SWAP (Sheldon-Williams Advisory Program) is a daily "homeroom" class where we can touch base, create a little community with a smaller group of people (who you will stay with throughout high school), learn some life skills, and also have some fun! One of the things most students look forward to is "Food Friday" - which is a tradition of taking turns bringing a treat for the SWAP group every Friday; it makes school a little tastier!
For the first few weeks we will be doing mostly community building activities to get to know each other and bond as a group, as well as some goal-setting for grade 9 and the rest of high school, and of course some of the paperwork that always has to happen at the start of the year. Later on this year we will learn some stress-busting and relaxation techniques, discuss some life skills, watch some fun or interesting videos, do some neat activities, and maybe even the occasional pot luck or other fun activity outside of SWAP time.
Who am I? I will be your main teacher contact and advocate throughout the school year - so if you have a problem, question, or concern (or an idea about how to make the Sheldon experience even better), I am the first person to talk to. If you want to learn a little more about who I am, check out my personal profile here.
I will also be the teacher who usually calls home to touch base with your parents or caregivers, and I may also act as a mediator/advocate between you, your caregivers, and your subject teachers and administrators if the need arises. It's my goal that you will be successful in high school, so I will check in with you weekly (or more often) about how things are going both personally and in your various classes. This means that if you are falling behind in a subject, I will be on your case about it! It is so much easier to keep up than it is to catch up!
One way to stay caught up and "in the loop" is to check this blog and the SWAP 9C calendar regularly. I also strongly suggest that you sign up for Remind to get my most up-to-date reminders.