Class work is a significant part of your grade. I give an assignment with the expectation that most of the assignment will be completed in class. What is not finished in class will be completed the next day. All assignments given will be considered class work unless otherwise instructed. I grade class work on effort and completeness. If you give it your best and complete the assignment, full credit is earned. If I think you did not try I will deduct points. If I think you need more time to complete the assignment, lunch or after school arrangements will be made.
If you need to leave the classroom for any reason, check with the teacher first, have your pass ready for me to sign, then sign out on the log sheet by the door. Sign back in when you return.
The cell phone policy of the class will follow the guidelines presented in the student handbook.
and quizzes are worth 50% of your grade.
Assignments are worth the other 50%. Grades
will be posted as test and assignments are received.
Students will be given time in class to check their
grades for accuracy and any questions will be
answered at that time. Contrary to popular
opinion, teachers do occasionally make mistakes on
grades. Students, please talk to me about any
error you suspect about your grades. I will be
happy to talk to you about it. If I marked
that you are missing an assignment, bring the
completed and marked assignment to me and I will be
happy to correct my error. Parent, please
contact me anytime about any questions you may have
about grades. I am always open to making any
I offer retakes on tests
and quizzes for students who want a
better score. I will take the greater of the two
scores so there is no risk. Retakes
will be similar to the original test or quiz. To
retake a test or quiz you must complete all work on
sections being tested. Next, make test corrections on all missed questions.
If you are retaking a test another review may be
required. When you are ready you may take the
test during enrichment, lunch or after school.
Quizzes will have different requirements depending
on the weight of the quiz. Small quizzes
are often to encourage students to keep up with the
class or to check class understanding. These
quizzes are not always available for retakes.