Homework is an important part of the instructional program that WILL affect the student’s overall grade. Regularly completed homework helps students: develop regular study habits and self-discipline basic to effective study and independent work; gain more information than would be possible in the class situation alone; have more opportunity to develop a personalized, creative approach to projects and other schoolwork; learn to budget time more effectively; and take advantage of community and home learning resources. Make-up work will be allowed for excused absences.
Schoolwide Late Work Policy:Generally:
- Daily/overnight work is not accepted late for credit.
- Major assignments are accepted late for reduced credit, at 10% reduction per day of lateness.
- In the case of student absence, work will be accepted for full credit up to the number of days the student was absent. (Extended absence due dates will be determined in consultation with the teacher.) Tests and major assignments must be completed at teacher’s discretion. It is important that students and parents structure a regular time and a suitable environment to do this work. Failure to complete and turn in homework is the number one cause of low and failing grades.
Learning Center/Eagle Advantage - During the school day, with
a teacher’s pass, students may come to the Learning Centers for
additional help and to make up tests. The Learning Center is operated
by the Special Education staff. Eagle Advantage is an elective class
that is operated by a teacher and instructional aides, which provides
support to enrolled students.
Elective and physical education teachers will have the option to report only on D’s and F’s at progress report time.
Internet Access for Student Weekly Work and Student Grades
- Log onto Spring View Middle School Website at http://svms.rocklin.k12.ca.us
- Click on Academies tab.
- Scroll down to find student’s academy.
- Click on each academy teacher’s web page by double clicking on teacher’s name.
Read the web page for two items:
a. Link to student weekly work. Double click to access.
b. Link to student grades. Double click on grades. A screen will come up which will ask for student’s name and password. Input student’s last name and input 7 digit password. (If you do not have the password--contact the school to obtain.)
c. If you are unable to access grades—please contact homeroom teacher to have issue rectified.
- Recommendations of the current classroom teacher
- Gender and ethnic balance
- Academic balance of high, medium and low achievers
- Balance of students with social or emotional problems
- Strengths of individual teachers
- Student’s interests, readiness, behavior and motivation
Every year, much thought is put into the development of class lists and the assignment of students to teachers. Many factors are considered in this process including, but not limited to, academic and social skills, class size, special needs, and students that need to be separated from each other. If parents have a concern regarding their child’s placement, the following procedures must be followed (Administrative Procedure 5200):
- Allow two weeks for student adjustment to class.
- Conference with the teacher following the end of the second week of placement.
- Submit the concern(s) in writing to the school principal
- Meet with the school principal to discuss the concern(s)
Other Features: Must be typed or word processed, double spaced, on one side of white 8.5” x 11” piece of paper, set margins 1” all around, indent paragraphs 1 tab, use 12 pt. Font size, New Times Roman
Conventions – All writing should be done in edited, standard English.
Sentence Structure: avoid run-ons, comma splices, fragments
Mechanics: Use correct capitalization and punctuation.
Content – All writing should meet Rocklin Unified School District Language Arts Standards
Creates a clear, well-defined opening, introduction or “hook.”
Shows evidence of a controlling idea.
Presents a clear pattern of organization.
Provides supporting details for key ideas.
Presents a conclusion or sense of closure.
Research Paper Format
Plagiarism is not allowed – in writing your research paper, you must document everything that you borrow-not only from direct quotations and paraphrases but also information and ideas that are not your own. Of course, common sense as well as ethics should determine what you document. Common knowledge or familiar proverbs need not be cited, but you must indicate the source of any material that readers might otherwise mistake for your own.
- Scores on achievement tests
- Teacher evaluation of student’s abilities and effort
- Student’s motivation level
- Proficiency assessments
- Parental involvement and family commitment to supporting the student’s academic achievement
Beginning with the Class of 2006, all tenth-grade students are required to take the CAHSEE. Tenth graders may only take the CAHSEE once while in tenth grade. The test for tenth grade students will be given in either February, March, or May, with a make-up in March or May only. Students may be given up to five additional opportunities to retake the examination. Only the part(s) not passed must be taken again.
- Students who are English learners are required to take the CAHSEE in tenth grade with all other tenth grade students. The District may defer the requirement that these students pass the CAHSEE for up to 24 calendar months of enrollment in California public schools, but they must still take the CAHSEE during this period of time. All students must pass the CAHSEE in English to receive their high school diploma.
- Students with disabilities must pass the CAHSEE to receive their high school diploma. These students must be permitted to take the test with any accommodation or modification specified for the CAHSEE, for standardized testing, or for use during classroom instruction and assessments in their Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 Plans.
- Students who take the CAHSEE with modifications will not receive a valid score. However, at the request of a parent/guardian, a school principal shall submit a request for a waiver of the requirement to successfully pass the CAHSEE to the school district governing board for a student with a disability who has taken the CAHSEE with modifications that alter what the test measures and has received the equivalent of a passing score on one or both parts of the CAHSEE. The school district may waive the requirement to pass one or both parts of the CAHSEE if the student has met the requirements listed in California Education Code Section 60851 (c).
The Governing Board has adopted a complaint procedure for programs and services covered by this act and a compliance officer has been appointed to process claims, investigate, and ensure compliance with the law. A copy of the Uniform Complaint Procedure may be obtained from the District Office.