• UPDATED August 2021



    My class website is located at:  https://www.dvusd.org/Domain/3597

    There you will find various links, class policies, and reminders for work and various activities. The WORK AND OTHER NEWS is updated several times a week. Also, there is a calendar which will frequently show upcoming classroom tests and other events.




    Grades are based on the following percentages:


    90 - 100% = A             80-89% = B                 70-79% = C                 60-69% = D     0-59% = F


    The following homework policies are in effect:


    • Assignments need to be complete by arrival at 9 AM on the due date.
    • If an afternoon subject is NOT completed upon arrival, students may complete it during

    lunch recess. Even if the work is completed prior to lunch that day, students will still serve

    time as a consequence for not being prepared.

    • No points will be deducted on late work.
    • In certain situations, work may be redone. If a parent or student would like to request redoing an assignment, they will need to indicate WHY they feel a redo is needed and what steps they have taken to relearn the material. Note that redo’s are not automatically granted. Also be aware that certain assignments will be required by the teacher to be redone. Note that while points will not be deducted for redoing work, it is possible that both the original and the redone assignments are in the gradebook as two separate grades.


    Excused absences will get one make up day for each day missed. For example, if a student is absent on Monday and Tuesday, they will have Wednesday and Thursday as their makeup days and would need to be fully caught up when they arrive Friday.



    Greenbrier Elementary School participates in Power Schools. This provides parents a way to view student grades and attendance throughout the school year by simply logging on to our internet web site and entering your username and password. The web site can be accessed here:


    Passwords can be signed for at our front office if you need yours. A picture ID is required.

    Grades are updated at least once a week, usually more often. I strongly recommend keeping track of your child’s progress throughout the year using this program.  As sixth graders, it is also important that they begin tracking their own progress on PowerSchools.



    In order to guarantee your child and all the students in our classroom have the excellent learning climate they deserve, we are using the following plan.

    Classroom Philosophy = All students can behave appropriately.

    Classroom Rule = Do not cause a problem for others or ourselves.

    • Be respectful
    • Be responsible
    • Be safe

    Action Plan:

    • If there is a problem, students will have an opportunity to fix it.
    • If the student or students are unable to fix the problem, the teacher will do something.








    Enter and Exit


    Be quiet


    Follow directions the first time


    Greet others quietly and politely


    Walk in a F.L.A.S.H. line


    Go directly to where you need to be


    Clean your area when you leave

    Sign in and out (when required)


    Use walking feet

    Be respectful of learning

    Instruction Time

    Raise hand


    Wait for your turn


    Listen to classmates



    Have materials ready


    Keep desk area neat and clean

    Use materials and tools appropriately


    Stay seated with all chair legs on the floor

    Be an active learner

    Independent Work

    Raise hand to be helped


    Talk quietly when asking for help


    Be on task


    Have materials out and ready



    Use materials and tools appropriately


    Stay seated with all chair legs on the floor

    Apply what you have learned


    If teacher steps out

    continue to follow rules

    Cooperative Group Work

    Listen to others ideas


    Be cooperative



    Participate in group discussions


    Share in the work equally

    Use materials and tools appropriately


    Keep a clear walkway when working

    Be open to new ideas and






    Greenbrier 6th Grade Snack Policy


    Greenbrier sixth grade students will have the option of having a snack at their desk prior to lunch. However, there are some very specific guidelines that are expected to be followed.

    1.) Students may bring in snacks for themselves only. Snack must be individual sizes to be consumed that day. This is to ensure the safety of others (who may have allergies) and also the cleanliness of the classroom (we want to avoid bugs).

    2.) Students may snack at their desk during non-instructional times prior to lunch. When the teacher is giving instruction, the snacks will be put away.

    3.) Snack appropriateness will be judged on an individual basis.

    4.) Snacks must be easily eaten and disposed of in a clean fashion.

    5.) The snack, eating of the snack, and disposing of the snack cannot create a disruption.


    Snack suggestions                                                           Not allowed

    apple slices                                                                         candy

    Pop Tarts                                                                           chips (Doritos, Pringles, Ruffles, etc…)

    Crackers                                                                             oranges (messy)

    Pretzels                                                                              gum


    Please be aware we are trying this out in an effort to be accommodating for our students. We have not done this in years past. For students to keep this privilege, the guidelines must be followed.

    Be aware the guidelines may change if issues arise during the year.

    Thanks for your understanding and support. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher using the email address or phone number listed below.




    If you ever need to contact me regarding any questions, concerns, or comments, there are some easy ways to reach me.

    1.) Send in a note with your child.

    2.) Leave a message on my voice mail at  602-467-5574.

    3.) E-mail me. The address is   steve.hrovat@dvusd.org .

    Either way you contact me, please let me know specifically what you are contacting me about. Since some messages may just be for my information and may not require a response, please specify if you want a return call and leave a phone number where I can reach you. I will do my best to contact you the same day or the following day. Thank you.