"I am a STAR student.
I will be respectful, be
responsible, and be safe."
(Illiopolis Elementary Star Pledge)
SCHOOL RULES AND EXPECTATIONS
In order to provide our students with the educational environment they deserve, we have developed the following classroom procedures to accompany the school-wide rules for positive behavior. The fifth grade teachers strive to communicate frequently and consistently enforce rules and consequences.
1. Everyone should be respectful.
Respond appropriately to correction. Respect other people's personal space, belongings, and feelings. Listen to the teacher and your classmates when it is their turn to talk. Make sure that everyone has an equal right to learn.
2. Everyone should be responsible.
Keep your belongings neat and organized. Have everything that you need for class. Complete and turn in your assignments on time. Take responsibility for your actions, both the good and the poor choices.
3. Everyone has a right to be safe.
Move safely and appropriately in all places. Use school supplies and equipment correctly.
If a student chooses to break a rule…
Step One: Verbal Warning and/or 5 minutes of recess lost
Step Two: Recess Detention
SEVERE DISRUPTION / REPETITIVE BEHAVIOR:
If a student's behavior is not resolved with previous consequences, a behavior slip will be issued to document the behavior and determine further consequences. Copies of this behavior slip will be sent home with the student and to the office.
When a student’s behavior is incredibly disruptive, disrespectful, or compromises the learning environment for other students, he/she will be immediately sent to the Principal's office. The consequences for severe behaviors are outlined in the school handbook.
Parents will be notified of their student's behavior in the weekly Friday Note (see next page) or via phone when appropriate.
Remember, the consequence for positive behavior is success! (There will also be other incentives throughout the school year.) Those incentives may include: classroom cash, school-wide bingo boards, homework passes, and reward celebrations.
Students in fifth grade should expect homework daily (with slightly less on Friday). It is important for students to be responsible with their work in order to receive the highest scores possible. The grade for late assignments will be reduced one full grade for each day that it is late. Assignments will be accepted for half credit until the final day of each quarter. Late or missing work will result in a lunch recess detention during which the student will work to complete the assignment.
To encourage success, students will periodically be rewarded for responsible behavior. Classroom Cash will be distributed throughout the year to students who complete their work successfully. These tickets will be saved and turned in for prizes (the more tickets, the better the prizes). Likewise, students without late/missing work will be invited to monthly reward celebrations.
CURRICULUM AND GRADING:
The district grading scale is as follows: (+/- can be assigned as earned)
A 93 - 100% (A+ 99-100 A- 93%)
B 92-85% (B+ 92 B- 85%)
C 84-77% (C+ 84 C- 77%)
D 76-69% (D+ 75 D- 69%)
F Below 69%
Students will receive formal grades in the subjects of reading, math, language arts, spelling, science, and social studies. In each subject, homework will count as 50% and test grades will count at 50% of the final grade. All students will receive quarterly report cards with progress reports sent home mid-term. Parents can view their child's current grades online via Parent Connect (see the school website). Grades will be updated online as soon as possible.
FRIDAY NOTES AND ASSIGNMENT PLANNERS:
Parent communication is very important to us. Therefore, Friday Notes will be sent home on the last day of each school week. Friday Notes will have important information about upcoming tests, events, and subjects. These notes will also inform parents of any behavioral concerns and late/missing work that occurred during the week. Parents must sign the back page of the Friday Note to show that they have read the information. The student is responsible for returning the note on Monday (or the first day of the week). Failure to return the note signed means a loss of recess, and possibly a parent phone call.
Each student will be issued an assignment planner in which he/she is expected to record classroom assignments, upcoming tests, program reminders, etc. Students will take their planners to all classes. Each teacher will go over daily assignments before dismissal. However, it is the students responsibility to record this information. There is also a section for notes between teachers and parents. Parents should check the planner nightly.
The Fifth Grade Schedule:
8:00 - 9:20 Homeroom / Block One
Mr. Britton - Math, Social Studies
Mrs. Wheeler -
9:20 - 9:25 Transition Time
9:25 -10:45 Block Two
Orange Team (5A) to Mr. Britton
Blue Team (5B) to Mrs. Wheeler
10:45 – 10:50 Transition Time
10:50 -11:30 P.E. and Music
11:30 - 12:20 Lunch and Recess
12:20 - 12:25 Transition Time
12:25 - 1:05 Block Three
Orange Team - Computer Lab with Mrs. Wheeler
Blue Team (5B) - Science with Mr. Britton
1:05 - 1:45 Block Four
Orange Team - Science with Mr. Britton
Blue Team (5B) - Computer Lab with Mrs. Wheeler
1:45 - 2:15 Study Skills Grops
Reading Skills / Math Skills / Homework Time
2:15 - 2:45 Full Band
2:45 Planning and Packing