Welcome back! As we kick off this new school year, I want to share the Judson I.S.D. policies that we will be following this year. I know that with your help we can make this a successful year! 


    JISD Grades 1-5 Grading Scale  


    Grades from 90% to 100% 

    Grades from 80% to 89% 

    Grades from 70% to 79% 

    Grades 69% and below 



    No grade: If a student has not been enrolled in school for a sufficient length of time or due to other extenuating circumstances 


    Homework Policy: 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 and recorded in the homework section of the grade book. 
    • 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 Policy: Grades 1-5 

    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 


    Zero vs. Missing 

    In order to maintain accurate records, teachers will only use a “zero” for assignments which the students turned in and earned the grade of zero. Teachers will use the “missing” classification for assignments not turned in by a student. Both a “zero” and “missing” assignment will average as a zero into the student’s average.


    Late Work 

    Late work is defined as any assignment that is not submitted on its due date, with the exception of make-up work for absences or approved school activities. Teachers are to enter an “M” into the electronic gradebook for any assignment a student does not turn in on time. Late assignments will be accepted 3 days from the assignment due date or at the end of the nine weeks, whichever is sooner. In case of extenuating circumstances, it is the parent/guardian and/or student’s responsibility to inform the teacher and/or appropriate administrator so that an exception to the rule may be considered. The teacher will have the final authority to grant any exceptions. 


    Make-Up Work for Absences 

    Students shall be expected to make up assignments and tests after absences. Students shall receive a zero for any assignment or test not made up within the allotted time, unless prior approval is given by the principal or designee. Students will be given one day to make up work for each day they are absent (excused or unexcused), with exceptions made due to severe or prolonged illness. Students will not receive a grade penalty for makeup work from an absence due to suspension. Students will not receive credit for makeup work when the absence is due to truancy, instead, students will receive a “missing” for the assignment (EIAB Local).

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