Student Name_______________________________ Period_______ Date_____________
First and Last, Please Print
School Year 2018-2019
Today’s Date: February 5, 2019
From Ms. Pope
Middle School Science
Taft 7-12, Lincoln City, Oregon
Most of my students have had my class for a full semester now. I am raising the academic stakes, getting 8th graders ready for 9th grade and 7th graders ready for 8th. In order to be successful academically, students need to R.O.C.K.--be responsible, organized, cooperative, and kind. To build student engagement in and advocacy for their own learning and success, I am instituting the following changes to my syllabus for school year 2018-2019, starting February 5, 2019.
Late Work Policy
Any assignment not turned in during the period it is due is considered late. Students who are absent get an extra day for each day absent. It is up to them to advocate for themselves and contact the teacher about late work before or after school or at lunch on the day they return. Any assignment turned in late is worth ½ credit up to the last day of a 6 week period.
Students are allowed to use notes on tests so I do not allow retakes. It is up to them to make sure they get notes when they are absent. It is also the student’s responsibility to be on task during class and take notes in a manner that is legible and clear to them. Science notes are published on the science website at BandwidthOregon.com, Pope Science. Notes are located with the weekly agenda for the date to be accessed.
Some students are choosing to socialize or find other ways to be off task during class time, so they are not getting their work done in a timely manner. While I will continue to use positive reinforcement and refocusing to correct and help students change behaviors that do not belong in a classroom setting, I will also institute a new discipline policy. I will approach the student misbehaving and will do the following as respectfully as possible:
In this way, the teacher, student and parents have a record of what happens in class.
Parent conferences will be requested for students who continue to misbehave.
Homework and Test Points:
It is my goal to have a safe and calm learning environment in which students can feel comfortable working, learning, and talking science!
Middle School Science
I have read and understand this syllabus addendum.
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