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Teacher: Zachary Sepesi

United South Middle School - Room: P6


Tel. (956) 473-7700 

Conference Time: 1:32-2:31PM


Course Description:

6th  grade language arts is a class that reviews grammar from previous years, expands the writing process to include expository writing, begins to incorporate reading and writing, and prepares students with the basics for STAAR exams in 7th grade.



Composition Book (100 Sheets)

Spiral Notebook

Pencil or Pen



Grades will be given at the end of the six weeks according to school policy.  Progress reports will be issued during the third week of the six weeks. Students will be graded different ways:  daily grades and tests. Percentages are as follow:

Daily Grades (Class work): 50%

Tests: 50%


Class Assignments/Homework:

It is the student’s responsibility to ask for, to complete and to turn in work for excused absences. All students are required to participate with with all assignments. Failure to do so will result in a zero (0) as a grade.

Classroom Procedures:

Enter the classroom: Quietly, walk to your assigned seat, and start on classwork.

Restroom: Permission may be obtained during student work time to go to the restroom (not during instruction or the first/last 15 minutes of class).


Dress Code: Must follow school policy.


Technology: Must follow school policy.


Follow Instructions: Listen to directions, read assignments, and ask questions.


Teacher dismisses students: You will be dismissed by the teacher, not the bell. Wait silently to be dismissed.


Classroom Rules:

1.  All students must follow the district’s Student Code of Conduct

2. Students are not allowed to eat or drink in the classroom, except during school wide approved times.

3. Students are expected to ALWAYS be respectful to each other and their instructor.

4. Students a re responsible for themselves and their belongings.



Classroom Expectations:

Be Respectful: Use appropriate language.  Be respectful and wait for your turn.

Be Orderly:  Follow directions.  Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.

Be Accountable:  Be ready to learn.  Always have required materials.

Be Responsible:  Be on time. Complete all assignments.


Positive Behavior Supports:

1- Verbal and written praise

2- Positive call, note, e-mail to parent or legal guardian

3- Participation in school wide events (extracurricular activities, pep rallies, dances)


Behavior Interventions:

1- Reteach Expectations & Procedures

2- Teacher/ Student Conference

3- Parent/Guardian Conference

4- Withdrawal of Privileges

5- Discipline Referral to Administration

6- Severe Clause: Refer immediately to administration