FAQ’s

Will my child have homework most nights?

Yes, all students are assigned homework, and you should see it being completed. Students will have math homework every night. In English-Language Arts, students are expected to spend at least twenty (20) minutes each night reading and studying for the weekly vocabulary test. Science and Social Studies and Computer Applications homework will vary and is given periodically. Check planners each night to see the assignments.

  • Jackson County Schools supports the research-backed “10- minute rule” which states that all daily homework assignments combined should take about as long to complete as 10 minutes multiplied by the student’s grade level beginning in first grade. For example, a 7th grader should have no more than 70 minutes of homework since 7 x 10 = 70.
  • When nightly required reading is included in the homework, the 10-minute rule can be increased to 15 minutes.  For example, a 7th grader who is required to read each night may have up to 105 minutes of homework since 7 x 15 = 105.

Should my child be bringing materials home every night?

Yes. Every night students should bring their student planner, Math interactive notebooks and any other materials needed for homework or studying at home. If your child does not bring anything home, you should ask them questions.

How can I see the grades my child is earning?

If you are interested in easily keeping track of your child’s grades in ALL classes from any device with internet access please stop by the school’s front office with a picture ID and you will be given a username and password for the PowerSchool “Parent Portal.” This is a very convenient way for you to see each teacher’s gradebook and comments, so that you have the information that you need. The NC grading scale is as follows: A: 90-100, B: 80-89, C: 70-79, D: 60-69, F below 60.

How can I understand if my child is following the rules and the teacher’s instructions (a.k.a. “behaving”)?

We will be following the Red Card system that was implemented during the 2016-2017 school year. This policy takes a “stop & think” approach to behavior. This is in addition to classroom management practices and office referrals for serious offenses. Red Cards will be used for offenses that are larger than a classroom offense, but not serious enough to see an Administrator. The following is what will occur at each red card: 1st card-student conference and warning; 2nd card-student conference, warning & lunch detention; 3rd card- student conference, lunch detention, parent phone call; 4th card- student conference, lunch detention in administrators office, parent phone call; 5th card- student conference, lunch detention in administrators office, parent phone call, office referral. We will be providing positive reinforcement of your child’s good choices with our Eagle Tickets again this year. Students can acquire and accumulate Eagle Tickets to spend on rewards in our school store at the end of each nine weeks.

What if my child is absent from school?

If your child is absent (even for part of a day), they should check EdModo or Canvas for information on missed curriculum from that day(s). They must then follow the procedures in each class to make-up any missing work. Please understand that when students miss class, they miss lessons, opportunities, and experiences which simply cannot be made up – group activities or labs for example. In our experience, most students find it rather difficult to get “caught up” after missing even a single class, let alone four classes. While we do not expect (or want) you to send your child to school sick, we really hope that you will help us by scheduling appointments after school when possible. Attendance is crucial for academic success.

Celebrations

  • In an effort to support a healthy school environment, the school district and board recommend four designated celebrations per year approved in advance by the principal or designee.
  • In order to safeguard the health of Jackson County school-age children, and due to the dramatic increase in food allergies and foodborne illnesses, the Board prohibits home produced items from being used as part of school-based parties. For these pre-approved celebrations, parents and community members may provide food/beverage items that are commercially prepared or packaged, which includes purchasing foods/beverages through the school nutrition program. Due to these regulations, birthday parties for students will not be celebrated in classrooms.
  • We do allow birthday party invitations to be handed out by your child at school. If your child is not inviting the entire class, we ask that they pass out invitations discreetly before the school day has started.

Fairview PTA created an Amazon Smile account marked as PTA North Carolina Congress Fairview Elem School PTA. This allows your Amazon purchases to raise money for Fairview! Please follow this link to learn how your purchases on Amazon Smile can raise money for Fairview School. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_rspo_laas_aas

Box Tops for Education: Collect and submit box tops of participating products to Fairview School. Each box top submitted is worth 10 cents for the school and each school can raise up to $8,000 each year! Challenge: Set a goal of how many box tops/money you will help collect with your child/children. Ask grandparents to collect tops for you.

Sign up for the Ingles Tools for School programs. A portion of the proceeds from your purchases add points to the school account where they can redeem necessary school tools for our children! Go to www.ingles-markets.com, select TFS at the top of the page and click on Sign up Online Now. Cards must be signed up each year.

Scholastic Book Orders: Teachers participating in this programs received points from books purchased to buy additional books for their classroom.

Fairview PTA created an Amazon Smile account marked as PTA North Carolina Congress Fairview Elem School PTA. This allows your Amazon purchases to raise money for Fairview! Please follow this link to learn how your purchases on Amazon Smile can raise money for Fairview School. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_rspo_laas_aas

Amazon Classroom Wish List: Teachers will soon be able to take advantage of the Amazon Classroom Wish List. Each grade will set up a wish list link to help identify classroom needs that parents, grandparents, and community members can contribute to throughout the school year when desired.