Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):
Supplies Needed Everyday:
- Notebook Paper (wide or college-ruled)
- Packet of materials given from teacher
9-weeks Grade 50% - Summative - Tests/Projects/Presentations
50% - Formative - Homework/Quizzes/Warm ups/Participation/Notebook Checks
Semester Grade 100% - Average form two nine weeks.
Course Grade 100% - Average from two semesters.
You will have at least one unit test after each unit. Unit tests will cover any concepts that have been taught in this math class. Retesting is available for test scores that are below a 70%. Retesting will only be allowed during the timeframe before the next unit test. An additional option to retesting is making corrections to a test grade that is below a 70. The corrections will add points to the test grade, however, every incorrect problem must be corrected on the "correction sheet(s)" provided by the teacher and corrections must be done step-by-step. The highest possible grade you may obtain is a 70. Several projects will be assigned throughout the school year. Projects will lose 10 points for each school day that the project is late.
Quizzes/ Engagement/Homework/ Assignments:
Students need to be involved and occupied with mastering the concepts of this course. 5 question quizzes will help student focus on key concepts of the unit. Engagement grades come from participating in activities, warm-ups, decisions, class work, demonstrations, games, etc…
Homework/Assignments is an essential part of mathematics. You will be required to demonstrate your knowledge of middle school math and algebra concepts during this course. In turn, you must show all necessary work step-by-step to receive credit for Assignments. Inaddition, all problems must be attempted. If not, I have the discretion to refuse to accept the assignment. Any Assignments turned in after the due day will result in a lost of 10 points per day, up to three day.
You will receive packets that include notes, activities & assignments. Packets must be brought to class every day.
If you are absent it is your responsibility to collect missing assignment(s) and notes. Class notes should be obtained from a fellow classmate. If you are absent on the day of a quiz or test, it is your responsibility to arrange with the teacher a time and date to make-up the missed quiz or test.
Once placed in a group you may change groups by incurring a 20 point loss to your grade and to the grade of each person in the group you join.
Out of Class Policy
The state of Texas has determined that you must be in class 90% of the time to receive credit for this course. Each time you are out of class you are missing the opportunities to understand the course better. There is an “Out of Class Log” you must fill out when going to the office, nurse, tardy, home, out for extracurricular activities, etc...
Sign out on the hall pass. Write your name, the date and the time you leave. Use one of the destination codes at the bottom. Any adult may ask to see your pass. When you arrive back at class, fill in the “Time In” block. No hall passes will be given the first 15 minutes of class or the last 15 minutes of class.
Classroom “Non-Negotiables” for all classes at Memorial high school.
Bring Notebook • Bring Writing Utensils • No Food or Drink • No Electronic Devices • No Inappropriate Language
Positive Behavior in School
Be Punctual • Be Prepared • Be Productive • Be Respectful
My Class Rules
Be Appropriate • Don’t Interrupt Learning
In order for this plan to have its greatest effect, I need your support. Please read and discuss the information from this page with your child. Also, please assist me by emailing me your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.