INTRO to AG MECHANICS
Central Valley High School, Ceres, CA
I. Course Description:
This course is designed to give the first year student a strong foundation in the
use of basic Ag mechanics shop skills.
III. Class and Shop Expectations:
1. Be in class everyday and Be on time! You have to be in class to participate.
2. Respect yourself and others
3. Always follow every safety rule!! Safety First!
4. Cooperate with other people in the class
5. Always give every task your best effort
6. Tardy Policy: Students must be in the classroom ,getting out their materials
before the tardy bell rings.
Students NOT in their assigned seats by the time the teacher takes roll will be
Students will be marked tardy if they assist other students sneaking into the
classroom after the tardy bell has rung.
Students are required to have a:
1.1 ½” 3 ring snap binder with binder paper
2. Pencil pouch with 5 pencils
3. 2 Spiral Note Books
Behavior- Students that do not come to class prepared with the proper
supplies refuse to participate in the class or disrupt the learning process
will receive following consequences:
a.1st offence -verbal warning
b. 2nd offence – One day of In School Suspension & call home to
c. 3d offence- 2 days In School Suspension- Parent Conference and
student placed on behavior 1 contract.
d. 4th offence – 2 days In School Suspension- Parent Conference
and student placed on a Behavior 2 contract.
4. Safety glasses (provided) will be worn in the shop at all times.*
* Students will be assigned a: personal effects locker, and lock .
Lock policy: students that fail to return padlock, in working order, at the end of
the year, will be charged $5.00.
**Coveralls or a apron is also recommended because students will get dirty.
5. Safety glasses Policy- Students are required to wear safety glasses in the
shop at all times. This is for your student’s protection.
a. Students will be provided with a personal effects locker and a lock to store
their safety glasses and work clothes.
b. If students fail to have safety glasses they may purchase another pair at the
student store for $3.00.
c. If students fails to have their safety glasses, and do not wish to purchase a
replacement pair, they will be sent to In School Suspension for being
unprepared for work.
d. If a student continually refuses to wear safety glasses to cover his/her eyes,
in the shop, the students will be sent to In School Suspension for defiance
and a parent/ teacher/Administrator conference may be called to determine if
your student’s behavior is a safety risk to him/herself and therefore should
be expelled from the class.
6. Closed toed shoes will be required in the shop at all times. The above policy
applies to closed toed shoes.
7. Long trousers and long sleeves are required when welding.
8. No food or drinks are allowed in the shop area.
IV. Homework/ Class work Practices:
- Late work will only accepted at the teacher’s discretion. Late work will receive
only partial credit.
- Responsibility for making up missed work lies with the student. Students must
make an appointment to see Mr. Traini either before school, after school or at
lunch to receive missed assignments. Students must make an appointment with
Mr. Traini to make up tests or quizzes.
V. Shop Practices:
- Students be required will clean – up their work area and sweep shop
floor and check in tools after each period.
-Students will be personally responsible for returning all tools checked out
to them. Loss of a tool will result in student, and his/her partner, replacing the
lost or stolen tool.
- No horseplay will be tolerated in the shop.
IV. Grading/Evaluating Policy:
PARTICIPATION / WORK ETHIC 40% 90% and up A
COMPLETION OF ASSIGNMENTS 30% 80% to 89% B
TESTS / QUIZZES 20% 70% to 79% C
FFA/SAE 10% 60% to 69% D
59% to below F
1. All students enrolled in ag will be FFA members
2. As a member you will be expected to participate in 4 FFA activities per semester
3. Activities will take place at lunch, after school, in the evenings or on weekends.
4. Activities may be community service, monthly meetings, events, CDE competitions
and leadership events.
5. How FFA activities effect your grade:
0= -10% 1= -7.5% 2= -5% 3 = -2.5% 4= 100%
AG INTRO to AG MECHANICS
Central Valley High School, Ceres, CA
The Agriculture Department wishes all students the best of luck with their courses.
I have read and understand the above grading and shop policies, I agree to it and will try
my best in my Agriculture Mechanics class!
Student Name (print)______________________________
Parent/ Guardian Signature____________________________________
Parent email address or phone number (which you would like me to use to
Return this to Mr. Traini