Olympian Team

Team Expectations

1. Be prepared for class.

2. Listen to others' answers without prejudice.

3. Be respectful to others' ideas.

4. Strive to produce you "Personal Best" at all times.

5. Bring and put to use your skills from one classroom to the next.

6. Follow directions the first time given.

7. Use and maintain your agenda.

Homework Policy

We believe that there is a direct connection between student achievement and homework completion. We assign homework because it is useful in the reinforcement of concepts and skills being taught in the class as well as teaching responsibility and helping foster the development of positive study and work habits. Homework may also be used to help provide the necessary background for an upcoming topic or lesson to be discussed.

We expect students to do their best job on homework. Homework should be neat. We expect students to do the work on their own and ask for help only after they have given it their best effort, unless it is a cooperative group or family activity. We will check all homework. We strongly believe in the value positive support plays in motivating children to develop good study habits. We will give students praise and other incentives when they do their homework.

We will assign homework Monday through Friday nights. Students should spend 60-90 minutes on school related activities. There may be days when there is no homework or the assignment is minimal. On such days, students should be reading, writing, studying, practicing math facts, or working on long-range projects. Daily homework that has not been completed by its due date cannot accomplish these objectives. Late homework will not be accepted and a zero grade will be recorded for that assignment. Long term graded assignments will lose 10 points each day it is late. No assignment will be accepted five days after its due date.

This year your child will be using an agenda. It is a daily record of work for which your child is responsible. Please check this agenda on a regular basis. The agenda will help you to know when homework or long-term projects are due. It should also indicate the dates of tests. Your child should write NH (no homework) in the blocks where there is no specific assignment given on that day.

Grading Policy

Test & Quizes 80%
Homework Completion 20%
Writing 50%
AR Tests 30%
Quizzes 10%
Homework/Class work 10%
Tests/Lab notebooks/Projects 50%
Quizzes 20%
Homework 15%
Class work 15%
Tests/Quizzes/Projects 60%
Current Events 20%
Homework/Classwork 20%

Department Nights

Monday-Music, Foreign Language, Guidance, Special Education, Nurse, School Psychologist

Tuesday- Language Arts/Social Studies- Mrs. Derosier, Physical Education, Health, Art, Reading

Wednesday- Science/Social Studies- Ms. Hall, Family/Consumer Science, Agriculture

Thursday- Math/Social Studies- Ms. McCarthy, Industrial Technology


School Web Page www.scituateri3.net/sms

Team email address: Olympians1@hotmail.com

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