CLASS RULES & POLICIES

WELCOME TO OPEN HOUSE!

Thursday, September 13, 2018


SUPPLIES FOR SCIENCE CLASS

REQUIRED:

pencils with erasers

blue or black ink pens

One highlighter

loose-leaf paper

ONE composition notebook (NOT SPIRAL!)

ONE 3 prong Duotang folder

Period 1 - BLUE

Period 5 - GREEN

Period 2 - YELLOW

Period 4 - PURPLE

Period 6 - RED

Period 8 - ORANGE


RECOMMENDED:

1 ruler (metric)

1 pack of colored pencils

scissors

3X5 index cards (To create flash cards to study)

graph paper (pad or loose-leaf)

pencil sharpener

glue stick

2 additional highlighters (different colors)

protractor

compass

scientific calculator

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Student attendance is very important to this class. If a student misses a class due to an absence, an excused attendance admit is necessary before make up work is accepted. Students have 2 class sessions to make up work missed due to an excused absence. All lessons will be posted on www.Leahsapp.com after Period 8 completes the lesson or before.

CLASSROOM RULES:

1. Come into Room 123 prepared to learn; with required materials, completed homework and an active mind.

2. Show respect for your own and other’s person, property and reputation.

3. Ask permission to leave your seat, to eat or drink , or to check a mobile device.

DISCIPLINE PLAN:

Verbal Redirection

Paragraph/Behavior Reflection

Phone Call Home

Detention

Conference

Referral

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Conduct Grades.

Conduct grades are to be used to communicate clearly to both students and their parents the teacher's evaluation of a student's behavior and citizenship development. These grades are independent of academic and effort grades. The conduct grade must be consistent with the student's overall behavior in class and should not be based on a single criterion.

  • A conduct grade of "A" reflects excellent behavior on the part of the student. The student consistently demonstrates outstanding behavior consistent with classroom, school, and district standards.
  • A conduct grade of "B" reflects consistently good behavior. The student meets established standards for student conduct.
  • A conduct grade of "C" reflects satisfactory behavior. The student's overall behavior is generally acceptable according to established standards of conduct.
  • A conduct grade of "D" shows that improvement is needed in the student's overall behavior. The student does not consistently demonstrate behavior which is acceptable.
  • A conduct grade of "F" reflects unsatisfactory behavior overall. The student regularly violates established classroom, school, or district standards of behavior.


GRADING POLICY

Classwork 2 Grades

Homework 1 Grade

Quiz 3 Grades

Tests 4 Grades

Projects 3-8 Grades


  • A -- A grade of "A" (90-100%) indicates that the student has demonstrated outstanding progress in the subject and/or the skills area. The student consistently performs academically at a level which is considerably higher than that of the typical student in the same program or course. The student has mastered skills well above those required for successful completion of the instructional program and has demonstrated an understanding of and an ability to utilize the content of the program effectively. An "A" student will have achieved and exceeded all of the instructional objectives and competencies established for the subject/course during the grading period.
  • B -- A grade of "B" (80-89%) indicates that the student has demonstrated above average but not outstanding progress in the academic area. The student consistently performs at a level above that which is expected of the typical student in the same program or subject. The student has mastered content skills beyond those required for successful completion of the instructional program. The "B" student will be progressing at a rate that will enable him/her to have achieved virtually all of the instructional objectives and competencies established for the subject being graded.
  • C -- A grade of "C" (70-79%) indicates average progress. The student performs at an average level in terms of mastery of skills/performance standards and/or content of the program. The student's rate of progress permits mastery of more than the minimal instructional objectives and competencies of the program.
  • D -- A grade of "D" (60-69%) indicates the lowest acceptable progress in the mastery of skills and other course content and indicates that improvement is needed to achieve a satisfactory level of academic performance. The student's rate of progress is such that the minimal instructional objectives and competencies for the program will be mastered.
  • F -- A grade of "F" (50-59%) indicates failure. Students functioning at this level are not mastering the minimal objectives and competencies required in the regular instructional program.

Effort Grades.

Effort grades are utilized to convey both to students and their parents the teacher's evaluation of a student's effort as related to the instructional program. These grades are independent of academic and conduct grades.

1 -- An effort grade of "1" indicates outstanding effort on the part of the student. The student will, when necessary, complete a task again in order to improve the results. The student consistently attends to assigned tasks until completed and generally exerts maximum effort on all tasks. The student consistently works to the best of his/her ability.

2 -- An effort grade of "2" indicates satisfactory effort on the part of the student. All work is approached with an appropriate degree of seriousness. The student usually finishes assignments on time and usually stays on task. The student usually works at a level commensurate with his/her ability.

3 -- An effort grade of "3" reflects insufficient effort on the part of the student. Little attention is paid to completing assignments well and/or on time or to completing them in a manner commensurate with the student's ability.