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					Mrs. Cole Room 719                            Class Policy ‘08

EVERYDAY:
       *You are responsible for bringing your assignment, computer and pencil to class.
       *Only work completed in pencil will be given credit, NO PENS!!
***It is highly recommended for you to have your own calculator (scientific). You
               will use this calculator for other math classes.
EXPECTATIONS:
       *Enter the room quietly, be seated.
       *Use homework time in class to work on math and get extra help. You will receive no
                      credit for your assignment if you do not work in class.
       *Treat teacher and students with respect and kindness.
       *You will be given one warning in class for poor behavior or not cooperating after that
                      you will be sent to ISS.
       *Use the eight minutes between classes to take care of things like: phone calls,
                      restroom, nurse counselor, etc. Pass privileges during class will be VERY
                             limited, so take care of this outside of class.
       *I will treat you with firmness and fairness. I will make the class as exciting as
               possible, but remember we are here to learn.
       *I expect you to do the best you can in my class.

NOT ALLOWED:
     *NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE CLASSROOM! ONLY ON DESIGNATED DAYS!!!
     *NO CELLPHONES- THEY NEED TO BE OFF AND OUT OF SIGHT. Cellphones will be
          taken to the office and picked up at the end of the day.
     *NO RECORDING OR VIDEOTAPING CLASS OF ANY KIND WITHOUT PERMISSION
     *NO HEADPHONES OR MUSIC ON COMPUTERS OR IPODS!!! ONLY ON DESIGNATED
           DAYS!!!!

DAILY WORK:
     *Each day in class we will have discussion and an assignment. You will also be given
                  time in class to work on assignments, ask questions and get help.
     * Homework Quizzes will be given throughout each chapter to check understanding of
            material at the beginning/end of each class period.
     *Random assignments will be turned in for a grade periodically.
TESTS:
     *There will be a test approximately every week. The math policy for retakes will be
     used. If you are absent the day of review or a test you will take the original test the day
     you return but will not be able to retake the test. You cannot retake the last test of a
     quarter.
MAKE UP WORK:
     *YOU will be responsible for getting all notes and assignments when you absent. You
     WILL NOT be reminded to turn in work this is your responsibility. Work not completed
     in a reasonable amount of time, which will be left to my discretion, will not receive
     credit.
             Homework Penalties:
                  Work turned in 1 day late = -20%
                  Work turning 2 days late = -40%
                  Work turning in 3 days late = -60%
                  After 3days of not completing work assignments will receive no credit.
COMPUTER POLICY: We will use the computers periodically throughout the semester.
  EXPECTATIONS OF COMPUTER:
   1) Computers are to remain CLOSED & IN BAG/CASE until instructed to use them.
   2) Be prepared for class when the bell rings.
   3) You can use the computer the last 5min for personal use; email, announcements, etc.
   4) When computers are being used for an assignment you are NOT to use any other
      programs, internet, email, music or headphones. You will be signed onto
      SynchronEyes during any computer use.
   5) Teacher is the one to disconnect from SynchronEyes, when finished with work please
      ASK to be disconnected.
   6) You can earn extra computer time by completing AND CORRECTING your assignment
      each day. During Computer Time you MUST be on the designated website or activity
      assigned for that day.

EXTRA CREDIT:
Extra Credit will be given any time you come in for extra help, to ask questions, complete
assignments or for Study Group. Percent points will be added to the Chapter Test that you
came in to work on, study or ask questions.   

GRADES:
*You earn your grade through work in the following areas:
      COMPLETION OF CLASSWORK, ASSIGNMENTS, QUIZZES, TESTS, CLASSWORK

*You will also be graded participation, behavior and following directions
      Participation is being part of class discussion and asking questions or asking for help.

***I want you to do well in my class. We must work as a team, you need to do the very best
you can and I will give you the help you need. We learn by asking questions. Don’t EVER be
afraid to ask a question. Let’s work together making this class a fun, enjoyable, learning
experience for all of us. 

GRADING SCALE:
     A = 92 - 100
     B = 84 - 91
     C = 76 - 83
     D = 68 - 75
     F = 67 or below

				
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