AP Giannini Middle School
Main Office 415-759-2770
Counseling Office 415-759-2773
-Grade Level Counselors
LATE START (CPT): Every Wednesday.
San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep, at (415) 355-7334 or email@example.com. A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request.
PARENTS NEEDED FOR THE P.E. CARNIVAL ON MAY 19
Click on Volunteer Spot button below.
TESTING INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, is the statewide assessment system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career.
CAASPP computer-based tests are based on the new Common Core Standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. These assessments include the Smarter Balanced computer adaptive tests in English language arts/literacy and mathematics and the California Alternate Assessment for some students with disabilities. In addition, students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will continue to take the STAR paper/pencil assessments for Science.
SFUSD students in grades 3-8 and 11 will participate in CAASPP testing beginning in March 2016.
To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp.
Following the spring 2016 testing, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be sent to parents and include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English language arts and mathematics, and other information.
If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/. Parents/Guardians have the right to request an exemption from all or part of CAASPP testing. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation, please contact your child’s school or the SFUSD Achievement Assessments Office at (415) 241-6400.
THE TESTING AT GIANNINI WILL START ON APRIL 18 AND END MAY 5. The 8th graders will take the Science test first (week of April 18), followed by the 7th and 8th grade taking the CAASPP (week of April 25), and then the 6th grade will take the CAASPP (week of May 2).
A.P. Giannini’s promotion ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln High School’s auditorium. The ceremony should take approximately two hours.
All 8th grade students are invited to participate in promotion unless they have been advised otherwise by Giannini’s Dean, 8th grade counselor or Principals due to grades, attendance and/or behavior.
The family of each student being promoted will receive two (2) admission tickets to the promotion. There will be a waiting line for additional guests. In past years, most additional guests have been able to enter the auditorium. Tickets will be distributed to students 1 week prior to the promotion ceremony.
There are no caps, gowns or prescribed uniforms in A.P. Giannini’s promotion ceremony. As promotion is a school event, 8th grade students will be expected to dress in school appropriate clothing for the ceremony. As defined in SFUSD’s Student and Family Handbook (page 52), examples of inappropriate clothing include:
• garments where the torso is exposed, i.e., tube tops, half shirts, halters.
• clothing or buttons which show obscene words or pictures, or sexually suggestive statement.
• clothing related to juvenile gang-related activities.
• garments where the entire thigh is exposed, such as micro minis or short shorts.
• bathing suits or cut-offs.
• the wearing and carrying of tobacco promotional items, or the wearing and carrying of items promoting controlled substances (illegal drugs) and/or alcohol,
• sagging pants (where undergarment is exposed).
Lincoln prohibits balloons, flowers and noise makers from being brought into the auditorium. All such items will be need to left in the auditorium lobby.
On the day of promotion, 8th grade students are not to come to A.P. Giannini. Students will meet Giannini staff at Lincoln before the ceremony.
FAMILY SQII SURVEY
LINK TO SURVEY (https://goo.gl/9RIAsW)
SFUSD has a new way of rating school quality, and your opinions will be a part of that system! Starting February 15th, we will be asking you to fill out a short survey about the school. This survey is very important to helping us understand how we can improve the school, so please be sure you fill one out before May 20! We want to hear every family’s voice!
SFUSD tiene una forma nueva de evaluar la calidad escolar, ¡y sus opiniones serán parte de ese sistema! A partir de 15 de febrero, vamos a pedirles que contesten una breve encuesta sobre la escuela. Esta encuesta es muy importante para ayudarnos a entender cómo podemos mejorar la escuela, así que por favor asegúrese de llenar una encuesta antes vente de mayo! Queremos escuchar la voz de todas las familias!
