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1 Ft. Sam Houston Elementary Engaging Students – Ensuring Success

2 Mrs. Leah Goff Room 37

3 AGENDA FSHE Administration & School Contact Information Teacher Contact Information Attendance Policy (FSHISD) Grade Level Schedule Classroom/Grade Level Expectations & Procedures Principal’s Grading Plan Communication with Parents Opportunities for Parent Involvement

4 Campus Administration Tonya Hyde, Principal (210) Scott Stuller, Asst. Principal (3- 5) (210) Rebecca Herrera, Asst. Principal (PK- 2) (210) Linda Reed, Counselor (3-5) (210)

5 Ms. Goff's Information Teaching experience – 4 th, 5 th, and 6 th grade students 13th year as a Veteran Teacher - Texas B.A. (History/ Elementary Education)The University of Texas at Arlington; Texas State Certification History Grades 1-8 and Elementary Education Grades 1-8; ESL Certified; and GT Certified – Tel: (210) Ext Cell: (817) Hobbies – reading, cooking, coupon savings blog, and spending time with family and friends.

6 FSHISD Attendance Policy Regular school attendance is essential for the student to make the most of his or her education. Attendance is taken at 8:00 a.m. Students not at school at 9:30 are counted absent for the entire day. All absences require a parent note. If a student is absent part of the day as a result of a medical appointment, the student will not be counted absent if a note from the doctor documents the appointment. If a student will be absent from school three or more days, the parents need to call the teacher to make arrangements to pick up schoolwork. Parents should call at least one day in advance to give the teachers adequate time to gather the assignments and books. The completed assignments should be brought to school when the child returns or when the work is completed within the time frame allowed. Generally speaking, students are allowed one day to complete work for each day absent. Students will be considered tardy if they are not in their class when the tardy bell rings. Students tardy to school must be checked in by their parent. Tardies count and will impact Attendance Awards.

7 Fourth Grade Schedule FSHE School Day - 7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students are tardy if not in their classroom by 7:50 a.m. 8:00- 8:45 ENCORE Specials 8:45- 9:30 Social Studies 9:30- 10:30 Math 10:30- 11:10 Lunch 11:10- 12:00 Science Rotation 12:00- 12:45 P.E./ Library 12:45- 1:00 Recess 1:00- 2:15 ELAR/ Reading Intervention 2:15- 3:00 I/E: Math Intervention 3:00 - Dismissal

8 Specials Schedule 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Monday – Computers Tuesday – Art Wednesday – Music Thursday – Drama Friday – Computers 12:00- 12:45 p.m. Day 1 – Library Day 2 – P.E. Day 3 – P.E. Day 4– Library Day 5 – P.E. Day 6- P.E.

9 Expectations & Procedures CHAMPs & 3Bs – Expectations for behavior Turn in assignments in a timely manner Aim for the honor roll, 87% and above. Homework and grading policies Science rotation classes Student Code of Conduct (online/hardcopy option)

10 Grading Policy Our grading policy is stated in the Student/Parent Handbook. It is as follows: 69 or below - F D C – B A Reports Cards go home four times a year at the end of each quarter. Progress Reports go home every three weeks following the first grading quarter and additional reports may go home as needed. Please also be an advocate for your child and check their grades as often as possible online. You can set the program up to receive an every time your child’s average drops below a certain percentage. Please sign all progress reports and return them to the teacher the next school day.

11 Make-up Work Make up work that is to be recorded in the grade book will be completed in the school setting. Students may also be assigned to attend after school instructional recovery if they are unable to complete missed or late assignments during the school day. The campus expectation is that all required assignments will be completed by the student. The number of assignments to be made up is at the discretion of the teacher as long as an appropriate representation of the student’s ability is obtained. Late assignments will be noted in the grade book.

12 Principal’s Grading Plan Grading opportunities in this plan are agreed upon by the grade level and will include the following categories: Principal’s Plan Teacher Assigned

13 Principal’s Grading Plan (cont.) Final grades in ELA shall be comprised of a minimum of 8 Spelling tests (averaged as 1 grade) and 12 Reading / Writing / Grammar grades equally weighted. There should always be more grades from Reading, Writing, and Grammar combined than Spelling.

14 Principal’s Grading Plan Final grades in Math, Science, and Social Studies will be comprised of a minimum of 10 grades equally weighted.

15 Reteaching and Retesting Procedures Reteach and retest when 50% or more fail with new score recorded Reteach and retest for a grade up to 80% when 20% or more fail Reteach and retest for grade up to 70% when less than 20% fail Students must receive additional instruction prior to assessment. A new form of the assessment or assignment must be given for the re-test. These forms of assessments or assignments may be provided by grade level team members. Everyone will use C-Scope assessments

16 Homework Standards Grades for homework and special projects are not counted in minimum number of required grades. Homework and special projects shall not count for more than 10 percent of any grade.

17 Communication with Parents Agendas (daily assignments and conduct) Edlio webpage (changed on a regular basis) Phone calls (current phone tel. numbers are important, preferably local numbers for easier access) Parent-Teacher Conferences (to discuss progress and any concerns scheduled by either the teacher or yourself) School-wide generated letters Nurse (medical concerns) Other teachers/staff (specials, cafeteria)

18 Opportunities for Parent Involvement Volunteer Background Check Form Parent Teacher Organization: PTO President M.O.M. Squad Field Trips Class Parties (Christmas, Valentines, End of Year) Parent Classes to update you (e.g. how to access e- Chalk webpage, your child’s grades, parenting skills, available services on post regarding your child).

19 In conclusion … My motto : “Whatever You Are, Be A Good One.” – Abraham Lincoln My goal: To make sure that your child grows academically, and socially. (210) Ext


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