I am very happy to welcome your child to Fourth Grade. I am seeking your help in making this year a successful one for your child.
As your child enters an upper elementary grade, he/she will be expected to assume more responsibility academically. For the most part, assignments given on any day will be expected to be completed on that day or finished at home and turned in to me first thing the following school day. Exceptions to this rule may be the teacher indicating differently or the absence of the student.
If any assignments are not completed by the time due, 10 points will be deducted from this assignment. (For example: if the paper was one day late and it was a perfect paper, the recorded grade for that assignment will be an 80%.)
If your child should happen to hand in a late paper, you will receive a note from me stating this and letting you know what that assignment was. This note will need to be signed by the parent and returned to school on the next school day. If the note does not return to school on time, the student will miss one recess that day.
I do believe it is of up most importance for students to develop good study habits at an early age. I also feel that fourth grade is a transition period and therefore I excuse the first late paper as a warning and there is no deduction of points the first time. You will receive a note from me for this first paper, however.
I’d also like to add that graded papers are sent home regularly. Please take time to look them over. You may get an indication of problems your child is having before report cards come out or conferences take place.
If you have any questions or concerns about the above or any aspect of your child’s education, please feel free to contact me. I will be sending home notes regularly to keep you informed about what is happening at school. I am looking forward to working with you to make this a successful year for your child.