Eastmont School-Wide Disclosure

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Welcome to Eastmont Middle School! The administration and faculty at Eastmont Middle School recognize that an important part of being a successful middle school is helping our students make a smooth transition between elementary school and high school. Organization is a key component to that successful transition. We strongly believe that when classroom practices and expectations are aligned school-wide, our students will be more organized and confident. In an effort to streamline this organizational process, the faculty and administration have adopted the following school-wide policies:

SCHOOL-WIDE ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY

Electronic devices brought to school create many problems: students use them when they should be attending to lessons; they are usually costly, and since they are often small, they are easily stolen.  Investigating theft takes limited resources that should be used to support student learning.  Therefore, electronic devices are not allowed at school at any time. This includes (but is not limited to) iPods, electronic games, MP3 players, and calculators that are being used to play games. If these items are brought to school, they will be subject to immediate confiscation, and a parent will need to pick them up from an assistant principal.  Cell phones are permitted on campus but may only be used during class breaks and lunchtime. 

Cell phones are not to be taken to class.  Please do not call or text your children during school time. If you need to contact your child, call the office at 801-826-7000. If a cell phone is taken to class or is used inappropriately, it will be confiscated to a parent pick-up.

SCHOOL-WIDE GRADING POLICY

  • Grades reflect mastery of the concepts taught.
  • Although assignments, homework, quizzes, and learning projects contribute to the grade, the great majority of the points come from assessments that measure mastery.
  • Students are given multiple opportunities to show mastery on assessments.
  • Parents, please review your student’s progress on Skyward with them regularly.
SCHOOL-WIDE GRADING SCALE

All teachers will utilize the following school-wide grading scale for assignments, projects, tests, and final grades:

            A   100-93%                   B-   82-80%                   D+  69-67%

            A-    92-90%                  C+  79-77%                   D    66-63%

            B+   89-87%                  C    76-73%                   D-   62-60%

            B     86-83%                  C-   72-70%                   F     59% and below

SCHOOL-WIDE LATE WORK POLICY

Teachers will provide students with sufficient time to complete assignments and will clearly inform students of due dates.

  • Late work will be accepted during the quarter in which it is due.
  • Any late work must be received by the teacher’s cutoff date at the end of each quarter.
  • On rare occasions, because of the nature of some assignments or projects, late work will not be accepted.  The teacher will provide adequate notice to students of these assignments including that they will not be accepted late and will note the “no-late-work-accepted” condition of these assignments on Skyward.
  • Students may receive a working lunch detention (ZAP) to complete overdue late work.
School-wide absence make-up work policy:

It is the student’s responsibility to ask teachers for assignments missed due to an absence.

  • Students will be given 2 school days per day of absence to make up missed work.
  • If a student misses a make-up work deadline, the school-wide late work policy will be enforced.
In the case of unusual or extenuating circumstances, teachers have the discretion to adjust grading policies including the late work and make-up work policies.

Citizenship grade, tardies, and truancy:

Citizenship Grade:

A citizenship grade will reflect organizational skills, on-time assignments, class participation, behavior and interpersonal skills, and attendance including tardies.   Teachers will grade students based on a rubric scale of 1-4

                        4 = H - Honors

                        3 = S - Satisfactory

                        2 = N – Needs Improvement

                        1 = U – Unsatisfactory

Tardies:

Students are expected to be in their seats in the classroom with their materials ready when the bell rings; otherwise, they will be considered tardy.  Students will be allowed to make up two tardies per class per quarter by making arrangements with the classroom teacher.  A made-up tardy will no longer affect the citizenship grade, although it will continue to show on the school and district attendance records for the parents’ information.  Students who have excessive tardies will receive an administrative referral.  When a student’s tardies become excessive, the following procedures may be used:

  • Referral to the administration on the 6th tardy and any tardies after that time.
  • Student will be assigned a lunch or after-school detention (ASD)
  • Students with excessive school-wide tardies will also be assigned an ASD.
Truancy:



Truancy (sluffing) will result in an automatic ASD.  If the student was truant for an extended time during the school day, he/she may also be assigned an in-school suspension (ISS).

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is the copying or theft of another’s words or ideas and passing them off as your own. Plagiarism results in disciplinary action as well as loss of credit for the assignment until it is completed appropriately. In addition, the student will need to meet with the teacher for a concept mastery session on plagiarism.