Policies and Procedures

Mrs. Kilgallen & Mrs. Kirsch

Math ~ Grade 5

Highland School



  • Be prepared!  You must have the following in class EACH DAY:

    • Language Arts, Reading, and Math materials for the morning.  Check the board for specials, Science, and Social Studies.

    • 3 - #2 pencils

    • Dry-erase markers


  • Be Punctual!

    • Please gather your materials and get here as soon as you can!  Please complete any assignment that may be waiting for you as soon as you enter.  It is important that we get the most accomplished in the time given.


  • Do your homework!

    • Homework must be completed at home to the best of your ability!  I will be picking up your workbooks to check your homework prior to you coming to class.  We would like to get a handle on what each student understood the night before to ensure we are ready for the next lesson.

    • Homework will be checked for completeness, neatness, and effort demonstrated.

    • Homework must be written down in your planner EVERYDAY the way it appears on the homework board in the room.

    • Homework Policy:

Homework assignments are critical to the everyday understanding and learning in the classroom.  Homework is factored in as a quiz grade.  Students begin the marking period with a 100% quiz grade and lose eight points for each missing homework assignment. A homework slip will be sent home to be signed by a parent and the student each time points are deducted.  The total number of lost points will always be listed on the slip.  The assignments missed, including the notice, must be returned to school by the next school day.


  • Be responsible!
    • If you are absent, please see us about make-up work you missed your first day back to school.  It is your responsibility to see that work is made up quickly.  If you miss class but are in school (band lesson, enrichment…) you are expected to come see us and complete any homework/classwork that you missed.  If you are in school the day a test is announced but absent on the day of the test, you will be expected to take the test immediately upon returning to school.


  • Be organized!
    • Keep all of your worksheets, graph paper, etc. in your MATH FOLDER.  When homework is assigned, put your worksheets right into the correct folder folder, and they stay THERE!  We will periodically clean out folders upon completion of chapter work.