Assignments, Grades, and Progress Reports
Progress reports will be issued bi-quarterly and report cards will be issued each quarter.
Grades will be recorded weekly. Students will be expected to complete assigned work to receive grades. Incomplete work will be graded as incorrect.
I explain to students grades are a way in which I can identify areas of mastery or need for intervention. Also, I advise students, their work does not have to be perfect, but I do expect their very best effort. It is very important for students to complete their own work.
I express to students there is a difference in "sharing" and "copying." "Sharing" means working with others, listening, stating, and writing ideas. "Copying" is looking at someone's work without their permission and writing that person's answers. Students are advised "copying" is equated with "stealing." Copying others' work will result in a "0" for a grade, even though the assignment is expected to be completed.
Late work is not accepted with the exception of absence from school. Students are allowed three days (from the day student returns to school) to complete and return missed assignments. Absent work must be turned in before grading period ends if the three day (make up work) time frame extends into the next grading period. Assignments not turned in on or before the due date are considered "late" and credit will not be given. If your child is absent and you would like to pick up your child's assignments, please contact the office the morning of the absence. Some classwork must be completed at school. Your child will be allowed to make up classwork missed due to absence upon his/her return to school.
A daily folder is to be brought to class to transport assignments. Students are also expected to keep a folder at home containing handouts and returned assignments for study purposes. Backpacks are a must for transporting folders, assignments, and Wednesday envelopes.
Please review graded papers brought home by your child to monitor academic progress.