Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Welcome to PAWS! This class is like a homeroom. On Mondays and Fridays, students will have 35 minutes of PAWS. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, students will have 5 minutes of PAWS and then go to iTime. During iTime, students get help in the classes they need help in, or if they are doing well in all their classes they are allowed to go to enrichment classes like ballroom, basketball, computer games, and digital media.
The main purpose of PAWS is to have an advisory period where students have someone checking up on their grades and other upkeep. In PAWS, students will listen to or watch announcements, recite the pledge of allegiance, and plan iTime for the week. If students have overdue library books or fines to pay, they get notified in PAWS. We also have class discussions and sometimes reflections or surveys about scholarship and citizenship.
Assessment of Progress
Student grades in PAWS will be based on them completing in-class tasks (with the exception of parent signatures). These tasks might be grade conferences, short reflections, surveys, obtaining parent signatures, or other similar tasks.
Students are expected to bring to class each day:
- Their Dixon planner (we will give this to you in PAWS)
- A pencil or pen
If you are interested in donating supplies to our classroom, we appreciate donations of:
- A box of tissues
- Extra dry erase markers
Attendance : Students will be expected to be on time to class. It is important for students to attend all of class. When a student is absent they miss interactions and instructions that are beneficial for them.
Missed work: If a student misses class they are responsible make up all missed work.
Behavior Expectations: Students are expected to follow the Dixon Way.
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
There aren’t any major assignments in this class. When we do minor assignments in PAWS, I enter them into Powerschool typically right away so students can always know if they are missing anything.
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Report cards are sent home with students at the end of each term
Report cards include a letter grade and a citizenship grade
Check grades weekly in your student’s planner (Mondays)
Check grades any time on Powerschool
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 1:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, February 13, 2019 from 1:30-7:30 pm
The breakdown of grade percentages can be found in the Dixon handbook.
Grades will be updated weekly in Powerschool (or whenever an assignment is handed in). I typically make assignments in PAWS worth either 5 or 10 points, depending on what students have been asked to do.
Connecting Home to School
If you need to reach me, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org