The student Planner (a.k.a. Agenda) is used for many reasons which include:

  • Record homework/assignments

  • Record due dates

  • Communication between school and home

  • Time management

  • Learning about priorities

  • Staying organized

  • Learning life skills

Agendas are a required element in the 4th grade classroom on a daily basis, and students will be taught how and when to use them.  We will check daily to ensure the students are utilizing the agenda in a productive manner.  Agendas should be signed by a parent/guardian daily.  It is our hope that parents will also utilize the agenda in order to understand the expectations and create dialogue reguarding school work/content. 


Procedures for specific communications circumstances:

  • If a teacher writes a positive note to parents, we ask that parents sign communique simply as acknowledgement.  No further action is required.
  • If the parent writes a note to the teacher and IT IS NOT signed by the teacher, assume the child failed to communicate the note with the teacher.  Please email or call us at that point.
  • If a specific document is sent home by a teacher for the parent, it will be recored in the agenda.  If you DID NOT RECIEVE the document, DO NOT sign for it.  Ask your child where it is.  If the student DOES NOT produce the document communicate that in the agenda, or email/call.
  • All communication that requires return or receipt of signature (report card, permission slip, notes) must be returned as soon as possible (2 days).

NOTE:  Emails are a quick and easy way to stay in contact.  Keep these items in mind:

  • Student learning comes first.  We will never choose to read/respond to emails during your child's time.

  • The staff sometimes has meetings before school, during planning time, after school, therefore, emails may not be read as quickly as we'd like.

  • Our day begins and ends at the same time your child's day does.  Most days we are early, but occasionally, due to life circumstances, we are unable to do this.  Unfortunately, email time suffers as a result.

  • Emails are dry and lack intonation.  It is important to assure positive intentions.  If the emails 'sound' like poor communication or negativity, either party should request face to face contact.  We defintely do not want unintended intonation to cause friction.

  • Please provide the teacher 1-2 days to response time.  If you have an emergency, email is NOT the best way to contact us.