Mrs. Rosenbaum’s Classroom Procedures
Students are to arrive at school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. there are no teachers on duty to supervise before this time. We appreciate your help with this and keeping our children safe! Backpacks should be placed near the area they will line up. The first bell rings at 8:40 a.m. School begins at 8:45 a.m. On the first day of school, students may come straight to the classroom.
All students will be released at 3:30 p.m. from the classroom.
All students are released at 12:05 p.m. on Early Release Days. Arrival and Dismissal procedures are the same. Students do have a 20 minute lunch period on half days. They may pack a lunch or a small snack.
All third graders will be using an agenda to keep track of homework
assignments and other important classroom information. Students will be expected to record their homework each night in the agenda and have their parents check and sign their agenda after the homework has been completed. The agenda also includes a section for parent-teacher communication. Feel free to use the agenda to write notes to me about any questions or concerns. I will often write notes in the agenda as well. Since the purpose of the agenda is to promote responsibility among the students in third through sixth grade, it is essential that the agenda is returned each day to school.
Students will be given a homework folder. The folder will contain homework, reading log, handouts, notes from the office etc. It is important to check the homework folder each night.
DVUSD Governing Board Policy IKEA-R states that ample time will be given for makeup work once a student returns to school after an absence. As well as:
- It will be the student’s responsibility to ask for makeup work and to arrange for a time to make up tests when the student returns.
- If the teacher is unable to supply the student with a makeup assignment, the student will not be held responsible for that makeup assignment.
- If work is not turned in by the time the assignment is due, and the student fails to provide an acceptable explanation of the extenuating circumstances that would merit an extension, the teacher may reduce the grade on the assignment or withhold credit on the assignment.
Due to the amount of time teachers are taking to put together homework requests, we are asking that you not request homework unless your child will be out for more than three days. Please remember that your child will be given ample time to complete the makeup work.
Students will have 2 days to complete their missed homework and in-class assignments for every day they are absent. If a student does not turn their work in by the second day then he/she will receive a score of “0.” Students who do not have their homework completed at the time that it is due will receive a score of “0.” If the student turns in their late assignments and homework at a later date during that quarter then they will receive half credit.
In addition to the homework folder, we also have a FRIDAY FOLDER. To keep things more organized at school and make life easier for you, I will send home the bulk of paperwork on Friday. For instance, all of your child’s graded work from the week that I don’t keep for his/her portfolio will be sent home in this folder. Additionally, work that needs to be completed will be sent home in this folder. Finally, the students will write a letter to you every Friday telling you about his/her week. On the back of the letter will be room for you to write back to your child. Please write your child a letter and RETURN it to school on Monday. Friday Folders need to be returned on Monday!!
To help promote teacher-parent communication, I will be emailing you a newsletter every Monday. The newsletter will include what we will be learning in the upcoming week, as well as any other important classroom information. Please take a moment to look over the newsletter each week as it is a helpful way to stay in touch with your child’s learning experience. Additionally, I have a classroom website. The address is:
You can retrieve weekly spelling lists, upcoming events, and even the newsletter on the website.
I firmly believe in the importance of keeping the channels of communication open. If you ever need to contact me, feel free to call me at school. You may reach me at 623-445-5740. This is a direct line to my classroom. During instruction time it will direct you to my voice mail where you can leave a message. You may also contact me through your child’s school agenda, as I stated earlier. Feel free to e-mail me, as well, at firstname.lastname@example.org if this is more convenient for you. I will send out the weekly newsletter, messages and reminders through email. If you don’t have access to email, please let me know so that I can send home a paper copy.
Students can bring a bag or lunchbox with a “cold lunch” or may pay for hot lunch in the cafeteria. Parents are encouraged to open a lunch account for their student, so they can buy lunch without bringing money everyday. Lunch menus will be available at dvusd.org, schools, and menus. They will also be sent home monthly in your student’s Friday Folder. Online payment for lunches is also available at www.EZschoolpay.com
I highly suggest a water bottle be sent to school to keep the students hydrated. Water bottles that have a “sports lid” are recommended because they tend to prevent spills in the classroom. Please note that only water will be allowed to drink in the classroom; juice, soda, Gatorade, and similar beverages will not be allowed.
There are many children who attend Bellair who have severe peanut allergies. Please be aware of this when sending in snacks and lunches. I will give the students a quick snack time during the day. Please only send a HEALTHY and mess free snack. Great snack ideas are crackers, pretzels, granola bar, apple, grapes, etc. Please do not send in snacks that require spoons, candy, or juice.
STAR STUDENT OF THE WEEK/BIRTHDAYS
Each child will be assigned a week during the school year that will honor him/her. Please help your child feel very important by sitting down with him/her to complete their star of the week poster and to find some special pictures to send in for our bulletin board. The child may also bring in a show and tell item to share with the class (trophies, collection, drawings, etc.). I try to coordinate their special week with their birthday so that treats can be a part of their start student/birthday celebration. Summer birthdays will be honored and children may bring a snack to share as well. Many children like to bring treats in for the class, however, please don’t feel obligated. Children will share their poster, show and tell, and snack on the FRIDAY of their week.
Please sign and return this page no later than Friday, August 31st.
These signatures state that you and your student have read and understand Mrs. Rosenbaum’s Classroom Procedures.
Student Name: ____________________________________________
Student Signature: ____________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature: _____________________________________________