2020-2021 Parent/Student Syllabus

Mrs. Green 5th grade


        Welcome to 5th grade!! The 2021-2022 school year is surely be a new adventure for all of us as we continue to navigate this pandemic together. Following summer break it may take a week or so to adjust to the schedule; however I am confident all will go smoothly. 


        Please take some time to read and review the information below.  If you have any questions regarding the content please do not hesitate to contact me.


Mrs. Green





Elder Grove Supervision/hours:

Students should NOT arrive to school before 7:45 AM, as their will be NO playground supervision.  Students upon arrival can choose to have breakfast if they choose, and then all students must participate in the morning walk. Students should  be picked up promptly after school.  We dismiss students at 3:15 PM.


School and Classroom Rules and Expectations:

Be Respectful......Be Responsible.......Be Safe !!!!




            Students will be taking a mid-morning recess and a lunch recess to shake the wiggles out, and visit with friends.  



            Taking a student out of school for appointments can be unavoidable.  However, if possible try to schedule appointments before school, towards the end of the school day, or after school, as each time a student misses classroom instruction they risk falling behind the rest of the class.



Dress Code:

            Please take a moment and review the dress code policy.  When temperatures are warm outside, students want to wear cooler clothes.  Make sure that they are not short shorts, or tank tops with spaghetti straps.  Students not adhering to the dress code policy regardless of the students grade level, may be asked to call home to have appropriate clothing brought to school for them.  Please read the dress code policy in the student/parent handbook carefully.


Absences and Tardy Policies:

            Please read the student handbook regarding these policies, as they are strictly enforced.

Absences/Make-up Work

        As a reminder, all absent work must be made up.  For every 1 day your child is absent, they have 2 days to make up work.  Please see the Elder Grove Parent/Student Handbook.  Extended absences or vacations where work has been asked for ahead of time, is expected to be completed upon return.


Cellular Telephones and other Electronic devises:

            Carefully read the student handbook regarding this issue, as our school strictly enforces these policies, and could result in the student having the device/s, confiscated, or other further disciplinary actions.


Campus Security:

            All of our buildings on campus will be securely locked during school hours.  This is for the safety and security of all students and staff members on campus. ALL Parents/Visitors MUST check in and get a VISITOR badge to be worn while you are on campus.  If you are having lunch with your child, you must check-in at the main office, then proceed to the lunch room.  Any person/s without a visitor badge will be promptly asked to either leave and retrieve a visitor’s badge, or leave campus.  All staff and administrators will be enforcing this policy.  Again, this is for the safety of everyone here on campus.


Morning Snacks: 

            Students will be given time in the morning to eat a HEALTHY mid-morning snack while at school. Elder Grove does not provide the snacks, therefore it is the sole responsibility of the parent/student to bring a daily snack.  I ask that students bring HEALTHY snacks only, and nothing requiring refrigeration, as there is not one available to keep items cold.  Students will not be allowed to eat unhealthy snacks.


Red Folders:

Each Tuesday of every week, students will be bringing home a red folder.  Inside the red folder you will find notes from your child's teacher, graded assignments, and letters from the school district.  The expectation is that the red folder be signed by a parent or guardian and promptly returned to school the following day.  The signature by the parent/guardian is mandatory for each student to ensure communication is reaching home.



Keeping and maintaining a planner is mandatory for every student.  Each day as a class, we will be reviewing and aiding students in accurately completing their planners.  A parent MUST initial the planner each day ensuring that it is reaching home, and keeping the lines of communication open between school and home.  Work that is CIRCLED is to be completed at home as the student did not complete the extra practice at school.  Homework is expected to be turned in the next day,



Turning in Assignments:

All assignments must be turned in ON TIME and into the designated bin .  Assignments will be collected the day they are due.  Students will not turn in incomplete, unfinished, or unacceptable assignments.


Power of ICU

Elder Grove School is declaring war on student apathy!!!




Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

ICU stands for Intensive Care Unit, just like the hospital. ICU is a communication tool, a shared, school-wide document that tracks missing student assignments. The document helps teachers and administrators communicate with each other as well as with the students and their parents. Students learn quickly that if they have one missing assignment, their grade is sick and needs attention.


The mission of ICU is to defeat student apathy through a culture where mastery, completion, and accountability are the standards for learning.

1.  Every student completes every assignment

2.  Mandatory extra time/help for all students

3.  Transformation of student grades to reflect learning



  •     Immediate parent notification of missing assignments via text/email.
  •     Extra time will be provided for your child at the student's morning recess (academy).  


ICU at Elder Grove School

In the attempt to support students in completing all of their assigned practice, there will be opportunities for your child to get the support necessary to be successful. 

Teachers will be giving out quality assignments for students to get the extra practice necessary for students to excel in the standard being taught. Students will be expected to hand in  quality work. If work is not done to the quality the teacher has outlined, then students can be put on ICU.





Below is what to expect if an assignment/s,  are not completed or done to the quality the teacher has outlined.

  •     1-2 Assignments: Email and text messages notifying parents. Student is expected to complete the missing assignment/s during the morning recess (academy), or at home that evening, and hand in upon completion.  If there are any missing assignments by Friday morning, your child will NOT participate in individual classroom reward programs.  
  •     3 or more Assignments: Personal contact is made with parent to assign a before or after school time.  Students will continue to be in the  classroom, before or after school, until ALL assignments are completed to the quality and satisfaction of the teacher whom assigned the work. It will be the responsibility of the child's parent/s or guardian to arrange transportation for the student.
  •     10+ Assignments: Family day at the Grove. Parents will be invited to work with their child to complete assignments.


Thank you for taking the time to read the syllabus.