Class Policies & Procedures

As-Salaamu Alaikum!

Welcome to another wonderful school year. I am incredibly excited for this year’s Middle School students. This year will be full of projects, reading, writing, skits and general creativity. Students will also have many extracurricular challenges and activities to help them go beyond daily classwork.

Below outlines the information on the welcome papers students received on the first day of class. It includes homework guidelines, daily procedures as well as behavior expectation. I encourage you and your child to re-read it anytime.

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We will study ancient world history and geography to pre-colonial times for 6th grade, western civilizations from the Renaissance period to modern Europe and America for 7th grade and early American history to modern day America study with a focus on the history of North Carolina for 8th grade. I also intend on introducing and blending Islamic history throughout relevant time periods to give students a chance to explore, compare and appreciate their own history and learn the accomplishments of Muslims, both past and present.

Students will have access to Study Island, FreedomFlix and TrueFlix both in the classroom and at home. Information regarding how to locate and access these sites will be given to each student.

Each student is expected to come to class everyday prepared with the following supplies:

  • A 3-prong, plastic folder: College ruled paper should be in it.                                  (6th Grade = Red; 7th Grade = Green; 8th Grade = Purple)

    • (They will need 6 folders total)

  • A one subject notebook that should be kept in the folder’s front pocket.

    • College ruled

  • PENCIL BAG: They should carry it to all class with the following: pencils, black and blue pens, colored pencils or crayons and a highlighter.

    • Sharpies are NOT ALLOWED in class

Teacher Expectations of each student:

  • Be on time for class.

  • Be prepared for class (pencils/pens, paper, social studies folder, homework etc.)

  • Be respectful to your classmates and teacher at all times.

  • Be in your seat and ready to start class when the bell rings.

  • (Pencils should already be sharpened and you should be working on your warm-up when the bell rings.)

Students will be evaluated based on homework completion, class work assignments and test/quiz/project grades. The percentage breakdown is as follows:

  • Tests & Projects       35%

  • Quizzes                    20%

  • Classwork               25%

  • Homework               10%

  • Warm ups/drills        10%

Homework - It is not formally assigned on a nightly basis, except when completing a lengthy assignment/project or in preparing for a test or quiz. Many times homework assignments will be unfinished class work assignments. However, I strongly recommend that students review their class notes and materials in their notebooks on a nightly basis to keep the information fresh and to stay on top of the curriculum.

Make-up work – If a student is absent it is his/her responsibility to check the absent folder for missed notes or handouts and to turn in any work they might have missed in a timely manner. Students are allowed one day for every day they were absent to make-up their work. Any previously given assignments are due on the day the student returns to school unless other arrangements have been made with the teacher. Any missed notes or worksheets will be on my website for the student to print out and turn in.

Notebook Quizzes – In middle school we work to teach the importance of organization. In order to assist the students with organization, students will use a separate folder for each unit. Every time a handout or new assignment is given, we will add the new page(s) together as a class into the unit folder. Notebook Quizzes are given throughout each unit. All of the information on the notebook quiz is straight from the social studies unit folder.

If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me by email at kaitlin.montgomery@alimancrescent.org. I look forward to working with and getting to know your child this year!