Mr. West - 6th Grade Inclusion - Science and Math
Hello. Thank you for viewing my homepage. I am one of six certified Inclusion teachers here at LMS with the responsibility of ensuring students receive appropriate accommodations and the academic support needed to allow them to be successful academically in their core courses of math, science, social studies and in language arts classes. This year I am supporting 6th grade students. I primarily monitor 6th graders' progress in Math and Science classes while my partner, Ms. Leibrock, monitors the same students daily in their Social Studies and Language Arts classes.
Our responsibilities are to ensure students who are authorized additional academic support and/or accommodations in the academic classrooms receive them. This support often comes in the form of encouragement, providing additional time to complete assignments, checking for understanding, and often re-teaching information to help improve understanding. Additionally we monitor those students for progress and collect data to help determine if the services and accommodations authoroized are adequate or if they are no longer required.
Tutoring Available Tutoring Available
We do not want your child to fall behind in his academics. We monitor their grades closely to ensure each one is passing all core classes. Failure in even one semester in a core class typically means the student will be taken out of his or her elective the following semester and placed in a computer based credit recovery classroom to retake that portion of the course until the student attains a passing grade. If the semester failure occurs at the end of the year, the student may be asked to attend summer school in order to progress to the next grade with his or her peers.
For this reason we ask you as a parent to monitor your child's grades, check for missing assignments (the primary reason for academic difficulties), and communicate with his teachers and me as soon as a concern arises.
Additional Help Available
I am available on most Wednesday afternoons until 4:00 to help/tutor any of the sixth grade students who have individual education plans (IEPs) and want assistance in completing assignments or who just think they would benefit from additional instruction in any of their core academic classes. (Math, Science, World History, or Language Arts) I can also assist them in conducting research for projects, or completing missing assignments. Each of our sixth grade teachers allow their students to re-do any assignment in which they received an unsatisfactory grade. This can be done during these same sessions.
If you would like to take advantage of this offer, I ask that you notify me two days in advance and coordinate for transportation to arrive at 4:00 in the car loop in front of the school.
**** If tutoring is wanted, but Wednesdays are impossible, please contact me and we will make other arrangements.