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    Welcome to IB Biology. There are two different IB Bio courses - Standard Level (SL) and High Level (HL).

    Whether you are in person or online, we will be using the Microsoft Teams Platform for all of our course work.

    This is going to be a different year and we have some amazing opportunities to venture out and try new things. I want you to know that I am here to help you as you proceed through the challenge of learning about our world through the eyes of Biology.

    Below is a set of documents that you will need for this school year. Note that the course syllabus is different for IB Biology HL and SL so select the one pertaining to your specific course.

     Class syllabus contains a large amount of information about the course, policies and procedures, rules and requirements and much more. Download and read through this very carefully.



    Laboratory Safety is extremely important so the rules are in place to maintain the safety of all in the room. 

     Signature page of Acknowledgement is a document that both the parent/guardian and student need to complete, sign and return to be placed in your class file. You were given this handout the first day of school but you are welcome to print another copy if you would like. As with any document, do not sign it until you are clear on all the requirements so if you have questions or concerns, just let me know.




    We will be using many resources in class and one book that you will check out. 

    Whether you are in the SL or the HL course, make sure to get this book. SL students Note: Yes, I understand that this is titled as HL but all the content of the SL course is in this book.

      IB Bio Textbook   


    Remember that we will be using the Microsoft Teams Platform for all of our course work.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.






  • In these historic times, we all need to help each other! We will be using Microsoft Teams for our class platform. If you are having problems accessing Teams from home, please email me at sally.mechling@marion.k12.fl.us and I will help.

    Remember to:

    1. Make sure you are using your school email account (marionstudents.net) to access your school work. 

    2. If you email me using a personal account or are a parent who is emailing me, please include your full name and course period.


    PhoneSchool phone: 352-671-4820 

                 Other: 352-405-5317 (leave a message or text)

    We are in this together! Stay strong and Stay AWAY from others. The faster we get this right, the faster we can get back to normal.

    Remember to be safe and stay positive. Be silly - it's fun!

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  • So . . . Where do you go to find your online information?

    • Log in to the MCPS Desktop using your student account.
    • On the Desktop, look for Office 365.
    • In Office 365, click on Teams.
    • All the class information will be there.

    Watch this helpful video about Teams.

    If you need help, email me and I will give you more details.

    This is going to be a Historic Year and we get to be part of it!

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  • Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc).  These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms.  If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.

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