Classroom Expectations: I value the rights of all of my students and insist on providing an environment conducive to the learning of all students. It is my expectation that all students will work hard and reach their full potential.
Required Materials: It is imperative that students come to class prepared to learn each day. You should have agenda book, composition books, pen/pencil, notecards and any other materials needed for you to be successful..
Grading and Evaluation:
Classwork/ Homework 30%, Assessments& Projects 70%
Make-up/Late Work Policy: Make-up work is due two days after an absence for full credit; late work is accepted within a reasonable amount of time for some credit. Refer to table below.
Plagiarism Policy: All work that you turn in must be your own. Please do not give information to another student to copy or use another student's work to complete your own assignments. There may be times that I assign a group project and information will be shared, but I make those exceptions clear. Plagiarism will result in a zero for all parties involved and parent notification. Multiple occurrences will result in disciplinary action.
What do I do when I enter the classroom?
Check the board for Warm-up instructions. Sharpen pencils if necessary.
Be ready for class when the bell rings.
How do I head my paper?
Name, date, class period should be in the top right hand corner with the assignment title centered on the first line of the paper.
What do I do if I am absent?
Check the teacher website for assignments. Any papers given out while you were absent will be available in the handout folder. Check there upon your return. You will have two days to make-up the missed assignment. Make an appointment to take missed assessments.
What is expected of me during class?
A positive work ethic is expected of all students and myself. Any activities that distract from learning are not acceptable and will not be permitted.
What should I do if I do not understand something for homework?
Be sure to listen carefully during the instructions and ask clarifying questions then. If you have questions/problems and you are at home, ask a parent or friend. You may email me your specific question or send a a remind mesage. If I do not answer the email that evening, come see me in the morning.
What if I forgot my homework?
You will need to turn it in the next day and points are deducted according to late policy.. Late projects, book reports, and major writing assignments are deducted according to guidelines listed in rubric.
What if my computer is down or I couldn't access the on-line textbook or type/print an assignment?
Issues such as this may arise. In this case you may email me the assignment, or post on one-drive and I will print it out. You may also go the library first thing in the morning to print assignment.