9th GRADE REGISTRATION and SUMMER SCHOOL
9th Grade Registration (CVHS or SJHHS): 8th Grade students should have created their Student Portal and chosen their elective course(s) for next year. Anyone still needing assistance with this should contact Mrs. Hancock ASAP.
9th Grade Summer School registration for either Health or CCP will take place from April 10 - May 12th. Summer school is on line, although students must attend weekly testing sessions at Aliso Niguel High School. As soon as I receive the applications, I will notify interested students. Space is limited so I encourage students to return their applications in a timely manner. Summer school is only recommended for students with an impacted schedule. This includes those wishing to take a foreign language and music class, or Honors World History. More information regarding summer school is available at the Capistrano Unified School District web site.
DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER YOUR STUDENT AND YOURSELF FOR SCHOOL LOOP! The school loop log in information is located on the home page of the Hankey web site in the left hand corner. Click on the blue REGISTER NOW button. You need a valid email and your student's ID number to register.
Quarter 3 ends on March 10, 2017
3rd Quarter Honor Roll Assembly: March 16th at 8:00 a.m. MPR
Join us for the March Student of the Month Assembly: March 30, 2017
Quarter Report Card Schedule
Middle school students operate on a quarter system and receive grades for each of their classes every quarter.
Quarter 1: October 14, 2016
Quarter 2: December 21, 2016
Quarter 3: March 10, 2017
Quarter 4: June 1, 2017
Progress reports are issued half way through the quarter to students with D or F grades, or to those who are in danger of failing the class.
Progress Reports Quarter 1: September 16, 2016
Progress Reports Quarter 2: November 18, 2016
Progress Reports Quarter 3: February 10, 2017
Progress Reports Quarter 4: April 21, 2017
Tips for Getting and Staying Organized
Home Work Space - Find a quiet location with good light and a place to store study materials. Keep materials in the same place so they are easy to find when needed. It’s often best to have a set study time each day so completing homework and projects becomes a regular part of your after school schedule. Take a break after an hour if needed, but keep it short.
Notebooks and Folders - Ideally, keep a separate notebook for each class with separate sections for class notes/study guides, returned tests/quizzes, homework assignments to complete, and homework assignments to turn in. Handouts should be placed in the appropriate section (i.e. class notes, homework, etc.). Have additional paper available for class assignments and note taking. If a notebook is used for more than one subject, separate subject dividers labeled with each subject should be used.
Agenda: In addition to using SchoolLoop, we encourage students to use their agenda to record homework assignments and due dates. List your assignments so that you may check off or highlight each as it is completed. Move completed assignments to your completed folder as each is completed. Check School Loop daily for additional information in case you've forgotten to write everything down properly. Check your folders daily before/after each class to assure you've turned in all homework that is due.
Backpack - Only carry necessary notebooks and books to and from school. If you have a class set of textbooks and don't need your textbooks at school, leave these at home for homework use. Keep small items such as pencils, erasers, calculators in a zippered pocket or plastic container for easy access. Keep all loose papers in their appropriate folders for each subject. Reorganize your backpack weekly to clear out unnecessary documents and place in their appropriate folders.
Carl Hankey Guidance Department
Academic advisors help students reach their educational goals and achieve success by providing students with skills, resources and on-going support. Academic advisors collaborate with parents, students and teachers through email, phone calls, individual meetings, group presentations and facilitating parent-teacher-student conferences. Academic advisors meet regularly with students who are struggling with academic courses as well as students seeking academic guidance and planning throughout the school year.
Middle School students at Hankey work with their academic advisor to select and register for new classes, to understand and plan their courses for high school and to set goals for both middle school and beyond. If you have questions or concerns related to your student's academic performance, the academic advisor will work with you to determine the needs of your child.
You may contact Mrs. Hancock through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call the school office at (949) 234-5315 during the hours of 8-3:30 pm.
Need help with your homework?
1. Ask your teachers when they offer tutoring or extra help. Our teachers are always available to work with students needing additional feedback.
2. Attend Homework Help in the library on Wednesdays from 12:15 - 1:30pm.
3. Talk with Mrs. Hancock about strategies on how to complete assignments and she can help students and parents communicate concerns to teachers.
4. Consider taking Mrs. Beitz's tutoring class offered through the City of Mission Viejo. Classes are Tuesday's from 2:45 - 4:15 pm in the Hankey library. Cost is $25 per 6 week session. Visit the City of Mission Viejo for more information or call (949) 470-3062.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE PARTY:
ZEROS AREN'T PERMITTED! Students who do not have any zeros OR F's at the end of each quarter will be invited to participate in the Academic Excellence party. This fun event includes snacks, games, activities and competitions. You can regularly check the status of your zeros on school loop or come by and see me for an updated list of your missing assignments. ORANGE ZERO ALERTS are issued every month to students who are missing assignments.
Student of the Month Assemblies 2016-2017
Each month, teachers and staff choose a student to be recognized for their outstanding demonstration of an IB trait or traits.
