Policies and Procedures
Home-School “FISH Folder”: Each day your child
will bring his/her folder home. This folder is an easy way
to communicate. I will send home all important letters and papers
in this folder. Also, please look over any daily work sent home
and review it with your child. In the folder, feel free to place
notes, lunch money, or any other information that you would like
for me to have.
Also in the folder will be a monthly behavior calendar. Please
initial the calendar daily and include any notes, questions,
comments, or concerns you have.
At the beginning of each week, a homework
sheet/newsletter will be sent home in the FISH Folder. The newsletter
will detail the week’s activities and other information
about our classroom and our school. Look for this newsletter
as I will include important announcements and events. In addition
to the newsletter information, I will also include our weekly
skills and homework assignments. Please work with your child
each day and return the completed homework packet to school each
Our school will follow a discipline policy
that promotes positive behavior using a clip chart. With the
clip chart, a student’s clothespin begins the day at “Ready
to Learn.” During the course of the day, the clothespin
moves up and down the chart based upon behavior choices. Negative
behavior will result in a move down the chart. If the behavior
continues, a move further down will occur and the student may
lose privileges. Disruptive behavior that continues will ensure
a move to the final space called “Swamped” with
a behavior note sent home and a possible phone call or email
the parent. Serious or repeat infractions will be handled according
to the discipline policy outlined in the CIE Handbook.
The chart gives the students an opportunity to make better
choices and move their clothespin back up the chart, as well
students. Positive behavior will be reinforced with praise and stickers among
other rewards. If a student’s behavior is positive throughout the day,
the clothespin will remain on “Ready to Learn.” When a student demonstrates
behavior that is better than expected, the clothespin will move up the chart.
When the student’s behavior is considered exceptional, the clothespin will
move to the space entitled “Today I Soared Like An Eagle!” and
will result in special recognition in the classroom.
variety of assessment instruments will be used to assess your
child's academic growth. These assessments will
come from a variety of formats such as: performance tasks, running
records, teacher observation, written tests, journals, writing
samples, interviews, and special projects. More information will
be given at Open House. I will also be conferencing with you
throughout the year to discuss your child's progress.
Money: Please send money in a sealed
envelope, labeled with your child’s name, my name, and
you would like to schedule a conference, the best times are
between 7:45-8:15 a.m. or 3:45-4:15 p.m. You can
send an email (email@example.com), write me a note, or call
the office (882-7145). Our communication is important to the
success of your child.
attendance and arriving on time is expected. If your child
must be absent
from school, send a written note
or doctor’s excuse. The office will mark the absence excused
or unexcused based on the reason for the absence. All absences
with no written communication will be marked unexcused.
is important to insure that your child gets home safely from
If at any time, your child’s
normal routine is changed, a written note is required on that
specific day. If no written note is received your child will
be sent home by his/her usual method of transportation.
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Class Website: Please visit our class website to assess information
about our class and school. http://chahta-imaelementary.stpsb.org/prieto.htm