Posted by Richard Scott on February 16th, 2014
I used to update this blog consistently, but since parents and students showed little to no interest in it over the past two years, perhaps someone can send me suggestions on what you would like to see here. I’ve looked at other teacher blogs, even the ones updated consistently, but other teachers report the same news. Perhaps more feedback would help me understand what you need or want from this blog. I also opened a Twitter account, but only one student and no parents follow it.
In the meantime, I am posting a copy of the letter I am sending home with almost half of my students this week. I am also re-attaching both forms and the coming deadlines for the remaining BDRs.
BOOK DATA RECORDS
To: parents, grandparents, guardians
As of Feb. 17, 2014, _____________________________________________________ has not turned in a book data record due Feb. 14. This is our fifth BDR of the year, and the deadline was extended an extra two weeks due to weather. The deadline has been posted on the front board in two places since Jan. 6, and it has been mentioned multiple times in that time period. I also sent home a list of deadlines in the first week of school and posted them on my blog, along with copies of the fiction and nonfiction forms. Each BDR is worth 150 points, so they play a significant role in determining a student’s grade. Simply not completing the assignment puts your child in danger of a failing grade for the semester.
Therefore, starting tomorrow your child will lose 20 points for each day the BDR is late. Your child may regain 20 lost points (but no more) by returning this letter signed by a parent, grandparent, or guardian. I apologize for any inconvenience, but the students were allowed six weeks to complete one assignment.
The next BDR will be due on March 14. It will be worth 150 points.