Advancement Via Individual Determination
For the 2009-2010 school year Simons Middle School will be offering the AVID program designed to help underachieving students with high academic potential prepare for entrance to colleges and universities. AVID features a rigorous academic elective course with a sequential curriculum for 7-8th grade that focuses on writing, inquiry, and collaboration as teaching methods to accelerate student progress. In preparation for the program a group of teachers alongside the site administration will attend information and training sessions through the AVID Center. The AVID model is based on research suggesting that all students can learn challenging material if the right types of support are provided. At Simons we are looking to the future with our eyes on the academic success of all our students.
Please notify the attendance office within 24 hours regarding reason for absence. Parents must call or send a note with student on day of return.
Simons is a closed campus. Students are not allowed to leave campus during school hours. No one is allowed on school premises after hours.
Monday - Thursday
School begins at 7:55 am and class lets out at 2:15 pm. Parents please make sure for our students' safety that they are on time and picked up on time.
Late Start Friday
School begins at 8:40 am and class lets out at 2:15pm. Parents please make sure you keep kids at home until school opens.
Simons Middle School Promotion
As an 8th grade student in the Pomona Unified School District, your student is eligible to participate in a promotion ceremony. It is our hope that you will partner with Simons Middle School in re-enforcing to your student, the importance of doing well in school academically and in demonstrating good conduct.
Students will not promote to next grade if they have 2 F's in core classes. 8th grade students will not participate in promotion ceremony if grades on final report contain two or more F's in core classes. Core classes included Language Arts, Math, Science, History. If students fail to meet promotion requirements they will attend summer school.