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On Mon, 23 Feb 1998, Bunki Kramer wrote:
> ....I send home a letter at the first of each school year explaining
> >this but every year I have parents complain.
> Hi, Debbie....There's a way around this. At the first of the semester, I
> send a policy sheet home explaining my grading scale, deadlines, losing
> pts. for unexcused tardies, blah, blah....and at the bottom of the sheet I
> make a return section which has to be signed by the parent and returned to
> me via the student. Kids get 5 pts. if they return it the next day, 4th the
> next, etc. I KEEP them in a drawer for just such an occasion as you
> mentioned. If a parent complains later, I just pull out their signed
> signature and it shuts them right up! I haven't had a one argue with me
> after seeing their "John Henry" in my hot little
> hand. I keep these signature slips for about a month after the grades are
> mailed out for any such problem like this that might appear. It's
> Bunki Kramer
> Los Cerros Middle School
> 968 Blemer Rd.
> Danville, California 94526