What can I do to ensure my success in READ 180?

 

Success in READ 180 means following Sanford's Expectations for Excellence:

 

1. SHOW UP: Students are expected to attend class every day. If a student misses all or part of a class (unless on a school field trip or attending an approved group), he or she will not earn points for that period of time. Missing an entire class period means a loss of five points. Partial class absences will mean a loss of points on a pro-rated basis, with a 10-minute absence incurring a one-point loss, a 20-minute absence a two-point loss, etc.. No matter the reason for absence, points lost can be earned back via make-up work/extra credit. It is up to each student to choose appropriate make-up work/extra credit assignments, complete them in a timely fashion, and hand them in for scoring. Possible make-up work/extra credit assignments include completing (and passing at the 60% level or higher) computerized book tests, completeing book reports, completing STARS worksheets, and completing other opportunities presented in class.

Sanford-wide, students are expected to be on time to class. Unexcused tardiness to class can have negative effects on the smooth operation of any class, and can impact a student's academic progress. Being on time to class is worth one READ 180 point each day. Points lost due to tardiness can be earned back via make-up work/extra credit, as described above. A student who develops a pattern of excessive tardiness may be asked to meet with his/her grade level dean to develop an action plan to improve his/her ability to get to class on time. Parents/guardians will be notified.

2. BE RESPECTFUL AND KIND: Appropriate participation in classroom activities is worth three READ 180 points each day. Points lost can be earned back via make-up work/extra credit, as described above. Students are expected to treat peers and adults respectfully, use kind words and gestures in all of their interactions, and stay engaged in the learning tasks.

3. GO PRO!: Students should bring their Sanford binder (including their SAM) and a pencil to class each day. Being prepared for class is worth one READ 180 point each day. GO PRO! also means students will complete all learning tasks to the best of their abilities. Points lost can be earned back via make-up work/extra credit, as described above.