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.
HomeworkYou can expect your child to have homework nightly. Reading is very important, and students will document at least 30 minutes daily. A daily math assignment may be sent home to reinforce class concepts and students are strongly encouraged to practice multiplication and division flash cards. They will also be responsible for learning their spelling words, vocabulary, and literary concepts. I review daily homework, but often don't grade it. I do record an effort grade which reflects your child’s willingness to turn homework in completed and on time.
GradesIt is the responsibility of each student to work towards improvement of his or her grade. Students will receive letter grades in the subject area this year and also an outstanding (O); satisfactory (S); what is? (P); or needs improvement (N) in skill areas of each subject. Here is the scoring reference:
A 100-90 B 89-80 C 79-70 D 69-60 F 59-50If your student has not met a score of 70% or better on a graded assignment, it should be redone. I give students several chances on most assignments to reach a score of 70% with your help at home. If a student scores a 70% on an assessment test, and would like to raise their overall grade they may redo the assignment once. The highest score a student may receive on any redone assignment is a 90%.Editor's Note: Customize grading text as needed for grade levels. At secondary, the departmental grading policies should be uniform and available.
Report Cards-Family AccessElementary/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 your school office about Family Access or learn more here.
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