1. Have respect for yourself and others.
2. Bring all needed materials to class.
3. Be in your assigned seat and ready to work when the bell rings.
4. If you are absent, make up all missed quizzes, tests, and homework within 4 days of returning.
5. Do your best work and never give up!
Homework will be assigned almost every night and will be checked the next day. These grades will be averaged together and count as a quiz or test depending on what grades we have gotten in that quarter.
Your homework assignments will be given in class and also posted online on my web page. You can get to my web page by going to www.gnasd.com and clicking on GNA High School. Once you are at that page clock on teacher/support staff and then on my name.
Cell Phones/I pods:
In accordance with school policy you are not permitted to use cell phones or I pods in class. I do not want to see them under any circumstances. I am especially unforgiving about seeing your cell phones during a test (even if you are finished with the test. If this occurs I will give your cell phone to Mr. Tripler and you may retrieve it from him at the end of the day. NO WARNINGS WILL BE GIVEN.
Your grades for this class will be calculated using the following:
Test scores: NO drop grade
Quiz average: Counts as one test
Homework/Class Participation: Counts as one test/quiz
Notebook Test: Counts as one test
I reserve the right to give pop quizzes at any time.
If you want to know a past test or quiz grade, or your grade prior to the end of the quarter, you must come during seventh period. No exceptions.
At the end of each quarter we will calculate your final average together. It is your responsibility to keep track of your quiz and test grades in order to ensure the grade you are receiving for the quarter is correct.
If you are absent on the day of a test review and return the day of the test, you have the option to take the test or make it up. If you choose to make up the test, you must make it up the next day you are in school.
There will be three folders of work containing extra sheets for absent students. If you are absent extra worksheets will be placed in your classï¿½s folder. It is your responsibility to check the folder BEFORE I begin class.
If you are late to class without a pass, you will be given one warning and then subsequently written up. If you are coming to class late, you must have a pass. You will not be allowed to leave class to go and get a pass no matter whom you were with (even if it is the principal). You must come with a written pass. NO EXCEPTIONS.
When you come into class there will be a problem on the side board. Work on this problem quietly. Problems will be gone over before the start of a new lesson and kept in your PSSA notebook (to be discussed later). Everyone will be required to explain one PSSA problem to the class every quarter (to be counted as a quiz grade).
You will have quizzes on these problems every Friday. If you have questions on these problems, please ask them during class to be sure you are prepared for the quiz.
PSSA problems must be copied exactly the way they appear on the side board to receive full credit.
You will be assigned a testing seat before the day of the first test. I may choose to move you from that seat at any time (even during a test).
Tests must be taken on the day they are given, unless you were absent on the day of the review. You will NOT be exempt from any test if you missed material, but have since returned to school. If you were absent on Monday and the test is Thursday, you will be taking it.
There will be no extra time given on tests. You must finish during class time. The only exception to this is if we have made other arrangements before the day of the test. This must be cleared by me first.
Make Up Test Policy: Any missed tests must be made up the day you come back to school. The only exception is for an extended absence. That work must be made up within one week of returning to school.
On test days I become ï¿½dumb.ï¿½ I will not answer any questions regarding homework or the review sheet on the day of the test.
ABSOLUTELY, no retaking any test or quiz. Period. Donï¿½t ask.
No saying, ï¿½I canï¿½t do this.ï¿½
All tests are to be completed in pencil.
Be on time.
Always ask for help when you need it.
ABSOLUTELY NO TOLERANCE FOR:
Food or drinks in the classroom. Keep them in your locker.
Friends coming to the door. You will not be able to leave to speak with them.
Absence of a written pass when late.
Cell Phones/ I pods