Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where can my student get their homework or missed work when they are absent? 

I will always post the homework and class work activities to Canvnas, which is directly linked to each student's personal Canvas account. All of their homework from all of their classes will be in one place when they log into Canvas. If applicable, I will upload the homework document attachment or leave detailed notes on what students should be working on. Absent work will be collected for the student and they will have one extra day to complete their missed work for every day they were absent. 

2. How much communication can we expect to receive from middle school teachers? 

If you have any questions about your child's progress, please email me and I will do my best to respond within 24 hours. Conferences are a great time to connect and I hope to see you there! Back to School night will also provide information on our curriculum, school policies, events, expectations and grading. 

3. Are students required to complete at-home reading? 

Yes, students will be expected to read twenty minutes per night at home. As a class, we will be reading nearly every day, all year long. Students will be choosing the large majority of their books, and they will be encouraged to have an at-home book, and an at-school book that they are reading (though they can certainly go back and forth if needed!) 

4. How much homework will my child receive in Language Arts? 

Aside from nightly reading, there will occasionally be additional homework for students to complete. Often it will be assigned with regards to finishing work that was not completed in class. It may be assigned on occasion based on the unit of study.  If a test is occurring, students will receive a study guide as homework at least four days prior to the test.