Fourth grade has letter grades of A, B, C, N, and U for academics.
A means your child is performing above average and goes above and beyond the standards.
B means your child is doing better than average in academic areas.
C means your child is receiving an average, passing grade.
N stands for Needs Improvment, and means that the student need to work to meet grade level standards.
All tests will be sent home on Wednesdays. This way parents know to check the folders and will not have to wonder if something is missing or forgotten or lost.
Any missed tests due to absences are dropped and averaged as an excused scores. That said, the more tests a child takes, the better prepared they are, and the better their chances at improving grades.
School policy states:
Regular and prompt attendance is critical to your child's education as stated in the Education Code of the State of Californa. Medical and dental appointments should be made after the school day.
It is important that parents acknowledge the school calendar when making vacation plans.
When a child is absent, a parent is encouraged to call the school's 24-hour attendance line at (661) 297-8621.
Tardies: After 8:15 a.m., your child will need to report to teh school office upon late arrival to receive a tardy slip allowing entrance to his/her classroom.
Check Out: If you need to chekc your child out of the school during school hours, you must do so at the office. Written notification is required if someone not specified on your emergency card is picking up your child. They will need to show picture identification before the student will be released to them.
SARB: The SARB process will begin after apattern of absence has been established. Parents will receive written notification in the mail.
School policy states:
Parents are always welcome to visit classes at Plum Canyon School. Visitations should be limited to 20 minutes, and should be prearranged with the classroom teacher to avoid unnecessary interruptions to the instructional program. All visitors and volunteers are required to sign-in at the school office and to wear a visitor/volunteer badge while on campus. We must be aware of all non-employees on the school campus to ensure the safety of the students.
State law requires all volunteers to submit proof of a negative TB test result prior to working with children. Copies of TB test results for Plum Canyon's volunteers are kept on file in our district office.