GRADE SLIPS: In an effort to improve performance an internet grading system will be implemented. This will allow parents/guardians to login and view assignments, scores, etc.
HOMEWORK: There will be homework assignments. All assignments will be due at the START of the class period.
LATE HOMEWORK: Homework turned in one day late will only be worth up to half of the total points. Homework turned in two or more days late will receive zero points.
CLASSWORK: Students are responsible for all missed work during an absence. If a student misses any class work because of an excused absence, he/she will be given time, equal to the time missed, to make up any work. (For example, if a student misses Monday and Tuesday, he/she would receive Wednesday and Thursday to make up that class work. That class work would then be due on Friday at the beginning of the period.)
LAB WORK: We will work in the lab each week. Lab work/report due dates will be assigned by the teacher during each lab. Labs missed for an excused absence can be made-up within ONE WEEK of the original lab. Missed labs can only be made up during the teacher’s office hours after school.
Late lab work is subject to the same policy as late homework (see above).
LAB SAFETY: Student safety is my first priority!! Some labs may require students to wear safety goggles. Any student refusing to wear safety goggles for any reason will be taken out of lab. If this should happen, a student must make up the lab after school during the teacher’s office hours.
I look forward to a fun and successful year of physics. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached at 410-313-2867 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you call and I am not available, I will return your call as soon as possible. The quickest way to get in touch with me is by email.
My office hours are every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:15-3:15pm. This time is allotted for students needing to make-up work and/or labs. Also, students can get extra help on work and assignments during this time.
50% assessments (chapter tests, quizzes, projects)
30% lab work/reports
20% class work/homework
(Note: 89.5 – 100 = A; 79.5 – 89.5 = B; 69.5 – 79.5 = C; 59.5 – 69.5 = D; 0 – 59.5 = E)
Do Over Policy:
Students will be afforded redo opportunities on assignments/assessments based upon the overall class performance on those assignments/assessments, but individual students may discuss the possibility of a redo with his/her teacher.
LATENESS: Students must be in class, seated, and ready to work when the bell rings. If a student is late to class, the following consequences will be enforced:
1st offense: verbal warning
2nd offense: teacher conference and parent contact
3rd offense: detention and parent contact
4th offense and beyond: appropriate interventions/office referral
Students need to be punctual. There is a lot of material to cover during the semester and we need to begin on time every day!
CONDUCT: I expect students to be respectful of me and other students in the class at all times. Every class will participate in creating a PRIDE Pact outlining the agreed classroom expectations and behaviors. Students and teachers will sign the PRIDE Pact to signify ownership in their classroom community. Student who cannot conduct themselves appropriately in class will follow the discipline ladder as follows
1st offense: verbal warning, parent contact
2nd offense: detention, teacher discussion with student, parent contact
3rd offense and beyond: appropriate interventions and/or office referral
(Note: Consequences may or may not follow the above listed order depending on the particular nature of the offense.)