By working together, we can create a successful learning environment for students at school and at home. Here are some highlights of what's happening in our classroom.
All students are expected to read at least half an hour each night for homework. Reading has proven to be essential when it comes to improving skills in critical thinking, analyzing, decision making, and writing. Therefore, I have put such a high priority on students reading within and outside of the class to build these critical skills. Homework reading can either consist of their Independent Reading books, or any other book of choice. Each Wednesday, my classroom will be designed around Independent Reading which will allow students to read, and then answer higher level thinking questions based on what they read.
We use a 100%-50% scale rather than the traditional 100%-0% scale. This means that if your child does poorly on an assignment or does not turn it in at all, 50% of the score will show on Family Access, not a zero. The “Missing Assignment” box will be checked so that you will know if the assignment was not completed. Late work will not be accepted after two weeks from the due date unless a student is absent. If a student is absent they will have additional days to complete work that is missing. Any major assignment that is not “C” quality or better should be re-done in order to improve the quality of the work and increase student learning. Re-doing work is the student’s responsibility.
A 100-90 B 89-80 C 79-70 D 69-60 F 59-50Report Cards - Family Access
Secondary school report cards are available at the end of each grading period and students are assessed in accordance with Oak Harbor Public Schools board policy. Parents can keep tabs on their children's progress and their problems by checking online in Family Access, a secure system that also allows you to check attendance and more. Account information is provided to each family by the school office at the start of the school year. Talk to the school office about Family Access or learn more here.
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