Work to be completed by students outside the classroom may be assigned by teachers in order for students to achieve maximum growth and development. The amount (typically nightly) and type of homework is left to the discretion of the teacher. Homework is generally given as an extension of new learning introduced in the classroom. These homework assignments will help to build good independent study habits and develop a sense of responsibility in the child. Homework is due at the beginning of class on the due date. The student will receive a grade of zero for homework received after the due date.
Teachers will permit students to make up work missed during an absence so long as the student or parent/guardian makes appropriate arrangements with the teacher(s) no later than the student's fifth (5th) day back at school. The student must complete the make-up work within 10 days after his/her return to school unless additional time is approved by the Principal.
Good communication between the home and school provides for a basis of understanding and support that will unite our efforts to help each child's growth and development. School personnel will communicate with parents through a variety of methods, including continuous progress report/report cards, telephone calls, written notes, parent-teacher conferences, and opportunities for parents to visit the school.
The educational welfare of children is best served when there is complete understanding and cooperation between the home and school. Grading, reporting, and conferences are used to provide parents and students with information about student progress. Information about student achievement is shared through periodic progress reports, report cards, and individual conferences. In addition, telephone calls and brief notes are utilized. Parents and students in Grades 6-8 have access to GradeSpeed which is a web-based program that allows you to log-in and view grades. Information on GradeSpeed is sent home at the beginning of the year. More information can be found at http://www.dodea.edu/GradeSpeed/index.cfm