Policies and Procedures

Homework

Homework is assigned to reinforce topics covered in the classroom. Expect to spend about 15 minutes each night doing homework with your child. In addition, please allot 20 minutes for reading to and with your child. Weekly homework is posted under the homework tab of my website. Check your child’s red homework folder each night for assignments and send it back to school the following morning. Please make sure that your child’s homework has his/her first name, last name, date, and special number on it. Homework is expected to be turned in on the MORNING of the due date.  Five points will be deducted for each day an assignment is late.
 
Attendance
Your child’s daily attendance is crucial to his/her academic growth. A good portion of the day includes hands on instruction that cannot be replicated at home or at a later time. However, if your child is running a fever, has a persistent cough, stomach bug, etc please keep him/her home. Remember that your child MUST be fever/symptom-free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
 
Tardiness
Our school day begins promptly at 8:10 am in the gym. Please make sure your child is in attendance for morning assembly as there are many blessings in beginning the day with duas. Our morning work begins promptly upon arrival to the classroom. Tardiness disturbs classroom routines and hinders your child’s progress. Students who consistently come in late will not be able to make up work that is missed due to unexcused tardiness.
 
Behavior
In order to create a classroom environment in which all students feel safe and respected a set of classroom rules will be established with student input. Students will earn tickets for good behavior (reading quietly during silent reading time, helping out a friend, turning homework in on time, etc). Students may lose one or more tickets for not following classroom rules. Please be advised that chronic misbehavior may result in the loss of a classroom privilege. At the end of the week, the three students with the most tickets will be able to obtain a prize from the classroom treasure chest.

Meeting with the Teacher
If you would like to discuss your child’s progress please schedule an appointment. This will allow me to have an uninterrupted discussion with you. Please e-mail me at any time to schedule a meeting. I will respond to e-mails within 24 hours.
 
Read to Succeed
I cannot stress the importance of reading to and with your child enough. Become familiar with the local library and get your child a library card. Libraries have book clubs set up throughout the year and offer various incentives for children who participate. Librarians are a great resource in helping select books that your child may find of interest.