1. Be respectful.
2. Be responsible.
3. Be ready.
To check your child’s progress in the Accelerated Reader program:
(you will need your child’s 6-digit username and password: abc)
Note: Students will not have access to taking AR quizzes at home.
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To type in a specific book title and find out if it is an AR book (or to find the level of a book):
If your child is absent please check this website for assignments that need to be completed. Please arrange to pick up any necessary books or materials to complete the assignments. All assignments should be completed within the number of days that the student was absent. Your child will be expected to make up any missed quizzes or tests on the day that he/she returns to school.
It is very important to provide me or the office the reason for the absence as soon as possible. You may do this by calling the office, sending me an email, or sending a note with your child when he/she returns to school.
Responsibility and Organization:
It is important for the students to be responsible for themselves in the upper grades. The fourth and fifth graders will be learning to be much more self-sufficient to prepare themselves for their fifth and sixth grade years next year and middle school/high school soon after that. This is a time of great growth. They will feel much more comfortable if there is support from both home and school. Responsibility and organization are lifelong skills that are heavily stressed throughout the upper grades at Monte Vista.
Optional Study Hall:
An optional study hall is often available in my classroom after school several days a week (and during recess and/or lunch on some days) to offer a time for students to complete work and ask for individual help. I voluntarily provide this service if your student feels he/she needs extra time on those days. However, this time is not set aside for regular personal tutoring. I post the days I am available in the classroom each week. Please remind your child to take advantage of this time if he/she is having any difficulties, wants extra time to complete work, or has any questions.
Homework and Classwork:
Homework primarily consists of unfinished classwork and is typically due the next morning unless the students have been notified otherwise. Assignments are posted on this website, and students should contact classmates using the class roster if they forget the details of an assignment.
Any work returned after the due date will receive one work habit point on a "Parent Communication Log" for each day the assignment is late, and academic and/or work habit grades may be affected on the report card if work is consistently late. When reports or projects are assigned, late work may not be accepted and grades may be lowered. Please make sure you have made arrangements to have the project or report turned in to the office before school begins.
In addition, students are required to read for 30+ minutes daily, and record their reading in their agenda. They may also be expected to complete individualized iReady lessons at home beginning in the second trimester. In addition, students are expected to study for any upcoming quizzes and tests.
Students are required to write all the classwork in the agenda and must complete work at home that was unfinished in class. Students will receive a "Missing Assignment Slip" to be signed by a parent/guardian for any assignments that are missing and not returned in a timely manner. Please sign your child's agenda after checking for completion of work and the reading has been logged. Agenda signatures and reading logs are checked approximately once a week.
If a student attends Orchestra classes on Wednesdays, he/she is expected to make up any classwork that was missed. The student is responsible for finding out what the missed classwork is and must complete it by the next school day.