Botany/Microbiology Classroom Expectations

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Botany/Microbiology Classroom Expectations
Tips for Success
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Treat yourself, others, all specimens and all equipment with RESPECT.
Be PREPARED, on time, and ready to learn when class begins. THIS IS AN HONOR‘S CLASS!
Expect to WORK HARD; this is an honors class. Note taking is necessary.
Materials
1 to 1½ inch 3-ring binder, dividers, pen, pencil, colored pencils, metric
ruler
Notebook
Organized in chronological order by unit.
Headings
Name, date, period, and name of assignment or NO SCORE.
Absences
Excused
Unexcused
Keep ALL papers!
Make up work ASAP. 2 days grace for every one day of absence.
1 point can be earned for any assignment given or collected
on unexcused
date.
Tardies
First unexcused tardy is free. Each subsequent tardy = 1% OF SEMESTER GRADE will be
deducted for each tardy. (Can be worked off; see the teacher.)
Late Work
Only accepted with attached Mercy Moment Coupon. See coupon for limitations.
No late work accepted the last 2 weeks of the semester.
Cheating, Plagiarism, Cell Phones, etc.
Cheating of any kind on any assignment is strictly forbidden and will result in a zero for the
assignment or assessment in question, notification of parents, and notification of school
administrators.
Plagiarism of any kind on any assignment is strictly forbidden and will result in a zero for the
assignment or assessment in question, notification of parents, and notification of school
administrators.
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Cell Phones must not disrupt class. One ring is free. Subsequent disruptions will result in
phone confiscation. Student will call parent to arrange for parent to retrieve phone from an
administrator.
Programmable Electronic Devices of any kind are forbidden during any assessment. Use of
such a device will result in a zero for the assessment in question, notification of parents, and
notification of school administrators.
Help
The teacher is available during the following periods: 1, 4, 7 and before or after school by
appointment. Please notify the teacher to arrange a time for help. Come in AS SOON
AS YOU FEEL THAT YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND!!!!
Planning Periods = 1, 4, 7 webpage =http://schoolweb.psdschools.org/fchs/ (academics)
Office phone = 488-8222
email = [email protected]
Grading
A= 100-90% B=89-80%
C=79-70%
D=69-60%
F=59.9% or ↓
NO ROUNDING OF GRADES!
Assignments = 20 %
Labs = 30%
Tests & Quizzes = 35%
Final exam is worth 15% of the total grade. All other exams = 200 pts. each.
Extra Credit
Extra credit is available to all students several times during the semester, to
be announced by the teacher.
Botany Class Expectations
I have read and agree to abide by all the classroom policies.
Student name___________________________Date_________________Period_______
(PRINT)
Signature___________________________ Parent signature_______________________
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