• What is your Rest Room policy?

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    At the beginning of each grading period students are issued a punch card.

    The punch card allows students to leave the room for personal issues such as:

    restroom, going to another teacher's room, going to an administrative office,

    seeing their coach, dropping off items, etc.  

    Note: Punch cards are NOT replaced until the beginning of the next quarter -

             Don't lose it!

     

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  • Are cell phones allowed in our class?

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    NO

    Class Policy:

    No cell phones out ever, not at the beginning of class, not at the end of class

    Cell phones are stored in book bag, book bag is placed at designated location at the beginning of every class.
    No earbuds, headphones, or wires hanging from your ears
    Hoods off your head
    No sleeping or head down
    Sit in assigned seat during direct instruction
    Use the provided pass card to leave this room

     

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  • Is there extra credit available?

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    Yes, on every assignment!  If your work is outstanding I will add an extra point or two when I post your grade. 

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  • Is there a regular system to the homework?

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    Yes!  Homework assigned on Monday is due that Wednesday; homework assigned on Wednesday is due that block day (Thurs./Fril).  Generally, Biology I students are assigned 2 pages of Interactive Workbook each Monday and Wednesday, so 4 pages per week.

    Honors students are assigned 2 pages of the Study Guide each Monday and Wednesday, again 4 pages per week.

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  • May I eat in your classroom?

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    NO.

     

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  • I was absent during a lab, what should I do?

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    When you return to class from an absence sit at the "Make-Up" station.  Here you will find a folder with the work that you missed or an alternative assignment if you missed a lab.  Complete the folder assignments during class and turn them in.  Quietly join our class afterward,  if you missed some of the current day's work, finish it at home and turn it in the next day for full credit.

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  • Why do I have a "U" posted for my citizenship/conduct grade?

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    The misbehavior indicated in (see"Why do I have an "N") has continued after the "N" was posted in your grades.  Always check your grades on the portal regularly for conduct and academic achievement.

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  • Why do I have an "N" for citizenship/conduct on my grade portal?

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    An "N" for "needs improvement" is posted for the following reasons:

    1. Excessive talking

    2. Not participating in class activities

    3. Not doing the "Do Now" or "EOC Coach Review"

    4. Eating in class

    5. Using cell phone without permission

    6. Not collaborating during group work

    7. Lining up at either door.

    8. Writing on desks

    9. See Syllabus for more reasons

     

    Always check your grade portal for both academic achievement and conduct grade. 

    Note: a parent phone call is not necessary prior to conduct grade change.

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  • I have a zero posted for an assignment that I know I turned in. What should I do?

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    Please check the returned papers tray and your binder for the assignment.  If you find the assignment you should write "Posting Error" at the top and replace it in your class turn in tray.  Sometimes posting errors do occur, most often students fail to put their name on the assignment.

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  • What is the weight of the state's end of course exam for biology?

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    It is weighted at 30% of the term grade, in other words semester one is 35%, semester two is 35% and the state test is 30%.

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  • What should I do if a zero is posted for an assignment that I know I did?

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    Check the graded papers tray for your class period.  If your paper is there and graded, return it to me so that I may correct the posting error.  If it is not there, check the no name papers tray.  If you find it write your information on the paper and return it to the turn in tray for your period.  I will post it with my next round of grading. 

     

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  • There is a lot of acronyms in your course. What do they all stand for?

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    Great Question!  Here's a list:

    Coach EOC: Test Prep Workbook

    IR:  Interactive Reader Workbook

    SG:  Study Guide Workbook

    W.D.W. - "What's Due When" is a list posted on my white board every day.

    S.L.M. - "Student Learning Map" is made by the county and tells the student what he/she needs to know for the unit test.

    C.S.M.A - "Comprehensive Standards Mastery Assessment" to determine baseline knowledge; given in August.  Is not posted in gradebook.

    Q.S.M.A. - "Quarterly Standards Mastery Assessment" assessed quarterly to determine learning gains and for remediation.  Is posted in gradebook.

    E.O.C.E. - "End of Course Exam" is the biology test administered in May.  It is made by the state and is weighted at 30% of the students term grade.  Passing ensures college/career readiness.  In order to earn the designated "Scholar's" diploma a student must pass all EOCE's.

    Y.A.G. - "Year at a Glance" is stored in student binder.  It provides the pacing and progression of the biology content for the year.  Chapters, sections, quizzes and assessments are noted.

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