Welcome to 6th Grade:
We would like to start off by saying welcome to Norterra Canyon 6th grade. We are very excited to begin this journey with you. We believe that working together as a team with students, parents, and staff will create a safe and successful learning environment for each and every student. Our philosophy in the classroom is to meet the needs of all our students by identifying what methods work best with each one to ensure they reach their full potential. We strive to help them become independent, self-motivated learners who will be prepared to meet the challenges of middle school after they leave our classroom. We enjoy teaching an integrated curriculum with diversified instruction that will hopefully make learning not only interesting, but fun! Every child is a gift and brings something special to our classroom.6th Grade Grading Policy for Norterra Canyon
In DVUSD we use the electronic grade book of Power Schools to share with students and parents the grades that will be reflected on your student’s report card. Gradebooks are updated on a weekly basis and every effort is made to record a minimum of one grade per week for each content area. Grades are not recorded for introductory skills, but are to be an evaluation of academic standards and content mastery. When assignments or scores are missing, a zero is entered until work is turned in. No single assessment or project can be more than 25% of the total grade. On an assessment for students scoring below 80%, or as requested by students, they may fill out a contract with the teacher that will allow the students to retake the assessment and replace the original grade with no penalty.
At Norterra Canyon we use the following weights for grades in 6th grade:
Science/ Social Studies/ ELA
5% Home Practice
5% Home Practice
40% Assessments (Mid & End of Module
Below is the grading scale used on the DVUSD report card.
59% or Below
Demonstrates above grade level proficiency independently.
Demonstrates grade level proficiency independently.
Demonstrates grade level proficiency with support.
Demonstrates below grade level proficiency with support.