三藩市聯合校區現正採用新的方法為學校質量評分，而你的意見將會是新制下的一部分！由2月23日開始，我們希望你能為我們填寫一份有關你孩子就讀學校的簡短問卷。這項問卷調查將有助我們了解應如何去改善學校，故此我希望你能在 May 20之前填妥並交回問卷！我們希望聽到每個家庭的聲音！
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS SURVEY AND OTHER TRANSLATIONS, go to https://goo.gl/nV4LY7
LINK TO SURVEY (https://goo.gl/9RIAsW)
ALERT!!! THE EFFECTS OF ARTIFICIAL TURF
The 2015-2016 CYRM winners @ A.P. Giannini are:
INTERMEDIATE: A Dog Called Homeless
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Ghost Hawk
YOUNG ADULT: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The California State winners will be posted May 1
Common Sense Media
The SFUSD VAPA Summer Arts Program will take place June 8 to July 7 at two middle school campuses: Willie L. Brown, Jr., Middle School and Everett Middle School.
The classes offered will include:
Willie Brown, Jr. will offer beginning instrumental music, and instruments will be provided. Students with experience and those with their own instruments are welcome at both campuses.
All current SFUSD 5th-, 6th- and 7th-grade students interested in the arts are eligible to apply. Students will receive audition and portfolio information for the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts as part of the program.
JCHS Middle School Workshops
Open to 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Students!
All student workshops are free of charge, but please register ahead of time as space is limited!
Creative Writing Workshop
Exercise your creative writing skills through hands-on activities including working with imagery and figurative language; writing using art, movies and music as creative inspiration.
Join JCHS Varsity Basketball Coach Jon Shogan, Athletics Director Gretchen Tallon and Wolves Varsity players to sharpen your basketball skills! Practice basketball fundamentals and play 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games.
Studio Art Workshop
Get creative in a hands-on studio art workshop with JCHS Visual Arts teacher, Jen Sturgill. Take your artistic talents to the next level and see the world in a new way as you learn fresh techniques and improve your skills. At the end of the day, you can go home with your newest inspiration.
- Information about Garden Club (Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch)
- APG Farmers Market (Last Thursday of classes each month after school)
GRANT WRITER FOR OUTDOOR CLASSROOM AND GARDEN
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
PARENT REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS FOR SCHOOL LOOP
ALL STUDENTS HAVE ACCOUNTS SET UP BY THE DISTRICT. PARENTS HAVE TO REGISTER FOR THEIR OWN ACCOUNTS IF THEY DO NOT ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT. THOSE PARENTS WHO HAVE A 7TH OR 8TH GRADE IN ATTENDANCE AND HAVE AN ACCOUNT FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW FOR ADD STUDENT.
Parents can add additional children to their account by clicking on the Add Student link from the Tool Box at the top right of their Portal Page.
School Loop is a valuable way for teachers to communicate with the parent community. Students will be more successful if parents and caregivers are informed and in the Loop. Once registered, parents will receive a daily email when teachers post assignments, progress reports, and school news published for parents.
These instructions are also posted in the Locker In the lower right corner on this page.
To print the school calendar, use the icons on the far right side of the top of the calendar. Select the view you want by clicking on the icon for day, week or month. Then click on the print view icon. This new window can now be printed.
You will need proof of a TDAP vaccination before you will be allowed to attend school!
TDAP protects you from Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. Pertussis is whooping cough. It is very contagious and can be fatal to babies.
California Law requires you to have your TDAP Vaccination before 7th grade.
Check with your doctor to see if you have already received this vaccine. If not, ask your family to make an appointment NOW so that you can get it before school starts in the fall.
Please get your Tdap vaccination and submit proof to your counselor or Homeroom Teacher.
Students will not be allowed back to school in the Fall without proof of this vaccine.
APG Human Peace Symbol
Advanced Art helped Increase the Peace! Thank you!
Mr. Chanh Quach and his macaws
This National Geographic article is about Mr. Chanh Quach, his macaws and photo journalism. This teacher is know for his love of all living creatures. Click here to view the article and spectacular picture.
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APG WEEKLY SCHOOL BULLETIN
Group tours are over for this school year. Tours will be held on Fridays starting at 9:45 a.m. in October. Dates to be announced. Tours will start in the Library on the 2nd floor.
The Library subscribes to the Junior Library Guild program. This means that the Library will receive 13 new books monthly. The book titles are listed in the public Resource lists in DESTINY, the online Library catalog. Click on the CATALOG TAB.
READ and VOTE on your favorite title. See the California Young Reader Medal Page.