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  • 1. Physics Course Syllabus Keeping an organized notebook is essential to the learning 2011-2012 Mrs. Oates process. You can’t study for a test that you don’t have notes for, right? These points should be considered “gimme points.” There thTime: 6 Period is no reason that everyone should not make a 100!Textbook: Physics: Principles and Problems 7. Lab Activities (15-25 points each) – Lab activities will be completed at least once a week using the guidelines we willMaterials: 1 in. 3 ring binder; Tab Dividers: Class Info., establish in class. The main portion of the grade comes from yourBellringers, Notes, Homework, Tests/Quizzes; Notebook Paper; data collection, analysis and conclusion.Graph Paper; Pencils; Pens; Scientific Calculator; CompositionNotebook (Lab Notebook) Make Up Policy: Math can be a very challenging subject to learn. It is very easy to fall behind and never be able to catch up.Things We Can Use: tissues, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, expo Attendance is vital to be successful in my class. Only studentsmarkers with an excused absence are allowed to make up any work missed. Missed quizzes and tests can only be made up before orGrading Procedure: Grades are determined by dividing the after school. All make up tests are different from the one givennumber of points earned by the total number of points possible. in class. It is the student’s responsibility to make up any missed assignments or tests. 100 – 90 A 89 – 80 B Classroom Expectations: 79 – 70 C Come to class prepared and ready to participate. 69 – 60 D Be respectful of the teacher, your fellow classmates, and Below 60 F yourself. No food, drinks or gum in class. A bottle of water WITH A LID isEdline will be updated weekly with any graded work. However, allowed per school policy.work that is turned in late for any reason, including excused Conduct yourself in a way that is consistent with the “REBELabsences, may not be entered the day it is turned in. WAY.”What Makes Up Your Grade: Teacher Availability: Homework help/tutoring is available before1. Bellringer Activities (10 points each week) – Before class school or after school until 4:00, unless other arrangements havebegins, you will have a bellringer activity to complete. Upon been made. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have anyentering the classroom, turn in your homework, be seated and questions or concerns. Phone calls will be returned and emailsbegin working on the activity. will be replied to within 24 hours.2. Homework Checks (10 points each) – You will have homework th Planning Period: 7 period (2:18 – 3:09)at least 2 days a week. Homework assignments are due the Email: moates@bessemeracademy.comfollowing class meeting, before the tardy bell rings for class to Cell: 205.441.6384 (call or text)begin. Answers only will NOT be accepted. Only students with Class Website: www.bloust.com/moatesan excused absence can make up a homework check.3. Quizzes and Tests (50-100 points each) – Assessments will begiven once the appropriate material is covered. Expect a quiz ortest approximately every 2 weeks.4. Participation Grade (25 points per 9 weeks) – Students willlose points for refusing to participate in activities, games orcomputer lab work. Parent notification will be given through aphone call/letter sent home.5. Book Check (5 points) – Periodically, textbook checks will beconducted to ensure that students are being responsible for theirtextbook. The textbook number from the textbook assignmentlist must match the textbook on the student’s desk for thestudent to receive credit. Students having a textbook that is nottheirs will receive no credit.6. Notebook Quiz (25 points each) – There will be 4 notebookquizzes each 9 weeks to total one test grade. Organization is askill that is vital to becoming a successful member of society.