• Ms. Hines - Specialist

    Laurel Park Middle School 

    2020-2021 Syllabus

    Email: tkeyah.hines@henry.k12.va.us 

    Remind: Text @hines35 to 81010

    Phone: (276) 632-7126

    Fax: (276) 632-4865

    Purpose Statement:

    This class will provide special education services to students in grades 6-8 with an Emotional Disability in a self-contained classroom setting. Students will receive academic instruction in four core content areas, English, Math, History, and Science, in addition to social-emotional development support. Educational standards taught correspond with those outlined in the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) assigned by the Virginia Department of Education. I am thrilled to be working with your child this year and look forward to enabling your child to successfully develop to their fullest potential.  

    Suggested Classroom Supplies: 

    • 1 Composition Notebook
    • Paper
    • Pencils 
    • Ink Pens – Blue or Black Ink 
    • Colored Pencils/Crayons
    • Pencil Pouch/Box
    • Highlighters
    • Glue Sticks
    • 4-5 Folders 
    • (1) 3-ring binder (2 inch)
    • Tab Dividers 
    • Tissues and Hand Sanitizer are greatly appreciated, but not required

    Grading Scale:

    A = 90 - 100

    B = 80 - 89

    C = 70 - 79

    D = 60 - 69

    F = 59 and below

    Lacer Core Values:

    1. Be Respectful - I will respect everyone and everything.
    2. Be Responsible - I will do my personal best.
    3. Be Productive - I have no time to waste. 

    Lancer Code (Disciplinary Procedures): 

    The Laurel Park Middle School culture is based on collaboration between the teachers, staff, administration, students, and the school community. We strive to create a safe learning environment that is conducive to student learning along with creating positive relationships between staff and students. The Lancer Code, which is based on reinforcing positive student behaviors and correcting inappropriate student behaviors, is the primary tool to accomplish our goal.

    Students who violate the Lancer Code will first be issued a verbal warning by their teacher; all other incidents will follow the procedure below and the issue of a ticket:

    1st Ticket: Parent/Guardian will be contacted by the teacher/student to review the Lancer Code offense.The student will write a Lancer Statement.

    2nd Ticket: Silent lunch 2 days and an automatic loss of small reward. The student will write a Lancer Statement.

    3rd Ticket: Silent lunch 3 days, 1 Day of ISS during Exploratory, and an automatic loss of Big Reward. A behavior action plan meeting will occur.

    4th Ticket: Silent lunch 1 week, meeting with Administration for additional discipline, ISS one or two days, and a possible meeting with parent/guardian and administration to review behavior action plan.

    5th Ticket: Silent lunch 2 weeks, meeting with Administration for additional discipline, and a meeting with parent/guardian to review behavior action plan, if deemed necessary.

    *Big Rewards occur at the end of each nine-week period. Students begin with a “clean” record at the beginning of each new nine-week period.

    Important Dates:

    The 2020-2021 school calendar can be found on the Henry County Public School website. Other important dates will be sent home as needed.