•                       Westwood Middle School

    Course Syllabus

    Course Name: Special Education Inclusion

    Instructor Name: Alicia Waller

    Contact Information: Feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns.

    • School Phone: 434-797-8860

    • Room location: C102/C103

    • Email address:  awaller@mail.dps.k12.va.us

    • Planning Period/Office Hours: 9:08-10:28

    Course Description: Special education Inclusion Grade 6 is an exciting year as students should expect to increase their prior knowledge in core subjects including: English Language Arts (includes Reading and Writing) and Math. Students will participate in all areas of the curriculum, extra curricular, homeroom, field trips, and lunch with peers of the same grade level. 


    Course Competencies/Learning Objectives: Grade 6 General Education Curriculum in English Language Arts and Mathematics with accommodations and modifications as per each student’s Individualized Education Plan.

    Student Evaluation:

    • Student Conduct/Behavior                                          

    • (Gold) Assessments, Test, Projects     40 %

    • (Silver) Quizzes and Minor Assignments     35 %

    • (Bronze) Classwork, Homework, and Participation    25 %

    A = 90-100%  |  B = 89-80% | C = 79-70%  | D = 69 -60%  | F = 59 -0%

    Attendance Policy:

    Regular and prompt class attendance is an essential part of the educational experience. Westwood Middle School expects students and guardians to exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work does not suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend every scheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and valid emergencies.

    Course Requirements:

    • All homework should be completed as assigned.

    • All students should be ready to participate in all class activities.

    • All students will be expected to use appropriate classroom etiquette.

    • All students are expected to be respectful, responsible, and ready to learn on a daily basis.

    Class Supplies:

    • Chromebook, pens & pencils

    • A 3-ring binder, notebook paper or composition book

    • A Positive Perspective

    Parent and Student Resources

    • All homework will be posted on each teacher's webpage. 

    • All parents are encouraged to check the Parent Portal. The Parent Portal can be found on the district website.