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Academic Classes

March Middle School offers a diverseseries of programs and possibilities to meet the unique needs of its students.In sixth grade, students are placed in both English and reading classes toincrease reading proficiency skills. Sixth grade math classes are structured tochallenge students at their individual skill level. High achievers (accordingto assessment and/or prior grades) may be placed in college prep classes whichrequire additional critical thinking skill sets.

March Middle School offers a wide rangeof classes customized to meet the needs of its English learners. In each grade,teachers use Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE)strategies with EL students who are performing at or below grade levelproficiency standards in their coursework. SDAIE strategies have been proven tobe highly successful in helping children succeed in both reading and acquiringlanguage skills. Students who are learning English as their second language mayhave up to three periods of English language development instruction.

Discipline and Climate for Learning

Based upon input from staff, parents, and students, March MiddleSchool has adopted a schoolwide discipline plan in alignment with thedistrict’s discipline matrix. School staff support an environment that teachesstudents, through the daily curriculum, the skills to resolve conflicts andtake responsibility for their decisions. The schoolwide discipline plan focuseson a positive approach to managing disruptive behavior. Students are given theopportunity to learn from their mistakes and take an active role in correctingpoor behavior.

School and classroom rules are posted in each classroom. At thebeginning of the school year, school rules, district policies, and academicexpectations are 1) outlined in each students’ Academic Organizer and 2)reinforced at grade level assemblies. Teachers and the principal takeappropriate opportunities to remind students of their responsibilities toconduct themselves in a safe, responsible, and courteous manner. The AcademicOrganizer may be used as a vehicle for written communication between parentsand teachers as well as to record class assignment information, homeworkassignments, and project due dates.

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The Val Verde Unified School District desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access to and opportunities in the district's academic, extracurricular, and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying, targeted at any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying, may result from physical, verbal, nonverbal, or written conduct based on any of the categories listed above. Unlawful discrimination also occurs when prohibited conduct is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it affects a student's ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity; creates an intimidating, threatening, hostile, or offensive educational environment; has the effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with a student's academic performance; or otherwise adversely affects students educational. Unlawful discrimination also includes disparate treatment of students based on one of the categories above with respect to the provision of opportunities to participate in school programs or activities or the provision or receipt of educational benefits or services. The Board also prohibits any form of retaliation against any individual who reports or participates in the reporting of unlawful discrimination, files or participates in the filing of a complaint, or investigates or participates in the investigation of a complaint or report alleging unlawful discrimination. Retaliation complaints shall be investigated and resolved in the same manner as a discrimination complaint. Students who engage in unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, in violation of law, Board policy, or administrative regulation shall be subject to appropriate consequence or discipline, which may include suspension or expulsion when the behavior is severe or pervasive as defined in Education Code 48900.4. Any employee who permits or engages in prohibited discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. For inquiries or complaints related to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying of students based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, contact your school administrator, or: Diana M. Hernandez, Title IX Compliance and Resolution Officer, (951) 940-6100, extension 10225 For inquiries or complaints related to employee-to-employee, student-to-employee, or work/employment-related discrimination, harassment, abusive conduct or intimidation, contact your school administrator or: Daniel Whitfield, Director of Risk Management, (951) 940-6100, extension 10672
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