8th Grade Math - Policies and Procedures
Averages are broken up into 3 categories
75% Classroom Assessments (quizzes and tests)
10% Participation (POD's, preparedness, extra practice assignments, projects)
1 ½” binder with 5 tabs labeled: P.O.D., notes, homework, tests, other
Scientific Calculator (TI-34 Multiview or last year's model TI-30XIIS)
Expectation #1: Be Ready
Come to class with your agenda, binder, homework, pencil, red pen, paper, and calculator
Expectation #2: Be Respectful
Only one person is permitted to speak at a time
Always give your full attention to the person speaking
Stay in your seat unless a teacher gives you permission
Be positive and cooperative in school and life
Be polite to adults and peers
Expectation #3: Be Responsible
Follow the student code of conduct at all times
Keep your hands and feet to yourself at all times
Expectation #5: Be There
Be on time and in your seat when the bell rings
Follow the beginning of class procedures
Happy call home
Pride in a job well done
Phone call home
In-school/ lunch/ after-school detention
Referral to principal
BEGINNING OF CLASS
Check the table for handouts
Go directly to your seat
Take out your binder, calculator, and a pencil (put all other materials under your desk)
Do the P.O.D. (Problem Of the Day)
MOVEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM
No student is permitted to leave his/her seat without permission
Students will raise one finger for permission to sharpen their pencil
Students will raise two fingers for permission to go to the bathroom (only during student-centered time)
Students will raise three fingers for permission to move within the classroom (i.e. get a tissue or get materials)
Students will not be allowed to go to their lockers during class time
Students are responsible for making up all missed work.
Students should check their mailbox for a “While You Were Out…” form detailing missed class work and homework assignments.
Students have two days for each day they are absent to make up work.
Homework is worth 15% of the course grade and should be taken seriously
Homework will be assigned daily and checked the following day in class
Homework assignments are worth 10 points each and will be graded based on effort
Turning in a homework late will result in a 50% grade reduction on that assignment
Failure to complete a homework (by the Wednesday detention day) will result in after school and/or lunch detention
If a student does not turn in their homework, they will be asked to fill out a "no homework" slip detailing what the assignment was and why they did not complete it.
The slip will be place on the homework detention bulletin board until the student completes the assignment.
Students should check the bulletin board regularly to see if they owe any assignments.
Students have until Wednesday at 2:30 pm to turn in any late homework assignment(s).
If the student does not turn in all late assignment(s) by 2:30 pm on Wednesday, they will have to serve a detention after school on that Wednesday in order to complete the assignment(s).
If the student skips the required homework detention, we will contact home (e-mail or phone) and the student will be issued a school referral and/or a lunch detention.