Academic Programs

Assemblies

The students will be involved in various assemblies and fairs that will be held throughout the school year. Parents and other guests will be invited to assemblies and fairs that their children are participating in.

Grade Level Meetings

Meetings are held at the beginning of each school-year to acquaint parents and guardians with curriculum and regulations pertaining to each grade level.

Homework

The purpose of homework is to foster the activities and concepts taught in class.
Students are expected to do their own work. Their work should be a reflection of their abilities.
It would be beneficial to schedule a routine homework time.
Parents should sign the following; daily homework assignments, projects, reports, and test papers.

Learning Center

Remediation of academic skills will be provided to those students who need reinforcement in basic areas of instruction. Students who have current I.E.P.’s will be scheduled first for time in the Learning Center.

Science and Math and Computer Lab

This Lab will be used by all classes in order for them to actively participate in acquiring science, mathematical and computer concepts and skills.

Parent-Teacher Conference

At the request of a parent, teacher or principal appointments may be scheduled to discuss any academic or personal concerns.Permission from the office is needed for parents to visit a classroom while school
is in session.Mandatory parent teacher conferences will be scheduled at the conclusion of the first and second marking periods.Each teacher will note and record in writing conversations that take place between all parties concerning the progress of the student. These completed forms will be given to Mrs. Competello for follow up. The record of the conversation will bekept on file. Please be advised that these forms are discarded upon the child’s graduation.Parents requesting an appointment with the principal must do so by sending a letter or calling the school office. This procedure is employed after a meeting has taken place with your child’s teacher.

Student of the Month

Each month students from each class will be honored as Student of the Month. The criteria is as follows:
1. Most Improved Worker of the Month
2. Good Behavior
3. Exhibits Christian Spirit
4. Good Attendance/ no lateness
5. Good Listener
6. Active Learner
* Agreement of all teachers who teach the nominated student is necessary.

Report Cards

Students’ scholastic growth and personal progress and attendance are indicated on a report card given at the end of each trimester. Students who fail subjects for the year as indicated by the June report card must make up failures in summer school or through tutoring sessions.

Honor Roll

The honor roll is published 3 times a year, at the end of each marking period.
Grades 1-8
Principals List – 97% or above in each subject
First Honors – 93 – 96% in each subject
Second Honors – 85%-92% in each subject

Certificates of recognition will be given for outstanding effort, penmanship and perfect attendance.
Art/Gym – Passing Grades
No Lateness
Grades of “U” or “N” are not permitted in any area for a student to be recognized on the honor roll regardless of his or her grades.

Testing

Formal standardized tests will be administered in the Fall for grades 3-8.New York State Tests will be administered to various grades as determined by the State. Curriculum testing is done throughout the year by individual teachers. Each teacher can provide the basic format that they use.

Grades 3-8 – In the event that a student misses 1 or more exams during a trimester they will take a cumulative exam with questions based on the chapter tests that were missed. Teachers will provide information so that students may prepare for the test.

Grades 1 and 2 – Students that are absent the day of an exam will be given an opportunity to make up the exam at the discretion of the teacher.