Middle School Parent Information

Odyssey staff members, students and parents are all part of the team needed to help make your student successful in school. On this page you will find resources to help you navigate the programs your student uses in school, check student progress, and tools for student success. New and updated information will be posted to this page as it becomes available.

Supply List

Here is the list of supplies that you will need to do your coursework at Odyssey this school year.

Moodle

Moodle is an online learning environment that Odyssey uses to facilitate the online at-home portion of the curriculum. Each student’s account is individualized with the courses he/she is taking each semester. Students access their homework assignments, check their grades, and communicate with their teachers through this platform.

To log in to Moodle, click on the link above and enter your username and password. For questions about usernames and passwords, please contact the K-8 Counselor Deneen Walters at 702-257-0578 ext. 6521.

To check your student’s gradebook in Moodle:

  1. Log in to Moodle (click on the link above, then enter your username and password).
  2. Click “My Courses” on the blue bar at the top of the page.
  3. Click on any class listed in the middle of the page.
  4. Scroll down to see each week’s assignments for the selected class.
  5. Under “Administration” click on “Grades” in the menu on the left-hand side of the screen. This brings up the grade book for that class to see current and past due assignment grades.
  6. Click on “Overview Report” at the top of the page, below “View” to see the semester grade for all classes.
  7. Click on any class listed to go into that class’s specific grade book.

Premier Software Login Information

Access Premier software here.

Above is the link to the premier software your student may be required to access to complete their coursework. Click on the links in the Middle School Curriculum page to access the web-based software. Students will be prompted to enter their username and password to log in. For questions about usernames and passwords, please contact the following staff members:

Deneen Walters, K-8 Counselor
(702) 257-0578 ext. 6521
dwalters@odysseyk12.org
Contact me for assistance with Moodle and Aleks.

Matt Ladwig, Educational Technology Specialist
If students are not able to log into their Odyssey Gmail, please have them send a Moodle Message to Mr. Ladwig.

Catherine Friedman, K-8 Professional Development Mentor
(702) 257-0578 ext. 5526
cfriedman@odysseyk12.org
Contact me for assistance with Compass Learning, Brain Pop, and Study Island.

Sharyn Koszer, Literacy Specialist
(702) 257-0578 ext. 5504
skoszer@odysseyk12.org
Contact me for assistance with Reading Plus and Lexia.

Middle School Handbook
Link to MS Handbook will be coming soon.

Odyssey News

At Odyssey we use our news blog to post our school-wide announcements and events. Below are some of the most recent middle school announcements and k-12 events. You can also check our dedicated calendar or events page for the latest school dates and activities.

Promotion Requirements

A student in the 6th must complete the following for promotion to the 7th grade:

  • one semester with a passing grade in mathematics;
  • one semester with a passing grade in English or reading; and
  • one semester with a passing grade in science.

According to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 389.445 and Clark County School District Policy and Regulation 5123, students must earn passing grades (A, B, C, or D) in the following areas during their 7th and/or 8th grade years to be promoted to 9th grade.

A student in the 7th grade must complete the following for promotion to 8th grade:

  • one semester with a passing grade in mathematics;
  • one semester with a passing grade in English or reading;
  • one semester with a passing grade in science; and
  • one semester with a passing grade in social studies.

A student in 8th grade must complete the following during the 7th and 8th grade years for promotion to high school:

  • three semesters with a passing grade in mathematics;
  • three semesters with a passing grade in English or reading;
  • two semesters with a passing grade in science; and
  • two semesters with a passing grade in social studies.

An 8th grade student who has not met the promotion requirements may be promoted to the 9th grade on academic probation provided at least one of the following criteria has been met, and the school principal has given approval. A parent or guardian may elect not to place his/her child on academic probation and to remain in the 8th grade:

  • Standardized test scores meet or exceed standards in the area(s) of credit deficiency; or
  • Credits have been earned in the core area(s) of English or reading, mathematics, science, and social studies, however, the student is deficient in one semester of the five total credits required for promotion;
  • A student reaches the age of sixteen before, on, or after the first day of school.

High school Academic Probation will consist of the appropriate remediation in the subject area(s) in which the student failed to pass in middle school. Remediation may include, but is not limited to a minimum of one semester of remedial instruction in the deficient subject area(s) during the 9th grade.  The student must earn a passing grade in the remediation course(s) in order to be removed from academic probation. A student may be placed on academic probation for more than one semester.

Although a student may be promoted to high school on academic probation, summer school credit retrieval is recommended to improve academic skills and to prepare for success in high school.  Successful completion of required summer school courses may remove a student from academic probation.

An 8th grade student not meeting criteria for promotion to 9th grade and not meeting the criteria for academic probation will be retained in the 8th grade for the following school year. A retained 8th grade student may not be promoted mid-year.

Eighth grade students at Odyssey have the opportunity to plan schedules with counselors to prepare for advancement into high school. For more information about the transition to high school, please visit the Transitioning to High School page.

 

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Contact Info

2251 S. Jones Blvd. 89146
Phone: 702.257.0578
Email: info@odysseyk12.org
High School Fax: 702-312-3260
K-8 Fax: 702-259-7793

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