Fontana Middle School

  • Un mensaje de nuestro director Dr. Chavez 3/30/2020

A Message from our Principal Dr. Chavez 3/30/2020

  • Dear Fontana Middle School Families:

    At FMS, we are currently working toward transitioning to remote learning opportunities for ALL our students. Our goal is to transition slow and steady so we can minimize as much stress as possible on the part of our students, our parents, and our teachers. Please know that mistakes will be made and questions may be slow to get answered. It will require patience and understanding on everyone’s part as we are working in uncharted territory. We will be working in 3 Stages:

    First Stage: OPTIONAL ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES—ELA & MATH ONLY

    March 30th - April 3rd, 2020

    FUSD Teaching and Learning Department has developed optional enrichment activities for your child. The work for this week will count as extra credit.  We are in the process of mailing our 2nd week of optional enrichment activities for the week of March 30th –April 3rd over the weekend.  The assignments will only cover English Language Arts and Mathematics. The assignments are reasonable and build on current learning experiences.  Teachers will be reaching out to students using Microsoft TEAMS. Please remind students to check their emails and to log into the Teams account.

    Please note: These packets are optional; however, the activities and work are essential in building students’ proficiency in English language arts and mathematics. 

    Second Stage:  PLANNED ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES —ALL SUBJECTS

    April 6th – May 1st, 2020

    Beginning April 6th—May 1st, FMS teachers will post and share 4-week enrichment activities and lesson for all subjects.  Teachers will assign them on Microsoft TEAMS and provide online instruction/support.  If students do not have access to Microsoft TEAMS, they have the option to complete the enrichment packet.  We will send communication coordinating times for pick-up and to return completed assignments.  We will provide assignments so that students can interact with the curriculum virtually and/or in text if a device is not accessible.   During this time, the Distance Learning Instructional Schedule on TEAMS will be as follows:

    Period 1:          730 am – 820 am – Physical Education (All Grades)

    Period 2:          830 am – 920 am – Math (All Grades)

    Period 3:          930 am – 1020 am – ELA (All Grades)

    Period 4:          1030 am – 1120 am – Science (All Grades)

    LUNCH:        1120 am – 1220 pm (60 min to pick up lunch @ FMS)

    Period 5:          1230 pm – 120 pm – Social Studies (All Grades)

    Period 6:          130 pm – 220 pm – Electives (ELD, Art History, Music History, STEM, Interventions, Study Skills, Literature, etc.) – (All Grades)

    Third Stage: IF SCHOOL CLOSURE IS EXTENDED

    May 4th – May 28th, 2020

    IF school closures are extended to the end of the school year, another 4-week unit lesson will be created by teachers and sent to students/parents in the same manner as in Stage 2. We will focus on developing a system to determine ending marks and grades. Regarding grades, student grades will either increase or remain the same. Students will not have their grades lowered during this pandemic.

    REGARDING LUNCHES

    LUNCHES WILL CONTINUE TO BE DISTRIBUTED AT FMS DAILY

    MONDAY – FRIDAY

    11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

    In closing, please know that our entire FMS team is dedicated to serving the needs of ALL our students. We are very much aware of the hardship this crisis has caused so many of our families. We would like our students to know that FMS is a safe place for them to continue their learning and growing. Together, we will overcome all obstacles and we will continue to act in the best interest of all our students – no excuses! 

    We thank you for your patience and understanding during this crisis. We wish you and your family the very best under the circumstance that we face together.

    Respectfully,

    Dr. Sergio C. Chavez Sr.

    Dr. Sergio C. Chavez Sr., Fontana Middle School Principal

    PS: Please see below for

    First Stage: Optional Enrichment: Assignments for Week of March 30 – April 3

    First Stage: OPTIONAL ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES—ELA & MATH ONLY

    Secondary ELA Lesson Plans – Week of 3/30/2020 – 4/3/2020

    Course Assignments - Week of March 30th – April 3rd

    Grade 6 - StudySync Reading and Writing Work Companion: Ancient Realms

    Preview Extended Writing Project: Literary Analysis pages 64-66

    •                      • Read

    •                      • Highlight and Annotate features of a literary analysis in Student Model

    The Hero Schliemann: The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy pages 59-62

    •                      • Read

    •                      • Annotate Author’s Purpose and Point of View; Figurative Language

    •                      • Think Questions 1-5

    •                      • Focus Questions 1-5

    •                      • Complete Writing Prompt

    Study Sync Textbook: This link will provide you with pictures of the corresponding textbook pages needed to complete work.

    Grade 7-  StudySync Reading and Writing Work Companion: Justice Served

    Preview Extended Writing Project: Literary Analysis pages 66-72

    •                      • Read

    •                      • Highlight and Annotate features of a literary analysis in Student Model

    Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad pages 34-39

    •                      • Read

    •                      • Annotate Central Idea

    •                      • Think Questions 1-5

    •                      • Focus Questions 1-5

    •                      • Complete Writing Prompt

    Study Sync Textbook: This link will provide you with pictures of the corresponding textbook pages needed to complete work.

    Grade 8 - StudySync Reading and Writing Work Companion: A Moral Compass

    Preview Extended Writing Project: Literary Analysis pages 78-81

    •                      • Read

    •                      • Highlight and Annotate features of a literary analysis in Student Model

    Born Worker pages 46-57

    •                      • Read

    •                      • Annotate Story Structure (plot, climax, problem and resolution)

    •                      • Think Questions 1-5

    •                      • Focus Questions 1-5

    •                      • Complete Writing Prompt


    Secondary Mathematics Lesson Plans –
    Week of 3/30/2020 – 4/3/2020

    Course Assignments: Week of March 30th – April 3rd 

    Math 6 - Big Ideas: Course 1

    • 9.5: Mean of Absolute Deviation (Pgs. 422-423 #1 - 12)
    • Chapter 9 Test (Pg. 428 #1-14)- will not be scored as a test
    • 10.2: Histograms (Pgs. 445-446 # 1-13)

    Advanced Math 6 - Eureka G6- Module 5 (Printed Workbook)

    • Lesson 1: The Area of Parallelograms, Quadrilaterals, and Polygons

    o Complete the: Opening Exercises, Exercises # 1-3, Problem Set # 1-9.

    • Lesson 2: The Area of Right Triangles (Area of triangle = (𝑏𝑎𝑠𝑒)(ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡)2)

    o Complete the: Exercises #1-8, Problem Set # 1-8

    Math 7 - Big Ideas: Course 2

    • 8.3: Areas of Circles (Pgs. 336-337 #1 – 14, 17)
    • 8.4: Areas of Composite Figures (Pg. 342 #1 – 11)
    • Chapter 8 Test (Pg. 348 #1-14)- will not be scored as a test

    Advanced Math 7 - Eureka G8- Module 4

    • Lesson 19: The Graph of a Linear Equation in Two Variables is a Line

    o Classwork: #1-11 & Problem Set: #1-2, 7-8, 9-10

    • Lesson 20: Every Line is a Graph of a Linear Equation

    o Exercises: #1-6 & Problem Set: #1-

    Math 8 - Big Ideas: Course 3

    • 7.4: Approximating Square Roots (Pg. 313 #1 - 25)
    • 7.3: The Pythagorean Theorem (Pgs. 304-305 #1 – 14) 

    Honors IM1: MVP IM1

    • 8.1: Go the Distance

    o Complete the “A Develop Understanding Task” and all the RSG for 8.1

    • 8.2: Slippery Slopes

    o Complete the “A Solidify Understanding Task” and all the RSG for 8.2

ELA & Math Lessons/Assignment List for April 6th-May 1st

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