Question: Is my child in Basic Skills if they are placed in a class with two teachers?
Answer: No. Your child is in Basic Skills if he or she scores below a 185 on the NJ ASK in Math and/or Reading Language Arts. You are contacted in writing if your child needs to be scheduled into Basic Skills.
If your child qualifies for Basic Skills, the second teacher is available for assistance. These classes run at the same pace and require that the same curriculum be followed. Therefore, if your child is not Basic Skills and is scheduled in a class with two teachers, they will receive the same level of instuction as any other class, yet may utilize the help of the second teacher if needed and if that teacher is available.
Question: Why is my child not in an Honors class?
Answer: The criteria for Honors placement is:
1) Straight A's in that subject the previous school year
2)Teacher recommendation from the Reading or Math teacher from the previous school year
3) A score between 285-290 on the NJ ASK
No changes to a schedule can be made without the Principal's review and approval.
Question: How is Manchester Middle School dealing with the new Anti-bullying laws put into place this year by the State of New Jersey?
Answer: We currently have an Anti-Bully Specialist on-site, a team consisting of couselors, teachers and our building Principal to discuss plans of action when an inncident occurs as well as form prevention programs to educate our school population.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email us.