Academic and Curricular Policies

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Paloma Elementary School, as part of the San Marcos Unified School District, follows a set curriculum outlined by the California State Content Standards for kindergarten through fifth grade. All content standards for each curricular area are outlined on the California Department of Education's website at cde@ca.gov.

Homework  is an important part of the educational program, and will be assigned on a regular basis. 

The Child's responsibility:

  • Understand and know how to do the assignment
  • Have the necessary materials
  • Follow study techniques outlined by the teacher
  • Strive for the best quality of work of which s/he is capable
  • Complete and return assignments on time

The Parent's responsibility:

  • Provide the child with a quiet place and adequate time to do homework
  • Encourage the child to do his best work
  • Encourage the use of good study habits and completion of assignments
  • Remind the child to bring all materials back to school each day

Report Cards
Report cards are sent home twice a year at the end of each semester. Report cards are based on mastery of grade level standards. In October, we hold Parent Teacher Conferences where teachers set goals for their students and discuss how each student is progressing.