers when absent before returning to school

    • Students are not exempt from work when are absent and need to follow up the day they return

  • Late work receives less credit, decreasing each additional day

Academic Honesty Policy

At Nesbit, students are held to the highest standard of ethical conduct.  We value a climate of honesty, courtesy, integrity, and concern for others.  Cheating and other forms of academic dishonesty is an obstacle to achieving these goals.  Cheating is taking (or lending) a person’s work, information, ideas, research, and documentation, without properly identifying the originator.

The teacher’s professional judgment will determine whether cheating has occurred.  Students are reminded not to give the instructor cause to consider their actions suspect. 

Examples include:

  • Copying work directly from an internet source without citing the work

  • Looking at someone else’s paper during a test, or quiz

  • Talking with another student during a test, or quiz

  • Using any kind of “cheat notes”

  • Letting someone else see one’s own or another’s paper during an examination

  • Copying work assigned to be done independently or allowing someone else to copy one’s own or another’s work, including computer generated information and programs

  • Copying or closely paraphrasing sentences, phrases, passages, images or sounds from a sourceGiving test information to other students in other periods of the same teacher/same course

  • Fabricating or altering laboratory data

  • Since individual teachers hold different expectations with regard to homework, it is the responsibility of the individual teacher to clarify to the student his/her expectations regarding individual assignments.  These may include take-home tests, group reports, special projects, etc.

Grading Percentages

Letter Grade

%

GPA

A

100-93

4.0

A-

92-90

3.7

B+

89-87

3.3

B

86-83

3.0

B-

82-80

2.7

C+

79-87

2.3

C

76-73

2.0

C-

72-70

1.7

D+

69-67

1.3

D

66-63

1.0

D-

62-60

0.7

F

59 and below

 0.0

 

Grading Weights

Check more than just missing assignments!  Be sure to note that assignments are weighted differently with assessments being the most significant part of each grade.  Always check grades early and often. Assignments cannot be made up at the last minute.  Keep on top of work and reach out to teachers via LoopMail or in person with any questions.  Below are the weight breakdowns for each grade level

 

6th Grade 

 

Reading

Writing

Math

Social Studies

Elective

Homework

30%

30%

30%

30%

30%

Classwork &

Participation

30%

30%

30%

30%

30%

Assessments

40%

40%

40%

40%

40%

 

7th Grade 

 

Reading

Writing

Math

Social Studies

Elective

Homework

30%

30%

30%

30%

30%

Classwork &

Participation

30%

30%

30%

30%

30%

Assessments

40%

40%

40%

40%

40%

 

8th Grade 

 

Reading

Writing

Math

Social Studies

Elective

Homework

20%

20%

20%

20%

20%

Classwork &

Participation

30%

30%

30%

30%

30%

Assessments

50%

50%

50%

50%

50%

 

Science 6-8 

Labs

Notebook (CW/HW)

Projects

Assessments

15%

30%

15%

40%

 

2019-2020 Seminars

Children will participate in a seminar block that will be multiage. 

Students may take one of two paths -- either a trimester course path or a year long course path.  
 

Trimester Seminars Year Long Seminar
  • Executive Functioning (6th grade)
  • Intro to Technology (6th grade)
  • Visual Arts
  • Sustainability/Ecosystems
  • Design Challenges
  • Instrumental Music (1 day a week)
  • Buddies (2-3 days a week)
  • Spanish 1 (8th grade)                    

 

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Upper Campus Updates

7th Grade Immunization Requirements

All 7th graders are required to have the following vaccines prior to the start of the first day of school:

  • Required:  1 dose of Tdap
  • Required:  2 doses of measles-containing vaccine
  • Encouraged:  Meningococcal and HPV

Overview

6th - 8th Team

Homework Expectations

General homework for the classes is as follows:

-Reading: at least 30 pages 7 days a week

-Writing: everyday Monday - Thursday

-Math: independent practice most school days

-Science: 15-20 mins. projects and assignments vary​​​​​​​

-Social Studies: projects and assignments vary

-Elective: projects and assignments vary

*Homework will often be studying/review.  Student should also be reviewing class concepts each night to ensure full understanding.

 

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Physical Education

P.E. Program

Students will be exposed to various physical education units such as introduction to hockey, volleyball, and soccer.  6th grade students will have physical education for a total of 200 minutes every 10 days.  7th and 8th grade students will have physical education for a total of 400 minutes every 10 days.  Additionally, children's core cardiovascular and muscular strength will be extensively developed.  Children will be challenged to achieve "Teal Trunks" status.  Upon passing four strength and endurance criteria, as well as having strong positive sportsmanship behavior, children will be awarded a "Teal Trunks" as recognition of their hard work.  Children will be given the opportunity to achieve "Teal Trunks" status twice a year.

 

Criteria for achieving "Teal Trunks" status are aligned to Ralston Middle School's Gold Trunks program. 

Boys 6th 7th 8th
Mile 6:50 6:20 6:05
Sit ups/min. 48 50 52
Push Ups 18 20 22
Pull Ups 2 3 5
Sportsmanship positive positive positive

 

Girls 6th 7th 8th
Mile 7:20 7:10 6:55
Sit ups/min. 44 46 48
Push Ups 16 18 19
Flex arm hang 17 sec. 18 sec. 19 sec.
Sportsmanship positive positive positive

 

Student Council

Student Council members are responsible for working with both the staff and administration of Nesbit School. They:

  • Prepare and work at school activities (school events, community service, etc)
  • Develop and implement fundraisers
  • Support Student Council committees to help raise school spirit  

Responsibilities for Student Council members:

  • Must attend all lunchtime meetings
  • Participate in all Student Council activities
  • Be available to come in before/after school at times for Student Council activities

The following are guidelines for acceptance in Student Council:

  • Must be a middle school student
  • Good academic standing as confirmed by classroom teacher
  • Display leadership qualities
  • The ability to work with others
  • Possess the desire to make Nesbit School a better place!