Back to School Night: Tuesday, September 2nd, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The faculty and staff at Placerita Junior High School invite parents to our annual Back-To-School-
Night. The evening will provide an opportunity to meet teachers and to learn about our curriculum and class requirements.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to follow their son or daughter's schedule, reporting to each teacher’s classroom for a brief presentation. Bells will ring indicating the end of each Back-To-School period and the beginning of the next.
Due to the organization of the evening's events, there will not be time for individual teachers to meet personally with parents to discuss student's individual progress. Our Back-To-School event will focus on the general requirements of each class including homework, grading, projects, rules, and policies.
We appreciate your interest and involvement in your student's learning experience at Placerita Junior High School and I look forward to seeing you at Back-To-School Night.
Parents of English Language Learners are asked to attend a meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Tanner Hall, where we will hold a balloted election of parents to serve on the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC). All parents are eligible to serve on this committee. If you are interested in running for the ELAC, please attend this meeting or contact Mrs. Christine Parr or Mr. José E. Malavé at (661) 259-1551.
Le pedimos a los padres de estudiantes de inglés como segundo idioma (ELLs) que asistan a nuestra primera reunión del Programa de Desarrollo del Inglés (ELD) a las 5:30 p.m. en Tanner Hall. Estaremos celebrando una elección de padres para servir en el Comité Asesor del Idioma Inglés (ELAC). Todos los padres son elegibles para servir en este Comité. Si usted está interesado en postularse para el Comité Asesor del Idioma Inglés (ELAC), por favor asista a esta reunión o póngase en contacto con la Sra. Christine Parr o con el Sr. José E. Malavé al (661) 259-1551.
Book Fair – Library -- 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.
Upcoming minimum days
Tuesday, September 2nd and Wednesday September 3rd are minimum days – student dismissal is at 12:00 noon.
School Site Council
Parents: Would you like to serve on our School Site Council? If so, submit your name through this Google Doc Form. Include a small paragraph about yourself. Voting for School Site Council representatives will take place at Back-to-School Night.
Parents and Guardians,
Over the next year and a half, you will hear more about the "Common Core" and how our State curriculum will begin a transition to include new Common Core State Standards. Eventually, the STAR test will be replaced in the Spring of 2015 by new, more advanced assessments. If you would like to learn more, here is a page with some info for parents, en Español, to help introduce you to the Common Core Standards and ways you can help support your students' education outside the classroom.
Common Core State Standards - Myths and Facts
The link below will take you to a resource provided by ASCD that covers some of the questions and concerns about Common Core. So that you can be armed with correct information, please take a moment to read through the PDF.
More information can also be found on the Hart District website's Common Core page.
Hart District's "What's Good in Education"
School Vision and Mission
With “Pride in Excellence” as our motto, Placerita Junior High School’s staff, students, parents, and community will cooperate to serve the student, recognizing the unique characteristics of early adolescents. In a safe, caring, and healthy environment, we will prepare students with academic, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical skills to help them become positive, productive, capable citizens.
It is the vision of faculty, staff, and parents that the school mission statement will be achieved by establishing:
- A safe, orderly, and caring school environment that respects diversity and emphasizes tolerance of others.
- An environment that recognizes the value and potential of each student.
- An atmosphere that promotes teamwork among members of the school community.
- An academically challenging learning environment for all students.
- An environment that encourages students to mature socially and emotionally.
- An on-going process of review and evaluation.