• Class Rules and Guidelines

     

    Nurse Notes
    Because there will be numerous activities that require moving, all students are expected to participate unless there is written notification of a medical condition, injury, or other health-related issue that will limit or restrict the student's ability to participate.  Written notification should be from the parent/guardians, school nurse, or family physician.

    Class Rules
    Be kind to all, including yourself
    Show respect to people, equipment, and materials
    Try your best at everything you do
     
    Discipline  
    Class management will be handled in an appropriate, fair, and positive manner following the Capturing Kids' Hearts model.  Disciplinary action is on an individual basis and will be communicated to the parent/guardian via email, phone, or letter.  Negative choices will result in completing a form in the "Think Station." Multiple trips to the Think Station will affect a student's grade. Please note:
     
    First Think Station visit: Sit out of activity
    Second visit: Sit out of activity, email home, minor/major incident report (depending on circumstances)
    Third visit: Sit out of activity, phone call home, minor/major incident report (depending on circumstances)
    Fourth visit: Sit out of activity, phone call home, minor/major incident report (depending on circumstances), office referral
     
    Parents will be notified via email or note after the 3rd infraction.
     
    Grading
    Students will receive grades for music.  Grading will be based on numerous criteria and numerous assessments regarding topics in class.  Demonstration of learned skills, participation, attitude, and behavior will determine the grades for students in music.  Below is a review of the grading policy:
     
    E/4 = Students earn an E or 4 when they display a mastery performance of the learned skills and activities and have one or less visits to the Think Station in one grading period.
     
    S/3 = Students earn an S or 3 when they display the required performance of the learned skills and activities and have two visits to the Think Station in one grading period.
     
    S/2 = Students earn an S or 2 when they display a developing performance of the skills and activities and have have two visits to the Think Station in one grading period.
     
    N/1 = Students earn an N or 1 when they display significant struggles performing the skills and activities and have had 3 visits to the Think Station in one grading period.
     
    U/0 = Students earn a U or 0 when they refuse to perform the skills and activities, and have have had 4+ visits to the Think Station in one grading period.
     
    Participation = A portion of each child's grade is determined on their desire to participate in a solo atmosphere (singing/performing by themselves) as well as their participation in group activities, games, songs, etc. Please note the following grading scale:
     
    4 = The student always volunteers and always participates in group activities.
    3 = The student occasionally volunteers and regularly participates in group activities.
    2 = The student rarely volunteers and hesitates participating in several group activities.
    1 = The student never volunteers and rarely participate in group activities.
    0 = The student never volunteers and regularly refuses to participate in group activities.
     
    Because music is a skill-based class, participation is vital. Please encourage your student to participate in each and every activity to the very best of their abilities. That is the only way to get a proper assessment of their true skills and abilities.