Parents
Parents, please check out the information on my "welcome" page on this website.
Here is some additional information about our classroom:

A “Do Now” activity is assigned at the beginning of class each day.  If computers are available, Do Now assignments are made on Google Classroom.  A percentage of the Do Nows are graded and will count as classwork grades.

Homework:
Check this web page to see your child's homework assignment.  If your child has previously had difficulty completing homework consistently, ask to see the assignment and review it before he/she hands it in. Encourage your child to follow the directions for all assignments.
All returned homework and classwork should be carried in your child's social studies notebook and folder.

Homework is assigned several times per week.  Sometimes, the homework assignment is to read a section of the textbook, or studying for a test or quiz (NOTE: our textbook is "online only" this year; a physical textbook will typically not be given out).  In cases where the homework assignment is written work that will be handed in and graded, students MUST bring it to class on time to receive full credit (excluding absences and other special circumstances).  Homework will receive full credit if handed in on time, 10 points off if handed in late on the day it is due, half credit if handed in the next day, and no credit if handed in later than that.  If absent on the due date, students are expected to hand in homework when they return to school.

Tests and quizzes - study tips and strategies:
Students should should study class notes, study guides, Do Now answers, and any other handouts given in class related to the information covered by the test or quiz.  One useful strategy is to study with a friend, sibling or parent, who can "test" the student on how well he/she has learned the required information.

Our assessments will include many types of questions, including:
-Multiple choice
-Fill-in / word banks
-Short written responses
-Document-Based Questions (DBQ)
-Essays
-Analogies

Contact:
Please email me with any concerns or questions. My email address is jfeins@roselleschools.org .  I will respond as quickly as possible.  Please note that I am not able to respond during school teaching hours.

Genesis (aka checking your child's progress):
Parents can always see their child's current grades by signing up for the Genesis system. Forms are available to all parents via the district web page.