The school curriculum consists of all the experiences
of the student under the direction of school personnel. It is so
structured that it provides the opportunity to develop proper attitudes,
habits and values as well as the basic subject skills.
are the property of the school. They must be covered by the end
of the first week of school and remain covered the entire year.
There will be a charge for excessively damaged or lost books.
Format (for grades 3-8)
Teachers have agreed that the accepted assignment format is as follows:
2. Academic Probation
- On the top of the first line in the upper
right section of the assignment page write first name and
- Directly below the name write the complete
date. e.g. September 1, 2001 or 9-1-01.
- Directly below the date write the subject,
the page number (or if no page number - the assignment , name
e.g. board work, drill) and the number of problems or the
exercises you are attempting. e.g. p.24 (1-24), p. 26 (Ex.
- All work must begin just inside the left
margin and extend to at least 1/2" from the right edge of
- All work must be NEAT, COMPLETE AND ORDERLY.
- An earnest attempt must be made at correct
spelling and proper handwriting (preferably D'Nealian Style).
- Pages removed from spiral bound notebooks
must have rough edge neatly trimmed.
- When using binder or spiral bound paper,
the holes or spiral edge of the assignment page should be
to the left unless otherwise directed.
- All student corrected work must indicate
by initial who corrected the work (e.g. C/B CM)
- All student corrections must be in red
pen or pencil unless otherwise specified by the teacher.
The purpose of academic probation is to give a child and parents
positive directions as well as realistic goals to help improve academic
performance and help student /parent take responsibility for improved
study habits. Children may be placed on academic probation for one
or more of the following reasons:
The specific terms of each academic probation
will be discussed and written by the teacher and principal in consultation
with parent and student. All new junior high students are placed
on academic probation and social probation for one (1) trimester.
- Unsatisfactory effort (i.e. a 4 in effort
on report card)
- Repeated failure to meet the requirements
of present grade level.
- Two or more failing marks in the same
academic subject in the same year.
- Two or more failing marks in the same
- New students to Junior High.
Students must maintain a high level of personal academic integrity.
Students may be disciplined only for "good cause". This includes,
but is not limited to the following: cheating and plagiarism. Plagiarism
is the act of stealing or passing of the ideas or words of another
as one's own: committing literary theft; using anothers words or
ideas without giving credit to the source. (Webster's New Collegiate
Discipline may include, but is not limited to the following:
- Reassignment of the research paper, exam
- Assignment of a failing grade for the
paper, exam, or poject.
PRINCIPAL AND EFFORT AWARDS The Principal's award is presented
monthly to a student in each class for having exemplified a high
standard of Christian behavior and attitude. The effort award is
presented to students who have invested their energy into consistent
effort toward self-improvement which is the key to success.
STUDENT OF THE MONTH Once each month a student in each grade is
chosen for Student of the Month. The students in grades 4-8 are
photographed for the newspaper. Students are chosen by their teachers
based on the following criteria: Classroom success, leadership,
participation in school activities, special contribution to school
and/or community and citizenship.
4. Computer Curriculum
Students in Grades K-8 use the computer lab for formal instruction
at least once weekly. In all grades there will be an attempt to
integrate computer instruction with the academic areas, especially
Math, Language, Science and Social Studies. Computer lab time will
be increased according to the number of parent volunteers available
to assist the students.
5. EIA Title 1
Each year St. Mary's is budgeted money for students who are
struggling with reading and math.
Students qualify based on need determined by the staff and parents.
Students who qualify for Title 1 are eligible to use certain materials
purchased by Ukiah Unified. Teachers are also eligible to take
workshops to meet the needs of these students.
6. Family Life Program
The Family Life Program is incorporated into the religion program
in all grades as appropriate to the children's age. Some of the
basic goals are: respect for self and others, self esteem, family,
marriage, human reproduction, sexuality, and the physiological and
emotional changes in preadolescents and adolescents. These topics
are presented from a Christian viewpoint, based on the teachings
of the Catholic Church. AIDS education will be incorporated at appropriate
7. Field Trips
The ultimate responsibility for any school-sponsored field
trip rests with the school and the local administration. Each field
trip will be carefully planned and signed and dated parental permission
forms sent home which include:
- place of field trip & map / means of
- date, time and place of departure and
- appropriate dress / amount of $ needed
- phone number where students may be reached
in case of emergency
If drivers are needed, parents must indicate
the number of students they are able to take. Each
student must use a seat belt. Each driver must complete the Drivers
Insurance Verification form. It is also suggested that each driver
has a first aid kit available.
Faculty and other adults serving as chaperones are responsible
for supervision of participants at all
time during the trip. To assure safety of all, on the day of the
field trip the teacher will give a list of
guidelines to each of the chaperones including a list of students
and their authorization forms. Each
driver will be assigned another driver as a partner so that at
least two cars are traveling together
whenever possible. The teacher in charge of a field trip will
have a first aid kit in his/her possession or immediately available.
If there are any problems or delays on a field trip, the school
will be notified immediately: parents of children involved will
be notified as soon as possible.
8. Grading System
E = Excellent
1 = Above Average
A = 100 - 97%
|A- = 96 - 94%
S = Satisfactory
2 = Satisfactory
B+ = 93 - 91%
|B = 90 - 88%
||B- = 87 - 85%
T = Needs Time to Develop
3 = Needs Improvement
C+ = 84 - 82%
|C = 81 - 75%
||C- = 74 - 70%
4 = Below Average
D = 69 - 65%
|F = 64% and below
9. Homework Policy
Why do we Assign Homework?
Reinforces skills and information learned in
Prepares students for upcoming class topics.
Teaches students to work independently.
Helps students develop self-discipline and responsibility.
Assists in evaluating student progress.
All assignments will be completed.
Students will do homework at their highest effort.
Students will turn in work neatly done and on
Students will make up homework assignments due
Consequences for Missing or Incomplete Homework
Parents will be asked to sign completed homework
Students may miss recess to complete homework.
Students may complete homework after school
during homework club.
Students may not participate in sports teams
until homework is done.
HOMEWORK MISSED FOR A GOOD REASON MAY BE VERIFIED IN
A SIGNED NOTE FROM PARENTS.
Each child will be assigned homework at the discretion of the
teacher. This may be an oral or written assignment. Homework may
also be assigned for the weekend. Regular home assignments are
not ordinarily given over holidays; however, students who were
absent, careless or who have long-term assignments will need the
holidays to accomplish their work in a scholarly manner.
In case of an emergency, a parent may write a note indicating
it was impossible to complete the assignment(s) due. However,
repeated excuses will require a consultation with the homeroom
teacher to determine the reason for continued incomplete home
study and a solution worked out.
WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR SCHOOL WORK. HOMEWORK SHOULD BE
CAREFULLY AND NEATLY WRITTEN ON GOOD PAPER. WRINKLED, RIPPED PAPERS
OR PAPERS WITH ILLEGIBLE WRITING ARE UNACCEPTABLE.
Saint Mary of the Angels
991 South Dora Street, Ukiah, California 95482 707-462-3888