Policies and Procedures:
We just want to let you know how excited we are to have your child in our classes this year! We also want to go over a few expectations with you and hopefully answer any questions you may have. Addressed in this letter will be: classroom expectations, grading, homework, etc…
*Students will receive marks for any behavioral problem(s) for the day in their agenda/conduct book which will go home every day. Attached are our classroom expectations which are also stated on the conduct sheet.
· Follow Boyd Guidelines and Classroom Expectations (CHAMP’s and Norms)
· Be at school on time; tardies accrue as absences.
· Turn in all work on time.
· Have a positive attitude.
· Use your manners and be respectful to all people including students, teachers, and guests (hands, feet, and objects to self).
· NO Bullying Allowed!!
· Follow CHAMPs and other directions given.
· Listen to the speaker and only talk at appropriate times.
· When you don’t understand, have questions, or have concerns, ask a teacher for help.
· Be responsible for all classwork and homework.
Consequences for not following expectations:
2) conduct mark (lunch or recess detention/ ZAP)
3) fill out reflection page/ note home
4) parent phone call by student
5) office referral/ possible removal from class
*Critical offenses such as fighting, cursing, and blatant disrespect are automatic office referrals.
Students who follow expectations will receive positive consequences:
· personal notes/ rewards
· classroom rewards
Supplies: If your child has not already done so, he/she will need to bring all supplies to school as soon as possible. Please make sure your child has a backpack and brings it to school every day.
Homework: Students will have homework daily Monday –Thursday for approximately 40 minutes per night. It is important that your child complete and turn in homework in a timely manner. If homework is not turned in by the due date, your child will not only receive a conduct mark, but he/she will have to complete the homework during ZAP. Homework is assigned to give practice, reinforce and improve skills taught in class. Your help and support is greatly appreciated!
Grading: Allen has adopted a 9 week grading period. Progress reports will go out mid grading period. If your child receives a grade lower than 70 on a quiz or a test, there will be re-teaching opportunities during the school day and alternative assignments can be given in order to raise failing grades. All corrections can receive a maximum grade of 70. It is the student’s responsibility to turn in any alternative assignments. If a student chooses not to do the alternate assignment, they will be given the grade that they made the first time.
Late Work Policy: For each day an assignment is late, 10 points will be subtracted from the grade for up to 5 days. Please see chart below.
Absence Policy: When a student is absent, it is the parents/guardians responsibility to send an excuse note to the office when the student returns to school. Students are responsible for the making up of missed work and will have one day per day absent to complete the work. It is the student’s responsibility to turn the make-up work in.
Zeros Are Not Permitted (ZAP): When students have incomplete, missing, or failing work that has not been completed in a timely manner a note will be sent home. The student will go to ZAP the following day unless they turn in the completed work that morning. ZAP is held in a 4th grade classroom with a 4th grade teacher monitoring during recess. Students will stay in the ZAP room the entire recess. Students will be in ZAP until they complete their work. ZAP gives students an opportunity to raise their grades and get caught up on their work.
Tuesday Folders: Your child will bring any graded papers, lunch/breakfast menus or charges, newsletter, library fine slips, etc… on Tuesdays in their Tuesday folders. Non-school related flyers can be accessed at www.allenisd.org/communityboard. Please sign folder and return folders to school on Wednesday.
*Conduct sheets should be signed every Tuesday as well.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or e-mail us. You may call the office at (972) 727-0560 anytime and leave a message or e-mail us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back with you as soon as we can. We look forward to a very successful year!
Ms. Clark (ext. 191) and Ms. Hudson (ext. 190)