Ms. Keeran, Room 210
879-3050, ext. 210
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PLAN
Welcome to Biology 9. This class is designed so you can do well if you attend regularly, study, complete all the assignments and keep them organized. In order to have a positive learning environment. your cooperation is needed in following the rules listed below.
CLASSROOM RULES. Students will…
l. come to class on time . (On time means in your seat when the tardy bell rings)
2. come to class prepared with sharpened pencils, paper and your biology notebook. If
you think you will need tissue please bring it. NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE
TO BRING YOUR BOOK TO CLASS.
3. listen and follow directions carefully.
4. show respect for everyone.
5. not eat or drink in class.
6. not wear hats in class.
7. take care of personal needs outside of class (i.e., restroom, water, hair, locker, etc.)
8. not litter nor write on the desks or walls.
9. work only on biology.
10. treat any classroom animals as pets.
11. not play in the classroom or lab.
12. remain seated unless given permission to move around the room.
13. listen when the teacher is talking, the loudspeaker is on, or when other students are speaking
14. not have cell phones, id pods, or any electronic devices out during class
15. do his/her own work (no talking during exams, copying homework, labs, tests, etc.)
CONSEQUENCES. For any infraction of ANY classroom policy, the following will occur:
1. Student/Teacher Conference
2. Detention before school or during lunch. Classroom cleanup will be assigned.
3. Parent conference
4. Referral to the administration and/or suspension from class
5. Lower citizenship grade (after the first tardy each subsequent tardy lowers your
citizenship grade one letter grade).
ASSIGNMENTS: Keep all assignments in a three-ring notebook. Keep them in order by assignment number. Turn in and pick up all assignments from the designated baskets. Homework will be assigned three or four times a week and will include reading, writing, studying vocabulary and notes, and working on special projects. Homework assignments are due in the homework box before the tardy bell rings. Your notebook will be graded at the end of the marking period so don’t loose it or discard any of the assignments. You will need to have the following in order or complete some assignments: a ruler, highlighter, scissors, a gluestick and something with which to color. The daily agenda will be posted on the Oakland Tech Website.
ATTENDANCE: Students must attend 80% of each marking period to receive a passing grade for that period. Absences must be cleared with the teacher by bringing a note and obtaining a pink slip from the attendance office within TWO (2) days of the absence. Absences are only excused for reasons considered valid by the attendance office. Absences not cleared within two days are considered cuts and the work may not be made up. Absences for activities such as assemblies, field trips, and family vacations must be cleared with the teacher prior to participation by requesting the teacher sign the appropriate form. If this procedure is not followed, the absence will be considered a cut.
MAKE-UP WORK: ALL MAKE-UP WORK MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN TWO DAYS OF THE ABSENCE.
l. Homework: Request a copy of the assignment using the “Make-up Assignment” sheet. Remember, you must turn in the assignment within two days of the absence. Credit will not be given without a pink slip.
2. Tests: An alternative test will be given on at 12:45 within two days of the absence.
3. Labs. Labs cannot be made up. To receive credit for the assignment you must research the topic discussed in the lab and write a three page paper using two references.
LATE WORK: Daily homework assignments which are late will not be accepted.
Notebooks, projects, and reports are due at the beginning of the period on the due
date and will be counted down one grade for every school day the assignment is late.
On the fourth day and “A” paper will become an “F” paper. Absence is no excuse on the day notebooks are due or on any deadline day. Never deposit notebooks, assignments, of pink slips in the teacher’s box in the main office. If a student should have an extreme emergency, please contact me at the 879-3050 ext. 210 to make alternative arrangements.
CHEATING: Students involved in cheating will receive an “F” grade on the assignment. This includes copying any assignment.
SUBSTITUTES: All the rules of the class are in effect whenever there is a substitute. It is your responsibility to get along with the sub and follow his/her instructions.
SCHOLARSHIP GRADES: Scholarship grades are based on a point system. There are three marking periods in each semester. The marking period grade will be based on tests, labs, your notebook, special assignments and class participation. The first and second marking periods will be worth 1,000 points each (each will be 30% of the semester grade). There will be a comprehensive final given at the end of the semester worth 333 points so the third marking period will be worth 1,333 points (40% of the semester grade). The semester grade is based on points and you must have 2,001 points to pass the semester. Grades will be posted on-line and students are expected to check their grade at least once a week for accuracy. Students will have 3 days after an assignment is posted to challenge the grade.
CITIZENSHIP GRADES: Marking period citizenship grades will be based on behavior, tardies, and unexcused absences or cuts.
EXTRA HELP: I will be available during lunch by appointment for extra help. Please write the names and phone numbers on the agenda sheet of two students you can call if you are absent or need extra help.