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6/23/16

Summer/Fall 2016

Dear Ortho Students and their Families:

To our returning students and their families, welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!  To those who are joining our Viper family, welcome to Orthopaedic High School! Here are some reminders and key events as we prepare to re-open:

PUPIL-FREE DAY:  Monday, August 15, 2016 is not a school day for students.

ENGLISH 10, 11, and 12 REQUIRED SUMMER READING: All Grades 10, 11, and 12 students are required to complete a set of Summer Reading assignments and must be completed by August 16, 2016.  Check our school website for information at www.lausd.net.  Find the school; then, follow the link.

 FIRST DAY OF INSTRUCTION: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.  We will follow the Advisory/Periods 1-6 schedule during the first week of the semester.  The Bell Schedule is posted on the school web site and breakfast is served at the school entrances at 7:30 am.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (GRADE 9 STUDENTS & NEW STUDENTS ONLY):  A special orientation for new 9th-graders and new students is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 am in Luck Hall.  Students and their parents will meet  school officials and other guests.  School and PE Uniforms will be on sale before and after the orientation meeting.  Visit our web site for information on pricing for various merchandize.  For information, call the school from 8 am to 3 pm.

TITLE ONE/ENGLISH LEARNER/SHARED DECISION-MAKING COUNCIL ORIENTATION & INFORMATION MEETING: Information and orientation meetings will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 starting at 10:45 am until Noon in Luck Hall.

PARKING AND NO PARKING/HANDICAPPED SIGNS:  Please read all posted signs for “No Stopping,” “No Parking,” and other signs.  Curbs in front of the school on Grand Avenue are no stopping zones and have a number of metered parking.  School Police and LAPD officers have been issuing tickets.  Visitors parking is on the lot near Adams Blvd. and Grand Avenue.  The gates are locked between 8 am and 3 pm.  Visitors may call the office at 213-765-2088 so that the gates can be opened a few minutes before arriving at the school.

SCHOOL UNIFORMS:  At the request of parents, the school has implemented a school uniform dress code since it opened in 2004. All students are expected to wear a navy blue shirt with a collar and school logo and khaki bottoms.  See the school web site for information about options available to families!

METAL DETECTION/WEAPONS SEARCHES DAILY: School staff conducts random searches of students and others for weapons and illegal substances.  Students caught with these objects will receive consequences.

EMERGENCY DRILLS: Drills to prepare for emergencies start during the first week of school and continues regularly.  The California Shake Drill will be on October 20, 2016 at 10 am.

 

Sincerely,

 

Erick Mata, Principal

 

Verano / otoño de 2016


Estimado estudiantes de Ortho  y sus familias:


Para nuestros estudiantes que regresan y sus familias, la bienvenida al año escolar 2016-2017! Para aquellos que se una a nuestra familia de la víbora, la bienvenida a la Escuela Secundaria Ortopédica! Aquí están algunos recordatorios y eventos clave, mientras nos preparamos para volver a abrir:


Sin alumnos DÍA: Lunes 15 de de agosto de, el año 2016 no es un día de clases para los estudiantes.

INGLÉS 10, 11 y 12 LECTURA REQUIRIDA DE VERANO: Todos los grados 10, 11 y 12 estudiantes están obligados a completar una serie de tareas de lectura de verano y deben completarse antes del 16 de agosto de 2016. visite nuestro sitio Web en la escuela para obtener información www.lausd .net. Encontrar la escuela; a continuación, seguir el enlace.

Primer día de clases: Martes 16 de agosto de, 2016 a 08 a.m. Vamos a seguir el Asesor / Periodos 1-6 horario durante la primera semana del semestre. El horario de la campana se publica en el sitio web de la escuela y el desayuno se sirve en las entradas de la escuela a las 7:30 am.

Orientación de nuevos estudiantes (estudiantes de grado 9 Y NUEVOS ESTUDIANTES SOLO): Una orientación especial para los nuevos 9º grado y nuevos estudiantes está programado para el sábado, 13 de de agosto de, el año 2016 9 a.m.-10:30 horas, en la Sala de suerte. Los estudiantes y sus padres se reunirán funcionarios de la escuela y otros invitados. Escolares y uniformes de educación física estarán a la venta antes y después de la reunión de orientación. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener información sobre los precios para diversas mercancías. Para obtener más información, llame a la escuela 08 a.m.-3 p.m.

TITULO PRIMERO / INGLÉS / Toma de decisiones compartida CONSEJO ORIENTACIÓN E INFORMACIÓN REUNIÓN: Reuniones de información y orientación se llevará a cabo el sábado 13 de agosto de, el año 2016 a partir de las 10:45 am hasta el mediodía en la suerte Hall.

