Class Info for Mrs. Vance
- Arrival: When students arrive at school, they are welcome to play on the lower playground. A staff member will be on outside duty at 8:45 a.m. When the first bell rings, students are to line up on the designated line on the lower playground. A teacher will let the students into the building. If a student is late, he/she will have to go to the front door to enter the school. On days that the weather is wet, students will be allowed to enter the school and sit in the hallway until the first bell rings.
- Birthdays: Please be aware that homemade treats are not allowed at school. If you wish to bring a birthday treat, please send enough for the entire class. Also, please be sure to send napkins with treats. Students who have summer birthdays will have a chance to celebrate their half-birthday during the school year.
- Clothing: Please pay attention to the weather so that your child will be prepared (i.e. dry socks, boots when necessary, etc.) Please note that district policy requires that all shirts have sleeves. Also, as comfy and fun as flip flops may be, they are not safe for physical activities such as p.e./dance/recess. Please avoid these.
- Departure: Students need to know exactly who will pick them up from school and where they will be picked up. Bus students should know their bus number, and if they are to take the bus each day or not. Set a designated area on the lower playground for siblings to meet up after school.
- Expectations: I expect everyone to try their very best (including me!). Our classroom expectations are to follow directions the first time, be on task, and keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
- Food: Any food that is to be shared with the class must be store bought.
- Grading: Grades will be posted on the Granite School District’s web site. Parents can access the Granite Gradebook from the District’s website. Grades are based on the District's Proficiency Based Scale (1-4)
- Homework: Homework is to read every day. There will be a log on the back of each newsletter to fill out for the reading.
- Illness: If your child is sick, please keep them home. Please. Please. Pretty please.
- Jokes: I like a good joke (who doesn’t?)! We will have a daily joke, so if you have one you’d like to share with the class, let me know.
- KYHFOOTY: (Keep Your Hands, Feet, and Other Objects To Yourself) is our classroom and school wide expectation. We will all strive to treat others well by following KYHFOOTY.
- Lunch: Students will be given a lunch code to enter on a keypad each time they have school lunch. Students with home lunch should have their lunch box/sack clearly labeled with their name and room number. Lunches are not refrigerated. Please pack them accordingly for your child’s safety.
- Money: All monies need to be placed in a sealed envelope, labeled with your child’s name, and turned in to the office.
- Newsletter: A newsletter will come home each week in your child’s Home Folder. Included in the newsletter will be planned curriculum, activities, and events,
- Office: Please be sure to check in at the office each time you come to visit our classroom or need to check your child out from school. If you need to bring an item to your child, you will need to leave it with the office, and they will get it to our classroom.
- Personal Items: Personal items (i.e. toys, phones, electronics, etc.) should be left at home. Anything that comes to school could potentially be lost, broken, or even stolen. I cannot and will not be responsible for items from home.
- Questions: any questions or comments may be directed to me through the daily planner, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by calling the school (385-646-4924). Feel free to schedule a time to meet and talk whenever necessary. I am generally available before school, Tuesday through Friday, and after school on Fridays. Please avoid just dropping in to talk, as I may not be able to give you the time and attention you need without scheduling a meeting time.
- Reading: Daily reading is a requirement. District requirements are for 20 minutes a night for third graders.
- Supplies: Students are not required to purchase any supplies for school. All necessary items will be provided. However, if your child would like to have their own things, please make sure they are clearly labeled with their name. A list of recommended items is posted on the website, and will be sent home.
- Technology: Students will be using computers to practice math and language art skills, as well as spending supervised time on the internet.
- Utah State Standards: We will be following the Utah State Standards of education, aligned with the Common Core. We will be using the Imagine It program for language arts, Go Math for math, and Interconnections for science and social studies, as well as other great learning material and activities throughout the year.
- Volunteers: parents, grandparents, etc. may sign up to participate in PTA programs, field trips, class parties, etc. Please help if you are able. Visits: please do not come in the classroom without a visitor's pass from the office, but you are always welcome to come experience third grade with us.
- Website: access homework pages, fun links, spelling lists, etc. on my class website. The site address is kvancemorningside.weebly.com
- Your Vacations: There will be times that your child will miss school, whether for vacations, sickness, etc. I will always say that your "make up work" is to have fun on your vacation. If you want more work than that, then be sure to read every day. If you want more work than that, then be sure to write in a journal every day. I want you to have fun on your vacation!
- Zeal: I am very excited to get to know and work with everyone in our class. It will be a great year!