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s/o grades in school

Anonymous
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at what point would you expect a teacher to noftify you, the parent about a grade in a class?

What are your expectations as far as grades? Do you have a "low limit"

We don't allow anything below an 85% on a paper and definatly not as a final grade! anything below that results in consequences

If you punish for bad grades what are your punishments?

Posted by Anonymous on May. 2, 2014 at 4:18 PM
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LiesLiesLies
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2014 at 4:19 PM
I'm with you....if my child was even a little behind I would expect to be notified.
3JuJu3
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2014 at 4:21 PM

It depends on the age.  In high school, I think teachers would expect a little more independence than in the students' younger, formative years.  It also depends on the student.  A good teacher would notice if an honor roll student is getting a D and contact the parents, vs. a student who typically gets Cs and Ds.  I would like to know anything below a C, but I also plan on keeping a close watch on my kids' grades as they get older. 

catcameback
by Ruby Member on May. 2, 2014 at 4:22 PM

I speak to my son's teacher on the telephone everyday, so it would never really come up.

But if he was falling behind 90% I would want to know.

suzanneyea
by Ruby Member on May. 2, 2014 at 4:22 PM

In French he needs to get at least an 80. In math over 95 and over 90 in science. I don't care too much about the other classes, but he always does well in them too.

LAXmom21
by Ruby Member on May. 2, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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Depends on the class and the workload.
DS17 has all Bs except math, he has a C. However, he has a tutor, gets extra help from the teacher and does all his homework, he's just not getting it. If he wasn't trying or getting extra help he'd have consequences.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM

 What grade?

Quoting catcameback:

I speak to my son's teacher on the telephone everyday, so it would never really come up.

But if he was falling behind 90% I would want to know.

 

cinnamonkiti
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2014 at 4:25 PM

I am the Vice President of the PTA of my stepdaughter's school, and I am also on the Campus Advisory Council with her teacher this year, so I am kept pretty well abreast of everything that goes on with her. It works out pretty well.

(Oh, and before anyone asks, yes, I am her stepmother. Her mother is not allowed on campus, due to wreaking havoc there at the beginning of the school year. 

TygrrEyz
by Marie on May. 2, 2014 at 4:26 PM
My son is not in school yet but he will have the same expectations from me that I had from my mom and grandparents. I was expected to make A's and B's. If I made a C or lower my mom would sit down and work with me and help me with any extra credit projects the teacher was offering if any.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 2, 2014 at 4:26 PM

 its my SD that im talking about also!

Quoting cinnamonkiti:

I am the Vice President of the PTA of my stepdaughter's school, and I am also on the Campus Advisory Council with her teacher this year, so I am kept pretty well abreast of everything that goes on with her. It works out pretty well.

(Oh, and before anyone asks, yes, I am her stepmother. Her mother is not allowed on campus, due to wreaking havoc there at the beginning of the school year. 

 

MustBNapTime
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2014 at 4:27 PM
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Our school has a program u can log into as a parent & you can control what you get notified about (I get notified about any grade under 85)... Its REALLY NICE!

But without that, I really dont think its a teachers job to notify parents over every grade- even if failing, unless it becomes a problem.... Maybe failed test need to be brought home for parents to sign or something. But I would not want a personal email/call- unless it was something reaccuring or there was more to the story that just 1 failed test (Child was goofing off during learning, their school behavior is a reason they are failing test- from lack of paying attention, ect.)

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