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Parent Orientation

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Pauline Walker

on 21 August 2018

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Welcome, we are delighted that your child is in fourth grade. With your encouragement, your child will be a part of many exciting and rewarding experiences.

This year we will be teaming together. Mrs. Walker will be teaching Science and Math to both classes. while Mrs. Finley will be teaching Language Arts and Social Studies. We each will be teaching Words Their Way this year.

Contact Information:

(469) 713-5182 Conference time: 10:20-11:05 am

Lisa Finley
Pauline Walker

finleyl@lisd.net (Language Arts, Social Studies, and Spelling)
walkerpm@lisd.net (Math, Science, Spelling)
Responsibility Sheet
4th grade follows the LISD/Hebron Valley absences policy. Excused absences include those caused by illness or a death in the family. Any other absences, including those incurred during family vacations, will be unexcused unless approved by the office prior to the absence. Students will NOT receive work in advance of an absence. Students will be allowed one day to complete make up work for each excused day of absence upon return. Anytime there is an unexcused absence and grades are taken on that day, each graded item will result in a zero (0). Makeup work will not be provided for unexcused absences. Please refer to the Hebron Valley Handbook for more information.

Assignment Planners/HVE Folders
In order to promote organization and responsibility, students will record homework assignments in an assignment planner each day. The assignment planner is required for all 4th grade students and can be purchased for $5 from the teacher. Parents should view this assignment book each night to stay informed. On Mondays students will bring home graded papers and important notes in their HVE folder. Please remember to check the folder for pertinent dates, responsibility sheet, and important news.
Late Work
It is our expectation that students will be responsible for assignments and have them in their possession at the start of the school day. A student’s work is late if it is not turned in to the teacher by the
beginning of that specific class
on the day it is due. Students will not be allowed to call home for missing assignments. Reductions in grades will occur for late assignments. The reduction amount will be 10 points per day (including the day the work is assigned) for 3 days with a zero given after the 3rd day. Assignments brought to the office by parents will be delivered to the teacher’s mailbox for pickup after school, and will be considered late.

If a student receives a grade below a 70% on a major grade or test, the student will be re-taught the material and given a chance to retest. The student will receive the better of the two grades. The maximum score a student can receive on a retest is a 70%.

Students will be permitted to bring a water bottle and a
healthy snack
(for example: no chips, cookies, hot cheetos, candy) to be eaten in the morning. Please only send snacks that are not a disruption to the students and/or classroom. Please note that we are an allergy aware classroom. NO peanuts or tree nuts.

7:45 am (doors open at 7:15 am) - 3:00 pm. – School Day
7:45-7:55 Announcements/Word Study
7:55 -9:35
(ELA - Finley)
7:55 - 9:25

(Math - Walker)
9:35 - 10:20
(Social Studies - Finley)
9:25 - 10:15
(Science - Walker)
10:20 - 11:05 Enrichment (Specials)
(ELA - Finley)
11:10 - 12:30
(Science - Waker)
12:30-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-1:30 - RECESS
1:30-1:55 -
(ELA - Finley)
1:35 - 2:35
(Math - Walker)
1:55 - 2:35
(Social Studies - Finley)
2:40 - 2:45 (Transition)
2:45-2:50 Silent Reading
2:50-3:00 Packup and Dismissal

*8:05-8:55 am -Teacher conference times – please call or email to make an appointment for a conference.

4th Grade Parent Orientation
Lunch Visitors
Lunch visitors should check in at the office upon arrival. Lunch visitors will need to sit at the visitors’ table and have lunch with
their child only
. Also, fourth grade students will not be allowed to go back to the classroom during lunch recess to retrieve lunch money or other items. Please remind your child to be responsible for their belongings.
All forms are available to update on Skyward via the lisd.net website (parents tab). Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date and all forms have been completed. If you are not sure of your Skyward password, let us know! We have 9 week grading periods, with progress reports every 3 weeks. The gradebook is accessible through Skyward, and there is even an app for your smartphone. We will use the parent email address in Skyward for communication.

DATES: August 29th

During the 2018-2019 school year, all 4th grade students will be eligible to receive an iPad. This is an exciting opportunity for our students and will continue to help transform our classrooms into 21st Century learning environments. iPads will be deployed to 4th grade students who have ALL of the documents electronically signed and completed online in Skyward. The deployment will be on August 29th Students will not be issued an iPad until the following forms are complete.

#6 Student Guidelines for Technology Resources

#7 1:X User Agreement

#8 Fee Management $40 payment


•Parents will be able to access student Eportfolios

•Artifacts will be uploaded at least one time per 9 weeks

•Eportfolios and uploaded artifacts will be showcased during Open House

Mrs. Finley & Mrs. Walker
4th Grade Teachers
Student Experience
Student Learning
Community Partnership
Resource Stewardship
First Student Bus Services
Morning Traffic
Afternoon Traffic
Forms of Communication
To ensure all Kindergarten and First Grade students riding our Regular Education buses arrive safely at home each afternoon, it is required that no Kindergarten or First Grade student be released from the bus without a parent or older sibling present. The older sibling must be at least 4th grade. If no parent, designated adult, or sibling is at the stop, the driver will contact Dispatch with the student’s name and school. The school will be contacted. The driver will return the student to the school and hand deliver the student to an administrator or office personnel. The school will contact the parents to advise them their child can be picked up at the school. Please note that 2nd – 5th grade students are allowed off the bus even if a parent is not present unless the parent has a
bus contract
on file with First Student indicating a different procedure.
Funds and school business day allocation will be used to train a small number of teachers to come back to train the campus. These will be prioritized based on improving a campus goal.
HVE community (parents, teachers, students, businesses) involvement will increase by 8% as evidenced by a pre and post survey by the end of the 2016-17 school year.
Hebron Valley 2nd-5th grade students will increase process standard .1b in Math by 10% as evidenced through an average of questions testing this TEKS on CBA, benchmark and STAAR data by the end of the 2016-17 school year.

(B) use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution.
HVE students will increase in their perception of affirmation as evidenced by increasing .20 on the question regarding affirmation on the Gallup poll by the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

Engagement Question: In the last 7 days someone has told me I have done good work at school.
What forms of communications are available for me to keep up with events at Hebron Valley Elementary?

·Visit us at http://hebronvalley.lisd.net/
·Join us on Facebook at Hebron Valley Elementary
·Follow us on Twitter @HebronValleyES
·Teacher newsletters via SchoolWeb link on our home page
·Phone blast call outs and emails from the principal (Keep your information up to date in Skyward)
·School marquee
Mrs. Walker and daughters
Mrs. Finley
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