The following procedures will be followed throughout the school year.
- Each day class meets, students are expected to arrive on time and prepared
for class. Students should bring with them their laptops,
any additional assignments, and homework that is due on that day.
- Homework is due when class meets. If
homework is handed in late during the first quarter, it will be given an automatic grade of
is done to full potential. If you hand in a late and sloppy or
incomplete homework assignment, your grade will decrease from 50%. Homework will always be collected and graded unless otherwise instructed.
Therefore, as you enter class, immediately place your homework
assignments in the correct homework bin according to your class name.
- Each week there will be a currents events
article that you will be assigned to read. It will always be posted by
Monday morning on my website under the "Current Events" link and must be
read for the next class meeting of that cycle. There will be a quiz on
the reading in the beginning of the class. Your lowest quiz grade for
each quarter will be dropped.
- All tests, homework, quizzes, essays etc. will
be worth a specific amount of points. Tests and long term assignments
such as essays, will be worth more points than homework assignments. At
the end of the quarter, I will add up the total number of points that each
assignments is worth. I will then add together the total number of
points you earned throughout the quarter. Then, I will divide the number of
points you earned by the maximum number of points possible and that will
determine your percentage grade. For instance, if you earned 500 points
out of a possible 550 points, your quarter grade will be 500/550 which equals
.909 or 91%.
- Participation is expected and necessary. Active, constructive
participation will be sought during classroom discussions and group
activities. If you choose to not participate or tend to have a negative,
adverse attitude, it will be reflected in your classroom performance grade.
- If you are absent, please check my website for assignments so that you can
keep up with your work. E-mail me at
if there are any questions or concerns.
- For extended absences, the student and teacher will work out a
reasonable schedule for making up work.
- For shorter absences, students must make up tests or quizzes within
two days of returning to class. This means that the day that you return
and have missed a test or quiz, you MUST come and see me before our next class
meets to schedule your make-up test or quiz (i.e. before or during homeroom or
during locker break).
- If you are absent the day a major writing assignment is due, e-mail your
paper to me.
- For a planned absence, talk to me ahead of time about which assignments
you will be missing.
6. Late assignments:
- Each day a major assignment, essay, or make-up test is late,
10 points will be deducted...including
- In the event of an unexpected or unusual circumstance that prevents you
from being prepared, please come and speak with me during homeroom.
7. Academic honesty is outlined in your agenda and on the IHA
website. In any case where a student is found cheating or plagiarizing, it
will be reported to the Dean of Students and handled accordingly.
8. Students are expected to treat their
with respect and courtesy at all times. There are no stupid questions, so
please speak up!
9. I am available after school and
during homeroom for any extra help, so please feel free to come and see me.
I advise that you either see me to make an appointment or email me to make an
appointment so that I am sure to be in my room when you need to meet with me.
I have read through these procedures and policies and have had a
chance to ask questions about them. I understand what is expected of me.
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