Remediation

REMEDIATION

According to the Vail School District’s Raising Expectations document, if a students receives any of the following, he or she will need to serve 12 hours of remediation for each item that occurs:

  • Failing a core class: math, language arts, science or social studies
  • Failing the math or reading benchmark test
  • Nine or more absences for the semesterIt’s important to help your child be successful in serving his or her remediation hours. Set up a schedule with your child to make sure he or she is attending remediation weekly until all hours of remediation have been served.

    If your child owes remediation hours, here are a several important answers to questions you may have:

    How did my child receive his or her hours of remediation?

    There are three ways a student can receive 12 hours of remediation. If a student fails a core class (math, science, language arts, or social studies) in a quarter, if a student fails the reading or math quarterly benchmark, or if a student has nine or more absences within a semester, he or she will be given 12 hours of remediation.

    What is the purpose of these 12 hours of remediation?

    The goal of remediation is to make sure your child gets the help he or she needs in the content area in which he or she is struggling.

    What does my child have to do to make up the hours?

    Every teacher has a remediation schedule posted in their room, starting with the second quarter of the school year. It lists when each teacher is available weekly for remediation. Your child will need to go directly to the teacher’s room after school until 3:55. The amount of time that your student is in the teacher’s classroom for remediation, doing appropriate remedial work for that subject area, counts toward hours earned. For example, if your child stays after school for remediation for 35 minutes, he or she will be credited 35 minutes of time toward the hours.

If a child is in reteach for math or language arts, he or she can also receive hours toward remediation in those classes, if determined by the teacher to be eligible.

Whose responsibility is it to remind my child to make up his or her hours owed?
Each student is aware of how many remediation hours he or she owes. If a child is uncertain, he or she needs to ask any of his or her teachers. It is up to the parent and student to make sure the remediation hours are completed by the designated date at the end of the school year.

What will happen if my child does not make up the hours?

According to the Vail School District’s Raising Expectations document, if a child still owes remediation hours at the end of the school year, he or she will be retained.

It’s important to help your child be successful in serving his or her remediation hours. Set up a schedule with your child to make sure he or she is attending remediation weekly until all hours of remediation have been served.