Goodies to Help You Stay Informed
Throughout the School Year
Class Dojo is an app that parents can install. This app is very easy for both teachers and parents to stay informed. It works much like a text and we can get immediate feedback from each other. I can also send pictures of things your child is doing in my class, announcements of happenings around school, homework notices, and daily behavior points. I recommend that you download this valuable app. I notice much better behavior from students whose parents are using it. You should receive a letter going home within the first week or two. If you have not received one, and would like to sign up, please email me.
Looking At Grades
Follow the instructions at the bottom of the screen to access a parent account.
(This link will allow you to see your child's grade averages, grades on particular assignments/tests, and what assignments are missing. A "Z" indicates the assignment was never turned in and that they received a zero. An "X" means that they were exempt from the assignment/test and this won't count for or against them. This could be due to an absence.You can also read comments put about assignments put in by teachers.)
Classwork that is not turned in will be written as a "Z" in the grade book and is counted as a zero. Late work is accepted with penalty. Each day late, will receive a 10% penalty from assigned grade. (example: If a student receives an 83% on an assignment, but they turn it in two days late, they would receive a 63%. Afther four days late, the highest grade given will be a 50%.
Breakdown of grades:
- Tests/Labs 40%
- Quizzes 20%
- Classwork 15%
- Homework 10%
- Participation 5%
Test corrections are allowed at 1/2 credit. Please encourage your child to turn work in on time. Please check their Google Classroom page and Focus or Parentlink regularly to see if they are turning in work.