Welcome to 8th Grade Civics!


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Hello there! My name is Ms. Ruhlen and I am from Burke, Virginia. This is my first year teaching at Porter -- I taught 7th grade history last year in Richmond!
I am always available to answer any questions, comments, or concerns you have at ruhlenac@pwcs.edu. Please don't hesitate to reach out!


Hello Parents and Students, 

Report cards will be coming home soon via Parent/StudentVUE for you to print and look at. I wanted to be very clear about the Work Habits and Conduct grades coming home to you. First of all, everyone earned at least a 'S' for conduct as you all have been excellent during the zoom sessions. However work habits is where your scores will differ, please use the following scale to consult for your work habits grade. If you are questioning why you received that grade, please check the informative/formative assignments in the grade book.

 O/S/U Report Card Marks – For report cards work habits/effort will be noted as usual. For Social Studies, the mark will be determined as follows:

  • O= No missing informative and/or formative assignments
  • S = No more than 2 missing informative and/or formative assignments; multiple late assignments
  • U = 3 or more missing informative and/or formative assignments; or more late or incomplete assignments. 

Thanks,

Ms. Ruhlen

Zoom Links

Tue SEP 8th @ 9:30 am: 
Periods 1 & 3 Core Extension (7th Grade) with Ms. Ruhlen 

Zoom Link

OR:
https://pwcs-zm-edu.zoom.us/j/93229472089?pwd=Q0xmUC9GSi81a29qM1NzSFZrT2hOQT09
 
Meeting ID: 932 2947 2089


Wed SEP 9th @ 9:30 am: 
Periods 2,4, & 6 Civics and Economics with Ms. Ruhlen 

Zoom Link

OR:
https://pwcs-zm-edu.zoom.us/j/96949475632?pwd=T05nazBOYUh3ZEsxdkVhQ2lGTjNtUT09
Meeting ID: 969 4947 5632




Accessing Canvas & Office365 

Video Walk-through's

Announcements

The PTO is Offering a Social Hour for 8th Grade!

Register here: 
https://forms.gle/21rbfR856LA7dcxc7

Here is the link to our Back to School Night Presentation in case you missed it!


2020-2021 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 fall for updates concerning your child's education. We look forward to working with you in whatever capacity possible as we stay safe this school year.

Return to Learn Plan and FAQs

The main way that we will be communicating instruction will be through the use of Zoom and Canvas. Canvas is a Learning Management System that allows teachers to virtually deliver content to students. Please explore the resources above to help you better understand Canvas.


Preferred Student Name in Zoom & Canvas:

For security, all PWCS Zoom and Canvas student accounts are locked from allowing students to change their name. However, if a student has a preferred first name, parents/guardians can update it at any time to the “Preferred Name” in ParentVUE via either the app or web browser. Select the student, then “Student Info,” then “Edit Info,” the parent/guardian can then enter the preferred first name in this field, then press "save changes."


Contact Information


Email: 
RuhlenAC@pwcs.edu

Office Hours: 
Monday 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm 
Thursday 3:30 pm -4:15 pm


 Virtual Schedule 

(Social Studies held on EVEN days)


     9:25 - 10:45 Period 2
      10:55 - 12:15  Period 4
 12:25-1:05   Encore 
1:15 - 2:10   LUNCH
   2:15 - 3:35    Period 6
   3:40 Dismissal


Grading Scale


A = 90-100 4.0
B+ = 87-89 3.4
B = 80-86 3.0
C+ = 77-79 2.4
C = 70-76 2.0
D+ = 67-69 1.4
D = 60-66 1.0
F = 0-59 0.0

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