Mrs. Susan Balkcom

Phone: (352) 465-6710 Ext. 51559

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Education -Elementary Education Certified: Exceptional Student Education English Speakers of Other Languages Middle Grades Integrated 5-9 Masters of Education-Reading Master of Instructional Design

Mrs. Susan Balkcom

Welcome Back to School

I am excited to join the Dunnellon Elementary School tiger cub team and look forward to working with your child this school year. Though raised in Michigan, I have enjoyed more than half my life in the great sunshine state of Florida.  

 

 

 

  • Welcome back to school!   I was glad to have the opportunity to speak to many of the families during the Family Orientation meeting.  I have enclosed several items that were discussed for those that were unable to make the Zoom meeting and for those that would like to view the information again.

    Classroom Schedule:

    7:15-7:45                     Breakfast in classroom

    7:45-7:55                     Meet Up morning meeting

    7:55-9:25                     Language Arts

    9:25-10:25                   Mathematics

    10:25-10:40                 Science

    10:40-11:00                 Recces

    11:03-11:28                 Lunch in the cafeteria

    11:30-12:00                 MTSS (3-4)/  Specials K-2

    12:00-12:25                 Science (3-4)/  Specials K-2

    12:25-12:55                 Social Studies (K-1)/ Specials 3-5

    12:55-1:15                   Science (K-1)/  Specials 3-5

    1:15-1:45                     Social Studies (3-5)/MTSS K-2

    1:45-2:05                     iReady

    2:05                             Dismissal

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  • Classroom location:

    Building 5   Room 001     

    We are in the same building as music, art, and PE. 

    Breakfast: 

    In breezeway there will be a kiosk to get breakfast and take it to the classroom.

    Food:   

    Currently no food will be allowed in the classroom except lunches in a lunchbox.

    No parties at this time

    No snacks- There is only 3 hours between breakfast and lunch.

    Students need individual water bottles

    Specials:  Check the special area teacher’s website for details regarding their specific instructions.

    Classwork: 

    No homework will be returned to the school at this time.  Use the materials as practice.

    Students will be working on vocabulary instead of spelling to assist in their reading skills.

    Be sure to review grading policy.

    COVID Guidelines:

    Face masks to be worn at all times except meals, recess, and PE.

    Respect a 6-foot distance

    No homework to be returned

    Students will have individual supplies

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  • K-5 VE Self Contained

    4 boxes of tissues

    1 box of Ziploc sandwich bags

    2 containers of Disinfectant wipes

    1 plastic supply box with student’s name on it

    2 packs loose leaf paper

    2 packs 12-count #2 pencils

    1 pack 24-count colored pencils

    1 pack 24-count crayons

    1 pencil box

    2 packs dry erase markers, black

    3 big pink erasers 1 pair scissors

    2 composition notebooks (3-5)

    2 primary composition notebooks (K-2)

    3-ring binder, 1 ½ inch white 5 glue sticks

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  • Grading Policy of the Marion County School Board

    Math

    Common Assessment

    Participation

    Classwork/ Practice

    Total

    K-5

    50%

    20%

    30%

    100%

    Language Arts

    Foundational Skills

    Comprehension

    Communication

     

    K-2

    30%

    40%

    30%

    100%

    3-5

    20%

    40%

    40%

    100%

    Science

    Assessment

    Science Notebook

    Classwork/Participation

     

    K

    30%

    30%

    40%

    100%

    1-2

    40%

    30%

    30%

    100%

    3-5

    40%

    40%

    20%

    100%

    Social Studies

    Performance Task/ Assessment

    Classwork/ Participation

     

    K

    40%

    60%

    100%

    1-2

    55%

    45%

    100%

    3-5

    60%

    40%

    100%

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