Parents are always welcome to visit school. State law requires that all visitors register in the attendance or front office immediately after they come to campus. This procedure is the best method for locating your child as well as ensuring the best protection for your child. A visitor's pass is necessary for visiting all areas of the school. (All visitors will be required to present a drivers license that will be scanned through the Depart of Public Safety's identification system.)
In order to avoid unnecessary classroom interruptions, parents must make prior arrangements with the school administrator when desiring to observe their child's classroom. No visitors are allowed during standardized testing or during formal classroom observations being conducted by the campus adminsitrator.
Attendance Regulations and Policies (Official attendance time for ADA - 9:10 AM)
The entire process of education requires a regular continuity of instruction, classroom participation, learning experiences, and study in order to reach the goal of maximum educational benefits for each individual child. The regular contact of the pupils with one another in the classroom and their participation in well planned instructional activity under the tutelage of a competent teacher are vital to this purpose. There is also a direct relationship between poor attendance and academic failure. Students with good attendance records generally achieve higher grades, enjoy school more, and are much more employable after leaving high school.
All students are expected to attend school regularly and to be on time to classes in order to derive maximum benefit from the instructional program and to develop habits of punctuality, self-discipline, and responsibility. Students who enter a class after the tardy bell are a disruption to that class.
* When the tardy bell rings, students are expected to be in class to receive instructions for the day. Promptness is stressed and is expected.
* Disciplinary measures may be taken for excessive tardiness. The range of consequences used may include, but are not limited to, verbal reprimand, parent conference, detention, and possibly returning student who has been transferred back to his/her campus.
* Parents must send a note indicating the reason for tardiness, and the tardy student must take that note to the office for an admit slip.
Reporting an Absence
When your child is absent from school for any reason, please call the attendance line at 281-641-3019 (before 9:00 AM). The attendance line is accessible 24 hours a day. Homework may also be requested at this time. Please state your child's name and the reason for the absence. When your child returns to school, send a written and dated excuse to the teacher explaining the absence. Please bring a note from the physician's office if your child was absent due to an appointment. We must have the written excuse on record within three days of your child's return to school.
The Actual grade reflecting the student's relative mastery of an assignment will be recorded. However, for nine weeks grades, no grade below a 50 will be recorded on the report card.
Re-teaching and Reassessment:
The intent of Humble Independent School District's re-teaching re-assessment policy is to ensure that students have an opportunity to master the District's curricular objectives. Re-teaching in the District may be integrated into lessons during guided practice and may be a part of the explanation phase when checking for understanding is done. The teacher will determine when re-teaching should be scheduled. For critical skills, it will be done immediately; for recurring skills, it may be deferred.
An Entire class or group will be re-taught and reassessed when the teachers determines that half or 50% or more of the class have failed to perform at mastery level (70%). The higher of the two grades shall be recorded in the grade book for each class member.
After re-teaching, the teacher may use a variety of reassessment techniques to determine mastery. These techniques may include oral questioning, observation, retesting, demonstration, and additional assignment, or an alternative assignment. This applies to all forms of assessment. If a teacher chooses to retest individual to determine mastery an average of the two grades or the higher of the two grades shall be used in calculating the grade cycle average.
Late Work Policy: