Absences Students must be in attendance for at least 90 percent of the days school is in session in order to receive credit for the school year. If students do not meet this requirement, only an official attendance committee can consider grade level advancement or credit reinstatement (EI Legal).
Judson ISD provides parents with a means of staying up-to-date on their child’s progress, the JISD Parent Center. Parent Center is a secure website that gives parents the opportunity to check grades, view/download Progress Reports and Report Cards, monitor attendance, review discipline information, e-mail teachers, check meal balances and charges, and view library records. Since teachers are required to update student grades weekly, parents always have an updated picture of their child’s academic progress.
Grades 2 – 5 Homework Expectations
Homework expectations for grade 2–5 students are: • Assignments with grades reported as class work grades are to be completed in the classroom. • Work assigned to be completed at home must be evaluated as homework. • Homework should be a review or reinforcement of skills already covered in the classroom and should not be new information for the student. • Homework should not exceed 45 minutes nightly, including reading and math facts. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments. Students in grades 2-5 are expected to read, or be read to, for at least 20 minutes each school night. Students should also practice math facts weekly. If a student has two or more teachers, the teachers are expected to coordinate homework to adhere to the maximum time frame.
Grading categories and weights are to be as follows:
Grading exceptions are to be made for the first week of school, district-wide assessments, and state testing weeks. All assignments must be weighted on a 100 point scale. Furthermore, all Grading Categories must be included in the average of final nine-week grade. Project grades may also be included.
Teachers are expected to record a minimum of two grades from either category below per week for in each content area. • Tests/Major Projects/Quizzes 40% Minimum of 2 per nine weeks* • Daily Assignments: 60% Minimum of 1 per week in each content area *The first test must be entered in the electronic grade book no later than the end of the 4th week of the nine week grading period. Spelling Spelling grades will be entered under the reading or writing content area.