• Welcome to Fifth Grade, 


    We are excited about teaching your fifth graders this year.  Fifth grade is a transitional year for both students and parents; your child will switch classes and use discipline calendars/agendas.  It is important that you monitor your child's progress via Power Schools, teacher websites, newsletters, discipline calendars and discussions with your child.  In the pages that follow, we hope to answer all of your questions about fifth grade.   


    Parent-Teacher Conferences: 


    Conferences will be held 1st and 3rd quarters.


    100% Formative and Summative Assessments:

    This includes standard tests and quizzes as well as alternative assessments such as projects.   

     Recording Zeros/Extra Credit

    Our school will not be recording 0's for missing assignments.  A score of 49% , will be recorded until the assignment received.  Assignments that ACTUALLY earned less than 50% are put into the grade book as a 50% until the assessment has been redone, if applicable.  Redo's are encouraged and expected on assessments that students have shown less than mastery.  Students may retake a test or quiz only if they have scored a 69% or under.

     Extra credit and grading on a curve are not used; these practices are not an effective way to show mastery of standards. 


    A = 90-100%   Proficient work on all content objectives and advanced work

                          on some objectives.         

    B = 80-89%     Proficient work on all content objectives. 

    C = 70-79%     Proficient work on most content objectives, although not on


    D = 60-69%     Proficient work on at least ½ of the content objectives but            

                           missing objectives and is at significant risk of failing.

           F = 50-59%      Proficient work on fewer than ½ of the content objectives

                                       and is failing.

           F = 49%          No attempt made, missing work. 




    Your grades are updated weekly on PowerSchools.


    To save paper, we do not send home written progress reports.  A student may print out his/her grades at school with teacher permission, if a computer is not available at home. Also, if your child loses the password, your child may retrieve it from the front office. 


    Class Procedures:

    Instruction/Classwork: Please listen carefully to your teacher to ensure your learning.  Please do not be a distraction to those around you.  If you have a question concerning the topic of learning, please raise your hand to ask the teacher.  Please wait for the teacher to dismiss you from class.  Do not pack up your backpack early. Every minute of class time is important! 

     Rest Rooms:

    All students will be required to sign in and out for bathroom breaks.  This will also be marked on the agenda.  Bathroom breaks do not count toward discipline or rewards, it is only a procedure we follow to ensure your child's safety. 

     Classroom Expectations

     1.   I will treat you with respect, so you will know how to treat me.

    2.   Feel free to do anything that doesn't cause a problem for anyone else.

    3.   If you cause a problem, I will ask you to solve it.

    4.   If you can't solve the problem, or choose not to, I will do something.

    5.   What I do, will depend on the special person, and the special situation.

    6.    If you feel something is unfair, whisper to me, I'm not sure that's  

           fair, and we will talk. 


     Any issue regarding hardware on the computers will be reported immediately at the beginning of class.

    Students will sign off on their computer being in good condition at the end of each class.

    Students will be responsible for the computer that is assigned to them.

    Students will treat the computer equipment with respect

    Students will be assigned computers in their individual classes.

    Students will not be permitted to use a computer until the teacher receives a signed computer-use agreement.  

     Cell Phones at School: 

     When students are on campus, their cell phones must be powered off and in backpacks.  Once students exit campus gates, they may turn on their cell phones.  If you need to get a hold of your child, please leave a message with the front office.  The front office notifies the teachers when necessary.  If a student breaks this rule, the phone will be sent to the front office.  Students will have to get their phone back after school.  On subsequent offenses, parents must retrieve the phone from the front office.