• South Park High School

    Mr. Berzon

    Student Support Services Syllabus

    Room 306

    School 716.816.4828

    Cell 716.406.7430


    • Student Support Services at South Park High School is designed to develop, strengthen, and improve skills for positive academic performance and achievement.  Through content area course work, pre- and post- teaching, cognitive learning strategies are taught which focus on comprehension and memory skills, organizational and study skills, test taking strategies, and the improvement of writing skills.  Self-advocacy and transitional planning are also part of the instructional program.  Students' progress is monitored and reviewed throughout the year according to their IEPs (Individual Educational Plans).  Student Support Service is not a study hall.


    Student Support Service Goals:

    • To assist the students in becoming as independent and successful as they can be
    • To monitor the students’ progress toward meeting IEP goals and to assist the student in successfully completing all courses of study
    • To maintain communication with the student, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and other staff involved with the education of the student
    • To introduce and develop skills needed for learning


    Student Support Service Components:

    • Planning and Goal Setting
    • Setting Priorities and Time Management
    • Organization
    • Monitoring, Self-Assessment, Advocacy
    • Storing and Remembering Information/Test-Taking
    • Reading and Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science
    • Transitional planning



    Daily lessons will be posted in Schoology, and live video classes will be streamed on Teams.

    1. Follow the link to your TEAMS video conference and wait for class to begin.
    • While you are waiting:
    1. Check Schoology for Objective and Daily Mini Lesson.
    2. Check your homework planner and take out work to do.
    3. If you are not sure what to do, log into Infinite Campus and check your class grades to ensure all homework and/or missing assignments are completed.  Begin your work        immediately. If all work is complete you will receive practice work that addresses your specific target goals. In addition, you will practice reading, writing and math skills.  Students who will be taking N.Y. Regents will take practice tests throughout the year.



    Students are expected to participate in Teams classroom video conferencing.  Students are expected to maintain a "planner", or another organizational method to keep track of assignments, projects, and tests/quizzes. Students will complete assigned work in order to achieve goals on their IEPs and review/complete assignments from their content-area classes. 


    Grading:  All Student Support Service students will be graded on Participation, Productivity, Growth and successful completion of content-area classes.



    In order to be successful:
    1. Utilize time wisely.
    2. Follow expectation and rules.
    3. Attend class daily.

    1. Ask for help!


    Procedures, Rules and Expectations

    Students: Please read and sign the bottom of this paper showing that you are aware of the rules, expectations, and procedures. This will be your first grade in this class. By reading and signing this paper you will receive your first “A” in the class.  These rules and procedures are in addition to those described in the Student Code of Conduct.  Any violation of these rules will result in the disciplinary actions described in the student handbook. 


    1. School rules, policies and expectations are designed to help students learn, be provided with a nonthreatening environment to learn in and to keep all students safe.  It also teaches students how to obey laws in society.


    1. Log into class on time. 

    1. Clothing is not optional.


    1. Electronics:  There are to be no cell phones being used in my classroom unless permission is given. If a student is using a cell phone or other electronic device during my class the device will either be willingly handed over to me, or the student will be referred to Security.   If you must use the phone you may ask to step outside to use the phone in the hallway.  I will permit the use of phones and other devices at certain times.  You must ask permission first.  The use of such devices is a privilege, not a right and if the privilege is abused it will go away.         


    1. Use polite speech and body language. Unkind teasing and impolite behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. 


    1. Do not cheat. Students caught cheating will receive a zero and a phone call home. Both the student who shares his work for an independent assignment AND the person who copies it will suffer the same consequences. I expect you to do your own work and to be sure no one can copy it.


    1. Grades:  Student grades are available for viewing on-line anytime.  You need to be able to access that information regularly.  You will be able to view missing assignments. For your own good and management of your academics YOU need to monitor your grades.


    I have read and understand the above procedures, rules and expectations and understand that I am a critical part in the success of my learning.



    Last Modified on September 6, 2020