Great care is taken when assigning students to academic teams and the scheduling process truly embraces a collaborative approach among professional educators. All middle school students at John Glenn are placed onto academic teams based upon a wide array of factors. Classroom teachers, guidance counselors, special educators, specialists and administrators meet to form balanced grade level teams based upon unique student learning needs.
It is important to note that JGMS does not honor parent requests for student placements onto teams and classes and that discretion is granted to administration to render a final scheduling decision.
The middle school student scheduling process is truly a complex endeavor. As a reminder, John Glenn Middle School operates on a 6 day rotational cycle. We have 6 instructional blocks (approximately 53 minutes in duration) and includes an advisory block between blocks 2 & 3. Below is an example of a possible sixth grade schedule.
Counselors may make changes to student schedules prior to the start of the school year after receiving approval from the Principal or Assistant Principal. Such changes may be for but not exclusive to special education compliance, medical/psychological (documented) needs and class size issues. Any level change requests after the start of the school year requires the subject teacher’s approval, and there must be room in the class to which the student wishes to be assigned.
Incoming 6th grade students may come to JGMS to get their locker combinations and try them out on August 18th, 19th or 20th between 9 am and 2 pm. Please stop by the main office during these times to make arrangements for 6th grade lockers. All 7th and 8th grade students will be assigned lockers on the first day of school, September 1st.
Assigned lockers will be your locker for the remainder of the year. You are also assigned a gym locker in the locker room. These lockers have built-in combination locks. For many middle school students, this is the first experience using a combination lock.
The following information could be useful.
TURN RIGHT two or more whole turns and stop at_______
THEN TURN LEFT one whole turn past above number and stop at_____
NOW TURN RIGHT and stop at____________
The lock should open when you pull the small lever above the dial.
Should you need additional help, feel free to check out numerous YouTube Videos that provide helpful demonstrations.