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Team Tsunami
 
 
 

TEAM PHILOSOPHY

As teachers, we believe that every student has the potential to be successful in our classrooms.  We will provide our students with meaningful experiences and engaging and challenging instruction to effectively prepare them for the Virginia Standards of Learning curriculum expectations and tests.  As teachers we will provide a positive and safe learning environment that fosters a sense of belonging and respect among all.  We also value communication and collaboration with students and parents to create unity throughout our team.

Students will be expected to put forth their best efforts throughout the school day.  This includes academic content understanding as well as displaying responsible citizenship, a strong work ethic, respect, fairness, and responsibility while promoting school pride and self worth.

 

ATTENDANCE AND HOMEWORK

Regular attendance is vital in determining your child’s success at school.  If your child is absent, he or she must make up missed work.  It is the student’s responsibility to check with teachers to get the missed assignments.

Homework is a critical component of your child’s education and will affect his or her grades.  We will assign homework on a regular basis that will be checked daily and graded based upon completion.  Students have been provided with an agenda and are responsible for recording their own assignments.  Assignments are also listed on the assignment calendar on each teacher's web page.   
 

VIRGINIA STANDARDS OF LEARNING

The Virginia Standards of Learning will be emphasized in Civics/Economics, Language Arts, and Science.  Students and parents should be aware of the Standards in all subject areas.  Teachers will make students aware of which Standards are being covered throughout the school year.  Curriculum standards will be reviewed throughout the year, however students will need to take some time at home to review as well.

  

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

In addition to the academic requirements, some basic expectations of students will be stressed.  Students will be expected to respect others as well as respect our school.  Students are to arrive to class on time with necessary materials, ready to work.

 

HELP AND ASSISTANCE:

       On the Tsunami team, we strongly believe that each member of the can be successful this year.  Your teachers will do everything to the best of their ability to help you as a student achieve that success. However, it is very important that you do not wait to come to us until you are completely "lost".  Please come to us right away when you have questions or do not understand something.  Therefore, we encourage you to seek our help whenever necessary.  Good times to do this are:

== Before School (With Prior Arrangement)        
== During Lunch (With Prior Arrangement)
==During Resource        
 

COMMUNICATION

We are thrilled to be teaching your child this year.  To ensure the most successful year possible, we encourage you to contact us whenever you feel it is necessary.  Please feel free to call and set up a time to meet with us.  The school’s phone number is (571) 252-2820.  You may also email us using the school web page to link to our email.

 

 

Last Modified on January 15, 2013