Academic Policies

Homework and Responsibilities

 

Homework is assigned to develop initiative, responsibility, and self-direction in the student. Homework should be between 30 minutes to 1 hour, as each student is different. Homework may not always take the form of written assignments and maybe for the following reasons:

  • To reinforce concepts and skills presented in class.
 
  • To foster creativity and discipline through enrichment projects or research.
 
  • To teach the students to work independently and to accept responsibility for completing the task.
 
  • To complete unfinished work when necessary.
 
  • Late or incomplete assignments will affect a student’s final grade.
 
  • Homework is assigned Monday through Thursday.
 

Promotion/Retention/Progress Reports

 

Students will be promoted based on academic achievement.

  • A student will not be granted a social promotion. To be promoted from one grade level to the next, a student must attain an average of 70 or above in all subject areas.
 
  • A parent conference to discuss the progress of the student will be scheduled for reporting academic concerns before a final decision is completed.
 
  • Progress Reports will be issued to the parent after 4 weeks to report progress of the student. 
 
  • The Principal may decide to retain a student, in whatever grade level if progress has been difficult and insufficient progress not made throughout the year.
 
  • Parents have the option of complying with the directive of the professionals of the school or withdraw the student from Holy Family School.
 

Report Card Marking Codes

Report cards for Grades K3 & K4 will use the following grading symbols:

S = Satisfactory, W = Working On, N = Needs Improvement

Report cards for K5 will use the following grading scale:

√+ = Exceeds Expectations, √ = Meets Expectations, √- = Needs Improvement

Items marked with (-) indicates that it was not introduced or evaluated at this time.

Report cards for Grades 1-3:

Will use numerical scores for:

  • Language Arts (Reading Comprehension, English, Spelling, and Phonics)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Catholic Doctrine 

 

Letter grades (S, N, & U) for:

  • Oral Reading
  • Penmanship
  • Health
  • Foreign Language
  • Physical Education
  • Computer
  • Music
  • Art
  • Conduct
 

Report Cards for Grades 4-5: 

Will use numerical scores for:

  • Language Arts (Reading, English, and Spelling)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Catholic Doctrine 

 

Letter grades (S, N, & U) for:

  • Penmanship
  • Health
  • Foreign Language
  • Physical Education
  • Computer
  • Music
  • Art
  • Conduct   

           

Marking Code for Grades 1-5

A = 90 – 100 S = Satisfactory

B = 80 – 89 N = Needs Improvement

C = 70 – 79 U = Unsatisfactory

F = 69 & below 

Student Records

If a parent wishes to view his/her child’s cumulative record, a written request must be submitted in advance to the school office. Student Records are kept in the School Office.