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Student Success Transition Support

Mr. Herman
971-6479
Room 109
2014-2015
therman@washoeschools.net
Hello Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to SSTS! I look forward to having your child in my class this school year.
Course Content: This elective credit promotes the development of the leadership and
self- determination skills necessary for students to actively participate in the IEP process.
Also, goal setting and goal maintenance skills that support students as they transition from
high school to the independent, adult world are emphasized. In addition, student success
in regular education classes is promoted by teaching organization, study, and test taking
skills. Students will also be provided time to work and receive assistance on homework
from their academic classes.
Course Requirements:

Daily Expectations
o Participate and complete class lessons
o Bring homework and Panther Odyssey book daily
o Be productive during independent work time
o Fill in planner with homework assignments

Attendance:
7 unverified absences in any one class will result in automatic failure in that
class,
per the WCSD Attendance Policy.

Tardy Policy:
You will be considered tardy if you are not in your seat and ready to learn when
the
bell rings.

Materials
- 1” Binder (provided by teacher)
- North Valleys High School Planner (provided by NVHS)
- School ID (provided by NVHS)

Grading & Assessments
- Transition & Study Skills 30%
- Independent Work 30%
- Organization 10%
- Grade Awareness 10%
- Final 20%

Passes
- You will be given a limit of 5 passes each quarter to use for
restroom/locker/water/library

Class Rules

School Wide
Expectations

A PANTHER. . .

HUNT S
Honesty

CoUrage

RespoNsibility

LoyalTy

ReSpect

Being truthful and The ability to face To be accountable Demonstrating that Having regard and
never deceiving,
challenges and for your actions and you are dependable consideration for
stealing or taking
difficulties even to follow through on and faithful to others yourself, others and
advantage of others.
when fearful.
your commitments.
and yourself.
the world around
you.

Classroom

Avoid excuses

Actively
participate

Be on time

Honor property of
Be prepared
school,
Take ownership
teachers, &
for success &
peers
failure

Celebrate
achievement

Time to speak

Time to listen
Do your best

Contribute to
learning

Provide help when Acknowledge the
needed
job to be done

Students - Initial the below statements:
1. Adhere to North Valleys High School’s guiding principles of exceptional character:
Respect, Responsibility, Loyalty, Honesty, Courage and Success. _______
2. Food and drink cause distractions in the classroom, so finish them before you arrive to
class. _______
3. Comply with the NVHS school pass policy if you need to leave the classroom. Students
must have the following to leave the classroom: a. Student agenda book
b. Student
I.D. Card ______
4. Comply with the Washoe County School District (WCSD) dress code and policies
regarding electronic devices. ______
5. Treat teachers and students the way that you would like them to treat you. Help make
NVHS a safe haven and a great learning environment for everybody. ______
NVHS School wide Progressive Discipline Plan:
Level 1: Warning with redirection and documentation.
Level 2: Warning with Detention, phone call home and documentation.
Level 3: Referral to SSO with phone call home by teacher and discipline, and
documentation.
Level 4: SSO Parent Conference with referral to SSO, phone call home by
teacher and discipline office, documentation, and parent meeting arranged.
Level 5: Behavior Plan or IEP Intervention Meeting with all teachers.
Students will
be referred to SSO with documentation and phone call home by teacher and
discipline office. Meeting will need to be held before student can return to
class.
Note to Parents:
If your child continuously does not bring homework from other classes or is not
productive during the independent work time, the case manager will be contacted and an

IEP revision meeting will be requested to remove this academic support class from the IEP
due to a need for this class not being evident.

Parent/Student Contract
I, (print student name) ______________________________________________
understand and agree to follow the rules and expectations of this class.
Student Signature _________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature ___________________________________________

REQUESTED INFORMATION

Home Phone Number
Work Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
E-mail Address
What is the best time/place to
contact you?
Is there anything special that
you think I should know about
your child?

PARENT/GUARDIAN RESPONSE