Calculating an Average:
Class work: 40%
Exams: Students will have nine unit exams throughout the seventh grade year. Each unit of study lasts approximately five weeks allowing for about 2 unit exams per marking period. Students will also have a cumulative science final exam, which counts as 12% of the student's overall science average for the year.
Class work: Students have many graded class work assignments including lab activities, worksheets, group projects and individual performance tasks.
Homework: "BlueSheets" Students will be given a Blue Homework Sheet. Students will be given homework assignments 3-4 nights a week. For every completed assignment students will receive a stamp on their BlueSheet. After 10 homework assignments these blue sheets will be handed in and recorded for a grade. It is very important that students do no loose their blue sheets.
Grades in middle school are numeric indicating a student's exact average; letter grades are no longer used. BSMS mails home both Progress Reports and Report Cards eight times a year. The dates for Progress Reports and Report Cards are indicated on the District's calendar.
I plan to use a new program, School Tool, to inform parents and students of individual grades, overall averages and upcoming assignments. I aim to enter upcoming assignments into the system as often as possible, but I cannot guarantee all assignments will appear prior to due dates.
Parents: Please check your child's Agenda on a regular basis as this remains the student's responsibility and our primary means of communication.