Welcome to the Marlins Team at Southport Middle School. We look forward to working with you to ensure that your child has a meaningful and productive school year.
Starting middle school can often be a daunting experience to a sixth-grader fresh out of elementary school. There, they were the oldest and most experienced; here, they will be the youngest and may often feel the least assured. Many students will initially struggle with this adjustment to middle school life. Greater responsibility is placed on them by the increasing number of teachers and classes they will encounter.
To help ease this transition, we have a few suggestions. Students should keep and maintain an assignment book. Assignments are posted daily in every teacher's classroom and should be written down by the student in the assignment book every day. Teachers will check for a parent signature weekly. Parents are encouraged to review this assignment book regularly and correspond with teachers in the space at the bottom of each column. Teachers will do the same. One assignment book will be provided to each student at the beginning of the school year. If lost, a new one will be expected to be purchased.
It is also very important for your students to be prepared for class. This includes supplies, classwork, and homework. This is a supply list for all of the teachers. Some exceptions may be made by each teacher in their syllabus.
loose leaf paper (8 ½ x 11) colored pencils (3) composition books
pens (black/blue, no colors) scissors (2) 1 ½ inch 3-ring binder
pencils, pencils, pencils... highlighters (2) sets tab dividers
correction tape (no liquid) (2) Duo-tang folders ruler
tissues(optional/appreciated) (2) 2-pocket folders paper towels(optional)
In order to provide our students with an environment conductive to learning, we have developed the following classroom Discipline Plan that will be in effect throughout the year.
- Arrive on time with supplies/assignments.
- Remain in your seat unless directed by the teacher.
- Remain silent when the teacher is speaking.
- Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
- Comply with staff directions.
If You Choose To Break a Rule….
First Time: Warning
Second Time: Conduct Review Assignment with Parent Signature
Third Time: Lunch Detention
Fourth Time: Parent Contact
Fifth Time: Referred to Dean’s Office
**This discipline plan will start over each week.
**Severe disruptions will result in immediate removal from class and/or timeout.
**For chronic misbehavior, the discipline plan may be altered.
**Students who behave appropriately will be rewarded through PBS.
**Walk in classrooms quietly and take your assigned seat.
**Copy the agenda in your planner, must be signed weekly by parent/guardian.
**Students should be at a Voice Level of 0 in hallways and common areas.
**Students must walk in straight lines during transitions due to safety reasons.
**Students must remain in Malins’ area, not in other teams' hallways.
Another suggestion to help your child, is to keep track of their grades on Skyward. Parents should check the school calendar for the dates that their grades will be updated. We also have a team website: http://MarlinsSPMS.educatorpages.com, where you can keep up with what’s going on with our team. Please contact your child's teachers the moment you see a decline in performance. Parent and teacher communication is often the best way to ensure academic success.
If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a message in the assignment book or contact us through e-mail or a phone call. We will get back to you as soon as we can. If you would like to schedule a conference with the team, we will meet before or after school, as well as on Tuesdays and Thursdays during our planning time. The school number is 772-337-5900. We look forward to an exciting and productive year!
Mrs. Manchester – Math and Team Leader - Kathleen.Manchester@stlucieschools.org
Mrs. Tchatal – Reading - Wendy.Tchatal@stlucieschools.org
Mr. Kaiser – Science - Dana.Kaiser@stlucieschools.org
Ms. Zuvich – Social Studies - Dielma.Eusebio-Zuvich@stlucieschools.org
Mr. Hiles – Language Arts - John.Hines@stlucieschools.org