Science Rules and Expectations

Science Classroom Rules and Expectations

Welcome to Mrs. Samuelson’s Science class. I am very excited to have you in my class for this current school year. My goal is to make each one of my students successful and independent learners. Together with the support of your parents/guardians, we will provide you with the tools necessary to meet the standards here at Longwood Junior High School. On this page you will find a breakdown of the grading policy, rules of the classroom and supplies needed for success.


Grading Policy

Attendance and participation 20%

Quizzes, homework, lab activities 30%

Unit Exams (Q1: 50%) (Q2&3: 35%) (Q4:30%)

Benchmark (Q2&3: 15%) (Q4:20%)


Science Class Supplies

1 ½ inch or 2 inch binder RED or Green pens

Dividers Pencils

Blue or black ink pens Highlighters


Science Classroom Rules

  1. Respect your fellow classmates as well as your environment.
  2. Electronic devices must be kept out of sight (in a book bag or a purse) and must be set on silent mode or vibrate during school hours. If you disrespect this rule, the electronic device will be confiscated and brought to the office. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  3. The science classroom is a place for learning not eating. There will be no food in the classroom with the exception of breakfast during the morning announcements.
  4. Students must complete homework every night. Any student that has missed an assignment will be assigned lunch/after school detention to make up the assignment for partial credit.



Attendance/Participation: Students are expected to be in class daily and seated at the bell ready to learn with their homework, agenda book, and objective paper on their desk.


Quizzes: Quizzes will be short, spontaneous and given weekly


Homework: Will be assigned daily Monday – Friday and due the following day unless noted. All assignments are posted in the classroom.


Lab Activities: Are started in the classroom but can be extended for Homework.


Exams: Are given at the end of each major topic


Benchmarks: Are given during quarters 2, 3, and 4. They are given to assess the students overall growth in science.



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