Thursday, September 22, 2016: 10:40 a.m. MPR
Thursday, October 27, 2016: 10:40 a.m. MPR
Thursday, November 17, 2016: 10:40 a.m. MPR
Thursday, January 26, 2017: 10:40 a.m. MPR
Thursday, February 23, 2017: 10:40 .m. MPR
Thursday, March 30, 2017: 10:40 a.m. MPR
Thursday, April 27, 2017: 10:40 a.m. MPR
Thursday, May 25, 2017: 10:30 a.m. MPR
6th - 8th Honor Roll Assemblies
Middle school students who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher on their quarter report card will be recognized at an Honor Roll Assembly.
Quarter 1: Tuesday, October 25, 2016: 9:00 a.m. MPR
Quarter 2: Thursday, January 12, 2017: 8:00 a.m.. MPR
Quarter 3: Thursday, March 16, 2017: 8:00 a.m. MPR
Kelli Brennan: K-8 School Counselor
Capistrano Unified School District now has school counselors assigned to each site. Here at Carl Hankey, the school counselor works with K-8 students in the following areas:
- Short Term Individual Counseling
- Crisis Counseling
- Small Group Counseling
- Classroom Guidance Lessons
- Community Resource Referrals
- Conflict Mediation
- Social and/or Emotional Concerns
You may contact Mrs. Brennan by email at email@example.com or you may call the school office at (949) 234-5315 during the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. To learn more about our counseling program, visit the Counselor Corner by clicking on Mrs. Brennan's name.
Jennifer Sherman: Carl Hankey K-9 School Psychologist: Tuesdays and Thursdays
The school psychologist is responsible for evaluating the needs of students in an educational setting and may perform psycho-educational assessments to determine appropriate programs and instructional processes to enable students to achieve maximum achievement and adjustment. The school psychologist is part of the school's Student Study Team, which assists in understanding and seeking solutions to students' social, emotional, or academic problems and issues.
The School Psychologist provides direct support and interventions to students, consults with teachers, families and other school educators to improve support strategies and collaborates with community providers to coordinate needed services. The mission of the school psychologist is to help students, families, and educators understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face that may affect their academic success.
You can contact the school psychologist at: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Loop vs. Parent Portal FAQ
SCHOOL LOOP VS. PARENT PORTAL FAQ
Q - What's the difference between School Loop and Parent Portal?
A - The parent portal should be used for the following:
- Annual online summer re-registration is available via the portal, saving time and eliminating the need to complete the large traditional paper packet.
- Emergency contact information can be updated at any time
- Real-time period-by-period attendance data
- Medical information can be viewed and updated
- The following can be viewed and printed at any time:
- Report cards and unofficial transcripts
- Test scores, including college test scores
- Class schedules
- Graduation status reports
School Loop may be used to:
- View homework assignments
- View current quarter course grades/homework/test scores
- View attendance from the previous day
- Receive daily email with grades and homework assignments
- Email teachers through Loop Mail; individually or as a group
- View school news postings
- Access teacher websites
The purpose of a progress report is for teachers to be able to communicate with parents when a student is struggling in class whether it is a lower than average grade or below satisfactory work habits or citizenship. The purpose of this reporting is to describe students’ progress in meeting the district’s learning and behavioral expectations for each marking period.
The progress report is intended to inform parents about their child’s learning successes and to give guidance for improvement efforts when needed. Progress reports are sent at the midpoint of each quarter and do not go on the student's permanent record (transcript). Progress reports are only sent to students who are receiving a D or F mark, who have behavioral issues, who are in danger of failing a class or whose grade has dropped from and A or B to a C grade.
FAQ for 8th Grade Parents
·What type of information can I retrieve from the Capistrano Valley High School web site?
Answer: School registration dates, curriculum guide information, guidance news, e-mail addresses, your child’s Academic Advisor’s name, daily bulletin, athletics, special events, student grades, general information, etc. Visit today at www.cvhs.com
·How will I keep track of my child’s progress?
Answer: Just like at Hankey, parents and students will create an account with School Loop. School Loop provides daily communication to the parent and student (both online and through daily email notifications) by showing current grades and assignments as well as missing assignments. By creating an account, you will have access to each teacher by email.
·Does my child need to create a Student Portal Account?
Answer: Yes. Every student MUST have an account in order to choose his/her courses throughout high school. Current CUSD 8th grade students received the necessary information from their middle school advisor in order to create their account. Non-CUSD students will receive this information during enrollment.
·Do I have to create a Parent Portal Account?
Answer: Yes. A parent must have an account in order to complete the registration process at the high school.
·How many credits does my child need to graduate?
Answer: 220 Credits (See the Curriculum Guide for credit distribution, course requirements, etc.)
·Can my student take Honors courses?
Answer: Yes, we ask that they consult with their current 8th grade teachers for appropriate placement.
·Can my child go into a higher level math?
Answer: Incoming 9th graders are placed in a math class based on their score on the district placement test. The placement is based on test scores, grades and the final examination.
·Can my student take CCP and health during the summer?
Answer: Most 9th grade students take CCP/Health during their freshman year. However, students with an impacted schedule can choose to take CCP and/or Health during the summer. Information on summer school is located on the district web site or you may contact your student’s 8th grade Academic Advisor for more information on the application process.
·If my child is applying to another high school via a school choice, does he/she still need to complete registration at his/her home school?
Answer: Yes. This will ensure your student is registered for classes at any school within CUSD.