1st grade expectation packet

1st Grade Expectations and Procedures


September 2020


Welcome Students and Parents!

    This is going to be a wonderful year! We are excited to get to know all of our students and watch them grow to their full potential.  This syllabus includes expectations and procedures that are required in our third grade classrooms and throughout the school.         



It is essential that our students are in class to receive proper instruction and understand assignments.  Many of our lessons are hands-on or involve classroom interaction, therefore assignments can be difficult to understand or complete at home. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of the school day and after lunch. It is your responsibility to show up to class on time and be prepared for the day. The school day begins at 8:01 a.m. It is considered a half day absence if you show up after 8:30 a.m. For additional information please see the Student Handbook under Absences.



You are considered tardy if you show up to the classroom after 8:05 a.m. Three tardies equals one day absent.  If you are going to be tardy, you need to go to the office to receive a tardy slip to be admitted into the classroom. For additional information please see the Student Handbook under tardy policy.


When You Are Absent

In our classrooms there are boards labeled “Absent Work”.  These boards will have any assignments you need to make up. Please take the assignment that has your name written on it.  Due dates depend on how many days you were gone. If you are absent during a quiz or test you need to check with your teachers to determine a time to make it up.


NOTE:  You may get your work ahead of time if you know you are going to be absent. This work must be completed and turned in upon arrival.



All birthdays will be celebrated in the classroom.  You are welcome to bring a treat for every student on your assigned day.  Summer birthdays will be celebrated at the end of the school year.  Due to nut allergies please do not bring treats containing nut products.



It is your responsibility to bring your own snack.  Please choose a healthy snack.  Cookies, chips, candy, and  junk food will not be allowed.  Due to nut allergies please do not bring treats containing nut products.


Red Folders

Papers will be graded and returned to you in your red folders. Red folders will go home every day.  Please review all assignments with your parents.  Red Folders are required to be returned the next day.



If you score below a 70 on daily assignments you must redo the assignment.

If you score below a 70 on a quiz or test you will have to retake the test. The quiz/test must be done at school. Parents can view students’ grades via Infinite Campus.  


Reading Log

For Reading class you will have a reading log. It is your responsibility to read books outside of school. You will need to keep track of your reading by filling out your reading log and having your parent sign your log. Every quarter you are required to read a certain amount of points in your reading level assigned by your teacher.  This reading log will help you to manage your reading towards your AR goal.



Various books will be used throughout the year.  It is the student’s responsibility to take care of the books.  If a book is not returned in the shape it was received the student may be asked to pay to replace the book.  All books will be kept on shelves in the classroom, so this shouldn’t be a problem.  If your child needs to check-out a book for extra practice or studying for a test, we ask for it to be returned in the same condition in which they borrowed it.


Classroom/School Rules

The rules at school and in our classrooms are to be Responsible, Respectful, and Safe. If you follow these three rules we will have an incredible year!



See Student Handbook on the school website.


Teacher Contacts

The easiest ways to contact us will be through email or by phone 656-2893.  Please note that phone calls will not be answered during instruction time.  Emails and extensions are;  


Mr. Leintz-             210      leintz@eldergrove.k12.mt.us