Each student will demonstrate good character. Students will:
- Possess the strength of character to do what is right
- Act morally with wisdom
- Balance individual concerns with the rights and needs of others.
- At Rosedale the ultimate goal is for every student to be a self-directed learner and to make good choices.
- To develop responsible citizens
- To protect the rights of everyone and ensure a safe and caring learning environment
- To develop in each student the capacity for self-control
- To develop in each student the capacity for objective decision-making based on analysis of alternative courses of action and the consequences of those alternatives.
Parents are encouraged to discuss their student's daily school activities and to review assignments brought home. Student agendas or other tools are used to develop student organization and planning skills and to enhance home-school communication. We look to parents to help the school in supporting the use of agendas or other tools by regularly checking them and initialing them to ensure that students are making good use of these items. Students at all levels are strongly encouraged to read daily at home as well as reviewing the day's lessons.
In general, assignments/projects in junior high school take several days to complete; therefore, your youngster may not have daily homework but may have an increased amount of homework towards the end of a unit or prior to the issuing of progress reports and /or report cards. Teachers in the junior high strive to ensure that projects are completed at school rather than at home. Do not hesitate to contact teachers directly if you notice your junior high youngster either doing too much nightly homework or none at all: both cases indicate some kind of issue that needs to be addressed in a timely fashion before marks are impacted.
Students who do not complete assignments or chronically hand assignments in late will be expected to attend “Homework Hotel” with the expectation that there will be improvement in task completion.
The following is a guideline for daily home study times:
Grades 1-3: 15-20 minutes (reading, practicing number facts)
Grades 4 - 6: 30-40 minutes (reading/reviewing -time to establish a regular routine)
Grades 7 -9: 60-90 minutes (assigned homework/reading/reviewing of concepts taught, completion of long term projects).
School Learning Team
We recognize that every student is an individual with his or her particular learning style. The goal of our learning team is to address the exceptional educational needs of our students using a team problem solving approach. At Rosedale, our learning team consists of the principal, assistant principal and learning leaders. The assistant principal coordinates individual program plans and makes referrals to other CBE professionals.
The educational assistant may work with a student in his/her regular class, individually, or as part of a small group of students sharing the same educational concern. School assistants also work with individual students or small groups of students, under the direction of the teacher, to support student l earning. We believe very strongly in a consultative approach, seeking input from all those involved in analyzing student learning profiles and developing subsequent educational strategies.