Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardians,
Hello! My name is Mr. Don Brumfield and I will be your student’s resource room teacher. I look forward to working with you and your child this year. I want to assist in any way possible to make his or her year an academic success. I do not believe that I can accomplish this without your assistance. I believe that we need to work as a team to assist each other in any way possible. I want you to know that I will be available and would encourage you to maintain contact with me, as I will attempt to keep you posted of your student’s progress or lack of. It would be much easier to keep contact with you if you can provide me with an email address where I can reach you. Together, we can make your child a success this academic year.
Watertown High School has a variety of things in place to help your child this year. The Learning Lab every day fifth period. Students having trouble in any subject can go and get help from their teacher or their resource teacher 5th period (10:25 to 10:50). They simply get a pass before school starts and show up with it fifth period.
We also have a math lab every period except fifth. It works like the Learning Labs and students struggling with math, may get a pass and go to the math lab, during a studyhall or free period, when they have lunch or a study hall to get “one on one” Math Assistance from a math teacher. Your child may also go to their math teacher for assistance fifth period. I will be working with teachers in the classroom so can better assist your child in resource. A Math Tudor Site has been set up for students to get math assistance after school. If you student is willing to put forth the effort, no one should do poorly in math.
I maintain a web-page with materials students can use to study for tests. This has 24 hour places they can study from a home computer or their smart phone. I provide everything they need to study, they just need to study. Students have homework almost every night.
The District has Parent Portal so you can sign up and see your child’s progress in their classes, before the dreaded report cards come home. You can log on from a computer or smart phone and see exactly what assignments are due, late, missing and their current assignment grades. No parent should be surprised when Report cards come home or have to rely on a student when asked. Do you have Homework? Most students have Math Homework every night.
Please go to the school web site and look at my web page, https://www.watertowncsd.org/webpages/dbrumfield/. Please check your child’s schedule.
Please sign and return this letter and sign up for the Parent Portal.
I am usually at school each day before 7am and stay after school Monday-Thursday to assist students. No student should have an excuse for not turning in assignments on time or failing a class, with all of the assistance currently in place at Watertown High School. If your child wants assistance and wants to succeed, assistance is available! If you feel there is anything I should be aware of (personal or school related), please do not hesitate to contact me. If you have computer access, I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org I would strongly urge you to e-mail me, if you have an e-mail address; this will be the easiest way for us to communicate around schedules. In the same respect, if I feel we should talk about a specific subject area or area of strength/difficulty, I hope it will be okay for me to call or e-mail you. Watertown High School will have an open house this month on September 27th from 5:00 till 7:00pm; I hope to see you there. I truly look forward to getting to know all of you. I am excited to be a part of your child’s education this academic year!
Students will need a one inch binder for each of their core subjects
Math, English, Science, History
Binders should include Paper, and 5 dividers with labels
Students will need 3x5 cards white approximately “Three hundred” during the school year.
Students should always bring paper and pencil/pen to class, binder, and planner.
Most students will require something to carry their materials in between classes, such as a book bag. Please let me know if you need assistance with these items and I will try to assist.
Electronic devices are allowed in the cafeteria, during lunch, in the hallways between classes, this school year, this includes phones and I pods. However, they are not allowed in my classroom unless they are passing all classes and photos are never allowed, without teacher approval. Phones are a privilege. If the phone policies are not followed, these devices will be taken and only returned at the office to a parent, after school. Only Parents may pick up electronic devices after school. Please do not text or call your student while they are at school, unless it is an emergency. No hats are allowed in school during school hours, this means worn or carried. They must be secured in a book bag or locker out of sight. Students may earn phone privileges in my room by passing all of their classes.
School computers are for school related tasks, not games or web searching. Please have your child dress respectfully/professionally and follow the school dress code as outlined in detail in their planner.
Special Education Teacher
Room 312 Watertown High School
Please tear along the line, sign and return to teacher
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Guardians contact Phone number_________________________________
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Students signature _____________________Print student name__________________
Parents please sign and return acknowledging you have seen and read this with your child.