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Welcome to Middle School!
I'm looking forward to a successful year and helping both parents and students have a smooth transition into 6th grade.  Below are a few apps/websites that we will use on a regular basis:
  • Power School - where students and parents can check grades
    • There's even an app for both students and parents, so you can see grade changes immediately! 
  • Google Classroom - where the majority of classroom assignments, including CAR, will be posted; this is also where students will turn in any digital assignments
  • Edlio - (aka the class blog) this is primarily where announcements will be made; CAR will also be posted here weekly
Recommendations for students to be successful in middle school:
  • Come to school on time & prepared
  • Expect to work hard
  • Complete your work and turn it in on time 
  • Stay organized
  • Take risks
  • Ask questions (in person or by email if it's easier for you)
  • Be kind
Recommendations for parents to help their children be successful in middle school:
  • Check your child's grades weekly on Power School and have a discussion with him/her about grades
  • Ask your child to log on to Google Classroom weekly to see what assignments and projects they are working on
    • **Note: It is helpful to actually have children show you the work that they completed on Google Classroom, rather than just what the assignment is to prevent miscommunication
  • Subscribe to our class blog via the school website
  • Ask your child about CAR (homework) each Tuesday
  • Contact Mrs. Popplewell if you have questions or concerns 
Please use the tabs on the right to view announcements, check homework assignments, and review policies and procedures for Independent Study. 
About Mrs. Popplewell:
I am from a very small town in West Virginia, near Pittsburgh, PA.  I attended college at West Virginia University where I earned both a Bachelor's and Master's degree.   This is my 11th year teaching, my 7th year living in California, and my 3rd year at SASCA.   
In my spare time, I love traveling with my husband, being lazy with my 2 boxers, bargain shopping, and being a die hard sports fan.  My favorite teams are the West Virginia Mountaineers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Pittsburgh Penguins!