A homework assignment may be made for unfinished work or an extension of classroom studies. All assignments are made for practice, extension, or review. If a child is having difficulty with assignments or spending long periods of time on them, please contact the teacher to discuss the situation.
In accordance with state law and RISD policies, tutoring sessions will be provided for students who are having difficulties. This year, Heights has committed to tutoring students in flexible groups. Our teachers monitor students and assess their needs often. As the teacher sees it necessary, he or she contacts the parent and invites the student to tutoring. Teachers tutor either in the morning, during lunch, or after school.
Progress Reports, Report Cards
Grades reflecting a student’s progress are distributed through report cards every 9 weeks. These grades are a reflection of a child’s mastery of essential elements in the various subjects.
Progress notices are provided to all students in the middle of the six-week grading period. It is hoped that this progress report will provide the incentive for a student to improve in any problem areas before the official grades are placed on the report card.
Parents are allowed access to Star Portal™ in order to view grades and attendance. Please visit www.risd.org for directions to creating an RPortal account for access to Star Portal™.
Conferences may be arranged by calling the teacher’s phone or by sending a note or e-mail to the teacher. Teachers may also contact the parent if he or she would like to discuss any issues that may arise with a student. Teachers are available before and after school as well as during their planning time.
Students will bring home various types of information each Tuesday in an envelope which is provided by the school. Parents should read this information, sign anything which requires a timely response, and sign the envelope by the appropriate date so that the student can return the envelope on Wednesday morning.