Fifth Grade

We believe students learn best in a supportive, encouraging environment that places a high value on learning. Fifth grade is the bridge between elementary school and middle school. It is our hope to provide your child with the necessary tools to make the transition a smooth one. Since we want our students to become lifelong learners, we teach to the state standards but enrich our classes with study trips and guest speakers. Fifth grade students are given the opportunity to participate in many school sponsored activities such as basketball, drill team, Safety Patrol, and Student Council. These extracurricular activities promote the development of cooperative responsibility and enrich students’ lives while helping the school. 

The GRADING SCALE we use is as follows for homework and tests:

A – 100%-90%

B – 89%-80%

C – 79%-70

D – 69%-60%

F – 59% or less

 

AGENDA BOOKS - Your child is responsible for filling out his/her agenda book each day. He/she is responsible for getting a parent/guardian signature daily. Should you have any comments or questions feel free to include those in the agenda book. We check the agenda book and will answer your questions.

COMMUNICATION – In addition to the agenda books, the students also have a red folder. Please make sure that this is checked nightly. Any important paper communication from the school and the PTA will be sent home via the red folder. There are two pockets: ‘keep at home’ and ‘return to school’. Teachers are also always available via email and Class Dojo.

ABSENT/TARDY – If your child is absent or tardy, it is his/her responsibility to find out what he/she missed. We will try to help, but your child should accept this responsibility and ask. He/she is to make up the missing assignments.

REMEMBER – As your child gets older and more independent, it is still vital for parents to continue being actively involved in all areas of his/her life both in school and out. If you should need anything, please feel free to contact us at Fairlawn (812 – 476 – 4997).