have the number of
absent days, plus ONE day,
to complete and turn in all make up work.
a student chooses to wait two weeks and then turn in the work,
it WILL NOT be accepted.
make up work will
be labelled with the students
name and assignment date and placed in
"Missed Work" folder under the monthly calendar, it is the students responsibility
up the work from the folder.
also call the
school to get missed assignments,
however, assignments will not be available
until after 3:15
p.m. on the dayof absense, this allows me time to gather all needed
materials for the
example: If student A is
absent on Monday and Tuesday
and returns to school on Wednesday,
has until Friday to turn in all missed assignments.
However, if missed
assignments are picked
up by a parent on the day of absence,
assignments are due when the student returns to school.
student is absent the
day that a major project or presentation is due,
project/presentation is due IMMEDIATELY
upon the students return.
Students are always expected to turn in their best work.
Be prepared to
do assignments over that were completed sloppily and without any
Assignments are expected to be turned in when they are due.
understand that there
may be circumstances beyond a students control
may have to turn in a late assignment.
Assignments turned in
one day late will lose 10 pts off of the final grade, two days late
will receive 20 pts off of the final grade. Late work will not
be accepted after 2 days.
Students are also expected to stay in at
recess with me to complete assignements.
Class monitors check all of
the previous evenings homework for completion in the morning and note
it on a form.
Turning in late homework continually will not be
tolerated. If this becomes a problem, I will contact parents
Weekly progress reports are sent home every
The progress report needs to be returned to school on Monday morning
with a parent signature.
In the event that a student does not return
the progress report he/she will
stay in during noon recess until the
report is returned to school. If the progress report
has not been
returned before the following Friday, I will have your child contact
via telephone and tell you his/her grades. Progress reports are
cumulative (based on all grades for the 9 weeks).
The purpose of these
weekly reports is to keep parents informed of school work and progress.
Formal progress reports are sent home at the 4.5
week mark of each
semester. Reports cards are sent home every nine weeks.
are to be returned to school no later than 2 days after they were sent
Report cards needs to be returned complete with parent signature
Grades are county wide and based on the following scale
93-100 = A
85-92 = B
75-84 = C
65-74 = D
< 64 = F
Formal Parent/Teacher conferences will be scheduled around the end of
the first nine weeks.
I will also contact parents if I have a
behavior/absence/grade problem with your child.
Parents are also
welcome to contact me if you feel thatyour child is having
I am available for conferencing Mon-Thurs from 8:30 a.m. to
8:50 a.m. and
daily from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. You may also contact me at
the school 304-653-4221,
and via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Each month students will read a novel at their
reading level and
complete a project.
Projects are due at the end of the month. Class
time will be given for reading
and working on the project. Depending on
how the class silent reading time was used,
students may need to do
some more at-home reading in order to complete the book
before the deadline. Please see the homework
page for more information
and reading log downloads (scroll down to the
Reading Calendars section).
Please see the HOMEWORK
page for more information.
Homework assignements will be updated each
Arbogast's SCHOOL NOTES page
Homework assignments must be done on loose leaf notebook paper only-not
ragged edge paper
All homework must be turned in on time, be neat, and be complete
Proper headings must be listed on all homework handed in--see below for
an example of a properly headed paper
Credit assignments will
be placed in the extra
credit folder in the
per nine weeks.
It is the students responsibility to retrieve and
complete any extra credit they wish to do.
All extra credit assignments
will take some time to complete, as they are usually counted as
One and a half daily
Students are encouraged to begin extra credit work
waiting until the last day is NOT a good idea. Extra credit work
will only be
given to students that have turned in all
assignments in a timely manner.
Book orders may be sent home periodically, please do not feel obligated
to purchase books.
If you choose to purchase books, please make checks
payable to the book company.
Each student will need to purchase a subscription to Scholastic
The $4.00 subscription fee needs to be paid for by the end
of the second week of school.
This magazine is distributed weekly and
is a colorful and informative magazine that
enhace your childs learning experience.
Student supply lists are sent home before the beginning of the school
Please have supplies to school by Monday, August 29, 2005.
You may visit the supplies and wishlist page here
Silent Reading: Students will be
accountable for silent reading.
will be responsible for keeping up
with a daily reading log.
log will be checked by me every Friday. Monthly Reading logs can be printed here.
Students may take home the Writing notebook if they choose.
will be expected
to complete final drafts by a posted due date.
Students should have plenty of
time to complete the final draft in
class, students needing more time will be expected
to finish the
assignment at home.
Science will involve may hands-on activities.
We will also use
technology to expand our learning.
our new math series Everyday Math focuses on Problem Solving
Social Studies: 5th
graders study American History from the American Revolution to the
as well as calculating answers. To enhance problem
solving skills we will
be doing a great deal of journal writing. There
will be class activites, the students journal,
and practice, as well as the at-home practice,
known as the "HOME
LINK" Students will be issued a hardback Student Reference Book.
student book may be used at home to access the glossary, games pages,
to "check your understanding", and for problem explanations.
reference books must
returned to school the next day. Visit the EVERYDAY MATH page
for more details.
(Times tables are still important -- keep practicing!!!)
Your child will be assigned textbook readings and study guides for at
we will be using class time to complete fun projects that relate to our
Weekly spelling words will come from the weeks
story. Students will also be responsible for the weeks vocabulary
- Whole-class free time
- Treats during class
- Positive notes
- Positive e-mails/Calls home
- Bonus points
- Free homework passes
- Various other positive perks
- The joy of learning
student chooses to
misbehave in class, he/she will receive his/her name on the board
check mark will be placed by the students name:
One check =
10 minutes lost
20 minutes lost
checks = 30 minutes
above policy is in
effect from noon to noon each day, there is no carry over.
the teacher/other staff member may determine an offense
"Detention" and the student will immediately lose all recess. In
the parent will receive a notice home from the school that
needs to be signed and returned the next day.
If the notice note is not
returned on the second day, the student
will serve Detention until it
is returned to school with a parents signature.
disruptive or banned items
such as particapation in extra activities
The 5th grade class takes several field trips throughout the course of
I will send a permission form home close to the date of
each trip with information and cost. The 5th Grade year will culminate
with our annual 4th/5th grade trip to Kings Dominion.
Both classes are
expected to fundraise, fundraise,
to defray the cost of the trip.
(Creating a Responsible Student)
Students may bring a healthy snack to eat mid-morning/late afternoon.
Good items to send would
be applesauce, yogurt, fruit cups, crackers, or juice. Please do not
send items with a high sugar
(candy bars, cookies, pop.) The school also has a juice machine
to students, juice bottles are $1.00 each.
my class, students are allowed to purchase only
ONE item per day from
the juice machine--please do not
send more than
$1.00 to school per day for your child. Juice may be
the first bell in the morning or during afternoon snack
time at 3:00 p.m.
Students may begin the year with a water bottle. However,
priveledge is abused, water bottles will be banned in the classroom
Please send bottles with spill proof lids only. Water bottles will be
sent home every
Friday to be washed and sanitized.
Other Comfort items
Students are invited to bring in chair pillows, floor pillows,
and/or bean bags to
use in the classroom. Chair pillows will stay on
the students' desk chair,
but if a student brings in floor pillows
and/or bean bags they will be shared
among the students in the class.
Pillows will be sent home periodically to be washed.