From the Desk of Mrs. Kittie D. Greaves
Dear Students, Parents/Guardians,
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Mrs. Greaves' Reading Intervention/Development Class. For those who are new to our school community, I would like to extend a special Dunbar Magnet School Welcome. I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing summer vacation.
This school year, our mission at Dunbar Magnet School is to focus on preparing students through an integration of the arts to become literate, productive, self-confident, responsible students, who are able to function independently in a technological world. This goal will be accomplished through the partnership of both home and school.
It is my belief that we are working together, as partners, in the education of your child. We should both be full aware of this year's objectives and your child's progress. This will be accomplished by you, as the parent, continuously completing the following: checking INOW for your child's weekly grades, being aware of assignments, checking AR status, and conferencing with me as needed for academic and behavioral concerns. Formula: PARENTS+TEACHERS+STUDENTS=SUCCESS!
I hope that together-you, your child, and I can make this school year rewarding and productive.
Thanking you in advance for your full cooperation,
Mrs. Kittie D. Greaves, M.Ed.
Students are to adhere to all school rules and policies as listed in the student's handbook. In addition, they are to follow the following classroom rules, daily:
Classroom Rules: Consequences:
Be on time and in proper uniform. 1. Verbal Warning
Enter quietly, and be seated. 2. Student/Teacher Conference
Have all required materials daily. 3. Parent/Teacher Conference
Always ask permission before speaking or moving. 4. Office Referral
Value your work, your classmates and others.
Exit quietly and with permission.
Assignments are due on given due dates. When a student returns after an absence, they have three days to complete assignments and turn them in. It is the student's responsibility to ask for the assignments. Any graded assignments not turned in within the three day time period will result in a grade of "0".
Throughout the year, I will assist your child with making their AR Goals and giving a 2nd delivery of instruction as it pertains to Common Core Objectives specific to their grade.
The Grading System is as follows:
• 50% AR Progress/Status (Check school calendar for dates.)
• 10% Classroom Participation
• 40% Reading Reflecton Journal (Graded Weekly)
Please be advised that students at Dunbar may fail with a "D" rather than an "E". You may monitor your child's progress through the year on the INOW home module at http://www.mcpss.com/. You can also check on you child's AR progress/status by visiting our school's website, and clicking on the blue pyramid entitled "Home Connect." Ask your child to log in their AR information, and you can see their progress.
If you need to schedule a conference, call the front office and schedule a conference or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . School phone: 221-2160 Fax: 221-2161
I will respond to you within 24 hours.