Top Tips for Success
for Parents and Students
- Know your password to check PowerSchool (for most subjects) and our Personal Learning platform (for math & science). This will allow you and your seventh grader to keep track of grades and progress in all courses!
- Sign up online for Mill Creek school notifications. This will allow you to select to receive newsletters from the team, from Ms. Bronson, from our counselor Mr. Grams, etc. Find the SchoolPost sign up icon at the bottom of Mill Creek’s home page.
- Check your child’s planner weekly or more often. We help students create an organizational structure for the many demands on their lives. Please check your student’s planner and regularly have conversations about the curriculum, their progress toward completing focus skill assignments and projects. Bookmark our team homework calendar.
- Absences- Parents, please call the school office when your child is absent. Find out about things that were practiced or due in class by checking the homework calendar on our team website.
- Know your child’s team teachers when you call the office (424-4150). This will speed up our ability to help you. We will develop a team name the first week of school. Teachers are: Mrs. Darnton and Mrs. Mutschler.
- Know how to contact your child’s teachers. Emails and phone contacts are listed on the next page.
- Know how your child is assessed for work habits and for citizenship. Students are assessed on at the following scale for both work habits and citizenship: exceeds expectations (E), meets expectations (M), is progressing toward expectations (P), or the student is not meeting expectations (N).
- Know about Academy. Academy is open to all students after school on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:20 to 4:20. The Academy program is located in the Mill Creek Media Center where students have the professional support of two Mill Creek teachers, as well as technology available to use. A student is assigned to Academy if he/she earns two D’s or E’s as academic grades on a progress or quarterly report, or if a student receives two N’s for not meeting expectations in work habits on a progress report or on a quarterly report.
- Know about Thumbs Up. Thumbs Up occurs every couple of weeks. During this time, team teachers, administration, and support staff review each child to note if he/she is doing well academically, socially, behaviorally, and if some support is needed. An action plan is developed if needed. A sticker with a Thumbs Up! is placed on the back of each student’s planner if she/he is meeting expectations, and a sticker noting comments is placed inside the planner on the week of the Thumbs Up meeting. This is a good reason for parents to check planners with their seventh graders.