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I try not to give too much work for the students to work on at home as I believe they all need time to do family activities as well as chores or sports. There should never be more than 45 minutes of work on any given night for math. We are going to complete most work in the classroom, but for those that do not finish or decide not to work in class, they will have homework. We will be utilizing a planner that will be in your student’s binder to show any assignments as well as what we are actually working on in class. Please be sure to check your student’s planner and have them explain what we are doing.
Grades will be based on a percentage. This percentage will include completion of individual work, group work, and assessments. The grading scale will be as follows:
Students and parents can check grades at any time on-line through Family Access (contact the Main Office for help accessing Family Access). Please note a star indicates a grade that has not yet been entered; therefore, it does not count against the student’s grade. Progress reports will be available every quarter (9 weeks) through Family Access. If you do not have on-line access, contact the Main Office for a hard copy of the progress report. Report cards (official grades) are produced at the end of each semester (18 weeks), and are available through Family Access. If you do not have on-line access, contact the Main Office for a hard copy of the progress report. A link for Family Access can be found here.
Practice: Practice is essential for mastery of the material in this course and will be counted under the Skills for Success category. Just like sports or band, which requires practice time to be prepared for the game or concert, mathematics requires practice to perform proficiently. Students are expected to complete practice tasks to reinforce skills and concepts learned in class. Students must have completed at least 80% of their practice/homework from a unit before the original test date in order to have the opportunity to redo. Consistent failure to complete practice problems will result in parent contact, meetings or after school study help.
Late Work & Re-Do Policy
The theory behind incorporating a late work and redo policy is for students to meet the required grade level standards. We not only allow, but encourage students to spend time reviewing a particular skill on which they are not proficient. As a department and a school, we wish to ensure that all students complete all work required of them for those standards to be met. Please understand, however, that the following policies are upheld at the discretion of the teacher.
*Late Work: Students have until the day before the end of unit test to show they have completed any missing or incomplete practice problems. Projects not handed in due to an excused absence will be accepted upon return without a penalty.
*Re-Do/Re-Takes: In order to be eligible for a redo, students must have completed at least 80% of their practice/homework from that unit before the original test date. Students must fill out a redo form and complete extra practice before scheduling time for a redo. Students must make the initiative to schedule a re-do/re-takes with the teacher at the teacher’s convenience. A re-do/re-takes must be completed within 2 weeks of the scores being entered in 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.