Mrs. Olivares

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Mrs. Olivares

Hello, my name is Kristen Olivares. I am excited to be your child's Pre-AP Pre-Algebra teacher. 
 
I graduated from University of Houston Clear Lake with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. 
This is my 8th year in education, and 7 of those years have been spent teaching math right here at Crosby Middle School.
I love this town.
 
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Joseph, and we have two children of our own, twins, named Evan and Ethan.

Schedule

  • Monday, Tuesday, & Friday
    1st Period: 7:15 - 8:10
    2nd Period: 8:14 - 9:05
    3rd Period: 9:09 - 10:00 (Conference)
    4th Period: 10:04 - 10:55
    5th Period: 10:59 - 12:59
    Lunch: 
    Advisory: 
    6th Period: 1:03 - 1:54
    7th Period: 1:58 - 2:45
     
     
    Wednesday (Late Arrival)
    2nd Period: 9:00 - 10:46
    4th Period: 10:50 - 1:02
    Lunch: 
    Advisory:
    6th Period: 1:06 - 2:45
     
     
    Thursday
    1st Period: 7:15 - 9:00
    3rd Period: 9:04 - 10:46 (Conference)
    5th Period: 10:50 - 1:02
    Lunch: 
    Advisory: 
    7th Period: 1:06 - 2:45

Supply List

    • Active, metal tip, stylus

      • can be found on Amazon

    • School issued iPad

    • Charger

      • my recommendation is to put the school issued charger up and purchase a cheap charger for daily use.

    • Headphones/earbuds 

About Pre-Algebra

  • The Crosby Independent School District offered Pre-Advanced math courses to all interested students for 2019-2020.  Many of our students find pre-advanced math classes more demanding than regular math classes.  Students are expected to devote more time and energy to these classes than they would to the standard curriculum.

    HOMEWORK

    Students are expected to spend approximately 15-30 minutes on homework each night.  Homework and projects may be given on weekends and holidays. Majority of homework assignments will be assigned via Schoology on the iPad.

    LATE WORK

    Any assignment turned in late will not receive full credit. No late work will be accepted after three (3) class days.

    • One (1) day late – minus 10 points
    • Two (2) days late – minus 20 points
    • Three (3) days late – minus 30 points

     ABSENTEE WORK

    Students will be given 3 school days from the time s/he returns to school to make up the work for any assignment given on the day of absence.  If a student is absent due to a school absence, the student will be responsible for obtaining the work s/he will miss and bring it prepared upon his/her return to class.  Major tests are announced in advance.  Therefore, if a student is absent the day of a test, the test should be made up by the first tutoring day after the students has returned to school.

    GRADING

    Daily/homework will count 40%, quizzes will count 10% and tests will count 50% of the students’ average.

    iPads

    Students are required to bring their school issued iPad, FULLY CHARGED, daily. This is a 100% digital course so it is imperative that the device is present. With that being said, majority of the assignments require internet access. If you do not have internet access at home, it is your responsibility to work all assignments in OneNote and submit when back on campus the next morning.

    Cell Phones

    Cell Phones are not allowed to be used in the classroom unless listening to music has been rewarded. If cell phones are out or being used without permission, it will be taken up and held until the end of the class. If the cell phone becomes an issue, it will be taken up and turned into the assistant principal, and parent meeting will be scheduled to retrieve the cell phone.

    DISCIPLINE

    Discipline will be tracked using a Discipline Log this year. After each behavior violation, the student will have to sign/initial. The levels are as follows:

    • Verbal Warning.
    • Student Teacher Conference.
    • Teacher D-Hall with Parent Contact.
    • Office Referral.

    Tutorials

    Math tutorials are Monday after school from 3:00-4:00. 

    SUPPLIES

    The following supply list is listed on the CMS Webpage. Please do not write on any supplies.

    • Active, metal tip stylus
      • can be found on amazon
    • School issued iPad
    • Charger 
      • my recommendation is to put the school charger up and purchase a cheap charger for daily use.
    • Headphones/earbuds.

    TEACHER INFORMATION

    The best way to reach me is by email. My email address is kolivares@crosbyisd.org

    You can also call the school at (281) 328-9264 and I will return the call, but please expect a delay. I will get back to you as soon as possible. My conference period is 3rd period.