Be Respectful of your classmates, your teacher, and yourself.
Be Responsible for your own actions and learning.
Be Ready to learn and give your best effort each day.
All 6th grade students are expected to complete two hours of independent reading/week. You can think of this as 30 minutes of reading Monday through Thursday.
Other assignments may be given. They are most often completion of something that was started in class.
Most weeks a Study Island lesson will be assigned on Monday to be due by Friday.
If you have missing assignments, Ms. O'Leary may require you to attend office hours until all work is completed.
Please contact Ms. O'Leary if the homework is consistently taking you more than 45 minutes/night, not including the independent reading.
Contact a classmate and check Google Classroom to find out what you missed.
Make sure to look at the Weekly Overview on this site or at the top of our Google Classroom page.
Attend office hours as needed to get instructions/support from Ms. O'Leary.
It is your responsibility to promptly complete missing work after being absent. Being absent does not excuse you from completing work.
Late work is accepted until the end of the unit of study.
Late work will still be assessed normally. However, this may impact a student’s Habits of Learning grade.
If a student knows in advance an assignment will not be submitted on time, the student should email Ms. O’Leary at least one day before the assignment is due to explain the circumstances. Extensions may be given at the discretion of Ms. O’Leary.
If a student does not submit an assignment, or the assignment is too incomplete to assess, the score in ALMA will be “Insufficient Evidence.”
Summative assessments should be retaken if a student received “Beginning” or “Approaching,” in order to achieve “Proficient.”
There may be specific requirements to be eligible for a retake, such as attending teacher’s office hours, completing a study packet, or making test corrections.
Students are expected to read at home for at least 2 hours a week.
Students should choose books that are interesting, enjoyable, and appropriately challenging.
Students will keep a log of the books they have read, as well as set personal reading goals each trimester.
In addition to any class novels, students must read at least one book per trimester. There is a minimum number of pages students are required to read each trimester.
Habits of Learning Score
Students are given a Habits of Learning score in every class, every trimester.
Del Mar citizens are expected to:
turn assignments in completed and on time
use technology appropriately
respect adults, classmates, and the school environment
have supplies everyday
Students may be individually recognized with verbal praise, a Dragon Card entered in the office drawing each month, an email sent to parents, or a postcard sent home.
Consequences may include emails/calls home, loss of privileges, a meeting with Ms. O’Leary, a student/teacher conference, a parent/teacher conference, office referrals, or any other reasonable consequence.