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Florida Standards

Since 2014, all Florida students are instructed and assessed according to a new set of standards called Florida Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts. A description of these standards can be found at http://www.cpalms.org/Public/search/Standard .

Academic Grading Scale

For All Grade Levels:          
A 90-100 Outstanding
B 80-89 Above Average
C 70-79 Average
D 60-69 Lowest Passing
F 0-59 Failing
I Incomplete*
         

*Incomplete-If a student has make-up work due to excused absences or extenuating circumstances and has not completed all assignments by the end of the grading period; an “I” is assigned for the grade. Unless assignments have been completed or special arrangements made with the Principal, the “I” automatically becomes an “F” ten (10) days after the end of the grading period.

 

Point System For Computing Grades:  To improve accuracy and effectiveness in grading, document student progress, and inform instruction, the point system will be utilized to determine your child’s nine weeks, semester, and yearly averages.  Recording scores with this method will provide a more accurate final average and ensures promotion and retention decisions truly benefit the student. 

 

PROMOTION AND RETENTION:

Required for Grades 6-8:                                                                             
Language Arts         3 years                                                                      
Mathematics            3 years                                                             
Science                   3 years                                                                         
Social Studies          3 years                                                                     
Physical Education    1/2 semester for 3 years                                               
Career Education      1 semester only (for 8th grade students)
Required for Grade 5:
Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Physical Education
Electives                

Attendance Information

TARDY POLICY
Any student arriving to school late shall report to the office for a tardy slip before he/she can enter their classroom. The guardian will be notified if tardiness becomes a problem. The tardy bell is the signal that class is to begin.  All students who arrive on campus, after the first bell, must sign-in at the main office.  Tardiness will be handled through the classroom discipline plan.
 
ATTENDANCE POLICY
Florida law requires the regular attendance of students during the 180-day school year. Students are expected to be present and to be punctual for all classes. Students are to remain on the school campus during school hours and must receive permission from the office to leave campus.
 
EXCUSED ABSENCES:
  •   Brief student illness/injury
  •   Medical/dental appointments
  •   Death of an immediate family member
  •   Religious holiday of the specific faith of the student (principal approved)
  •   Compelled absence (e.g., judicial)
  •   Natural/major disaster that would justify absence (principal approved)
  •   School-sponsored/related activity (principal approved)
  •   Financial or other insurmountable conditions (principal approved)
  •   Other advanced notice absences (principal approved)
UNEXCUSED ABSENCES:
  •   Unverified absence (absences other than those defined above)
  •   Truancy
  •   Suspension
  •   Expulsion
  •   Missing school bus/oversleeping
  •   Shopping/pleasure
  •   Excessive illness (without physician verification that medical condition justifies pattern)
  •   Failure to communicate the reason for absence(s)
READMITTANCE TO SCHOOL 
Students returning from an absence with a note from the guardian should be presented to the FMS office the day the student returns to school. The office will provide the student with a re-admittance pass.