Frequently Asked Questions

Parents/Guardians:

What is the best way to contact you?               Email!  Email!  Email!

Does my child have homework?               You have come to right place to find out.  Surf through to find the correct class page.  At the top of the page, it will tell you the night’s homework.

How much time should my child be spending on homework, nightly?               The rule, for my class, is no more than 30 minutes.  If your child is spending more than 30 minutes of GENUINE (sitting at a desk with NO distractions) homework time, then s/he may stop at 30 minutes.  All I need is for you to clearly sign the homework to show that 30 minutes was put in.

We are going on vacation and my child will miss your class.  What should we do?               You should let me know as soon as possible.  Any work that I have available before you go, I will give to your child.  There is a strong possibility that I will not have copies made.  In that case, I will collect the missing work while they are gone and it will be given when they return.  If your child misses an assessment while away, it will need to be made up within two weeks of returning.  All other work is given two days per absent day.  For example:  If your child was absent 3 days, s/he will have 6 days to make up all the work.

How is my child’s grade calculated?               Go back to the HOME page, click for the drop down menu and see the links under “Important Documents.”

Students:

Do I have homework tonight?               You have come to right place to find out.  Surf through the drop down menu to find the correct class page.  At the top of the page, it will tell you the night’s homework.

How much time should I be spending on homework, nightly?               No more than 30 minutes.  This 30 minutes should be GENUINE (at a desk with NO distractions) homework time.  If you are not able to finish the assignment during that time, your must have a parent/guardian clearly sign it to show you have put in the 30 minutes of work.

What should I study for the test?               For each assessment, we will go over what will be on the test/quiz in the days leading up to it.  Check your notes for any study tips.

I think I might have left something in your room.               Chances are, you might have!  I have a designated “Lost & Found” area in my classroom.  Feel free to check it before or after class/school.

Can I have an extension on the project?               Maybe.  There are several key factors to receiving an extension.  One: Have you asked well before the due date of the project?  Two: Do you have a real reason for needing the extension?  Three: Do you generally turn in work on time?  If you answered “No” to any of those questions, you will probably NOT receive an extension.  It never hurts to ask though!