Homework is due the day after it is assigned at the beginning of class. All assignments should be turned in to the appropriate subject basket in each class.
Work turned in the first day after the due date will receive a 10 point deduction off the earned grade. Any assignment not turned in 2 days after the original due date will be recorded as a zero.
If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to acquire the assignments that he/she has missed. It is the student's responsibility to check individual teacher websites for assignments and follow through with completing assignments. It is not the teacher's responsibility to remind students to pick up absent work.
If a student is absent, he/she will have one day for each day he/she was absent to turn in work. Please write "absent" on the top of all assignments so the teacher knows not to deduct late points. Because of schedule changes, classroom assignments will not be given in advance. This will prevent the student from completing assignments that have been cancelled or changed during the absence.
All students in sixth grade will use an agenda notebook. This is to assist students in organizing their daily work and long term assignments. An assignment should be recorded for each subject. Students must write HW if that assignment is homework. It is the student's responsibility to get homework into backpacks and home. Agendas will be checked daily, but a parent signature will not be required daily. Parents are also encouraged to use the daily agendas to communicate with teachers and child.
Students will grade their own papers regularly to ensure understanding of a given skill immediately. The honor code will be in place. However, inconsistencies in self-grading will result in a zero.
Students who participate in the Jr. Patrol program will miss some class time in the morning and afternoon (sometimes both). Please be aware that no extra class time is provided to work on assignments. It is an honor to be selected for the Jr. Patrol program, but it may result in increased homework.
ENTERING THE CLASSROOM
Come quietly in the room and sharpen 2 pencils. Be in your seat and begin working on your assigned morning work by 9:15 a.m. You will be tardy if you are not in your seat at that time. Please do not enter the classroom if the teacher is not in the room. If the teacher is talking to another adult in the room, do not enter and stand quietly in the hall.
END OF THE DAY
Students are dismissed at various times at the end of the day. Jr. Patrol students are released at 3:40p.m. All walkers/car riders are released from the classroom at 3:46p.m. and need to go directly to the front of the school for dismissal. Buses arrive at school at different times, and students will remain in their homeroom class until their bus number is called over the intercom. If a student needs to be checked out early, he/she must be checked out through the office. Adult parents/guardians are not to come directly to the classroom.
It is the policy of Moore Public School's Transportation Department that students are not allowed to ride a bus other than the one they are assigned. Walkers/car riders are not allowed to ride a bus with a fellow student. Please write a note, send an email, or call the school office of any change in transportation at the end of the day.
Due to the acoustics of our main hallway, sound travels easily. Therefore, we will respect other classes by not talking in line. When passing other classes in the halls, we will be quiet and courteous.
DIRECT INSTRUCTION PROCEDURE
When the teacher is giving instructions or collecting assignments, no student should be out of his or her seat. If there is a question about the directions or if a pencil needs to be sharpened, please wait until the teacher is finished with the instructions.
THURSDAY FOLDERS, BRONCO CARD, and
Each student will receive all graded papers in a Thursday folder that must be taken home to be signed by a parent/guardian. As well as looking over the graded papers each week, parents are strongly encouraged to check student progress on Infinite Campus.
Progress reports will be sent home the fifth week of each nine weeks. This report should be signed and returned to the homeroom teacher. Failure to return Progress Reports on time will result in loss of recess.
The Bronco Card is a communication tool for parents, students and teachers. The Bronco Card shows the behavior and missing assignments for each day. Every Thursday the Bronco Card and Thursday folder will be sent home and must be signed and returned every Friday. We encourage you to look at the Bronco Card on a daily basis but require a parent signature every Thursday.
Students who receive no marks each week will receive a reward.
Responsible Behavior Award (RBA): Students who go through a nine weeks with 90% or better of the school days with no marks will be invited to attend our RBA Party.
6th CELL PHONE AGREEMENT
We will not be collecting phones and holding on to them for our students.
Please know that this policy is in place in the best interest of your student. We want to provide the most productive environment for your child to learn in and want to limit the amount of distractions.
Students who will be bringing a cell phone to school need to obtain a copy of the attached “Cell Phone Agreement” form and parent and child will both need to sign and return this to their homeroom teacher. We have copies of this agreement so if your child needs one, they may ask us for one and then return it after you all have had time to look it over and sign it. We understand that throughout the year some students may be getting their first cell phone. We trust that when this occurs they will ask us for the agreement to sign and return.
Thank you so much for your support in this matter. Should you have any questions, please let us know so that we can help in any way possible.
All students are expected to be on their best behavior when a substitute is in charge of the class. Teachers have asked that names be left of students who did not show respect or follow rules and directions. Students who choose to misbehave will receive an automatic 2-day recess detention in addition to the consequences for the behavior.
HEADINGS ON PAPERS
Please use the following heading in the upper right-hand corner on all papers to be turned in for each class. Failure to write name on an assignment will result in loss of recess.
Your Name (first name and last name)
Homeroom Teacher Initial/Student Number (B15)
Wolfe=W; Roberts=R: Muzny=M