• Chaperone Meeting Information


    This is a Rain or Shine Trip

    Be at Reynolds by 8:40 am - Sign into the Main Office /  Park along Estates BLVD

    • Bring A bagged lunch for yourself - no glass products
    • When you come Sign into the Main Office and it will say what classroom to go to for your bus.
    • We will load buses at 8:50 to leave promptly at 9:00 am


    • We will be at the Zoo from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Walk students to all the exhibits you can get to
    • Stop to have lunch at one of the identified picnic areas at a time of your choosing
    • Go back to the entrance at 12:45 to get on your bus. 
    • You are taking the same bus number home you took there


    • Arrive at school by 2:00 pm
    • You may sign out at the Main Office
    • If not signed out, students will go home as usual 
  • Welcome to Mrs. Askwith’s 7th Grade Social Studies Course Syllabus

    What you will be learning about in Social Studies this year 

    This year you will learn about world geography, focusing on the Eastern Hemisphere, specifically covering the continents of Asia and Africa. We will be exploring the culture, history, religions, and geography of these regions. This will be done through a variety of techniques including varying grouping strategies and engaging activities. We will apply different technologies and online resources to further our understanding of the world. This class is very interactive and involves “hands-on” engagement in the content.

    Semester Based Social Studies / Science

    Social Studies and Science split the year into semesters that include 2 full consecutive marking periods. The class will be every day for 80 minutes. These blocks will cover a full year’s content in a semester rather than a full school year. Students will switch at the end of the semester and start Science in the second half of the year.  

    The supplies you will need for this class

      1. The HTSD laptop * Everyday
      2. Earbuds


    Powerschool is the best way to keep track of assignments and due dates. Students will receive study guides and other helpful information about upcoming tests and projects in class to prepare them. Both Students and Parents should have access to Powerschool.


    How to contact the teacher

    E-mail: aaskwith@hamilton.k12.nj.us

    Website:  www.htsdnj.org , Select Our Teachers and then select the teacher’s name.


    Grade Breakdown

    50 %:  Summative: Large projects and tests, at least 3 in a marking period 

    40 %:  Formative: Small projects and quizzes, at least 5 in a marking period  

    10 %:  Individual Practice: Classwork at least 10 in a marking period


    Attention Parents/Guardians:

    1. Please visit your child’s Powerschool Portal to view ALL upcoming due dates for assessments, projects, and homework.

    1. Students will be given 1 WEEK to complete and submit a formative or summative assignment. Teachers will use their discretion about dropping points for late assignments.  If not handed in for partial credit after one week, the assignment will receive a Zero.

    1. Assignments that are not submitted on time will have a “0” placeholder UNTIL the assignment is completed and submitted.  Once a grade is placed, the Zero is removed.  

    There are so many great, new things to learn this year! I cannot wait to get started!