• Welcome back,
    I hope everyone had a wonderful summer break! I am so excited to share with you some expectations
    and procedures regarding; homework, missing and late work policies. I know that with your help, we can
    make this a successful school year! I’m looking forward to working with you and your child. 


    Grading Scales


    Categories and weights are to be as follows for grades 2-5:


    a. Tests/Major Projects/Quizzes: 40%
    b. Daily Assignments: 60%

    Grades 1-5
    Grading
    Scale
    Symbol

    JISD Standard

    A Grades from 90% to 100%
    B Grades from 80% to 89%
    C Grades from 70% to 79%

    Zero vs. Missing:
    In order to maintain accurate records, teachers will only use a "zero" for assignments for which the students
    turned in and earned a 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 failing grade being 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, or 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 the principal or designee gives prior approval. 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

    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


    Extra credit will be offered at the teacher’s discretion. If an extra credit assignment is offered, it must be
    purposeful, reasonable, 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.