6th-8th Grade

Dear Parents/Guardians,

In order to ensure open communication, our team would like to share some frequently asked questions and answers as outlined below.

Grading Communication:

How do I know what grade my student is getting?

Aeries Parent Portal is available for you to keep up to date with your child’s grades. You will be receiving information with your access code and how to sign up soon.

Can my student complete make-up work?

Absences Students are responsible for collecting any missing assignments and homework.  Parents may not call the day of the student’s absence to request missed work to be ready by the end of the school day.

If you anticipate your child missing school for 2-3 days, and are going to request work, teachers must be given a minimum of 48 hours to prepare the work.

  • Students will only receive credit if work is 100% completed upon their return. If students return without work they’ll receive no credit.

Can my student complete any extra-credit to increase their grade?

Student grades are determined by their performance on carefully crafted tasks that are designed to show proficiency. Students need to complete their assigned work before they are given extra-credit opportunities. Extra-credit will be offered at teacher’s discretion and usually only as an extension of assigned classwork.

How can I get in touch with my student’s teachers?

The best way to communicate with the 6th-8th grade team is through email.

Scheduling a conference:

  • 4th-8th grade at Paakuma’ K-8 is considered “middle school” therefore there is no scheduled parent/teacher conferences during the year.
  • You may schedule a 20-minute conference with a teacher if you have specific concerns.
  • Please make arrangements a minimum of 24 hours in advance.


The Paakuma’ 6th-8th Grade ELA, Math, Science & History Teachers

Please see the attached Parent Letters for each teacher's individual classroom and homework expectations

Mr. Cacho Parent Letter.pdf
Mr. Cordova Parent Letter (7th Grade).docx
Mr. Cordova Parent Letter (8th Grade).docx
Ms. Gonzlez Parent Letter.pdf
Ms. Maciel Parent Letter (6th Grade).pdf
Mr. Platt Parent Letter.docx
Mr. Ramirez Parent Letter (7th Grade).pdf
Mr. Ramirez Parent Letter (8th Grade).pdf
Ms. Robinson Parent Letter.docx
Ms. Rogers Parent Letter.docx
Ms. Scott Parent Letter.pdf
Ms. Sirls Parent Letter.docx.pdf
Ms. Vielma Parent Letter (6th Grade).docx
Mr. Villegas Parent Letter.pdf

6 Grade Classroom Expectations
7 Grade Classroom Expectations