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Enrichment Syllabus

Scotts Valley Middle School



All students will participate in an Enrichment period each day.  The school wide expectation is that students who are not working on enrichment or extension projects/activities will be working toward their individual Accelerated Reader (AR) goal.

AR Goals

  • Goals are set to help students improve their reading skills (fluency, comprehension, vocabulary development, and word analysis).
  • Goals are set based on students’ current levels, and the amount of time they will be participating in AR.
  • Students may also spend enrichment time in tutorial groups related to their core subjects.

Materials Needed Daily

  • A reading book at student’s reading level. 
    • In order to earn points, students must choose books at their level that have AR quizzes available.Levels of books can be found at:
    • It is each student’s responsibility to have his/her next novel selected and ready to read if he/she anticipates finishing his/her current book.
  • Binder paper
  • Writing utensil


  • Grading for Enrichment period is based on the following:
    • AR Goals
    • Participation and Behavior
  • Enrichment grades will be Pass (P) or No Pass (NP).70% and above will earn a Pass.
  • It is expected that students will participate in their AR independent work or enrichment activities without teacher prompting.Off task behaviors will result in the loss of daily points and a lowered grade.



Students who do not pass Enrichment for a trimester, will not be allowed to attend the following school dance.



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Sunset Academy

Sunset Academy

Sunset Academy is composed of a team of four teachers dedicated to
giving students a rigorous and rich education at Scotts Valley Middle
School.  Our team of teachers is available to meet with parents during
our Team Time, Monday-Friday, between 10:15 to 10:45  AM by appointment.
Please contact us by email by clicking on the envelopes in the box to the right. And, check out our subject/homework pages by using the box on the left.  We are looking forward to a great year!

6th Grade Materials Recommendations

6th Grade Materials Recommendation:

  • 3 ring binder

  • SVMS Binder Reminder or calendar/planner

  • Plastic tab dividers

  • Binder paper

  • Tons of pencils and erasers

  • Hand held pencil sharpener with shaving receptacle

  • Pens (blue or black ink)

  • A set of colored pencils

  • Dry erase markers

  • Highlighters For Science:

  • ERSKINE: 1-2 two pocket folders

  • FISH:2 composition books with 100 pages each. Can purchase from science teacher the first week of school.

  • For Math: calculator, glue stick, metric ruler, Quad Ruled Composition books

  • For Enrichment: silent reading book for Accelerated Reader

  • Optional: plastic holder in the binder

  • At home: computer, clear tape, glue, scissors


SVMS 6th Grade Homework Tips for Students and Parents

  • In 6th grade we expect approximately one “working” hour on school work.

  • For Math, have your student stick to a time limit, and then have him/her come to class with questions about homework he/she didn’t understand.

  • If your student needs to take a break every 15 minutes, set a timer, take a break, then set the timer again for another 15 minutes.

  • Plan your week using the SchoolLoop, which is updated at the beginning of each week.

  • Set aside space to work, with all supplies necessary

  • Have student do homework where you can easily supervise.

  • Enrichment is not a time for homework, but it is a time to get extra help on homework or catch up on absent work.

  • Put distractions away during homework time!! Examples can include social media devices, video games, and TV.

  • Don’t forget that 6th graders require good nutrition and rest to function well at school.

Sunset on the Beach

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Email Contact for Teachers

Fish, Renae
Neall, Alexie
Powers, Vicki
Serigstad, Arnie

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