FAQ's

Welcome to Crocker Middle School 2017-2018,  (especially New Sixth Grade Parents!)

Below are frequently asked questions (FAQ's) when entering Crocker. 

FAQs

Q:        What time does school start and end?

A:         Regular Crocker hours are 8:30am-3:20pm. The first bell rings at 8:25am and you have to be in your seat at 8:30am.

Q:        What time is drop off and where do I drop off my child?

A:         Morning drop off is between 8:10am and 8:30am at the black top (drive-through only).  Traffic is heavy so carpooling is highly recommended.

Q:        What time is pick up and where do I pick up my child?

A:         Pick up is 3:20 pm at the black top (drive through only).  On the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, early dismissal is at 1:15pm.  Traffic is heavy so carpooling is highly recommended.

Q:        How long is each period?  How long is recess?

A:         Each period is 65 minutes long except on short days when all classes are shorter. There is one recess periods that are 15 minutes long, and 4 minutes is allowed for passing from class to class.

Q:        I have heard about the Blue and Gold schedule.  What is it and is the first day of school a Blue or Gold day?

A:         The first day of school is a Blue day. Crocker operates on an alternating schedule.  For example, since the first day of school is a Blue Day, then the next day is a Gold Day.  This alternating schedule continues and weekends are excluded from the count.  Blue and Gold days are not fixed to MWF or TTh. 

An example is provided:

Mon

1st day of school

Tue

2nd day of school

Wed

…..

Thu

……

Fri

…..

Sat

Sun

Mon

…..

Tue

…..

Wed

…..

 Blue

Gold

Blue

Gold

Blue

No School

No School

Gold

Blue

Gold

 

The Blue/Gold schedule will be posted monthly by Troy Hager on the district website.

An example of a 6th grade Blue & Gold Schedule is provided for a child who opted for the wheel and Mandarin.

 

BLUE

GOLD

Period 1

PE

Martin @ GYM

Science

Frankel @ Room 5B

Period 2

Social Studies

Starnes @ Room 11

Social Studies

Starnes @ Room 11

 

 

 

Period 3

Technology

Hartwig @ Room 18 (T1)

 

 

Mandarin

Shaw-Yu @ Room 24

Public Speaking

Cima @ Band Room (T2)

Art

Monaco @ Art Room (T3)

Period 4

Math

Moodie @ Room 3

Math

Moodie @ Room 3

Period 5

English

McGee @ Room 16

English

McGee @ Room 16

 

Q:        I didn’t order a 6th Grade toolkit for my child. Can I still order one or do I need to get supplies?

A:         Yes, you can still purchase a toolkit. Go to Crocker.corecommerce.com to order a kit. The kits are $62. If you do not want to purchase a toolkit, we recommend that you wait until your child has completed one blue and one gold day before purchasing supplies because each teacher will publish their own list of supplies. Just have your child come with a backpack, notebook with pockets and a pencil for the first two days of school.

Q:        Is there a lunch program at Crocker?

A:         Yes, there is a lunch program provided by Choice Lunch beginning on August 25. We need volunteers. Please sign up via Volunteer Spot by clicking on this link http://vols.pt/egurVs

Q:        Do I need to order a PE uniform for my child and when will he or she receive it?

A:         PE uniforms are distributed by the PE department the first week of school. Your student will receive more information on how to order a uniform the first week of school.

Q:        What are the dates for upcoming important events?

A:         What To Expect Night 

Crocker Parent Group Meetings; 8:45am at the Crocker Library. Please attend. A lot of questions will be answered here.

6th Grade Outdoor Ed Meeting 

6th Grade Ice Skating Party is Friday, October 20. More information will follow.

Q:        How do I volunteer as a parent?

A:         There is a link to the Crocker Volunteer Sign-Up sheet on the Crocker website. Here is the link: http://crocker.hcsd.info/volunteer-opportunities

Q:        I’ve heard about class competitions. What are the class competitions, how do classes earn points, and what are they competing for?

A:         Each year there is a healthy competition between 6th, 7th, and 8th grades for the highly coveted trip to Raging Waters. Each class can earn Class Competition points on spirit days (dress up days), through Crocker Intramural's, Canned Food Drive, and other specified competition days.

Q:        How will we keep informed throughout the year?  
A:         Read the Crocker Parent Viking which can be found under Communication on the HCSD website http://www.hcsd.k12.ca.us! Please note your Grade Lead Room Parents. They are here to help you navigate 3 years of middle school life. You may always contact them or our Crocker Parent Group President  with your concerns and issues. Room Parents are assigned for each class and will keep you informed throughout the year. Please let us know if you have any questions. Welcome to Crocker and have a great year!

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