WELCOME TO SCIENCE 8 MICHAEL WILLIAMS ROOM 6 CONFERENCE PERIOD: 8:00 – 8:55 or 3:15 – 4:00 SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER: 497 – 7264 E-MAIL: email@example.com Put CVUSD in the Subject Line, otherwise your email will end up in the junk folder WEBSITE: http://www.conejo.k12.ca.us/redwood
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Scientific Method Properties of Matter Atoms and the Periodic Table Chemical Bonding, Reactions, and Compounds Astronomy California Geology
GRADING PROCEDURE: Based on points from, class work, writing activities, projects, and quizzes. Classwork: 20% of total grade lab activities and projects: 40% of grade Test and quizzes: 40% of grade A 90% - 100% B 80% - 89% C 70% - 79% D 60% - 69% F 0% - 59%
HOMEWORK POLICY: No formal homework: if any classwork not finished during class, then finished at home and due the next day. Late work is accepted up to one week. Will lose points each day it is late. The student is responsible for making up any work assigned during an absence from class. Absent work will be due no later than one week from returning. Check white board on wall for missing assignments
LAB POLICY: Must get 100% on Lab safety test in order to work in lab. Student is responsible for being aware of safety at all times while in the lab. If behavior is not acceptable, student will be suspended for the lab period. If unacceptable behavior continues, student will be removed from lab for a longer period of time. Will be given alternate assignments. Student must pay for lab/classroom items broken by carelessness or bad judgment. Student will not be charged for common accidents.
WEB SITE Address: http://www.conejo.k12.ca.us/redwood http://www.conejo.k12.ca.us/redwood Classwork: assignments for the week Grades: Type in your student’s last name. For Password use student’s school ID No. Lab Questions: Questions for each lab done
PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Students are well fed and well rested. Encourage your child to study and do all assignments. Persuade your child to follow all class rules and to use appropriate discipline if your child misbehaves. Keep all lines of communication open with your child. Know what’s going on your child’s life. Don’t Panic. This phase of your child’s life shall soon pass. (We hope)
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Attend class daily in an attitude of learning Respect others’ right to learn by observing the class rules. Should not talk or get out of seat without permission, throw things, exhibit a defiant attitude, or ridicule or bother other students. Come prepared with notebook, materials, and assignments every day. Copy all assignments into student Assignment Notebook. If absent, must make up missing assignments. Achieve the best possible grade - seek help when difficulty arises.
TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Show respect to all students. Develop self-discipline and love of learning within the students. Challenge students to reach beyond what they believe they can achieve. Somehow get the students through the difficult years of adolescence without too much suffering (on my part, as well)
RETENTION POLICY: Will be retained if student: Receives an “F” in either a Math or English class Before student is retained, the student will have an opportunity to make up the “F” by attending summer school.