At Van R. Butler Elementary, our students, staff, families and community members work together to nurture the development of each child – academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. We believe that every student is important and can learn. We believe that learning to read is the cornerstone for all education. We believe that family and community involvement benefits student achievement. We believe that student continuous improvement is essential to the growth and development of both students and staff members. We believe that a safe and secure environment is essential for teaching and learning.
Butler Elementary aligns all curriculum with the State of Florida Department of Education guidelines. To learn more, visit the FDOE Curriculum and Instruction website.
Early Childhood Education opportunities are available through the Walton County School District's Pre-Kindergarten Program. Butler Elementary hosts Pre-Kindergarten for eligible students. To learn more, visit WCSD Pre-Kindergarten Program.
Primary Levels (Grades K-2)
Children should read, or be read to, every evening in order to establish a strong foundation in reading and future academic success. On occasion, students will be requested to complete skill practice activities. All primary grade students need an opportunity to discuss what they accomplished in school that day. Homework activities at the primary level should not exceed a total of thirty (30) minutes per day. Students may be required to complete unfinished class work at home.
Intermediate Levels (Grades 3-4)
Students in Intermediate Grade Levels 3-4 often experience will experience an increase in academic expectations. Reading continues to be a focus in these grade levels and is vital for academic success. Homework in certain areas may be assigned on a regular basis, especially in reading and mathematics. Homework at this level should not total more than one hour per day. Work missed due to absences or failure to complete class work assignments at school could impact the amount of time a student needs to work at home. (Class make-up work)
To access CLASS WEBSITES, click on the Faculty link, then the appropriate grade level and then on the teacher's website.
Grading & Point System
2. All students will also receive an interim report at mid nine weeks to keep parents better informed of academic progress.
3. Parents can also sign up for the on-line parent portal, FOCUS, to access grades.
4. Conferences may be held at teacher’s discretion periodically throughout the year. Parents may also request a conference by contacting the school office.
To improve accuracy and effectiveness in grading, document student progress and inform instruction, the point system will be utilized to determine your child’s nine weeks, semester, and yearly averages. The point system is based on the total number of correct answers divided by the total number of questions. For instance, if a test contains 14 items, and a student correctly answers 11 of them, he/she will be awarded 11/14 points for the assignment. At the end of the grading period, the total points correct will be divided by the total number of test items.
Additional grading system information is available in the Walton School District Student Progression Plan which can be accessed on the district website at www.walton.k12.fl.us
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