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Academic and Grading Policy

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Academic Policy 

Together, schoolwork and homework make a difference. They ensure that every child becomes a lifelong, independent learner who is able to achieve his or her highest potential. 

Please review the PS 376Q Academic and Grading Policy for complete information on our school's academic, grading, homework, and school assignment policies. 


Homework is a way for parents to see what their children are learning in school. Homework reinforces the skills taught in the classroom, so it is important that children do their homework on their own. Please guide them through and support them as bast as you can. Remember also to look in your child's backpack and folder each night for any pertinent school information and communication. 


One wonderful thing to do together each day is READ. Every child should be reading or "read to" daily. If your child cannot yet read on his/her own, it is perfectly find to read to them. The idea is to hear storybook language and fall in love with reading. As pre-emergent and emergent readers, we want them to experience a LOVE for books and reading. They will want to hear these stories over and over! Talk with your children about reading their books. Sit with your child and read, it creates a bond that is everlasting. 


Have conversations in any language.

It doesn't matter, as long as you are promoting literacy.

Grading Policy 

3K and Pre-Kindergarten

We utilize the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core and Next Generation Learning Standards to monitor the progress and growth of our Pre-K students over time.

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

All aspects of student work are used to determine how students are meeting Next Generation Learning Standards (NGLS) in Literacy and Mathematics (based on class work, homework, and school-based assessments).

Students mastery of subject matter may be assessed in a variety of ways. It is not necessary, therefore, for all grades to have as their source written paper work, nor is it always necessary to receive a grade for every paper produced. Although the teacher will monitor and provide feedback to students for any activity, which they assign, the feedback does not always need to be in the form of a grade. 
Assessment should always follow a period of guidance practice and/or independent practice. 

Grades will be given in all content areas during each trimester. Teachers are encouraged to have a sufficient number of grades to allow multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate the mastery of the NGLS.


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