Parent-Teacher CommunicationStaying informed of your child's academic progress is very important to your child's success.We have many ways to communicate with you about your child. Below are ways for you to keep up to date on what's going on in 5th grade and to see how your child is doing academically and behaviorally.
* Blazer Binder - The Binder should come home every night. Having consequences for your child when they fail to bring it home is a great way to ensure they are successful. This binder will contain ALL of your child's work from they day. This will give you the opportunity to look at their completed work before it is handed in and to help them with unfinished work.
*Agenda - The agenda is kept in the blazer binder and should go home daily with the students. Students are responsible for writing their assignments in their agenda. Completed assignments should be crossed out with an "X" and unfinished assignments should be circled indicating that the assignment is homework. As a team we do not require the agenda to be signed unless a note was written in by the teacher. However, if the student agenda is signed and brought back the next day a small reward will be given.*Thursday Folders - Thursday Folders will go home every Thursday that we are in school. The Thursday folder will have graded papers, and any notes that need to be sent home. If it's Thursday, you should expect to see the folder. Thursday folders will have your child's weekly AR sheet inside. Please look over this with your child and sign and return it. Thursday folders and AR sheets are due back NO later than the following Wednesday. If either are not returned a discipline mark will be given.*Email - Feel free to email any of the 6th grade teachers about any questions you have. Email is the quickest way for us to get back to you, as we are required to check our email throughout the day. ***Please allow up to 24 hours for return replies.Blake Wood - MathematicsErin Stutzman - Science & Social StudiesKimberly Giles - Reading & Labguage ArtsDrew Pierce - Special Education Resource Teacher*Parent Portal - Bring your drivers license to the office and ask for a parent portal password. Once you have signed up, you can view your child's "in progress" grade as soon as the grade is inputted. This is an excellent tool to keep up with your child's grades. Parent portal is also accessible through the Moore schools App for I-phone and android phones! Click here to go to Parent Portal.*Progress Reports - Progress reports go home half way between each 9 weeks. Grades on a progress report are not final and are a way for you to check to be sure your child is on track. If you see any low grades on your child's progress report, they have the rest of the 9 weeks to bring their low grades up. Once the final report card comes out, the grades are final. Therefore, the progress report is a line of communication for us to let you know if your child needs improvement.*Redo Policy- Every week graded papers are sent home in Thursday folders. Any daily assignment (not a test, quiz, or project) can be redone for a better grade if the original grade was a 70% or below. Students will have until the following Monday to turn in redo assignments unless otherwise stated. Students should redo the assignment on a new sheet of paper and attached the graded assignment to the back. The new grade and the old grade will be averaged together for a new grade.