Mrs. Lisa Amacker Room 109 Introduction to Algebra Algebra 1, Algebra 2 Please find the desk with your student information form and begin filling it out immediately! Be on time Be prepared Be respectful Be honest Be doers When you are absent, you MUST turn in an excuse to Mrs. Wilkinson, the attendance clerk, within two days of your absence or an unexcused absence will be recorded. Only three parent excuses are allowed per nine weeks. Every unexcused absence will require that you attend Saturday School, and you will receive a zero for ALL work assigned on the day of the absence. Assignments missed due to school-sponsored activities should be completed before the absence occurs. You will be assigned Saturday School for every unexcused absence that you receive. If you have an excused absence, the due date of the work assigned will be extended by one day. Any assignment made prior to your absence will be due on the given date or upon your return. It is your responsibility to get all make-up assignments. You are considered tardy if you are not in the classroom when the tardy bell begins to ring. After two tardies in any class period, each subsequent tardy will result in one day of ISS. Homework is graded using Homework Quizzes. * Homework is 20% of your class average. Tests are given as needed. Dates are indicated on your syllabus. * Tests are 80% of your class average. A = 90-100 B = 80-89 C = 70-79 D = 65-69 F = below 65 To be exempt with limited absences 2 days for a year long class or 1 day for a semester class, You must maintain an average of 75 or above for the year. Please see the student handbook for the complete exemption policy. At the beginning of each nine weeks you will receive two classroom passes. These passes can be used in two ways: - Attach a pass to a test or homework quiz for 5 bonus points. - Present a class to leave the room— restroom, library, retrieve forgotten materials, etc. Get help at the FIRST sign of trouble! Don’t wait until it is too late! 3-ring binder Loose-leaf paper/Graph paper Subject Dividers $5 Fee for workbook/calculator Progress Reports September 8 November 10 February 2 April 18 Report Cards October 20 January 12 March 29 May 24 (by mail) Grades may be accessed online through Active Parent or Active Student. PHS Open House: August 22, 2011 Algebra 1 Subject Area Testing Dates: Fall – December 6, 2011 Spring – May 2, 2012 Mathematics is not a spectator sport -- you must be an active participant order to be successful! Good Luck! Let’s have a great year!