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Dear Parents, We would like to welcome you and your son or daughter to eighth grade at Algonquin Middle School. We hope this year will be exciting, productive and successful. Please read and discuss with your son or daughter the 8th Grade Homework Policy on the back of this letter, as well as the School Wide Standard of Discipline found in the Algonquin Middle School Handbook. These are the minimum expectations that we feel are very significant and important for a successful school year. Please sign the bottom portion of the homework policy and have your son or daughter return it to his or her first hour teacher by Friday, August 20, 2010. We feel that it is important to keep an open communication with our students’ parents. One wonderful way of keeping in contact with you is through email if you do have access. We ask that you please fill out the bottom information on the back side of this letter if you feel that any of your information may differ with what the school has on file. We are looking forward to working with your son or daughter and with you. We also encourage you to check your child’s assignment notebook on a regular basis. To keep up to date on your child’s assignments, please take advantage of the following options: Homework Hotline by calling the school at 847-532-7193 8th grade web page: http://ams8b.web.com. Your child’s grades may be accessed at any time through the infinite campus parent portal. If you do not already have an access code, please visit the district website to complete the Infinite Campus parent portal form. After you have completed and returned the form, a username and password will be assigned to you. Your child can also access their grade at anytime through infinite campus using their student ID as their username and birthday as their password. We expect students to be responsible for monitoring their own progress with the use of infinite campus. Sincerely, The 8th Grade Team Also located on website: Mr. Borkowski Algebra, Math, Social Studies email@example.com Mrs. Gidlund Science, Lang. Arts, Literature, ACC Lit firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Hermann Math, Literature, ACC Literature email@example.com Ms. Nelson L.D. Self Contained firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Ogunbodede: L.D. Resource email@example.com Mr. Pittner Language Arts, Social Studies firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Raab Accelerated language Arts email@example.com Mr. Rand Lang. Arts, Acc. Lang. Arts Social Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org Avid Mrs. Smith Science Courtney.email@example.com 8th Grade Homework Policy 1. Assignments will normally be given each day for all academic classes. (Science, Language Arts, Literature, Math and Social Studies) 2. Students are expected to write down and keep track of each daily assignment in their AMS assignment notebook. Students received these on the first day of school. 3. Students are expected to take pride in their work. It is important for assignments to be turned in neat and clean, free from tears, rips and/or any unnecessary stray markings. It is important for assignments to be turned in on time. The development and practice of good work habits is essential to developing responsibility, reliability, proper organization, good self-respect, and good self-esteem for future success. 4. Assignments not turned in at the assigned time will receive a deduction in points. First day late: 70% of grade earned Second day late: 50% of grade earned Third day late and beyond: no credit will be given 5. Homework resulting from an absence due to illness may be turned in for full credit within a reasonable time, normally equal to the time of absence or a time determined mutually by the teacher and student. 6. Homework from an absence due to family vacation must be turned in for full credit the first day the student returns, or a time determined mutually by the teacher and the student before the vacation was taken. 7. Students may make arrangements for extra help either before or after school, or during study hall time. These sessions will be for help with problems, not to make up work. 8. In addition, each individual teacher may have expectations and policies as they pertain to their particular classroom setting or subject matter. Students will be notified of new policies or changes that may go into effect, as necessary. 9. These polices may be relaxed or re-enforced at any time as is fitting. Please sign this portion of the homework policy statement and return it to your first hour teacher by Friday August 20, 2010. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have read and understand the 8th grade homework policy. Student Signature____________________________________________________________ Parent Signature_____________________________________________________________ Parent email address:_________________________________________________________ Best number to be reached at:___________________________________________________ Date______________________
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