Joel P. Jensen Middle School
Purpose: There are three main goals for our 30-minute Advisory period:
- Students will receive their missing work in preparation for our RTI program, which takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of most weeks. They are to place their missing assignment sheets in their JPJ folder.
- Students will be given the opportunity to get their “Paws on Books” and read silently for most of the period. This is an attempt to improve our students’ literacy skills.
- Teachers may meet quietly with individual students to advise them on their grades and missing work. Teachers will also read for some of the time during advisory to serve as role models as readers.
Optional: Teachers may choose to watch CNN Student News for part of the time, but reading should take place for at least half (15 minutes) of the Advisory period.
Grading: The advisory period will be graded on a pass/fail basis. 70% or above will be passing. Students will receive their daily points in their Advisory period by attending and reading for the expected amount of time. Individual teachers may choose how many points they give each day. Students will receive half of the points if they read for part of the time, and all of the points if they read the full expected time. If the optional news program is used, they may receive half of the points for watching quietly and half of the points for reading.
Make-up: Students will be required to read during RTI in the ZAP room to make up advisory points. A short writing assignment will be part of receiving their make-up points.
Credits and GPA: Freshmen will receive .5 graduation credits for passing Advisory for the year. A failing grade may be made up through the lunchtime Freshmen credit recovery program. A failing grade for any students will negatively affect their grade point average.
Attendance: Attendance will follow the Utah Compulsory Education Law. Success in school is closely aligned with student attendance.
Please have a parent/guardian sign and date this by Monday, September 25th for part of your 1st quarter grade in advisory.
We, the undersigned, have read and understand the JPJMS Advisory disclosure.
Student Printed Name
Please have your student return this completed form to his/her Advisory teacher.