3rd Grade Grading Policy
Third grade is the first year that the students will receive numeric grades, as well as letter grades for each subject. In order to assure that students master curriculum and to foster an environment where authentic learning is valued, students will be able to make corrections on major tests that receive a grade lower than a 70. The corrections must be returned with a parent signature within a week of the original test. Corrections will allow students to receive a maximum grade of a 70. We strongly encourage parents to assist their child in understanding their errors and corrections at home. Report cards will be posted online every nine weeks, and the first one will be given to you at Parent/Teacher conferences (October 19, 20, and 21). Papers will be sent home weekly on Thursdays in a PURPLE folder, the we call them their "Thursday Folder." Inside of the right pocket will be graded papers. We encourage you to sit with your child and go over the work with them. These papers are yours to keep. On the left side will be a comment sheet with your child’s weekly letter grade for academics and behavior, as well as any messages from the teacher, if necessary.
Make-Up Work Policy:
Work missed during an absence will be collected while your child is out and given to them upon returning to school. For each day missed, students will have one day to complete make-up work. Work will not be given out prior to a student's absence, except in critical or exceptional times on a case by case basis.
3rd Grade Homework Policy
Your child will have homework on a regular basis in order to practice skills and to develop responsibility. Math homework will be given on a nightly basis in order to practice the daily skill from the math lesson. Language Arts (Reading/Writing) homework with be assigned twice weekly, and needs to be turned in on Fridays. They may choose which day to complete it on. We also ask that our students are reading a good fit book at home each night. You should expect homework to take approximately 40 minutes per night. If it is taking your child more than 40 minutes per night, we need to find out the cause and come up with some solutions - it should not be a burden on either parent or child. Homework and a weekly “snapshot” of objectives that will be covered in class throughout the week will be posted on this site (under Weekly Homework tab).
Please make sure your child packs a HEALTHY snack. No candy, cookies or drinks, other than water, will be permitted. Water bottles are allowed as long as they have a closed top. We are NOT a nut-free classroom.
Due to changing times, nutritional concerns/allergies, and past disruptions, birthday treats and celebrations will no longer be allowed on the Bridge Point campus. This was a very hard decision for Mrs. Meek and the school body to make, as we know how much birthday celebrations are enjoyed. However, we are hopeful that you will be able to find a time outside of the school day to help your child celebrate their special day. In addition, invitations of any kind will only be permitted for distribution at school if EVERYONE (all boys and all girls) in the class receives an invitation.
Changes in transportation often happen mid-day and unexpectedly. If this occurs, please **notify the office** with either a phone call (512) 732-9200 or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to 'cc me as well, but the priority email should go straight to the office, as I cannot guarantee I will receive the email in time to notify your child. The office will hand deliver a note to your child to ensure that he or she receives the message. This will avoid any confusion and will get your child home the correct way.
**NEW THIS YEAR**: No guest riders will be allowed on any bus this year. While we realize this may cause an inconvenience to some families, we made the decision based on bus route and fuel efficiency, management in terms of the number of consistent riders on our routes, and equal transportation offerings for all of our families. The definition of a guest rider is a student who rides a bus other than the one they are assigned. If a student remains on his/her assigned bus but gets off at a different stop along the route, this is allowed because he/she is already accounted on that bus.
District policy prohibits unauthorized animals on campus. This includes dogs. The policy allows service animals and pre-approved animals (of course, there is a form). As fun and as well-behaved your dog may be…no matter the size…there truly is nothing more distracting to students and their supervisors than a dog during dismissal (a time we most definitely need students’ undivided attention). In your car as you drive through is OK.