Hannah Adams
    High School Biology

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    Grading Procedures

    1) Daily Work accounts for 50% of your grade.  Daily work consists of:

       A) Warm Ups - I will have a warm-up activity on the board every day when you come to class. Begin working on this as soon as the tardy bell rings. These will be turned in every Friday.

       B) Lab Work - Includes pre-labs, lab participation, data obtained, and/ or lab write­ ups.

       C) Quizzes will be given periodically. Often, they will be unannounced. They will cover material from an independent reading assignment or material that has been discussed in class.  

       D) Other assignments to help master content, worksheets, reviews, etc.

    2) Tests account for 50% of your grade.

    Generally, there will be 3 tests per six weeks.  Questions may come from previous quizzes, lab activities, lectures, notes, daily assignments and/ or reading assignments.            

    3) Semester Exam

       A) Semester exams will count as 20% of the semester grade.

       B) Students have the opportunity to be exempt from their second semester exam based on their average, absences and discipline throughout the year.

    Classroom Expectations / Students are expected to:

    Ø  Respect yourself and others

    Ø  Be prepared for class

    Ø  Be responsible for your actions

    *No food or drink is allowed in the lab

    *Cell Phones are not to be used in class (even to check the time… we have things called clocks that are on the wall).  If you are on your phone you will receive ONE warning.  If phone usage continues it will go into the phone box until the end of the period.  If phone usage is a continuous issue, it will be taken up and given to an administrator.
    *If you choose to charge your cell phone in class:

                - the ringer must be turned off

                - you will charge it in the designated charging location when you walk into the room

                - you will not get your phone until the bell rings to dismiss class


    Ø  verbal warning

    Ø  student conference

    Ø  detention or discipline report (parent phone call likely)

    Ø  after detention or discipline report an office referral will be given

     *** Severe disruptions: send immediately to the office ***


    Supplies Students will need the following supplies for this class:

    Ø  Pencil/pen

    Ø  One 3 ring notebook 1½-2 inch is best)

    Ø  One set of dividers

    Ø  Notebook paper


    Make-Up Work

    Ø  If you are absent, you need to ask me about make-up work the day you get back. There will be a folder with the assignments for each day. You will pull your absentee work from the appropriate folder(s).

    Ø  Generally, you will have one day for each day you are absent to make up work as outlined by school policy.

    Ø  If you miss a test or a lab, it is YOUR responsibility to talk with me, at an appropriate time, to discuss a time that the assignment will be made up.

                                                            *Failure to make up the assignment will result in a zero.

    Ø  It may be necessary for you to come in before, or after school, in order to make up a test or a lab.
    - Make sure you staple an ABSENT COUPON to your make-up work so it isn't counted late!


    *Late Work Policy*

    - Work is considered late if not turned in at the beginning of the period on the due date.

    - If you are turning in an assignment late, you MUST have a late work coupon attached and it MUST be completely filled out before I will grade your work.  If your coupon isn't completely filled out, I will pass you work back and this will cost you an extra day.
    - There will be a 25 point deduction for each day your work is late.
    - There will be no make-up/redos on late work (it really should have been a zero...)