7th Grade

Hi 7th grade families –

As this school year comes to an end, the math department wanted to get a sense of how many students are interested in Algebra for the 2020-2021 school year. I have created a google form to get a sense of numbers before we share a testing date and time later this week. Please fill out this form if you are interested or would like more information. Mr. Mayer, Ms McGeehan and myself are trying to get a sense of numbers for the class.

If you have any questions please email Ms. Thacher, the math department head, at susan.thacher@ousd.org.

School Closure Distance Learning Plan

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7th Grade Distance Learning Plan Overview – Download Packet

2019-20 School Year Introduction

We, the 7th grade teaching team, are eager to work with you during this important school year. Our goal for this year is to not only guide students as they achieve mastery of the 7th grade California Common Core Standards, but to also prepare students for the demands and rigor of high school and college. In order to do this, we have set high expectations and challenging academic requirements to guide students as they become interdisciplinary critical thinkers, and thoughtful readers.

An education is more than just what happens in the classroom. It is also about the coordinated support between the parents/guardians and teacher. As teachers, it is our goal to be available and to work with students and parents/guardians as a team for the success of all. You’ll hear from us throughout the school year; expect positive shout outs and important updates regarding grades.

We’re excited and privileged to be your child’s teachers, and are looking forward to meeting you!












  • Ari Brown
  • Music Room
  • ariel.brown1@ousd.org
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  • My name is Ari Brown and I am thrilled to be entering my 4th year as music teacher at Claremont. This year I will be teaching band to every 6th grader, band to 7/8th graders, and a before school jazz band open to all grades. All of my classes are performance based learning opportunities in which students get hands-on experience preparing and performing challenging music literature. I place high value on student creativity and challenge musicians to express themselves from even the beginning stages of musicianship. Students will find success by entering each day with an open mind, a respect for the feelings of peers when they take risks, and a willingness to try new things. While some families provide their students with instruments and the related supplies, no child who wishes to make music will be turned away.
    Please feel free to reach out to me if I can be of any assistance via email at ariel.brown1@ousd.org

The Claremont P.E. team would also like to welcome students. Our goal is to provide a safe, healthy and fun environment for students to develop lifelong fitness and wellness habits. In order to be successful, learners will have to be dressed and participate daily. We will share more information around expectations in our syllabus and at Back to School Night.
Sincerely, Claremont Physical Education Department
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Extra HELP for ALL 7th graders is available

7th grade students can do HW in any subject, and check grades for their classes most afternoon except Wednesday. Students who are in BACR After School Program will need to first check in before attending teacher’s office hours.

  • Monday –  Mr. Kaferle room #16A (3:30-4:30 and by appointment)
  • Tuesday: Ms. Carriere (3:30- 4:15 and by appointment)
  • Thursday – Ms. Mcgeehan & Ms. Thacher #17 (3:30-4:30 and by appointment)
  • Friday – Ms. Lehman’s room #26 (3:30 – 4:30 and by appointment)


  1. Follow instructions the first time
  2. Arrive on time & prepared with supplies
  3. Keep your hands, feet & objects to yourself
  4. Use positive & constructive language
  5. Food, gum, headgear & electronics should be put away at all times


  1. Reminder / Redirection
  2. One on One Check-in and or parent contact
  3. Conference with Dean / Detention and or Referral with parent contact

Teachers have the options to skip any steps


  • All students are to be in their assigned seats when the bell rings
  • If a student is tardy between 1st and 7th period students will attend Tardy detention on Tuesday and/or Friday after school with the grade level dean.

School Supplies CMS will provide

  • Planner (please look here for homework assignment/due dates)
  • Open Up Resources Math Workbooks

If your family would like any support with school supplies please contact the office.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES students will need to buy/bring:

  • Pencil Bag
  • 10 pencils (mechanical or wood are okay)
  • Erasers
  • 3 Pens
  • 1 handheld pencil sharpener (that holds shavings)
  • 3 Highlighters (any color is fine)
  • Color pencils (set of 10-12 colors)
  • 2 Jumbo Glue Sticks
  • 1  1 Inch Three-Ring Binder
  • 1 Pocket Folder
  • Post-It-Notes
  • 2 Graph Composition Books
  • 2 Composition Books
  • An Independent Reading Book

Tech Exchange provides low cost, sometimes free, computers to Alameda county students. This organization also partners with Charter to offer very low cost internet. If you do not have a computer at home, please find a time to see/email Mr. Leal for details or visit https://www.techexchange.org. Additionally, if you know other families in Oakland who might benefit from Tech Exchange, please pass on the website and Mr. Leal contact information.

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