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7th Grade Class/Program Selection Starts May 11th

Dear Parents of Incoming 7th Grade Pasteur Students,

Hello, this is Principal Dolan, officially welcoming you to our Pasteur Family and Community. Normally we would have been meeting you face to face at our Articulation/Class Selection Night, but as you are all very well aware of, this is not an option this year.   The main purpose of our Articulation Night was for us to meet with students and families to go over program and elective class selections. We have tried to replicate this process via an “electronic” format. Students will be selecting their elective classes through the Student Portal/Q (Pasteur Elective Selection Process)-instructions on electronic class selections here.   Along with this email you will have attachments and Google Forms/Applications to guide you through the class selection and course application processes.

Our new, incoming 7th Grade students will be participating in the Articulation/Class selection process along with our returning 7th Grade students, starting May 11th, 2020. The selection window will be open May 11th through May 20th. That should give you plenty of time to complete any elective or program applications your students may want.

If your student is interested in Honors classes, you will need to submit a Middle School Honors Application/Agreement and send an Honors Program Teacher Recommendation to your current 6th grade teacher. The forms (Goggle Forms) are available via links in this email; on the attachments to this email; as well as on our website under: Honors Forms. Your student will need to give the Teacher Recommendation form (https://forms.gle/CTwikf6MBhdxALDt6) to a current teacher. The teacher will return the form to us. Further information is below:

Students will be able to apply for placement in one, two or all three Honors classes (English, History and/or Science). Information used to determine placement will include MAP and CAASPP test data, grades in the core subject areas, and school/teacher recommendations. Motivation, work habits, and interest level of the student relative to each subject requested will also be considered as those skills align with the College & Career Readiness Standards articulated in the Common Core Standards.

If you are currently a Pasteur student in Honors classes, you will have the same Honors classes next year at Pasteur.  No need to apply for them again.  If you are are only in one or two Honors classes and want to add another, then, yes you need to apply for that class. 

Elective Choices:  

The Exploration Wheel: Students will be randomly placed in art, woodshop, music appreciation, or computers for the first semester and then roll to a different elective class for 2nd semester. For example: A student might have Woodshop first semester and roll to either art or computers for the 2nd semester.

Beginning Band   (Beginning Band Application)

Intermediate Band   (Intermediate Band Application)

Choir

Student Government  (Student Government Application)

Media/Yearbook   (Media/Yearbook Application)

Teacher/Office Assistant (T. A/Office Assist. Application)

   ***If you want to be a TA or OA and you are in the 7th grade, you must have it as your second choice. Teacher/Office Assistant spots are reserved for 8th grade students. If there are spots available after 8th graders have been placed in positions, we will go to the 7th grade student requests.

AVID Elective- (Avid Application)

As you go through this process and you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Baxter mailto:sbaxter@sanjuan.edu, Mrs. Schmelling, our 7th grade counselor mailto:mschmelling@sanjuan.edu or me mailto:mdolan@sanjuan.edu.

 

 

Pasteur Elective Selection Process  -Tutorial on how to choose classes online

Elective Descriptions with Application Links