2019 - 2020 Class Syllabus

Syllabus
2019-2020

Daily Classroom Procedures

BEFORE THE BELL RINGS:
v Be seated in your assigned seat.
v Have all daily supplies out
v Sharpen pencil.
v Begin working on warm-up.

AS THE BELL RINGS:
v Talking ceases.
v Continue working on warm-up.

DURING THE CLASS PERIOD
v Raise hand if you would like the teacher’s attention.
v Be productive.
v Remain in your seat unless told otherwise.

END OF CLASS
v Please remain seated until you are dismissed by the teacher.

Raising your hand
Raising your hand indicates that you would like my attention. Please hold all questions until ALL instructions have been given out. Once you are working independently or within groups, please feel free to raise your hand at any time as long as questions and/or comments are related directly to the task at hand. Otherwise, please hold your thoughts and speak to me after class, at the end of the day, or the very next morning.

Sharpening your pencil
If your pencil point should break, you should sharpen your pencil with the least amount of disruption possible. Please wait to sharpen your pencil until I have completed teaching my lesson and/or talking to the class as a whole. If I feel that you are abusing the privilege of sharpening your pencil, I will require that you ONLY sharpen pencils before class, and ask for permission any time after that. It would be beneficial to have a pencil sharpener of your own that you can access at any time.

Restroom Use
As with sharpening your pencil, I ask that you wait until all instructions have been given before leaving the room to use the bathroom. There are no bathroom privileges in the first 10 minutes of class or the last 10 minutes of class. When leaving the room to use the bathroom, please raise your hand to ask permission, bring your bathroom sheet to me to have it signed. Take the required pass. Only 1 person should leave the classroom at a time, so if someone else is out of the classroom, please wait until they have returned to ask for permission. Restroom privileges are restricted to 3 times a 9-week period for each class.

Group Work
During some lessons, there will be opportunities to work in pairs/group. Sometimes I will allow students to select their partners, while most of the time I will be assigning students to pairs/groups. I ask that everyone respect one another when working together. Please do not express disappointment or disapproval of other students within the class. In addition, all students are expected to contribute to the activity with no one person taking charge of the entire group, and no students relying on other students to do all the work.

Grade Scale
A 90 – 100 %
B 80 – 89 %
C 70 – 79%
F 69% - or below
This is the grading scale set forth by the Anderson-Shiro School District and will be used for my class.




Grading Policy
Each marking period there will be formal tests, quizzes (announced and unannounced), warm-up activities, classwork, and homework assignments. There will also be other types of informal assessments to periodically check for understanding. District-wide assessments will also be administered throughout the year. Your student’s grade will be broken down as follows: Academic Practice 40%, Academic Achievement 60%.

The grade book will average the following categories: Academic Practice, Academic Achievement to obtain a grade point average. If you do not know how to access Parent Portal, please call the main office and they can provide you with your student’s access information.

Homework
Completing math homework is essential to success. Homework is not a punishment, but a valuable tool to help your student succeed in math.  All assignments should be labeled with the student’s first and last name, date, period, and assignment title.
Parents, your child will always receive written and oral directions for all classwork, homework, and tests. Time will be given in class to write down their daily assignments in their planner.

Preparedness
Students are expected to come to class prepared every day with their homework, workbook, spiral notebook, and several sharpened pencils. Bringing the above list of materials, completing all assignments, and a willingness to learn and participation is crucial for success.


Absences
Excessive absences should be avoided. In the event of an absence, the student is required to make up class and homework assignments. Any student that is absent should check with me immediately upon their return to school. Please see the Student Code of Conduct for the complete policy on completing work after an absence.

Extra Help
If any student feels he/she needs extra help, has any questions, or needs to stay after school to make up work from an absence, they are encouraged to see me and set up a time. Please have your student inform me at least one day prior to when they will need to stay after school, so I can plan my own schedule accordingly. I will also be available most days during lunch to give extra help.

Behavior Expectations

v Do things that will not prevent me from teaching, nor you or others from learning.
v Respect yourself, others, and your school.
v Be responsible.
v Listen.

What would prevent me from teaching and others from learning

v Disrespect of any kind
v Inappropriate language
v Keeping others from learning and feeling comfortable
v Lack of self –control
v Not taking responsibility for your actions


Violations Of The Above Behavior Expectations Will Result In One or More Of The Following Consequences:

v Warning
v Strike
v Parent Contact

Consequences will be given out on an individualized basis according to the violation that has occurred, the severity of the violation, and how often the violation has been a problem within the classroom.


REQUIRED MATERIALS
All students are expected to have these materials with them in class, daily.
v •Pencils (#2) and erasers (At least 3 sharpened pencils each class)