T. C. Cherry Elementary School
POLICY FOR INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS
(3rd, 4thand 5th Grade)
Third, Fourth and Fifth grade are departmentalized and divided into two teams. This means that your student changes classes for core subjects, in addition to special classes (library, computer, PE, music and art). We cannot express enough how important it is to your child’s educational success to have your support and guidance. For this reason, we encourage you to send your child to school on time and ready to learn every day. We realize that children (and teachers) get sick or have situations that take them away from school. We ask that you take school attendance seriously and encourage your child to do the same. We have set up the following guidelines to help you and your child stay on track.
1. Come to school even on days you start out not feeling so well. We will take your temperature at school and call a parent if needed.
2. Be organized. The organizational skills you learn now will help you be successful in Junior High, High School, and College.
3. Get your assignment book signed EVERY night. All intermediate students are required to have their assignment books signed each night.
4. Do your homework. Homework is checked everyday. Be sure you have all your homework done and in your binder.
5. Have a routine. After you’ve done your homework, put it in your binder, have a parent sign your agenda, and put everything with your backpack ready for the next morning.
1. Parents should send a note for the days the student is absent to school with the student when they return. After five parent notes, doctor notes are required to excuse an absence (each student is allowed only 5 parent notes for the entire school year)
2. Whenever possible, appointments should be scheduled after school or during breaks.
3. Excessive absences or tardies may be sent to Family Court for truancy.
4. Assignments are posted on our web pages. You can access this information by going to www.bgreen.kyschools.us / choose TC Cherry from the school list then choose the pages for each teacher: McCloughan and Coffey –Reading and Writing, Peterson and Summers – Science and Social Studies, Thurman and Tidball – Math.
5. It is the responsibility of the student to get assignments from a classmate, from the web, or ask the teacher for missed assignments.
6. If you are absent an entire day, homework assignments can be found on the web. You have one day to make up the work for each day absent.
7. If your absence is unexcused it will be left up to the teacher’s discretion if you are allowed to make up missed work.
8. Missing homework can result in your child having after school detention as directed by the teacher to finish the assignments. The parent is responsible for having their child picked up at 3:30 or if they usually walk home, they will be sent as a walker at 3:30 p.m.
9. Missing homework can also result in your student receiving a 0 for the assignment and a low grade in that subject.
10. Your student will call you to let you know they are missing homework and have after school detention. If they cannot serve detention on that day you should speak with the Principal and arrange a day they will be able to stay.
11. Continuation of missed homework will result in an ALC (Alternative Learning Classroom) referral.
12. Continuation of not being prepared (having binder, pencils, and books) for class will result in an ALC referral.
13. If you need to talk with a teacher, you may call the school and leave a message for the teacher on their voice mail or email them (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they will reply. Please do not interrupt class to speak with a teacher.
14. If you need to meet with the entire team, you should speak with the Principal and he will talk with the intermediate team and make those arrangements.
15. If you live out of the TCC district, failure to complete homework, poor attendance and ALC referrals can result in your student being dismissed from TCC.
16. Even more importantly, be a Cherry Champ! Follow our Guidelines for Success: BE COOPERATIVE, BE RESPONSIBLE, BE OPEN-MINDED, BE A PROBLEM SOLVER and TREAT EVERYONE WITH DIGNITY & RESPECT.
I have read, and understand the policy described in this letter. I understand my responsibility to help my student by signing the agenda each night and helping to keep my student prepared for class.
Parent signature: __________________________________________________
I have read, and understand, my responsibility to be prepared for school by being on time, having my agenda signed, keeping my binder, books and supplies organized and my homework complete each day.
Student signature: ____________________________________________________