Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Syllabus/Parent Letter 8/14

Syllabus and Parent Letter
 Welcome to the 2013/2014 school year, I am looking forward to the learning that is going to take place this year and I hope that you are, too. Contained in this letter is some very important information, so please hold onto it so that you can reference it in the future.

Course Overview

Integrated Math 1, or IM1, combines a review of algebra skills and the introduction of geometry skills.

Grades

Grading Break Down
Personal Learning Portfolio10%
Assignments and Quizzes30%
Chapter Tests and Projects50%
Final Exam10%
Grades are posted electronically online. Students and parents can access them through the Parent Portal. Benchmark exams are given to all RHS IM1 students four times a year, and are counted in all RHS algebra students’ grades. CSTs may or may not be giving depending on grade level of student and legislative action of the State of California.

Calculators

Students will need their own calculator. This course involves lots and lots of numbers that will too time-consuming to compute by hand. Graphing calculators are nice, but not necessary. Many scientific calculators for iPhone or Android phones are inexpensive and good enough for this class. The built-in calculators will not be sufficient. However, phones will not be allowed on tests.

Personal Learning Portfolio

Students in this class with create an electronic learning portfolio through the use of Twitter and a blog, such as WordPress or Blogger. If students do not have internet access at home, then they will need to make arrangements to use the school’s library before or after school when necessary.

General Expectations

  1. Come to class on time and prepared to work. Bring with you:
    • Pencils and/or Pens
    • Whiteboard Markers
    • Notebook paper
    • Graph Paper
    • Homework!
  2. Show respect for teachers, staff and fellow students.
  3. Follow all RHS rules. We want a Responsible, Honorable and Safe student body. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Wear your Student ID.
    • Proper dress: No hats, sweatshirt hoods, beanies, etc. No bare midriffs, spaghetti straps or underwear showing.
    • Technology must be used appropriately or will be confiscated.
    • No food, drinks or gum allowed in class.
    • Use appropriate and respectful language to all RHS staff, students, parents and visitors.

Please sign in with your student's s######@fsusd.org account and complete this form.

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