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    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    We are excited to begin a new year of learning with your student! It is our goal to assist your student in becoming responsible with their assignments. To help develop a sense of responsibility and accomplishment, your student will maintain an agenda daily with documentation of work assigned. The agenda will come home daily to be reviewed and initialed/signed by a parent or guardian. The following learning expectations, consequences and grading policy will be utilized for 5th grade students.

    Learning Expectations:

    Be Prompt, Prepared, Productive, Polite, Positive- these are shown in the following ways:

    1.     Enter the building /classroom quietly and begin completing agenda.

    2.    Listen carefully and follow teacher’s directions.

    3.    Be in assigned seat ready to work when class begins, with needed supplies and assignments.

    4.    Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.

    5.    Talk with respect and kindness to all students, faculty, staff and visitors.

    Learning Consequences:

    1st incident: Student will be given a warning and a mark in the discipline book.

    2nd incident within the same day: Student will sit out at recess and receive a mark in the discipline book. Other consequences may be imposed as necessary.

    ***All 5th grade students will receive a weekly log of their discipline page. This must be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to school the next day.

     

    Grading Policy:

    1. We expect all assignments to be turned in on the due date.

      

    2. Students will be written in the discipline book if they do not have the assignments at the time they are collected. 

     

    3. Students will not be allowed to return to the homeroom to retrieve an assignment, or call for someone to bring an assignment. The assignment will be considered late.

     

    4. Any late assignments will be deducted by 20 points for the first 2 days after it was due. Example: If an assignment is due Tuesday-the work must be in by Thursday for 20 points off.

     

    5. Assignments late by more than 2 days will be 50 percent off. Assignments over 1 week overdue will receive a 0.

    Example: If an assignment is due on Tuesday, the following Monday is the last day it can be turned in for a grade.  

    6. Students who receive a 69% or below on an assignment may make corrections. The old grade and corrected grade will be averaged together. The highest grade that a corrected paper can earn is a 70%.

    *Redo papers will go home in Thursday folders; it is the student’s responsibility to make any corrections and get them in by the following Monday. Redo papers are at the discretion of the individual teacher. If a teacher has a different policy than the one listed above he/she will make their policy known to you at the beginning of the year.

     

    7. If a student is absent we will follow district policy. The student has one day per absence to make up the work. After the given time, the assignment is considered late.

    When students are absent, an assignment sheet will be filled out for them. It is your child's responsibility to turn in their make-up work on time. We will not ask for it. They must also record assignments in their agendas.

     

    Encouragement:

     

    Positive incentives will be offered throughout the year in order to encourage all students and acknowledge the students who consistently follow procedures and meet expectations!  

     

     

    Looking forward to a great year!

     

    Mrs. Johnson

    Mrs. Lucas 

    Mrs. Tinsley