Lyon County 6th Grade Math

Mrs. Emily Blackman

Welcome to 6th grade!

What an exciting year is ahead of us! I am very happy to have your child in class this year, and consider it a privilege to be their teacher. By working together we will make this a successful year. It is very important to your student's education that you are an active part of their studies. I will have monthly newsletters to you informed of upcoming events and information for the class.

In this newsletter I have included some student tips for success in middle school, parent tips for helping your child adjust to middle school, the class supply list, the dress code, along with contact information if you wish to get in touch with me, and a funny video to kick off the school year.

Baby Got Class -- A back to school parody | The Holderness Family

Student Tips for Middle School Success

  • Be organized!
  • Keep your locker clean
  • Leave your cell phone in your locker
  • Bring all of your supplies to class everyday
  • Come to school!
  • Do your homework
  • Don't share your locker combination with anyone
  • Be prepared for class
  • Eat breakfast
  • Eat lunch
  • Memorize your schedule and where your classes are
  • Don't fall behind, it's hard to catch up
  • Go to tutoring when you need extra help
  • Study!

How Parents can Help Children Adjust to Middle School

  1. Talk about the upside of middle school
  2. Address your child's fears about middle school
  3. Prepare your child for physical, social, and emotional changes
  4. Talk about bullying
  5. Help with homework
  6. Consider your child's independence

Supply List

  3. Dry erase markers, at least 3
  4. Note cards, lined preferably
  5. Calculator
  6. Three ring binder (2")
  7. Notebook paper

Dress Code!

Reasonable care and neatness in regard to dress and appearance are required of all students. The following regulations are based on common sense and decency. Dress Code violators will report to the office. If arrangements are not able to be made, then the student may report to ISS.

•1. All students are to wear shoes at all times.

•2. Skirts/dresses should reach to the top of the knee cap unless opaque tights are worn underneath. If tights are worn the skirt must be no shorter than 2 ½ inches above the top of the knee. Slits should not be above the knee.

•3. Shorts should be no shorter than 2 ½ inches above the top of the knee.

•4. No skorts, unless they meet the same requirements as regular skirts.

•5. Head apparel (hats, do-rags, curlers, bandannas, picks, combs, rakes, etc.), unless approved by the principal during special events or circumstances, is not allowed

•6. Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, strapless tops, spaghetti straps, midriff shirts, off-the shoulder shirts, or other clothing that reveals any cleavage or the stomach/back are not allowed. This includes sheer tops.

•7. All shirts or tops must be long enough to cover the midsection when both hands are raised above the head.

•8. Clothing or other items that display any kind of liquor or illicit drug advertisement, sexual suggestion, vulgar language, violence, racism, tobacco, or anything than can be construed as vulgar, obscene, crude or inappropriate, will not be allowed.

•9. Pants will be worn at the waist and underclothing, including shorts/boxers, must be covered. Any slits, tears, holes, or cuts (that reveal skin or undergarments) must be no higher than 2 ½ inches above the knee. Leg-ins, or spandex type clothing, must be covered with shorts, shirt or skirt that is no shorter than 2 ½ inches above the knee.

•10. Pajamas or pajama style clothing, unless approved by the principal during special events or circumstances, should not be worn.

•11. Body piercing is limited to the ears only, and not excessive, to avoid drawing undo attention away from the education environment.

•12. Good hygiene must be kept at all times to avoid becoming offensive to others.

•13. Mohawks and the shaving of numbers, names, etc. in the hair are not acceptable.

•14. Since the student handbook cannot make provisions for the continuing changing of fads in dress, jewelry, and general appearance, administration reserves the right to decide what is acceptable and appropriate for items that are not addressed in the handbook