Fort Sam Houston Elementary School

Grading Policy

Library grades are participation grades and do not affect students' GPA or conduct grades. 
 
- Students who are participating, and stay focused throughout the entire class period, don't have to be reminded to stay on task, and are never (or very rarely) absent.
Examples:
*Listens and participates with no reminders to stay on task.
*Participates in class discussion and station activities with no reminders to stay focused.
3rd--5th grade
 
*Actively searches for books by call number found in our library catalog without assistance from library staff.
*Takes the initiative to improve the library collection in a clean and accurate way.  
 
- Student is present and participating in class activities.  
Examples:
PK--1st grades:
*Listens to the stories being read with few reminders to stay on task.
*Participates in class discussion and station activities with few reminders to stay focused.
3rd--5th grades: 
*Searches for books with some assistance from library staff, with or without using the Destiny library catalog. 
 
N - Students who have to have frequent reminders to participate and/or stay on task. Students do not participate in station activities. Also, students who are frequently absent from school or not in class due to being in the office, picked up early, or some other reason for not being there. If a student is not in the class he/she is not participating. 
 
U - Students who refuse to participate, are frequently off task or have rarely been in attendance during class time.