Course Materials Charged iPad Binder or folder with loose-leaf paper Pens/pencils Scissors, glue, colored pencils (needed occasionally, but can mostly be left at home - students will be informed when to bring to class)
Supplies To make our school year run a bit more smoothly, you are kindly asked to donate supplies to our classroom. Thank you! Department Wish List Paper towelsTissues Hand soap Ziploc bags - either gallon or quart Sanitizing wipes (for surfaces) Colored pencils
Learning Targets This is a very important document that will be given to each student at the beginning of each unit. This document will also serve as a review sheet for the unit and should be used to prepare for the unit quizzes and tests. All assessments are designed from the content on the learning targets.
Makeup Policy For every one day a student is absent, the student will have one school day to make up assignments. The student is responsible for getting the assignments that were missed. School related activities are known to the student in advance and therefore we request the assignment to be due before the absence occurs, if possible.
Late Work Policy All assignments are designed to lead the student to success on the assessment. Therefore, late assignments will not be accepted after the assessment to which the assignment pertains. Late work (due to not turning an assignment in on time) will be accepted a maximum grade of a 70.
Google Classroom This app is an educational tool that allows students to access digital course materials and turn in assignments. All students will need to have Google Classroom on his/her iPad, and be enrolled in the appropriate biology course.
Tutorials Check your individual teacher's website to access his/her tutorial schedule.
Test Access Policy Unit tests are reviewed in class 1-2 days after taking the test. Tests are not to be removed from the classroom. Parents wishing to view the test after student completion of the test may schedule an appointment with the instructor to view the test.
Retest Policy Any student may retest up to a 80 on a unit assessment. The student may keep the higher of the two test grades. In order to be eligible to retest, the student must complete the following items prior to the assigned retest date: have ALL missing unit assignments (Daily, Practice and Lab) turned in an item analysis of the unit test the retest assignment The test format will be selected response and short answer. The student must complete the retest within five school days after the classroom review of the unit test. The student must notify the instructor if he/she chooses to retest. The student is only allowed to retest one time per unit.
In grade level biology, unit quizzes can be replaced by a higher unit test grade. A retest grade may also be used to replace quiz grades.
Personal Technology Use in Class Inappropriate technology use (gaming, messaging, etc.) will result in the student losing tech privileges for that class period. If necessary, further disciplinarian action will be taken.
Laboratory Safety Contract
A student will be removed from the science activity area by the teacher if: the student is behaving in such a manner that he/she can cause injury to themselves or to other students. the student is not following the prescribed safety rules for the biology activity area or the particular biology activity being conducted. the student is going beyond the limits of the biology activity into areas that may lead to an unsafe situation. the student has not completed the pre-experiment activities that will allow them to work in the laboratory situation.