We work together to create a positive space for learning by following rules with excellence. This means we understand the expectations and abide by them each day. This precision carries over into our academics and builds our character. Most importantly, it ensures we protect everyone’s right to learn and enjoy school.
We will review expectations extensively. Through modeling and practice, students will understand what behaviors are acceptable. Likewise, they will know that if they break a rule, it is their choice and choices bring consequences. If a student needs several reminders or corrections within multiple days, I will contact Mr. Kats, our school counselor, and/or parents to collaborate on a better plan. Every effort will be made so that the consequence matches the degree of the behavior. This simple, but precise plan will enable us to focus on learning. If you have any questions, please contact me so we can further discuss your concerns. Thank you for your support.
Students should read for a minimum of 20 minutes at home each day. Help your child visit the library and read every day. To stay informed about our classroom learning activities, check our website.
We complete most work during class. If your child is struggling to complete tasks at school, he/she will be expected to finish at home. When a student is absent, he/she may need to make up work at home.
If your child feels like a small snack would help him/her feel more alert and ready to learn, he/she may bring something to eat during the day. Due to school policies, students will not be able to share snacks with each other. Please keep in mind that we will continue to follow our daily routine around snacks, so something simple and clean is best. Similarly, water bottles are welcome if they will aid your child. Please send only water so spills are easier to manage.
Our wonderful office staff helps make birthdays special at school. Our district policy prohibits sharing treats at school on birthdays.
Grades indicate students’ mastery of learning targets. Reporting mastery levels show how your student performs in each standard. This communicates areas of strength and weakness and guides instruction at school and home. See the District Policy.
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