I have moved a few students around in regards to Class Connects, in order to make sure classes are relatively even since we have had 6 new students since December join us. I also want to make sure students are in the best groups for them, so I moved a few students around.
Please double check that you are in one Class Connect with me on Tuesday and one on Wednesday. If you have both ELA and Math in one day, please let me know, as I try to avoid that.
Also, please be aware for those that have NML sessions: my class connect is the priority and should be attended rather than NML on that day. Please do not miss or come late to my class because of NML.
Attendance reminder: Excused absences are for the following reasons only:
1. Family emergency
3. Major computer issues
You must contact me by phone or kmail the day of the absence so that I can excuse you and send you the make-up work. If I am not contacted it will be an unexcused absence.
If you miss class connect and it is not excused, you are always able to watch the recording for that day's class so that you are at least aware of what was covered that day.
Tardies: I have noticed that students are coming later and later into class connect sessions and I feel like I have been too lenient in marking tardies. I already have a 5 minute window to allow students to log on, so please make every effort to be on time. Beginning this week if a student is more than 10 minutes past the 5 minute window, they will be marked Tardy. If a student logs on after the 30 minute mark, they will be marked as absent. If a student is in class but does not make any attempt to complete the exit slip at the end of class, they will be marked tardy for the day.
Attendance in general for 6th grade has not been as good as I expect or our administration expects this past semester. Remember attendance is a combination of the following:
1. Learning Center
2. Class Connect
3. 25 or more hours in the OLS each week (MUST be entered by Sunday night)
Please make every effort to meet these attendance expectations, because we want your student to be successful at CVCS, but if they are not coming or doing the work it is hard for us as teachers to help.