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Sergio Vizcarra


Welcome Parents!



Dear Parents and/or Guardians,


            Hello, I want to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year at South Gate Middle School. My name is Sergio Vizcarra and I am your child’s Special Education caseload teacher.  I will be co-teaching in various language arts and mathematics classrooms my schedule may change throughout the school year, and I will inform you of those changes as necessary. 


            The best way to reach me is by e-mail, I check my e-mail daily and can usually get back to you within 24 hours.  My e-mail is you may also leave a message at the Special Education Office at 323-568-4034. 


            Lastly, I want to inform you and your child of my expectations for them this year. I try to get students to be responsible for their education. This is always a work in progress for students. Being prepared for class, having their assignments completed, bringing their school agenda daily and using it appropriately, and following school rules. I will be here to help and guide them on their journey this year.


            I will also be conducting your child’s IEP meeting this year. You will receive meeting notifications as well as an assessment plan as applicable. I will also be sending IEP goal progress monitoring reports during the midterm and final reporting periods of each semester. I look forward to a great year. Together we can make this a successful year.




Mr. Vizcarra


Resource Specialist Teacher


South Gate Middle School





South Gate Middle School

Resource Syllabus


Course: Resource Program                                                                 School Year: 2021/2022

Teacher: S. Vizcarra                                                                               Room: 188

Conference Period: 4                                                                            School Telephone: 323-568-4000


Course Description:  Students enrolled in the Resource Program will participate in a comprehensive language arts and mathematics program designed to raise reading/writing and math achievement.  The co-teaching and assistance is intended to address the literacy needs of students who are reading below grade level by providing individualized instruction through teacher-directed lessons and adaptive curriculum.  The program covers the Common Core Standards in vocabulary development, reading comprehension, writing, and mathematical development across various domains.


Course Objectives:  Students in the resource program will receive instructional content to accelerate their reading achievement and mathematical development.  They will build essential writing proficiency with instruction in both grammar and punctuation.  Students will take ownership and accountability for independent learning in mathematics used to promote critical thinking skills.  The program will help students gain mastery of the language arts skills and mathematics required by the Common Core Standards.  The overall goal is to help students increase their reading and writing comprehension, and mathematical skill level.


Assessment:  A variety of assessments will be used to monitor students' reading, writing, and mathematical achievement, which will be used to diagnose individual needs.  These include Woodcock Johnson and informal tests to tailor individual study plans and to place students within their assigned groups.