Frequently Asked Questions
How can I contact the teacher?
The best way to contact me during school hours is via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also reach out on Class Dojo, call the office, or send a note with your child.
*Please note that I cannot always immediately respond to emails or phone calls during the school day. If there is an emergency or you need to contact me urgently, please call the main office.
What do I do if my child is going home a different way?
If your child has a change in his or her normal dismissal (for example, the child is normally a bus rider, but will be going to carline), please contact me (email is best) or the main office prior to the end of the day. If you email me with a dismissal change and I have not responded with a confirmation by 2:00, assume I am absent or did not receive the message and call the main office.
Can I send in a treat for my child's birthday?
You are welcome to send in a non-eatable treat for your child's birthday. Please send me a quick email to let me know. There are 20 students in our class.
What is the policy for homework?
Homework is a required part of the 4th grade curriculum. I do not assign a lot of homework; however, the homework assigned will reinforce skills taught in class. The typical amount of time it should take your child to complete his or her homework is around 20 minutes per night. If your child is spending more than 45 minutes on homework on a consistent basis, please contact me so that we can discuss the problem. Homework may consist of a math worksheet, spelling/word study, grammar, and science/social studies. It is required to devote some time each night to reading (book, magazine, Epic!, iReady MyPath Reading, anything works!).
When will I receive my child's tests and quizzes?
A Test Folder will be sent home every 2 weeks with your child's graded tests and quizzes. Please look through the assessments and sign and return the folder within the next 2 days. It is very important that all tests and quizzes be signed and returned to school.