Academics

  • Homework/Classroom/Behavior

    Homework is an integral part of Fundamental principles and is assigned to all students at TSFES. Homework is one of the methods used to reinforce the academic skills taught in class, encourage independent study, establish good work habits, and build self-discipline. It is required that parents sign all homework and the agenda to indicate that the homework has been completed and reviewed.  Parents, please sign up with your first initial and full last name. Homework must be turned in by 8:05 a.m. or it is considered incomplete. The quality of assigned homework will be enforced. If a student misses a homework assignment, does a wrong assignment, turns in an incomplete assignment, or fails to have a parent signature on the assignment, the school's warning/detention policy will be followed. If a detention is assigned, the parent is notified and the student is expected to serve the detention on the date indicated by the teacher. Detentions are served on Tuesdays and Thursdays and supersede all school-based after-school clubs. The parent is expected to notify the child of the detention date and make transportation arrangements for the child to be picked up at 3:00pm.

     
    Reporting Student Progress

    Kindergarten-5th grade report cards will be issued four times during the year.  Mid-Term Progress Reports in elementary schools are distributed to students who have a current grade of N, U, D, or F at mid-term, and to students who had an N, U, D, or F on the previous report card.  Honor Roll: Students in grades 3-5 who receive no grade lower than a "B" in the academic subjects and who achieve all "E" or "S" grades for conduct, work habits, physical education, art, and music shall have their names entered on the Honor Roll.  Principal's List: Students in grades 3-5 who receive the grade of "A" in all academic subjects, and who achieve all "E" or "S" grades for conduct, work habits, physical education, art, and music shall have their names entered on the Principal's List. 

     

    Promotion-Retention Policy

    Parents are notified by the middle of February if their student is being considered for retention.  In deciding on retention, the following will be considered:  test scores, reading and math levels, daily class performance, previous retentions, and special programs.  Third grade retention is determined by Florida State Law.