Homework is an integral part of the school program. Students have regular homework in Language Arts, Math, Social Science, and Science. Some elective classes have homework as well. Expect your child to have challenging homework on a daily basis! In addition, students are expected to read independently for 20-30 minutes each night.
Homework is designed to supplement class work and to give the student the opportunity to practice skills learned in class. A regular study period should be provided each day at home. Students should spend time reading at home. Parents may request homework through the office for absences of 3 days or more. Teachers will need 24 hours before parents may pick up in office. If out less than 3 days students may get work from “Homework Buddy” or upon return.
Report cards are issued every nine weeks. Report cards provide an opportunity for teachers to inform you and your parents of your school progress.
Progress Reports must be issued to students who are in danger of failing. Progress Reports to parents are issued the fifth week of each quarter. No student shall receive an “F” grade if he/she did not receive a progress report. Progress Reports and Report Cards are mailed home.
PROMOTION/RETENTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
It is the District’s expectation that ALL students progress through the grades by demonstrating academic achievement required for satisfactory performance in subsequent grades.
According to District Board Policy, students will be identified as candidates for promotion or retention based on classroom performance and standardized testing in specific content areas. Our Retention Indicators are:
• GRADES 6-8 Language Arts and Math
• Standardized Testing (STAR) Program which includes the California Standards Test (CST)
• Classroom Performance - Grade Level Standards