HELLO! My name is Dr. Dhodi and I will be your Science teacher this school year and I am very proud to share that this will be my 11th consecutive year. "Ab To Porter Apna Ghar Sa Lagta Hai". I have enjoyed myself every minute here because of the wonderful atmosphere created by you, your parents and the school itself to build a loving and caring Porter family that I am so blessed and grateful to be a part of. Not only I am a teacher but a parent as well of a fourth grader Porter patriot, Amyra.
Before joining Porter, I taught Biology and Chemistry at various levels including college for more than 18 years after earning my Ph.D in Entomology. I speak Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu fluently and can underst
and Bangla quite well.

 I love teaching students how to learn and apply Science in their everyday lives, whether it be creating a volcano using kitchen materials, riding a bike, playing a video game, developing an app, observing a bug, watching a meteor shower, going places, climbing a tree or growing  veggies in the backyard. 

I also love to share my treasure of stories of my global experience, my adorable family overseas and especially how people in the other parts of the world lead their lives.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

August 23, 2021:

Holidays in September:

Labor Day Weekend (No School) -9/3

Labor Day (No School) - 9/6

Rosh Hashanah (No School) - 9/7

Yom Kippur (No School) - 9/16

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August 23, 2021:
Hello Students!
Welcome back! We would like to extend a very warm welcome to each one of you. Hope you are also as excited as I am. Here are some helpful tips, if you need them for your smooth start.


ParentVue - Access your student's information and username for using Office 365 and Canvas
-If you are unsure of your password, go to "Password Reset" button on the Porter webpage, then "Forgot Password" and enter your email address and a link will be sent to you
-If you have never used ParentVue, click "More Options" then "Activate Account"

Password Reset - Use this if your child is new to PWCS or forgot their password.  You will need: 
-Your child's username (from ParentVue)
-ID/lunch number (available in ParentVue)
-Birthdate


Using Canvas for Students
Watch this video tutorial
1. Go to the Porter Traditional website
2. Click on "Student Login" in the upper right-hand corner.  This link is on every PWCS webpage.
3. Log on to your child's Canvas account, by typing his/her Office 365 email address username@pwcs-edu.org.   If you do not know your child's Office 365 email address, log in to ParentVue and click on "Student Info".
office 3 65 username
4. Click "Next"
5. Type your child's Office365 password.
office 3 65 password
6. Click "Sign In."  If you child is unsure of their password, or is new to PWCS, go to Password Reset

Using Canvas for Parents
Parents can set up an observer account to monitor their child's learning in Canvas and communicate with their child's teacher. You will need a pairing code for each child and for each observer. Follow these steps to access that pairing code and log into your parent account:
1.  Log into your child's Canvas account using the following steps above.
2.  Click on "Account"

Account
3. Click "Settings"
Settings
4. Click "Pair with Observer"
Pair with observer
5. Now you will see the pairing code for your child.  Write it down and use it within 7 days.
6. You will use this pairing code to create your Canvas parent observer account.  Go to the Canvas login page.
7. Click on "Click Here for an Account" 
parents get account
8. Fill in the information including your pairing code and start participating.
9. If you use the Canvas Parent app on your phone, you will be asked to find your school.  Search for "Prince William County Public Schools - Parents".  You can then click "Create Account."  Then fill in the requested information including your pairing code.
10.  If you have more than one child, log into your parent Canvas account.  Click on "Account" on the left side in your navigation.  Select "Observing".  Click on "+Student" and add pairing codes for your other children using the instructions above.
Plus Student Button

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 Watch this on September 8th: (Courtesy Mr. Fletcher)
                                                           Video Link

QuickLinks:
  ClassDojo: Link
Student Canvas: Link
Parent Canvas: Link
Zoom Sign In: Link
  ParentVue: Link

Contact Info:
 Email: dhodisk@pwcs.edu

Curriculum Documents:
Syllabus : Link  
Year At A Glance (6th):Link
6th grade  Science Curriculum:Link


Canvas Resources:

 What is Canvas and Zoom?
Parent Canvas Orientation

Canvas Student Guide
Student Video Guides

Classroom Announcements:

   

Welcome To 6th Grade

We are so excited to have you in class, below is where we will post information about the Porter 6th Grade Team, as well as, important updates about our upcoming school year. If you have any questions, please use the contact information below to get in touch with us.

Ms. Kimberly Wenzel (Language Arts) - WenzelKA@pwcs.edu
Mr. Adam Fletcher (Social Studies) - FletchAC@pwcs.edu
Dr. Sukhvir Dhodi (Science) - DhodiSK@pwcs.edu
Mrs. Kaye Nelson (Math) - NelsonKA@pwcs.edu

2021-22 School Year 

We know that there are a lot of questions about the upcoming school year and what it will look like. Please refer to the following county resources and check this page throughout the summer for updates concerning your child's education. We look forward to working with you this school year.






6th Gr Science - held on  B Days:

  • 9-10:35 am 1st Period

  • 10:35-10:40 Lockers (Dhodi/Fletcher and Nelson)

  • 10:40- 10:50 am Milers

  • 10:50- 11:20 Lunch

  • 11:20-11:25 Lockers (Wenzel)

  • 11:30-1:00 pm 3rd Period

  • 1:00 pm-1:45 pm Encore (Day 1,2,3)

  • 1:50-3:30 pm 5th Period

  • 3:30-Dismissal to Homeroom.

Upcoming Events