• Ms. Owen’s Classroom Syllabus

    Classroom Expectations:


    Student Behaviors 

    • Be prompt
    • Be prepared
    • Be a polite and positive participant
    • Be productive
    • Be a problem solver
    • Follow all expectations and policies in the Student Handbook
    • Show Respect 
    • Value yourself.  Be honest and ethical, and practice strong moral values.
    • Treat all members of the school community and all visitors with politeness and respect.
    • Honor the ideas and opinions of others.
    • Offer to help.
    • Be responsible with property and belongings.
    Consequences
    • On the first offense students will receive a warning in the classroom.
    • If a student fails to follow the expectations after the first warning they will receive an intervention. (Some examples are: changing seats, stepping outside the door to calm down, moving to a location away from other students, or calling a parent or guardian.)
    • If a student fails to follow the expectations after an intervention they will be sent to the office with a disciplinary referral.

    IF A STUDENT IS CAUSING A SIGNIFICATE DISRUPTION, OR A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN THE CLASSROOM THEY WILL BE SENT IMMEDIATELY OUT OF THE CLASSROOM WITHOUT ANY WARNINGS.

    Responsibility for Coursework 

    • Bring notebook, textbook, paper and appropriate writing tools to class -- DAILY.
    • Wear ID badge
    • Know due dates, and submit all coursework on time.

    Policies 

    • Food and beverages are not allowed in the classroom.
    • Be in your seat when the bell rings, as class begins at that time.

    Grading

    State of Washington requirements for High School graduation now include an end of the course exam in Algebra, an end of the course exam in Geometry if necessary, as well as a third year of upper level math. In order to provide students and parents an accurate picture of student’s math skills and progression towards graduation all tests and assessments will be based on the state math standards. The assessments will be weighted at 50% of overall grade. Students that desire to retake specific assessments will be given a study guide to complete and then may make an appointment with the teacher to retake test. Students MUST complete study guide and then will be able to retake test. 

    Grades are based on the accumulation of points. Points are based on the following percentages:


    Math classes:

    • Daily Class work: 20%   
    • Homework: 10%
    • Class Participation: 10%
    • Projects: 10%
    • Tests, Quizzes and assessments: 50%

    Late Work Policy: All late work will be graded in the following manner

    • One- two days late: 80% credit
    • Three-four days late: 70% credit
    • Five days late: 50% credit
    • Six-Seven days late: 0% credit

    MISSING WORK DUE TO ABSENCES: It is the student’s responsibility to ask for work if they are absent. If a student knows they are going to be absent, such as a school related absence, it is their responsibility to ask for the work before being absent and is due upon return. Students will have one day for everyday absent to turn in missing work unless it is a project or assignment that has been assigned ahead of time with given due date. For example if the class is working on a project for several days and a student is absent during this time but has received the assignment with due date, full credit will only be given if assignment is turned in on time. 

     

    ELIGIBILITY POLICY: Teachers must have eligibility ready by Friday morning, in order to meet this deadline I will post all eligibility on Skyward by Thursday at 3:00 PM. All missing or late work must be turned no later than Wednesday at 2:30 PM, so that it can be graded and credit given. ANY work turned in after this deadline will not be counted on eligibility until the next week.

     

    Important Dates

    1st Trimester Ends: November 19, 2015

    2nd Trimester Ends: March 3, 2016 

    3rd Trimester Ends: June 7, 2016

    • Notebook check at the end of each trimester.