Beginning on the first day of school, all MTMS teachers will begin posting homework, test, quiz, and project due dates located at www.mygradeportal.com or via the links above. The following guidelines define the scope teacher and student responsibilities. Please contact me with questions and or concerns 973-543-2505.
Online Posting Guidelines
1. Teachers will reproduce their in-class ‘homework board’ online every day that school is in session. If there is no homework, the teacher will post “no homework” or “none” will be posted.
2. Homework, quizzes, and special projects will be placed online via the Oncourse Student / Parent Portal. Tests will be posted as soon as the teachers are aware of the dates. Unannounced assessments obviously will not be posted.
3. All homework/assignments that are due on the next school day will be posted by the teacher by no later than 3:30 pm. For example, assignments due on Tuesday will be posted by no later than Monday afternoon at 3:30 pm. If it is not posted, a student will be given an extra day to complete the assignment if necessary.
4. Once an assignment is written on the homework board and the students leave the classroom at the end of the period, the teachers will not alter or adjust the assignment online in any way. If circumstances arise and this does occur, see number 6 below.
5. Students in 7th and 8th grades are encouraged, but not required, to utilize their agendas in class to write down homework assignments. However, internet outages, webpage outages, or lack of internet access will never suffice as an excuse for missed assignments. Students in 5th and 6th grades will still be required to maintain a paper agenda book.
6. If there is a ‘conflict’ between what is written on the classroom homework board and what is posted online, students will be permitted an additional day to complete the assignment ONLY if he/she successfully completes one of the assignments. It is not permissible for students to identify the ‘conflict’ as the reason for not completing either assignment.
7. Teachers will not post documents that require students to have online access in order to successfully complete an assignment. If circumstances arise and this does occur, students without online access shall be granted an additional day to complete the assignment.