6th Grade School Rules and Procedures
Welcome to 6th grade! We are looking forward to an exciting and productive school year. Your child will have many new and challenging experiences this year. In order to maintain the best possible learning environment for all students, appropriate classroom behavior is required.
Typically a “verbal warning” is all that is necessary to correct a behavior problem. But, when a student’s behavior becomes more than a minor disruption, it will result in a Level I discipline. Any further rule infractions at this point will result in a Level II (office) discipline.
In cases of extreme misbehavior, there will be no “verbal warning.” The student will be automatically issued a Level II discipline.
We try to give the students plenty of time in class to complete assignments. Typically, homework is the result of a student not finishing the assignment in class. However, occasionally there will be exceptions. Homework assignments are written on the board daily, and students are expected to copy this down in the student assignment manager (SAM).
In an effort to give the students immediate feedback on their assignments and so that we may continue in our lessons, we will often check assignments together in class. Therefore, it is important that they have their assignments completed and ready to turn in when due. Assignments that are not completed will be graded as is, and a “zero” or an “incomplete” will be recorded in the grade book.
1st zero/incomplete – verbal warning (turn in next day for a 70)
2nd zero/incomplete – Level I discipline / After-School Detention assignment
(turn in next day for a 70)
3rd zero/incomplete – Saturday Detention assignment (turn in next day for a 50)
These steps will start over at the beginning of every 6 weeks period.
At the end of the six weeks, the lowest daily grade will be dropped
We strongly suggest you make use of the TxConnect Parent Portal. This is an internet website that allows you to keep up with your child’s grades in all of his/her classes. It can be accessed from the NISD website. If you have not already set up an account, information regarding the Parent Portal will be available at Open House.
We will be going to Study Island in math and reading. This is an internet based program that can be accessed from any computer. Your child’s goal is to complete all lessons by the time we take the STAAR test. Students who need extra time will have the opportunity to work in the morning and during recess. Grades may be taken on the individual lessons, tests, and/or benchmarks.
In math, we use pencil for every assignment. Please write down the problem, show all work, circle or box the answers. If a daily assignment is complete and the student scores below a 70, the student may redo the missed items for a 70. On a clean, separate piece of paper, all missed problems need to be corrected, work must be shown, and attached to the original assignment. It needs to be redone by the following class day.