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     Mrs. Seaman

    2020-2021 Classroom Expectations

    Environmental Science

    E-mail: Brandy.Seaman@marion.k12.fl.us 

    1. Course Description:

      The field of environmental science can be divided into three main goals, which are to learn how the natural world works, to understand how we as humans interact with the environment, and also to determine how we affect the environment.

       

       

      Required Materials for this Course:

      **PLEASE REPLENISH AS NEEDED**

      - 1 inch binder

      -Notebook paper

      -Folder with prongs  

       

      Grading:

      9 Weeks Grades will be calculated as Follows:

      Tests/Projects                 50%

      Classwork/Quizzes          50%

       

      Grading Scale:

      A             90-100       B      80-89             

      C             70-79          D     60-69             

      F             59 and below

      **Student grades are available via Parent Portal; registration may be completed through guidance**

      Homework Policies:

      Homework will not be assigned as a separate assignment. Classwork that does not get completed during class becomes homework. Students should spend time each evening reviewing their notes in their binder. Assignments given for home completion should be done with class notes, online textbook, or appropriate internet search and analysis. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. 

       

      Make-Up Work:

      -It is the responsibility of the student to check with the teacher (before or after class)/ or another student for missed work immediately upon returning to school.  It is expected that they will complete missing items within 3 days of returning to school. 

       

      Late work:

      It is a student’s responsibility to turn in their class work on the due date. Work turned in after the due date will be marked down 10% each school day. After 2 weeks, no credit will be given. Students are always encouraged to discuss with the teacher the reason their class work is late; if they do this when the assignment was originally due the late penalty may not be applied.

       

      Tardies:

      Students are expected to come to class on time. Students will be marked tardy if they have not crossed the classroom threshold when the bell stops ringing. 

       

      Food, Drink, Gum 

      Students are not allowed to eat during class. Water or sports drinks in closed containers only. Gum is allowed as long as it is not seen, heard, or causing a distraction. Gum MUST be discarded into the trash. 

       

      Online Expectations:

      -Participate appropriately in virtual meetings

      -Be on time to meetings

      -Turn in assignments by the end of class or their appropriate due date.

       

      Classroom Procedures:

      -Students are expected to be on time and in their seats

      with the required materials for this course.

      **If you come to class without a writing utensil, borrow

      one before class starts.  Do not wait until class has

      begun as it will cause an unnecessary disruption.**

      -Students will be expected to write in their writing folders daily

      -Students will place all notes in their binder to reflect on and study from as needed for quizzes and tests

       

      Cell Phones & Electronic Devices Policy:

      Phones and electronic devices should be out of sight unless being used for academic purposes as approved by the teacher.

       

      Behavior Expectations

      Students are expected to follow the rules in accordance with the Marion County Code of Conduct.

      Students should be exhibiting the 4 cores of behavior:

       

      Be RESPECTFUL

      Be COOPERATIVE

      Be RESPONSIBLE

      Be SAFE

    I will be available for planning each day from 8:15-9:00 and 3:25-4:00 if you should have any further questions or concerns.  My best form of contact will be e-mail at the following address:    

    Brandy.Seaman@marion.k12.fl.us   

     

    Welcome science, let the learning begin!!  

     

    Sincerely, 

    Mrs. Seaman