8th Grade Math Syllabus Instructor: Room: Ms. Stawicki 312 2015-2016 Email: Phone #: [email protected] ( preferred ) (951) 487-7797 ext. 6312 Required Materials As an AVID school, all students must bring their own supplies every day. The following are needed for this class: * 3-ring binder with dividers or folders for each subject * Loose leaf lined paper * Sharpened pencils (ALL work is to be done in pencil) * Eraser(s) * 2-3 different colored highlighters * Red Pen (for grading) Grading Policy 40% - Coursework 40% - Assessments 10% - Benchmark 1 10% - Benchmark 2 Class Procedures Students are expected to conduct themselves as responsible learners at all times. Interruptions to teaching and learning are unacceptable. This includes, but is not limited to the following expectations: * be in your assigned seat when the tardy bell rings and remain seated throughout class * no food, drink, or gum chewing is permitted in class – water is the only exception! * raise your hand to speak unless working in groups/partners * ALL electronics must remain off and put away during the school day Coursework Each student is responsible for his or her own assignments; academic dishonesty will result in no credit for all students involved. To receive full credit on math assignments, you must show all of your work unless otherwise specified. In the event of an absence, the assignment(s) due in your absence are due immediately upon your return. It is your responsibility to obtain and make up all work assigned in your absence. You will have one day for every day you were out to turn in the missing work, otherwise it will be late. Late work will only be accepted within two weeks from when it was due and up to 50% credit may be deducted. Extra copies of assignments are only available on a first come, first served basis until they run out. Assessments Some quizzes will be online, others on paper. Students who miss a quiz due to an absence should expect to make up the quiz upon their return. Students who score poorly on a quiz may retake the quiz once. Paper retakes must be taken within two weeks of the original assessment date and require a parent signature on the graded quiz. Extra credit can be earned online through Khan Academy. Points will be awarded at the end of each month. Students will earn 5 points for each skill mastered. Students may earn a maximum of 100 points per month. Tutoring Tutoring is available on campus Monday-Thursday. If you’re having difficulties during class, you may also email me or stop by my classroom to ask questions. Student Progress The school will send home one progress report & one report card each quarter. Additionally, student progress can be monitored online through the Parent Portal. Please see the front office for username and passwords. Restroom Policy The restroom should be used during passing periods, nutrition, and lunch. In emergencies, students will be permitted no more than two restroom passes each quarter. Students may not leave during the first or last 10 minutes of class or in the middle of a lesson. A written note is required for a medical circumstance necessitating special accommodation.