Rules & Policies

Posted on July 18, 2015

Classroom Rules:

  • Always arrive on time.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Pay attention, and raise your hand to speak.
  • Always come prepared.
  • Complete your work on time.
  • Give all work your best effort.

Homework:

Homework will be assigned nightly.  The following table lists homework as it will commonly be assigned.  Check your child’s planner daily for the most accurate list of assignments from all classes.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Reading
  • 4th – Read for 10 minutes
  • 5th – Read for 15 minutes
  • 6th – Read for 20 minutes
None
Spelling 5X Each Spelling Sentences ABC Order Staircase Spelling None
Language Arts None

Grading:

  • Teacher-Graded: The assignment will be turned into the teacher who will grade it for accuracy (and if writing, on the particular skill studied).  The grade on the assignment will be entered into PowerSchool and will be averaged toward the students’ quarter grade.
  • Class Corrected, Teacher Graded: We will go over the assignments and students will correct their own assignments in pen or colored pencil.  This provides an opportunity for students to learn from their mistakes.  The teacher will then go over all work and assign a grade, before entering it in PowerSchool.
  • Class Corrected, Not Graded: we will go over the assignments and students will have the opportunity to correct their work.  These assignments will serve as practice, and a participation/effort grade may be taken at the discretion of the teacher..

Grading Scales:

  • A: 90-100
  • B: 80-89
  • C: 70-79
  • D: 65-69
  • F: 0-64

School Homework Policy:

The major purpose of homework are to reinforce the classroom curriculum, to enrich and extend the school experience, to offer an opportunity for creativity, and to develop responsibility. Homework is assigned according to the students’ needs in skills previously presented, to reinforce and provide practice.

  1. Homework assigned by the classroom teacher is expected to be finished and returned the following school day.
  2. Students not finished will have the option of working from school dismissal until 4:00 pm with classroom teacher assigning homework. Parents will be responsible for transportation.
  3. If students choose not to stay and finish, this choice will be documented with the classroom teacher.  
  4. When students have excused absences (doctor’s appointments or illness) from school, they have as many days to make up their work, as they were absent.  
  5. Please remember the only excused absences are doctor appointments and dental appointments, all others are unexcused and homework will be subject to partial credit or no credit.
  6. Due to the fact that education is based on a progression of skills learned and that one skill must be learned in order to be able to complete the next task, all work is expected to be completed, even if only partial credit is given.  
  7. When homework is collected early due to anticipation of being gone, it is expected to be completed and returned promptly.  
  8. We encourage you to help your child with their homework and to check it over, but please remember the work must be completed in your child’s own handwriting.
  9. If a child or parent/guardian knows that their child is going to be absent from school the student or parent/guardian is expected to contact the classroom teacher and check on assignments BEFORE leaving.
  10. If you know the child will be absent in advance, contact the child’s teacher for the assignments prior to the day.  Should the homework come back to school incomplete, the student is expected to stay after school to complete the assignments
  11. If the teacher chooses not to send the work home prior to the student being gone, then the work is expected to be completed the following day.
  12. If the student was sick in the morning and unable to receive his/her homework, then the child will have one day for each day missed to complete the work and submit it to the classroom teacher.
  13. Homework from unexcused absences is due as soon as possible, but no later than two days after being gone.  The student may receive partial or no credit for this homework.
Homework Progressive Description Actions
Homework Assigned Due next day at the beginning of class Full Credit
Not completed Call/text/email to Parents/Guardians

After school until 4:00

Day 2 not complete 20% Depreciation
Day 3 not complete Zero, unable to make-up
Excused Absence Homework Assigned Due upon returning to school Full Credit
1 day after returning to school Call/text/email to Parents/Guardians

After school until 3:45

2nd day after returning to school 20% Depreciation
3rd day after returning to school Zero, unable to make-up
Unexcused Absences

Homework Assigned

Due upon returning to school Full Credit
1st day after returning to school Call/text/email to Parents/Guardians

After school until 3:45

2nd day after returning to school

 

Homework assignments will be written down by the teacher and students will need to copy homework to students planners. The time parameters below are average times. All children do not work at the same pace.

Grade Average Homework Times Reading Times
Kindergarten Based on students needs +10 minutes of reading
1st Grade 10 minutes per night +10 minutes of reading
2nd Grade 20 minutes per night +10 minutes of reading
3rd Grade 30 minutes per night +10 minutes of reading
4th Grade 40 minutes per night +10 minutes of reading
5th Grade 50 minutes per night +10 minutes of reading
6th Grade 60 minutes per night +10 minutes of reading