Supporting Your Middle School Student

Last Updated: 7/15/2020 9:43 PM

Home Access Center:

  • Contact the guidance department if you have not received a letter with your HAC password information.

  • We recommend a weekly check with your child.  The recommended day to check is Wednesday night so that (s)he can get extra after school help on Thursday, if needed.

  • HAC includes information about grades and assignments whose due dates have passed.  Check Schoology for  information about current assignments.

  • Consider implementing a reward system when all assignments have been turned in on time.  Something simple and easy to follow through with, such as renting a video game or a movie, is a nice way to acknowledge that your child's effort.

  • If you have any questions after viewing, send an e-mail to the teacher.  Assignments will be updated within TWO weeks.   

  • If you do not have Internet access, contact one of the Springton Lake counselors and she will print information from HAC and send it home with your child.

 

Organization and Time Management Tips:

  • Encourage your child to use his/her assignment book for writing down assignments during class and for managing assignment completion.  It may be helpful for your student to check off assignments when they are completed and put a line through them when they are turned in.

  • Students typically have nightly math and reading homework and at times, science and social studies. Students taking a world language should spend a few minutes each night reviewing classwork/vocabulary. Some teachers post weekly assignments on Mondays that require time management throughout the week.   Contact your child's teacher and counselor if you have concerns about the amount of time your child is spending on homework. 

  • A zippered 3-ring binder with built in accordion folder makes it easier for students to organize their papers. The more expensive Five Star brand seems to last the longest!

  • At least once per marking period, children should clean out their binder.  Create piles of yes (keep) papers, no (recycle) papers, and maybe papers.  Maybe papers should be kept in a folder at home just in case the paper is needed later in the school year.

 

Lockers:

  • If a child needs help organizing his/her locker, contact a counselor.