ART TECH After reading this letter with your parents/guardians, please send me an
e-mail using your school Gmail account to tell me that you have read the
5-6 Applied Technology letter and understand all the rules, procedures and consequences. Once I
7-8 Design Technology receive BOTH your e-mail and your parents’/guardians’ e-mail, you
will receive 10 points. (It’s like a homework assignment.)
Mrs. Andrea Burke
(908) 234-0768 x. 294 I must receive BOTH e-mails by Friday, September 18th in order for you
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the full 10 points. Every day that an e-mail is late, I will deduct
email@example.com 1 point.
Grading accesses another student’s work
Vol. 3 Issue 1 September 2009 and changes or deletes it, they will
Grades are typically based on a
receive an after-school detention
straight percentage of total points
and the principal will be notified.
Dear Parents earned/total points available.
Sometimes, I curve the grade for a I also have a NO TOLERANCE
and Guardians, project, which improves every- POLICY for depicting any images of
In my continued effort to be more one’s score. There are always violence, blood, weapons, destruct-
environmentally friendly, I am not extra credit opportunities. tion of property and abuse of people
sending a hard copy of this letter Students are encouraged to take or animals. Any images or text
home, unless there are extenuat- advantage of them because they containing references to inappropri-
ing circumstances. After reading can really help boost their grades! ate situations or behavior, or use of
the rules and procedures, please vulgar language as components of a
send me an e-mail confirming Equipment project are also not permitted.
that you have reviewed them Students will have the ability to I pay very close attention to this
with your child. If you need a sign out lab equipment, such as matter. Students will be asked to
hard copy sent home, please digital cameras and microphone make changes if I see anything
call me or have your child re- headsets. It is essential that inappropriate while they are
quest one. students understand this is school working on a project. If a student
property and they must take care hands in a completed project that
This is a project-based class.
of it accordingly. If equipment is incorporates offensive images or
Points are awarded for various
lost, stolen or broken, the student text, they will receive a 0.
requirements described in rubrics.
may be responsible for its repair or
Point totals vary for each project.
replacement. Classroom Rules
Students must complete all
projects. Under extenuating Supplies Be on time for class.
circumstances, students will be
No specific supplies are needed (3 tardies in a row result in a
given extra time to complete
for this class. We are going paper- lunch detention)
projects. Students may come in
less this year (except for this
during lunch or after school by Listen and follow directions.
letter), so just about everything is
appointment only. It is the done on the computer. Use indoor voices and
student’s responsibility to respectful language.
schedule extra lab time. Consequences Keep your body to yourself.
We will be using Google I expect students to behave
Access Internet with
Applications as much as possible. appropriately in my class. I issue
All 5th-8th graders have e-mail lunch detentions and after school
addresses. I will be communi- detentions at my discretion. No eating or drinking while at
cating with students via e-mail computer stations.
I have a NO TOLERANCE POLICY
and sharing rubrics online.
for digital sabotage. If a student
Having your e-mail address allows
me to keep you “in the loop” about
your child’s progress. I will e-mail I have read the letter about Applied and Design Technology class with
you if your child is struggling or if my parent(s)/guardian(s). I understand what is expected of me in this
he/she is doing really well. class. I promise to behave in a respectful manner toward my peers,
teacher and lab equipment. I am aware of Mrs. Burke’s “No Tolerance
I am looking forward to an excit- Policy” and understand that it is aligned with the school’s Acceptable
ing and productive marking period Use Policy. I will keep up with the class work and seek extra help and
with your children. lab time when necessary. I also understand the policy for checking out
lab equipment and promise to take care of any school property that I
Sincerely, borrow for a class project. If I lose or break equipment, or equipment is
stolen while it is under my care, I understand that I may be responsi-
ble for its repair or replacement.