Full-Day FridayOur analysis of student grades shows that missing assignments (which average into the grade book as a zero) are very difficult to recover from. Even students who do well on tests and quizzes have significantly lower grades than their knowledge warrants. Having no missing assignments requires the lifelong skills of organization, completing a task, and time management. Christ the King believes it is valuable to master these skills before the students leave fourth grade. However, we recognize that all students may need extra help mastering one or more of these self-discipline skills from time-to-time. There is after school help with “Office Hours” where all of our students are encouraged to attend (parents welcome, too) to get assistance with the content.
In addition to Teacher Office Hours, Christ the King is implementing Full-Day Friday for students who do not complete all their work in a given week. Monitored by one of our staff members, students with missing work report to St. Joe’s B (closest to the south parking lot) at 1:40 on Friday. Between 1:40 and 2:55, students will complete missing (or incomplete) assignments, take missing tests (from an absence, possibly), and work with a teacher on using their student agenda to its fullest extent, organizing their notes, returned assignments, and developing and then implementing a plan to be the best they can be and to be a more successful student.
The Counselor conferences with teachers and checks Option C for new missing assignments on Wednesday. Students complete or find the missing work and turn it in. If not, and it is still missing on Thursday, Parents receive an email on Thursday afternoon to let them know we feel their child would benefit from staying after school on Friday. Parents would make arrangments to pick the child up from St. Joe’s B (south parking lot, across from Presentation Hall) at 3 pm.
Full-Day Friday is staffed by one of the school staff and the goal is to get caught up, it is not punishment.
WHEN the student completes all the missing assignments (for the previous 7 days) before school on Friday morning, then they would not be expected to stay.Parents, our hope is that through this opportunity, students will get the assistance they need to master the skills of organization, completing a task, and time management as it applies to schoolwork. If they already have the skill and are just not doing it, Full-day Friday will give them the motivation to use it. Parents do have the right to “opt” out but keep in mind, it works! Please know that this program is a work in progress, therefore may require changes as we move forward. If you have feedback on the program, please send it along.