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Mrs. Bernabei

About Me

I work with the 6th grade House 1 Team, giving support and assistance in providing interventions to students who need it. My classroom is a place for you to learn, try new things, meet friends, and have fun! Every day is an adventure in learning and growing! 

Hope College - B.S.
DePaul University- M.Ed. 
17 years teaching experience 
I have a master's degree in Elementary and Special Education from DePaul University. I grew up in Southern Illinois, but made Ottawa my home when I married my husband, Mark. Together we have two children, Lilliana, 16 years old, and Mario, 11 years old. I can't wait to spend the next year learning and growing with you!  

Classroom Expectations:
1. Have all materials
2. Follow directions
3. Be respectful to everyone
4. Be a good listener
5. Be an active learner
6. Do your homework 
Contact Information
Phone: 815-433-3761  or 
Please email me at [email protected] 


Ms. Scutt Homeroom Assignments
Mrs. Hackler Homeroom Assignments

Central Vacation Policy:

“Work can be prepared ahead of time for travel/vacations up to a maximum of 5 school days.  Travel/vacations that extend beyond 5 school days, will require the students to receive makeup work upon their return.  Any work prepared ahead of time is due the day the student returns.  Students will not be penalized for absences, but will be required to make up all assigned work deemed necessary and appropriate.  This includes specialist teachers.”

  • End of trimester dates

    • End of 1st trimester - Friday, November 11th

    • End of 2nd trimester - Friday, February 24th

    • End of 3rd trimester - Friday, June 9th

Assignment Policy

Central Intermediate has a school wide assignment policy. Classroom tests and assessments will have different guidelines as determined by the teacher. All assignments are expected to be turned in consistently and on time. All classroom assignments will fit into the following criteria:

Assignment Corrections
  • All assignments can be corrected up to 100%. Students will not be able to correct assessments/tests or projects.

  • It is at the teacher’s discretion for how long students will have to make corrections on a particular assignment. This may vary based on the type of assignment and work required.

  • Students may be requested to complete a variation of the assignment, so that it is an accurate depiction of the student’s understanding.

Incomplete Assignments
  • If an assignment is not turned in 100% completed to the teacher’s expectations, it will be returned to the student and called “incomplete.”

  • A student will receive a one-time 10% deduction from the assignment grade for the assignment not being 100% complete when it was due.

Missing Assignments
  • An assignment that is not turned in on the date it is due will be considered “missing”.

  • If an assignment is “missing”, students must turn it in by the third day or it may result in a zero. The only exception to this rule is for students that have an excused absence.

  • A student will receive a one-time 10% deduction from the assignment grade.

  • Students may not be allowed to correct “missing” assignments.

P.A.S.S. (Providing Academic Support Systems)
  • Tiered intervention/support system to help with assignment completion

  • All incomplete/missing assignments will be logged on the P.A.S.S. sheet, which each homeroom teacher will track.

  • Non-academic assignments/forms/parent signatures will not count as incomplete or missing assignments.

  • An incomplete/missing log sheet will be attached in each student’s planner. Parents, students, and teachers will be required to sign when an assignment is logged.

  • There is a reflection form that will be completed at each step.

P.A.S.S. Steps
  • Step 1: Student reflection after four incomplete/missing assignments.

  • Step 2: Teacher/student reflection after eight incomplete/missing assignments.

  • Step 3: Parent/teacher/student reflection during meeting after twelve incomplete/missing assignments.
  • Step 4: Teacher/student reflection after thirteen + incomplete/missing assignments.


Planners have been purchased for every student at Central.  They are a great tool to help students with organization.   All students are expected to fill out their assignment planner for each class daily. You can help your child out by checking to see if they have homework listed each day.  The planner is a great resource for communication between home and school. If a student loses their planner it is up to the family to replace the planner. Student planners can be replaced for a fee of $3.00.


Grades & Calendar

Letter grades are assigned according to the following:

A = 90-100 B = 80-89 C = 70-79 D = 60-69 F = 0-59

Parents can view grades earned by their child by accessing the Teacher Ease parent portal. 

Questions regarding how to access the parent portal should be directed to the school office. Parents will need to provide a valid email address in order to access the parent portal. If you have questions regarding grades, please contact me directly.