6th Grade

Welcome to sixth grade!

We are a community of scholars who strive for hands-on learning experiences, rich content, and in-depth discussions.  

6th-Grade Plan for Remote Learning
Our three main goals for Remote Learning include: 1. Maintaining a sense of community.  2. Maintaining some structure throughout the school day. 3. Maintaining awareness that Math, English, Science and Social Studies still encompass our world.

8:45 am Every day Log into Google classroom:Attendance for all 6th grade.
Answer prompt and make sure to hit Submit. 9:00 Core 1 Tuesday- Thursday Log into Core 1 google Class and follow instruction from the core 1 teacher. Attend Live class if possible 10:00 Core 2 Tuesday-Friday Log into Core 2 Google Class and follow the instruction fro the Core 2 teacher. Attend the Live class if possible. 11:00 am Core 3 Tuesday-Friday Log into Core 3 Google Class and follow the instruction fro the Core 2 teacher. Attend the Live class if possible 9:00am FRIDAY only Log into Google classroom SEL homeroom teacher. Attend Live classroom if possible.


* all live classroom codes will be posted 5 minutes before class begins. *

Dear 6th Grade Scholars and Parents,

Your 6th grade Teachers and Paras have been thinking about you and hope that you had a restful Spring Break and are doing well. As we begin our remote learning plan, please know that this is a fluid plan that may change as we all get adjusted. We are all learning together! Any changes that may be made will be communicated immediately. In addition, please feel free to reach out to our teachers and paras with any questions or concerns. We are here to help! We can do this TOGETHER!

Our schedule for each week looks like this:

Everyday: Check the Google Classroom: Attendance and answer the prompt to be counted as present for the day. Please answer with a short, constructive response and use correct punctuation. 

Monday - student work-day/non-teacher contact day: 

  • Check each teacher’s Google Classroom page for details on expectations and instructions for assignments
  • Work on assignments in Google Classroom
  • Read 30 minutes

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:

  • Please visit each teacher's web page for office hours and expectations.
  • Students will work on assignments independently in the afternoon.
  • Check each teacher’s Google Classroom page for details on expectations and instructions for assignments
  • Read 30 minutes  


9:00 - 9:50 am Social Emotional Learning with your Homeroom Teacher. Students will check in with their homeroom teacher for Social Emotional Learning via Google Meet (students will receive an invite in their gmail to join their teacher.)

  • Students will work on assignments independently in the afternoon.
  • Check each teacher’s Google Classroom page for details on expectations and instructions for assignments.
  • Read 30 minutes

Additional Activities (students will receive a code to join their teacher - these are optional):
Science Buddies experiments and videos Programming computers is far more fun and creative than you probably ever imagined. These resources start by creating fun cartoons and animations: Code.org Express course (block-based for beginners) Khan Academy computer programming, (text-based for beginners to intermediate) Again, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns along the way. We will continue to work together to get the most out of our remote learning situation. Please visit the Library page at excel-academy.org to check out electronic books and for additional resources. Stay safe and healthy! We’ll see you on-line! Michelle Lynch, Math Teacher, Michelle.Lynch@jeffco.k12.co.us Chris Hares, Social Studies & Science Teacher, Christina.Hale-Hares@jeffco.k12.co.us Barb Ham, English & Language Arts Teacher, Barbara.Ham@jeffco.k12.co.us Shelley Smith, Paraprofessional, Shelley.Smith@jeffco.k12.co.us Alyse Cusick, Paraprofessional, Alyse.Cusick@jeffco.k12.co.us
Jeffco Parents Guide To Google Classroom

  • Please remind students that while using Google Chat, there is the "Google Vault"  and we have an entire record of everything they are saying and doing! They should NOT be inviting anyone else to join. They need to practice good digital citizenship in remote learning times! 
  • Spring Break - Independent Activities To Share With Students & Families: Spring Break is quickly approaching! We recognize that some of the typical choices for entertainment and enrichment throughout the week might not be as readily available during this time of social distancing. However, here are some fun and (yes!) educational options for you and your children to engage in during the next few weeks! Spring break ideas are organized by grade/age levels and include both digital and physical activities. 
  • Students have until 3:20 p.m. to complete the daily attendance form/activity for you class.  If a student is unable to complete the form by that time they should email their teacher.


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Contact Us:  

Michelle Lynch 
6th grade Math 
303-467-2295  Ext. 118

Christine Hares 
6th grade Social Studies/Science 

303-467-2295  Ext. 119

Barb Ham
6th grade Literacy

303-467-2295  Ext. 117


Note: We will respond to emails according to Excel's policy, which is to respond within 24 hours on work days. This means that if I receive an email at 8:00 am on Friday, We may not respond until 8:00 am the following Monday

A Note About Homework

Homework can be accessed through the 6th Grade Homework Calendar. 

According to the Parent/Student Handbook, your child can have around 60 minutes of homework plus reading time. Projects may take longer.
Student completing homework
If you find that your child’s homework is consistently taking over 90 minutes (with their sustained focus), please let us know.

Students and parents should  sign up with Campus to receive notifications for your student's current grades and missing assignments. Campus can send you a notification when assignments are scored (including missing assignments) or grade changes (below a certain %).

If something extraordinary were to occur on a school evening and your child was unable to complete their homework, please send a signed letter with them to school.

Late work will only be accepted until the end of the unit of which it’s from, and may receive no credit depending on how late it is.  Please check middle school late work policy.  

Middle School Success 

The power of "Yet" ......

A time of growth as we move through important  skills together as a team.

Please note, we are working really hard with your scholar. In the sixth grade we go through extensive and involved steps to help scholars  master the skills necessary for middle school.                           

    Pointers for having a good year:

Turn in all work on time 
Bring all of the necessary materials to class
Ask questions 
Use time wisely
Take good notes
Communicate with your teachers
Advocate for yourself