St. Michael’s Episcopal Day School Class Policies 6th Grade Earth Science Mrs. Graffis Grading: Grades will be determined using the standard St. Michael’s point system 90% to 100% = A 80% to 89% = B 70% to 79% = C 60% to 69% = D 0% to 59% = F Grades will be weighted and calculated using the following values: tests and quizzes = 30% homework and classwork = 30% lab reports = 20% organization & participation = 20% Behavior: Students will be expected to follow all of St. Michael’s rules and regulations as well as all LABORATORY safety rules outlined in the Student Safety Contract. Violators will be immediately removed from the classroom and receive a conduct referral. Tardies: Being late to class is not acceptable and will result in a deduction in your grade. Materials: The following materials are required for every class: Science Notebook (3 ring binder) with a supply of binder paper and graph paper A pencil pouch containing pencils, blue or black pens, colored pencils and highlighters Covered Textbook/Online Textbook You may be required to bring other supplemental materials throughout the year. Notebook: A 1 1/2” or 2” three ring binder with three tab dividers is required. Science binders will be graded once each quarter. Dividers should be labeled as follows: Earth Science Units Engineering Forensics Homework: St. Michael’s Homework Guidelines will be strictly enforced. Homework will be assigned approximately 3 nights a week. All completed homework assignments should be kept in your science binder and recorded on the appropriate assignment sheet. Tests and Quizzes: Quizzes may be given on a weekly basis and tests will be given according to the middle school test schedule. A parent signature will be required in order for all test and quiz grades to be recorded. All test and quizzes should be kept in your science binder and recorded in the appropriate unit assignment sheet. Laboratory Reports: All formal lab reports will be computer generated using the required format. All lab reports should be kept in your science binder and recorded in the appropriate unit assignment sheet. Engineering: You will work on several engineering projects throughout the year. Projects may include bridge building, solar cars, research and presentation projects, and other related projects. All engineering and robotics assignments should be kept in your science binder and recorded in the appropriate unit assignment sheet. Forensics: You will be completing several units on forensic science and crime scene investigation throughout the year. All forensic science assignments should be kept in your science binder and recorded in the appropriate assignment sheet. I ___________________have read, understand and will adhere to student name Mrs. Graffis’ class policies. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP THESE SIGNED CLASS POLICIES AT THE FRONT OF YOUR SCIENCE BINDER AT ALL TIMES.
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