APARCAMIENTO y no hay aparcamiento / DISMINUIDAS FIRMA: Por favor, lea todas las señalizaciones para "Ninguna detención", "No Parking", y otros signos. Bordillos en frente de la escuela en Grand Avenue hay zonas de parada y tienen un número de estacionamiento medido. Policía escolares y agentes del LAPD han estado emitiendo billetes. estacionamiento para visitantes está en el lote cerca de Adams Blvd. y Grand Avenue. Las puertas están cerradas 08 a.m.-3 p.m.. Los visitantes pueden llamar a la oficina al 213-765-2088 para que las puertas se pueden abrir unos minutos antes de llegar a la escuela.
El colegio: A petición de los padres, la escuela ha implementado un código de vestir uniforme escolar desde que se abrió en 2004. Se espera que todos los estudiantes a llevar una camiseta azul marino con un logotipo collar y la escuela y fondos de color caqui. Consulte el sitio web de la escuela para obtener información sobre las opciones disponibles para las familias!

DETECCIÓN DE METAL / ARMAS búsquedas diarias: El personal escolar lleva a cabo las búsquedas al azar de los estudiantes y otros en busca de armas y sustancias ilícitas. Los estudiantes atrapados con estos objetos recibirán consecuencias.

Los simulacros de emergencia: Simulacros para prepararse para emergencias comienzan durante la primera semana de clases y continúa con regularidad. El California Shake será el 20 de octubre 2016 a las 10.

Sinceramente,

Erick Mata, Director

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6/22/16

DEAR STUDENT:

 

As a requirement for your next year curriculum, you are asked to complete the reading and analysis of the following novels:

For students enrolled in the 2016-2017    10th grade:         THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

For students enrolled in the 2016-2017    11th grade:        THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeannette Walls

For students enrolled in the 2016-2017    12th grade:         THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coelho

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Complete the reading of the book before the first day of school, August 16th.
  • As you read, choose the most significant quotations that show character development, illuminate a conflict, identify setting, or contribute to plot. Begin your entries midway through the book, once you have a good understanding of most characters and their interactions.
  • Copy down the quotations into a college-ruled notebook; center the quotes on the page so that there is enough room for annotations (see model attached). You can also (type and) print out the quotations and paste them to the page, but please do not type your responses to the quotes – those need to be handwritten;
  • The quotations can be between 5 to 10 lines each; leave enough space between quotes for responses;
  • Number each entry and each quotation; for full credit, you need to have completed 3 entries of 5 quotes each (a total of 15 annotated quotations)

 

The entries need to be selected from the following sections of the novel:

 

For The Book Thief (Grade 10)                                               For The Glass Castle(Grade 11)

Entry 1: Parts 3-5                                                          Entry 1: Parts I and II

Entry 2: Parts 6-8                                                          Entry 2: Part III

Entry 3: Parts 9-10                                                        Entry 3: Part IV

 

 

For The Alchemist (Grade 12)

The book is divided into Part I and Part II only. Choose quotations from any part of the book that you find significant

 

 

 

Your annotations should be completed with insight, accuracy, and critical thought. Your comments need to prove sophistication of thought, proper engagement with the text, and an evident understanding of its meanings.

 

On the first day of school, you will be asked to write an in-class, 45 minute essay on the novel you have read. You will be allowed to use your notebooks, so make sure your responses to the quotations you chose are relevant to the meanings of the text and can be used to support your analysis.

Your essay will be graded on a rubric you will receive with the prompt; your score will be added to your English grade.

Note: The summer assignment is also available on our school website. Check it out for details!

If you are enrolled in AP classes and were assigned a different book to read, you do not need to complete this assignment!

Summer Assignment Due Date: August 16, 2016 (the first day of school)

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1/29/16

All incoming Freshmen entering the California State University system are required to take the EPT and ELM tests.  Students must visit the respective CSU campus web site to learn about fees, registration procedures, and test exemptions.  General information and sample exam items from the Educational Testing Service web site are provided in the attached file below.  They are provided here for educational purposes only and all credit go to ETS.

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1/20/16

Developed by the National School Reform Faculty, the Tuning Protocol provides teachers, working together, with feedback and opportunities to fine-tune their "developing student assessment systems, including exhibitions, portfolios..." as well as a "facilitated process to support educators in sharing their students' work and, with colleagues, reflecting upon the lessons that are embedded there."

See attached materials from the National School Reform Faculty below.

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8/3/15

WASC ACCREDITATION HISTORY:    The school was first accredited in 2006.  The first full self-study was conducted in 2009 with the school earning a three-year term with a midterm revisit.  The school's midterm visit was held in 2012; the visiting committee recommended a follow-up visit the next year.  The team returned in 2013.  As a result of this visit, the visiting committee felt that the follow-up process conducted by the school had been considerably better than in the previous three years;  the visiting committee recommended that the school  move ahead to their next full self study visit  in 2015.

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