Homework is written daily on the board. Students are expected to write
their assignments in their assignment books. Homework is due the next day
unless noted otherwise.
It is not excused when a student does not write down the homework
assigned in class. Incomplete homework does not just "go away". It must be
completed and turned in the following school day.
Teachers will check and initial the assignment books daily. Parents
are asked to check for completion of homework and initial their child's
book as well.
We follow Roanoke County's standard grading scale which has been
for the 2011-2012 school year as follows:
90 - 100 A
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
0 - 59 F
Please have your child bring gym shoes daily and a coat when the weather
is cool. We go outside daily during our PEX time, if weather permits. If
you feel it is more convenient, your child can keep a pair of shoes at school
in the classroom closet.
We have a mid-morning working snack each day. Please make sure that your
child brings a healthy snack daily. BOTH FOURTH GRADE CLASSROOMS ARE
PEANUT/NUT-FREE THIS YEAR DUE TO STUDENT ALLERGIES TO THESE ITEMS. PLEASE
HELP US KEEP OUR STUDENTS SAFE BY NOT SENDING THESE ITEMS (OR ANYTHING
CONTAINING THESE ITEMS) WITH YOUR CHILD FOR SNACK. We request that you do not
send snacks that require refrigeration and that you do not send sweet or
sticky items like cake, brownies, frosted cookies, or cupcakes. The following
are examples of healthy snacks that students can enjoy while we continue to
work: apples, grapes, raisins, dried fruit, carrot sticks, crackers,
pretzels, or granola/nutrition bars. Students may purchase a snack from the
cafeteria BEFORE 7:50 A.M. instead of bringing one from home if that is more
convenient for your family. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE CLASS TO
PURCHASE A SNACK.
Folders are sent home each week containing important correspondence and
graded papers. Please review each Tuesday and return to school on Wednesday.
Students are welcome to bring a small snack to share with the class to
celebrate their birthday. In order to avoid hurt feelings, students may not
distribute invitations to private parties in the classroom unless every
student is receiving one.
FORT LEWIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RULES:
• Show respect for adults and peers.
• Walk in hallways.
• Move through the hallways quietly.
• Report directly to homerooms when arriving to school (or, the
cafeteria if the child is eating breakfast.)
• Leave toys at home.
• Chewing gum is not allowed in school (unless permission is given by
teacher for a reward).
• Follow cafeteria rules.
• Guns, knives, or any “look alike” weapons are not allowed in school.
Severe action will be taken if this rule is broken.