|Listwood Elementary School
- Listwood Newsletter and Calendar
- Event Calendar
- Staff Directory
- Breakfast and Lunch Menus
- Dignity for All Students Act
- Health Appraisal Form
- Permission for Administration of Medication
- Kindergarten - Ms. Yeatts
- First Grade - Mrs Craig
- Second Grade - Mrs. Argiropoulos & Mrs. Harley
- Third Grade - Mrs. Fiorino & Mrs. Poinan
- Third Grade - All the Right Type
- Art - Mrs. Landt
- Counselor - Mrs. Guetti
- Nurse - Mrs. McCulloch
- Library - Mrs. Forties & Mrs. Timby
- Music - Mr. Line
- Physical Ed - Mrs. Martin
- Support Staff
- West Irondequoit School District
We often receive questions from parents as to what is expected in terms of lost instruction when children are illegally absent from school as for a family vacation when school is in session. We hope the following considerations will be helpful.
Central to our mission is the instruction and learning that occurs on a daily basis in the classroom. The tasks that are assigned and completed during class generally cannot be duplicated through outside activities or assignments.
Classroom interactions and the learning that occurs through them form the basis for homework assignments. It is difficult to anticipate how these interactions will affect homework assignments when a child is absent for an extended period. Said another way, teachers plan assignments in advance but regularly make changes in response to a class’s particular instructional needs. So, during the course of several days of instruction, assignments may change dramatically.
Teachers may prepare assignments for students and parents based on their intended instructional plans or they may provide information to students upon return from the absence. Written materials, handouts, etc. that are given to the class during the absence will be provided to the students upon his/her return to school. Teachers may choose to work with the student before or after school depending on the nature of the assignments and work missed. Students are expected to make up all assignments within a reasonable time, and the teacher will make appropriate efforts on their behalf. Our teachers continue to be committed to the success of all of our students.
Parents should make every effort to plan family vacations during school recesses. In the event that that is not possible, it is important to recognize that that is the parents’ responsibility and their children’s responsibility to make up missed work and assignments.
Thank you for your cooperation and ongoing support.