Here are the expectations and procedures regarding homework, missing and late work policies. I know that with your help we can make this a successful school year!
Categories and weights are to be as follows for grades 2-5:
- Tests/Major Projects/Quizzes: 40%
- Daily Assignments: 60%
Grades 1-5 Grading Scale Symbol
Grades from 90% to 100%
Grades from 80% to 89%
Grades from 70% to 79%
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.
A teacher will allow individual students to make-up or redo any assignments they have failed within three days of the date the failing grade is entered in the electronic grade book or the end of the nine weeks, whichever is sooner. The teacher may require the student to participate in tutorials, redo/revise the assignment, complete an alternate assignment or any other reasonable assignment. A student shall receive a 75 if mastery is demonstrated
Makeup Absence work:
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
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 one week (5 school 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.
Extra credit will be offered at the teacher’s discretion. If an extra credit assignment is offered, it must be purposeful, reasonable, and applicable to the curricular objectives, and available for all students. Extra credit assignments are to be completed at home, not during the school day. If a student receives an extra credit assignment, that grade is to be averaged with the rest of the grades in the homework category.