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Welcome to Petal High School Room 105 Ms. Gail Clark Transition to Algebra, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2 One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty, until you try. Sophocles
Supplies For Class 3-ring binder (about 2 “ wide) Loose-leaf paper (lots of it) Writing utensil (mechanical pencil is preferred) Dividers (5) $5 fee workbook/calculator fee
Food in Classroom: You may bring twist-top water bottles into the classroom. You may NOT bring any food into the classroom.
For you to succeed: Be on time to class Be prepared for class Bring supplies, completed assignments, and a willing mind Be respectful of yourself, teacher, and your classmates
Make-up Work If you have an absence, you will be given an appropriate amount of time to make up the missed assignments (no more than 1 week). However, any assignment given prior to the absence will be due on the given date, or upon your return. It is your responsibility to get all make-up assignments.
Tardy to Class You are considered tardy to class if you are not seated in your assigned seat with all necessary supplies before the bell BEGINS to ring. All tardies after the 2 nd tardy will result in 1 day of ISS for periods 2 through 6. All tardies after the 2 nd tardy in first period will result in 1 hour of Make Up Center. PHS Handbook Page 25
Grading System Homework (20% of daily grade) Homework quiz (15 points) Completed Homework Assignments Skills Practice, ACT Preps, etc… Test (80% of daily grade) Projects Chapter test Review Quizzes(scored as 1 chapter test grade) Nine Week Exam (25% of total grade) All unexcused absences will receive a zero for assigned work on the date of the absence!!!
Grading Scale: 90 – 100 A 80 – 89 B 70 – 79 C 65 – 69 D 64 & below F
Tutoring I am available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 – 8:20 for additional help. Get help at the FIRST sign of trouble! DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE!!!
Electronic Devices: Absolutely NO electronic devices on campus! See handbook policy for consequences.
New Exemption Policy: Any student who has an “A” average & has not exceeded the absentee policy Any student who has an 80 or above average with no more than 2 total days absent in year-long course or 1 absence in a semester course.. See full description on page 21 of PHS handbook
Grade Reporting: Progress Reports September 8 November 10 February 2 April 19 Report Cards October 20 January 12 March 29 May (mail out) You may access your grades at anytime for an updated report through the use of ONLINE ACCESS. Call the Central Office for more information!!!
Important Dates: Subject Area Test Dates Spr Alg I – May 1-4, 2012 ACT Test Dates Sept 10 Oct 22 Dec 20 Feb 11 Apr 14 June 9 PHS College/Career Night November 14 PHS Choices Night February 6 PHS Graduation May 18