Welcome to Geometry! Dear Students and Parents, We are so excited to have you in our class this year! Please take some time to read together through the course syllabus and class expectations. This is an SOL course, and all students will take the Geometry SOL in May. Please be aware of the following opportunities for extra help: Ms. Casares’s Website: Go to the Potomac Falls Homepage Staff Scroll down to find CASARES. There are links to several websites with online tutorials for homework help. Classzone.com: Contains the entire textbook online as well as worked out solutions and review games. Access code is: 2628985-20 Geometry Lab: Meets every Tuesday morning from 8:00 – 8:45 and Thursday afternoons from 4:00 – 4:45. Staffed by all geometry teachers on a rotational basis. Your Teachers: We are available most mornings by 8:00am and many afternoons after school. However, we recommend touching base with us ahead of time so we can make sure that we don’t have any meetings! We look forward to an exciting and productive year together. Sincerely, Ms. Casares and Mr. Breslow Geometry—Classroom Guidelines Ms. Casares Materials 3-ring binder with dividers *Graphing calculator (TI-84 or NSpire series) Loose-leaf notebook paper Pencils Highlighter *See my website for the PFHS calculator policy. Class Expectations Be on time—you must be in your seat when the bell rings. Be prepared—bring materials (math binder, pencils, pen, highlighter, paper, calculator) and a positive attitude to class every day. Be on task—you are expected to do all assigned work and be on task the entire class period. Passes will be issued only if you have your agenda. Electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, etc.) are to be turned off and out of sight at all times. Show respect for yourself and others, including school and personal property. Homework You can expect a homework assignment every day class meets. I do this not to torture you, but to give you a chance to practice concepts learned in class that day. Homework will be checked for completion (this means showing all work!) every day. Make-up Work It is your responsibility to turn in make-up work. Handouts and worksheets will be placed in your class’s folder. Any make-up work is due within two class periods following an absence. Quizzes and tests are to be made up before the next one is given. I will not chase you down. Extra Help I am available almost every morning for extra help. However, it is to your benefit to make an appointment with me beforehand to ensure that I won’t be in a meeting. Look for me in room 140 (the math workroom). In addition, there is Geometry help available Tuesday mornings from 8:00 – 8:45 and Thursday afternoons from 4:00 – 4:45. I am also available during most flex periods. Stop by in the morning to get a flex pass. Grading Grades will be calculated based on the following percentages: Tests: 45% Quizzes: 45% Assignments: 10% (Includes Homework and Problem Sets).
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