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Ms. Rice

* Happy Fall 5th Graders *



CONTACT INFORMATION:
Phone: (815) 433-3761
Address:  711 E. McKinley Rd.
                Ottawa, IL  61350
**Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.**

ASSIGNMENT POLICY:

Central Intermediate has a school wide assignment policy.  Classroom tests and assessments will have different guidelines as determined by the teacher.   All assignments are expected to be turned in consistently and on time.  All classroom assignments will fit into the following criteria:


Assignment Corrections

  • All assignments can be corrected up to 100%. Students will not be able to correct assessments/tests or projects.

  • “Missing” assignments may not be corrected.

  • Assignments for unexcused absences may not be corrected.

  • It is at the teacher’s discretion for how long students will have to make corrections on a particular assignment. This may vary based on the type of assignment and work required.

  • Students may be requested to complete a variation of the assignment, so that it is an accurate depiction of the student’s understanding.


Incomplete Assignments

  • If an assignment is not turned in 100% completed to the teacher’s expectations, it will be returned to the student and called “incomplete.”

  • A student will receive a one-time 10% deduction from the assignments grade for the assignment not being 100% complete when it was due. 


Missing Assignments

  • An assignment that is not turned in on the date it is due will be considered “missing”.

  • If an assignment is “missing”, students must turn it in by the third day or it may result in a zero. The only exception to this rule is for students that have an excused absence.

  • A student will receive a one-time 10% deduction from the assignments grade for the assignment not being turned in on the day it is due. 

  • Students may not be allowed to correct “missing” assignments.


P.A.S.S. (Providing Academic Support Systems)

  • Tiered intervention/support system to help with assignment completion

  • All incomplete/missing assignments will be logged on the P.A.S.S. sheet, which each homeroom teacher will track. 

  • Non-academic assignments/forms/parent signatures will not count as incomplete or missing assignments.  

  • An incomplete/missing log sheet will be attached in each student’s planners. Parents, students, and teachers will be required to sign when an assignment is logged.

  • There is a reflection form that will be completed at each step.

    • Step 1: Student reflection after 4 incomplete/missing assignments.

    • Step 2: Teacher/student reflection after 8 incomplete/missing assignments.

    • Step 3: Parent/teacher/student reflection during meeting after 12 incomplete/missing assignments.


PLANNERS

A large part of the move to a 5th and 6th grade building is helping students to develop into a more independent learner.  A key piece to this is being organized.  Students are provided with a planner to use as a tool to assist with organization.  Students are expected to use the planner to organize assignments as well as write reminders for necessities upcoming school events, activities, or needs.  Parents are encouraged to review the planner daily with students to help them be prepared for class.  The planner is a great resource for communication between home and school. If a student loses their planner it is up to the family to replace the planner.  Student planners can be replaced for $3.00.


GRADES

Letter grades are assigned according to the following:

A = 90-100      B = 80-89        C = 70-79       D = 60-69        F = 0-59 


Parents can view grades earned by their child by accessing the Teacherease parent portal.  Questions regarding how to access the parent portal should be directed to the school office.  Parents will need to provide a valid email address in order to access the parent portal. Questions regarding grades can be directed to the teacher issuing the grade.


CREDENTIALS
Northern Illinois University - Fall 2005
Bachelor of Science in Education
Major: Special Education K-21
Years in Teaching: 17 years