Below are Del Mar's math department's policies for the 2016-2017 school year.
- Homework will be assigned approximately three times per week.
- No points will be earned for homework assignments; students will receive either a "check" or "no check" for their work.
- No checks are given for late homework.
- Completion of homework will be factored into the citizenship grade.
- Homework quizzes will be given intermittently for points.
- As we begin each unit, students will receive a homework packet that includes all of the homework assignments for that unit.
- A PDF version of each packet, as well as an answer key, will available on this website for download.
- It is the expectation of the math department that students will be checking their nightly homework with the answer key provided online. It is incumbent upon the student to seek assistance for any problems that are still unresolved after checking them. Possible avenues for assistance are Concept Corner (username and password both "student"), parental and peer help, Khan Academy, and of course, the teacher!
- All students can retake an exam.
- Before retaking an exam, a student must do the following:
- complete all the homework assignments for that unit
- fill out an exam-correction form
- Retakes will be offered once a month on a specific day decided by the teacher.
- Students may only retake an exam once.
- The student's grade is replaced with the new exam grade whether it is higher or lower.
- Retakes are not offered on quizzes.
During the 2016-17 school year, Del Mar Middle School has been moving to make our citizenship grade more than simply how a student behaves in class. "Habits of Learning” includes things like being on time and ready with all materials needed for learning. It includes whether homework, class work, and projects are turned in - and whether or not they are done in a timely manner. It is meant to represent the components that go into our vision of a Reed Union graduate. "Habits of Learning" is now a part of their citizenship grade. Students missing 0-4 assignments will receive an S (Satisfactory), unless, of course, there were other “behavioral” issues. Missing 5-7 assignments garners an N (Needs Improvement), and missing 8 or more assignments earns the student a U (Unsatisfactory). This is also stated on the report card,
When students are absent, they will have the same number of days that they were absent to make up missed work or take any missed tests/quizzes. For example, if a student is absent for two days, they will have two days to complete any missed work.