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Classroom and Learning

Crescent staff and parents expect that students will actively pursue academic success. When a student fails a class at Crescent, the student’s graduation may be in jeopardy. A failing student and his/her parents need to be informed of his/her status as soon as it is determined. Whenever a student is failing a class, a referral will be mailed home. If the student’s status does not improve, the teacher will contact the parents directly.
Students are responsible to provide their own pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, rulers, erasers, crayons, safety scissors, protractor, and any other personal items to use during class. Students are also required to provide athletic shoes for physical education and recess activities. The classroom teacher will be able to assist parents with a list of required classroom materials.
Parents who require financial assistance with student provisions should contact the school office for further information on programs available to aid with required materials.
The Crescent School District
  • believes that purposeful student homework, geared to students’ needs and abilities, planned and organized to extend learning beyond the classroom into the home, can be a constructive tool in the instructional process;
  • believes parents can best become familiar with homework expectations when they communicate early in the year directly with the teacher(s) of classrooms in which their children are enrolled and teachers provide written explanation of the homework requirements and procedures for their classroom;
  • believes good work habits lead to greater academic achievement; 
    values the support parents provide at home to foster appropriate attention on completing and returning homework as assigned by their teacher;
  • believes that the strongest academic team includes focused students, concerned, prepared staff and supportive parents.
Crescent School Board Policy 2022 provides for access to the Internet by students providing the student and parent/guardian agreement to abide by the District’s Policy and Procedures for Electronic Information Systems. A Computer Network Individual User Access Consent Form is to be filled out and signed by the student and parent/guardian before access will be granted. The consent form, as well as Policy and Procedure 2022, is available in the school office.

Electronic Information System (Networks)

The Board of Directors recognized that the district has implemented an electronic communications system (network) that will allow unprecedented opportunities for students, staff and patrons to communicate, learn, access and publish information. The board believes that the resources available through this network and the skills that students will develop in using it are of significant value in the learning process and student success in the future. These opportunities also pose many challenges including, but not limited to, access for all students, age-level appropriateness of material, security, and cost of maintaining ever more elaborate systems. The district will endeavor to ensure that these concerns are appropriately addressed, but cannot insure that problems will not arise.
By creating this network, the board intends only to provide a means for educational activities and does not intend to create a first amendment forum for free expression purposes. The district dedicates the property comprising the network, and grants access to it by users, only for the educational activities authorized under this policy and procedures and under the specific limitations contained therein.
The Board directs the Superintendent to provide training and procedures that encourage the widest possible access to electronic information systems and networks by students, staff and patrons while establishing reasonable controls for the lawful, efficient and appropriate use and management of the system.