The purpose of Coach Class is to give students an extra opportunity for assistance with key concepts taught in class, homework assignments, projects, preparing for a test, and the organization of materials. Coach Class is NOT a time for students to make up work not that they chose not to complete during class time.
The teachers at The Mount Washington School offer Coach Class once a week. Students attend these coach classes as needed. Students are required to sign up for coach class by 3pm the day prior to the Coach Class they would like to attend. As teachers are not required to offer Coach Class, many do not plan to be at school during the allotted time if students have not made written requests to attend. Therefore, STUDENTS, or their parents, MUST communicate with the teacher, and have confirmation from the teacher, before the student attends Coach Class.
Students must sign in with the teacher at the start of Coach Class. For morning Coach Classes, the student needs to report to school no later than 7:15 a.m. and will be dismissed for breakfast at 7:50 a.m. or homeroom/first period at 8:00 a.m., depending on the student’s needs. For afternoon Coach Classes, the students must report before 3:00 p.m. and will be dismissed at 3:45 p.m. When students leave Coach Class they must exit the building or report to the aftercare program immediately.
Students who display inappropriate behavior or fail to follow procedures while in Coach Class will be asked to leave the school building; a parent or guardian will be notified by the teacher if a child is dismissed early from a Coach Class early.
Coach classes will begin the week of September 18, 2017, and will conclude the week of May 29, 2018. Please see the individual teacher page(s) for information regarding the day(s) and time(s) that each teacher offers his/her coach class weekly.
Make-up/Missed Work Expectations
Absences happen throughout the school year for a variety of reasons. Students, naturally, are not expected to complete work while they are absent but are expected to make-up the work that they missed. As such, it is our expectation that a student collects the assignments missed on the day of his/her return to school and has as many days as s/he was absent to complete the work. For example, if a child is absent on Monday, s/he needs to see teachers and collect missed work on Tuesday and complete that work for Wednesday. If a child is absent Monday and Tuesday, when s/he returns on Wednesday, s/he collects missed work from teachers and returns it on Friday. There are, of course, exceptions to these expectations that will be clarified by teachers when the student picks up his/her work. Students, please remember that it is your responsibility to collect your missed work!
Extra Credit may be given to students who go above and beyond the expectations of the teacher. Students may earn extra credit through a variety of course-specific activities including, but not limited to: completing “Bonus” questions on test, researching a topic of interest connected to the course and presenting that information to the class, and completing extra practice assignments. Students who wish to complete extra credit should check with their teachers individually to inquire as to what, if anything, they may complete for extra credit in a course.
Extra Credit should not be seen as a way to “make up” points missed due to lack of effort. With that in mind, please take note that extra credit will NOT be accepted from students with incomplete/missing class work or multiple missing homework assignments.