Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts. I am delighted to have your student in my classroom this year and look forward to sharing the school year together with him/her. As a teacher, I will endeavor to create an educational partnership with you and your student that will foster courage, determination, and passion for knowledge. In addition to this, my commitment as an educators will be to provide your student with a nurturing and challenging educational environment that will ensure his/her academic success in 2nd grade.
Since the curriculum in 2nd grade is very diverse and challenging, homework will be an important reinforcement tool to help students achieve mastery with the standards. Homework will be assigned to your son/daughter every evening, Monday through Thursday. It will reinforce concepts already discussed in class and always be a natural extension of their class coursework. Many homework assignments will require your student to study at home. When studying at home, students should have a quiet, distraction-free environment. Throughout the school year, your son/daughter will also be responsible for various assignments that may require a commitment of time on his/her weekend to complete, however, these occasions will be limited and you will be given advanced notice of when they will be assigned and when they will be due to the classroom.
Since attendance and appropriate behavior at school are crucial to the learning process, it is imperative that your son/daughter attends school every day as a mature and responsible student. During the first week of school, I will be working together with my students to develop a set of classroom rules, rewards and consequences. Your son/daughter should be on campus no later than 8:25 a.m. Instruction will begin promptly every day. If an absence or tardy is unavoidable, your son/daughter will have the opportunity to complete their missed assignments, but nothing can recreate the classroom environment filled with student~teacher interaction when a student is late or absent.
Through our strong partnership, I will ensure that our common goal to have your son/daughter reach his/her full potential with the standards will be realized. Please look for future communications regarding behavior policies, classroom rewards and consequences, grading procedures, and daily schedules. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you in advance for both your support and partnership for the upcoming school year. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Sincerely,Dwanna W. Moore