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HOW TO CONTACT YOUR COUNSELOR

      Students
  • Send an e-mail
  • Stop by the Main Office before or after school or during your lunch
  • Complete a Counselor Request form found in the Main Office
      Parents
  • Send an e-mail
  • Call 916.686.7728 to schedule an appointment
  • Complete a Parent Request Form available in the Main Office

Please note that we will assist and will do our best to respond to your requests in a timely manner.

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SUGGESTIONS FOR PARENTS TO SUPPORT ACADEMIC SUCCESS

  • Be sure your child attends school every day and makes up assignments due to absences.  
  • Check your child's binder or School Loop for homework assignments daily.
  • Provide a quiet space and time to complete homework.
  • Check your child's backpack periodically and assist in the organization of materials and binder.
  • Be sure your child has the necessary school supplies such as paper, pens and pencils.
  • Review the promotion/retention information with your child.
  • Have your child ask teachers for extra help if needed.
  • Call your child's counselor if you have concerns.
  • continue to encourage and believe in your child's ability to succeed.
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COLLEGE AND CAREER UNITS

California Common Core Standards for Career Ready Practice includes applying appropriate technical skills, effec-tively communicating with reason, and developing education and career plans aligned with personal goals. In sup-port of these standards, the Counseling Department has been busy visiting the 8th grade English classes continuing the College and Career Units begun in Term 1. Students will continue exploring their career interests in the Chromebook labs and creating accounts using the Californiacolleges.edu website. All middle schools in EGUSD are utilizing this easy to navigate website for college and career exploration and students are encouraged to share their exploration results with parents and family as a starting point for planning for the future.
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REPORT CARDS

Report cards are mailed home after the end of each term. If you have academic concerns during any grade reporting period, please contact your student's teacher and/or counselor by emailing or calling the Main Office at 916.686.7728.

Term Report Card Dates:
October 7, 2016
December 16, 2016
March 10, 2017
May 26, 2017


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IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS

Attendance - 916.686.7736

JKMSAttend@egusd.net

Food and Nutrition
916.686.7735
http://blogs.egusd.net/fns/

J Kerr Middle School Cafeteria
916.686-7728
Extension 31538

Transportation 916.686.7733
http://www.egusd.net/transpo/

MAIN OFFICE
916.686.7728

Attendance

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Joseph Kerr Middle School's counseling and Guidance Program is to provide all students with opportunities to acquire skills, attitudes, and competencies related to academic, career, and social/personal development in order to realize their greatest potential.

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EGUSD Parent Survey

 


 

The EGUSD Parent Survey is an important tool we use to evaluate our success in achieving the best education possible for all children. The information parents provide through this survey will be used to make further improvements to our school and district programs.

Please click on the link below to start the Survey.

http://www.egusd.net/students-families/parent-survey/


 

MIDDLE SCHOOLS PROMOTION AND HIGH SCHOOLS GRADUATIONS INFORMATION

 


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PROMOTION / RETENTION POLICY

Joseph Kerr students can earn 60 credits per school year (70 with zero period). 7th grade students are expected to earn a minimum of 50 credits in order to promote to eighth grade. 8th grade students are expected to earn a minimum of 100 credits in order to promote to ninth grade. Students who continue to be credit deficient by the beginning of Term 4 will be reviewed by a committee to determine promotion or retention. Promotion/Retention will be based upon credit achievement, academic proficiency in English Language Arts and Math, and the educational and developmental needs of the student. The decision to promote or retain a student may be appealed by the student's parents/guardians consistent with Board policy described in this administrative regulation and law (AR 5123(d)).


CSU and UC "A-G" Admission Requirements

A-G courses are required for students seeking admission to University of California or California State University. These courses must be taken during high school to fulfill the requirement for college entrance. Counselors use the University of California A-G guide (door-ways), the website is http://www.ucop.edu/agguide/.
A | Social Science/History - 2 Years | World History, US History or US and Government
B | English - 4 Years C | Mathematics - 3 Years required, 4 Years Recommended | Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include Math I, Math II, Math III.
D | Laboratory Science - 2 Years Required, 3 Years Recommended | Two years of laboratory science which includes biology, chemistry and or physics.
E | Language Other Than English - 2 Years Required, 3 Years Recommended | Students must take two years of the same language.
F | Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) - 1 Year Required | This includes dance, drama/theater, music or visual art.
G | College-Preparatory Electives - 1 Year Required | One year (two semesters), in addition to those required in "a-f" above, chosen from the following areas; visual and performing arts (non-introductory level courses), history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science and language other than English (a third year in the language used for the "e" requirement or two years of another language).

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2017-2018 COURSE SELECTION

On January 12th, there will be a course selection presentation for all 7th grade students to select their 8th grade courses for next year. Students will be able to hear from 8th grade teachers about opportunities for elective choices and honors classes prior to completing their course selection forms. Parents, be on the lookout for course selection forms to come home after our return from winter break.

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Elk Grove Unified School District Middle School Catalog
http://www.egusd.net/academics/course-catalogs/middle-school-catalog/

Joseph Kerr Middle School Elective Catalog
Electives Catalog 1718.pdf

Joseph Kerr Middle School Honors Catalog
Honors Catalog 1718.pdf


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