Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School

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Holmes MS Welcome Back Spirit Week August 26-29

Spirit Week Rules:
- You must in uniform/dress code each day you do not participate.
- You may only dress up for that day's event. Follow non-uniform dress code.
- Please clear any questions beforehand with an administrator or Ms. Sterrett in room 206. If you think it is inappropriate, it probably is!
- Spirit days promote school culture and should not interfere with academic success.

MONDAY, AUG 26: Twin Day (Dress like a friend (or group of friends). Same shirt, same (dress code) pants, same shoes, same hair...

TUESDAY, AUG 27: Superhero Day (Let your hero flag fly high. Wear a shirt or accessories (glasses, shoes, socks, pins) from your favorite superhero.

WEDNESDAY, AUG 28: Disney Day (Show your Disney spirit by wearing your favorite character's gear. Wear a shirt or accessories (glasses, shoes, socks, pins).

THURSDAY, AUG 29: Sports Day (Put on your sports gear from your favorite team: glasses, shoes, hats, shirts, or jerseys.
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Picture ID on Registration Day (Order online or print the order form)

Save time and order your Lifetouch Portraits online! Order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com using your Picture Day ID: DC019570Y0 No need to return the form for online orders.

You may print out the order form and bring it with you on your scheduled picture day. If you chose not to order online, please fill this form out completely, enclose EXACT payment, and bring it with you to school on Picture Day. To pay by cash or check, please fill out the entire form. Enclose cash, money order or check payable to Lifetouch. The photographer won't make change.

Remember, you do not have wear your school uniform on orientation picture day.
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Enroll in Holmes Middle School for 2019-2020!!! CLICK HERE!!!!

Apply to Holmes' School for Advanced Studies online through LAUSD Unified Enrollment or the Parent Portal ... spaces are limited.

Applications can be submitted online at https://apply.lausd.net

IMPORTANT DATES
Math Placement Exam: If you your incoming 6th grader earned 4's in math and Met/Exceeded Standards on Smarter Balanced Assessment, he/she may qualify to enroll in the Highly Accelerated Common Core Math 6/7 course. Exams will be administered the first week of school for those who missed the two exam dates given in May. To submit interest in POSSIBLE future exam dates, please go to https://www.holmesms.org/; we will contact you through email IF we have any additional dates.

New Student Orientation:
May 18th (M – Z; parents of students taking math placement exam) 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
June 8th (A – L) 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. (OR any families who have not attended)

Pre-Registration: Disbursement of books, lockers, student ID, etc. Completed forms will be required in order to receive the above items. Forms will be available online to print in August.
Last names M - Z @ 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
A - L @ 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
• 8th Grade August 12, 2019
• 7th Grade August 13, 2019
• 6th Grade August 14, 2019
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Important Upcoming Dates

Math Parent Information Night:        
May 15, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Library (Information on Middle School Math Pathways)

Math Placement Exam:                   
If you your incoming 6th grader earned 4's in math and Met/Exceeded Standards on Smarter Balanced Assessment, he/she may qualify to enroll in the Highly Accelerated Common Core Math 6/7 course. Exams will be administered the first week of school for those who missed the two exam dates given in May. To submit interest in POSSIBLE future exam dates, please go to https://www.holmesms.org/; we will contact you through email IF we have any additional dates.

New Student Orientation:                 
May 18th (M – Z; parents of students taking math placement exam) 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. June 8th (A – L, or all other families who have not attended) 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Pre-Registration:                                 
Disbursement of books, lockers, student ID, etc. Completed forms will be required in order to receive the above items. Forms will be available online to print in August.
Last names   M - Z @ 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.                                                                                    A - L @ 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.                                                                                          8th Grade August 12, 2019                                                                                        7th Grade August 13, 2019                                                                                        6th Grade August 14, 2019
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Highly Accelerated Math Placement Exam Information

If you your incoming 6th grader earned 4's in math and Met/Exceeded Standards on Smarter Balanced Assessment, he/she may qualify to enroll in the Highly Accelerated Common Core Math 6/7 course. Exams will be administered the first week of school for those who missed the two exam dates given in May.

To submit interest in POSSIBLE future exam dates, please click on the title to access interest form. We will contact you through email IF we have any additional dates.
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