NAME _______________________________ PERIOD___________
Taft 7/8 Science
Fall Semester (Ends January 31st 2019)
Science: Safety and Review of Scientific Process / Ecosystems / Molecules to Organisms / Matter and Interactions
Spring Semester (Ends June 13th, 2019)
Science: Earth Systems / Earth and Human Activity / Engineering Design
Elective: E-Science--Forensics, Meteorology, Frogs
Students will need the following in class daily:
Composition notebook (one per semester)
Hand held manual pencil sharpener
Glue Sticks or tape
It is expected that students will keep an organized and up to date Science composition notebook.
Class Expectations---TIGERS R.O.C.K.
These expectations encompass all others. Please mind those around you and be tolerant of their ideas, opinions, needs, just as they will be tolerant of yours. Let’s ROCK!
All phones and other personal electronics will be placed in the alphabetic cubbies on the office door. Any phones out during class will be confiscated, no questions asked.
You will be using computers or ipads for instructional purposes at times. If you use an electronic device for anything other than instructional purposes you will be subject to school consequences. Earbuds are to be used during class for instructional purposes only and taken off and put away before leaving class.
Class Consequences *Must sign behavior log
Student Conference 3. Office Referral, refer to Student Code of Conduct
Foul language, disrespectful behavior, fighting and cheating will not be tolerated. Immediate action will be taken. Administrators will be contacted and PBIS code of conduct followed. Students who are caught cheating, including copying another student’s work or allowing someone to copy his/her work will receive a zero grade for the assignments and the appropriate actions (according to school policies) will ensue.
Daily Class Procedures
Bell Ringer/Sponge: You should begin the warm-up as soon as you arrive to class. The warm-up will be on the front board.
Class work: You will need to complete most class work in your science notebook (ISN).
Homework: Anything that is not finished in class will be HOMEWORK.
Students who are absent from a class must take it upon themselves to get all work missed and turn it in in a timely manner. Students who miss an extended period of time can work with the teacher to make arrangements for assignment due dates. Missed assignments can be found on the Science website at BandwidthOregon.com.
Grades are determined by points. Tests are 100 points, notebooks are 50 points, and daily assignments are 20 points. To find your grade, keep a tally of your scores, add them up, and divide by the total points. (See attached grade log. It should be placed in the front of the science section of your binder.)
Grading Scale (%)
A 100-90 B 89-80 C 79-70 I 69 and below, Incomplete Grade
F At the end of each six weeks grading period all Incomplete Grades (I) will turn to F.
6-Week Grading Periods
First Six Weeks- Ends October 19th, 2018
Second Six Weeks – Ends on December 7th, 2018
Third Six Weeks – (Semester 1) – Ends on January 31st, 2019
Fourth Six Weeks – Ends on March 15th, 2019
Fifth Six Weeks – Ends on May 3rd, 2019
Sixth Six Weeks (Semester 2) – Ends on June 13th, 2019
Students are to see me personally for questions, comments and concerns. I prefer the student learn to advocate for themselves. Parents please email me with questions or concerns and I will respond within 24 hours. I will request a one on one parent conference or phone conversation in most circumstances.
Mrs. Vicki Pope,
Student Name: __________________________________________ Period:_________
PLEASE DETACH THIS PAGE, SIGN, AND RETURN TO Mrs. Pope
I have read and reviewed this course syllabus and safety contract with my son/daughter/student.
I (the student) understand the academic requirements necessary for success in this class, such as the grading scale and the statement on cheating.
I (the parent/guardian) have discussed requirements necessary for success in Science with my student. This includes studying or review, completing all assignments and asking for help when needed.
STUDENT NAME (PRINT): ____________________________________________________________
STUDENT SIGNATURE: ____________________________________________________________
To be completed by parent or guardian:
Parent Contact Information
Parent/Guardian Name (print): _____________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature: ________________________________________________
Home phone: ____________________________________________________________
Work phone: _____________________________________________________________
Cell phone: ______________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Email address: _____________________________________________
**Please indicate the easiest and most convenient way to reach your during the day**
SCIENCE GRADE SHEET
Keep track of your own grade! When an assignment is returned, record the name of the assignment, the date it was returned, the total possible points and the grade in points that you received.
Name of Assignment
Total Possible Points
To find your grade: