Freshman Gifted Seminars are held in room 2220 with Mrs. LaPlant.
Identified freshmen have been given a calendar of scheduled meeting dates at the start of each semester.
The most updated version of that schedule is here:
First Semester Freshman Gifted Seminar Schedule
Students are sent a text through Remind
the morning of each scheduled seminar.
Each student must have either the calendar or the remind text in your hand as your pass to attend seminar. It is the student's responsibility to let your regularly scheduled teacher know you will not be in class on that date. Students are responsible for all missed work.
On the day of a scheduled seminar, students will first go to regularly scheduled teachers to check in. Students will then go to the seminar classroom and will remain in that classroom for the duration of the class period.
In the event that a student is not comfortable leaving a particular class to come to seminar, he or she can come to Mrs. LaPlant in advance to request to change to another seminar group for that week. Please do this as early as possible.
If you do not feel comfortable missing your regular classes at all, we will be holding alternative sessions through the flex classes. Flex sessions are only 45 minutes, but students are not required to make up missed work due to the nature of the flex schedule. After all groups have met, students who missed the seminar will be sent a flex pass to attend the makeup session. There will be one flex group scheduled per grade level, but this program will be expanded if there is demand for it.
If you do not wish to participate in gifted services this year and would not like to receive passes for seminars, please see me in 2220 as soon as possible to fill out a not participating form. I would encourage you to leave your options open and attend through the flex program, but if you are sure that you have no interest in attending seminar, you will need to complete the requisite form.
Questions or concerns about the seminar scheduling process or the seminar program can be directed to Mrs. LaPlant. Please feel free to stop by 2220 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.