Classroom Policies & Procedures The policy of IHM is to help students assume responsibility for their actions. 5th graders are expected to act in a Christian manner. The following guidelines are to help parents to support their child's school experience. IHM Handbook Absences/Attendance Regular attendance is essential for a student's success. However, illnesses occur and absences happen. When a student is absent, there are important things to remember. When a child is absent, the parent should call the school and let them know. Work will be collected during the day for that child. At the end of the day, a parent or designated person (neighbor, sibling, or friend) can pick up the missed work for that day. Upon returning to school, the student should turn in any work that they missed. Absent work is due as soon as possible (missed one day, one extra day to make up work). Spelling test will need to made up after school. A student is responsible for collecting any missed work and turning it in to the teacher. Late/Missing Work A student will sometimes forget to turn an assignment into the teacher or will need to complete an assignment at home. Complete and turn in any missed assignments as soon as possible. Please look for any missing assignments on Powerschool. Work submitted late will be issued a grade reduced by 1/5 of the final grade each day it is late. After 5 days the assignment will earn a zero. Assessments Assessments will be posted approximately one week in advance. Please check planners and the website for homework assignments and due dates. Communication Parents of grade 5 students are encouraged to check the academic progress of their child regularly through computerized Powerschool parent access. If an assignment is missing check to see why that assignment is not handed in. If you need to contact me you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Please check the website daily for assignments and due dates. Tests are generally scheduled approximately a week in advance. Behavior/Classroom Discipline Positive Behavorial Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is the framework for a positive learning and discipline environment. We will be teaching children how to be ready to learn and act with respect and responsibility. All behaviors will be handled by PBIS. Students will be recognized for positive behavior on their merit cards. Negative behvior will be addressed and communicated to parents. We are using the acronym S.O.A.R. to highlight qualities students can strive for: S=Service O=Ownership A=Attitude R=Respect
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