Monday, December 12, 2011


For those of you that might not be familiar with CARE, it is an acronym for Core Assignment REcovery (CARE). The acronym isn't perfect but it gets the point across. We want all students to do their work. We do not accept students coming on campus and not doing work. When students do not do their work, they are given a "CARE" sheet which means they must make up the work by the assigned date. Many teachers do not award full credit for the assignment since the student didn't do the assignment when it was given.

If students still do not complete the assignment, their name is sent to the assistant principal and they are assigned a day of In-School Suspension (ISS) to do the work. This ensures students do their work and although they may not make as good as they would have the first time it keeps them from receiving a zero and hopefully encourages them to do the assignment the first time it is assigned.

If your student brings home a CARE form please note that unless it is a test, they do not have to come to school to do the assignment. We have detention available before and after school for them to take tests and studnets are certainly allowed to do other work during this time, but if the work is homework or classwork they can do it at home.

We want to help students understand that doing the work assigned by the teacher is very important and improves not only the grade, but the comprehension and retention of the material. Working together we can make a difference.

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