Welcome to learning lab 2013


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Welcome to learning lab 2013

  1. 1. Welcome To Learning Lab Teacher: Mrs. L. Stack
  2. 2. Class Rules 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Always take turns talking, one person at a time. Respect your classmates and teacher/staff at all times. If you cannot say anything nice don’t say anything at all. Keep assignment book daily. No gum, candy, or drink allowed in class unless teacher gives you permission.
  3. 3. Class Rules Continued 6. Always ask questions if you are unsure of something ( No questions shall be laughed at because we can all learn from each other’s questions.) 7. Students shall follow the school code of conduct. 8.Each student will try their best to complete their work on their own never cheating off someone else. This will result in a grade of zero (0) for all students involved. 9.No book bags or duffel bags, backpacks etc. allowed in the classroom.
  4. 4. Class Rules Continued 10.Stay in your seat until the bell rings if you don’t want to stay after class. 11.Hoodies and sweatshirts must be worn appropriately. Not half on half off. 12. Students are expected to follow the code of conduct and follow reasonable requests made from RCHS staff members, and have permission for using cell phones and own devices in the classroom.
  5. 5. Learning Lab Target Goals I can learn how to study.  I can learn how I learn best.  I can learn how to take notes.  I can learn how to manage my time to get my homework done.  I will monitor my grades weekly
  6. 6. Learning Lab Target Goals I will get my grade sheet signed and use my planner.  Our Class goal is to have NO missing assignments each week.  I will communicate with my teachers when I need assistance.  I can attend class each day.  I can have a thinking mindset.  I am willing to learn.
  7. 7. Course Description  This course is designed to meet the individual needs of each student by providing additional academics support for all classes. Students will be taught how to utilize their learning strengths to succeed in academic settings. Students will receive academic support for all classes, learn about learning styles and good study habits, and learn how to advocate for themselves by learning about Special Education Services.
  8. 8.  Each day, students must bring the following to Learning Lab: their Student Planner, writing instrument(s), any homework from other classes and the required books and materials needed to complete that homework, and a silent reading book/magazine (school appropriate) to occupy his/her time if all work is completed.
  9. 9. Credit Requirements   The course grade is based on the following: Daily Log – Students will be required to keep a Daily Log in Learning Lab. This log will document what the student worked on during the Learning Lab class period. Students will be able to earn up to 10 points per day by completing the Daily Log sheet. These points are earned by arriving to class on time, coming to class prepared (i.e. covered book, binder, paper, homework, writing utensil, etc.), not asking to use the bathroom during the class period, and acting appropriately while in class. If a student has an excused absence, the missed points can be made up if the student meets will all of his/her teachers to discuss how the student plans on making up what he/she missed in each class. If a student has an unexcused absence, these points cannot be made up.
  10. 10. Credit Requirements   Student Planner – Students should be prepared with their planner filled out every day to be checked by the instructor. The planner will be checked only once per week, but the student will not know exactly which day this will occur. Grade Sheet -– Students will receive a print-out of their current grades in all of their classes every Thursday. It is the student’s responsibility to get this list signed by a parent/guardian, to sign the print-out themselves, to get the signature of the teacher of any class he/she is missing work and/or are failing, and to submit it to the Learning Lab instructor. This assignment will only be accepted on the actual due date for the full earned points. One day after the initial due date, the grade will be reduced by 10%. The Grade Sheet will not be accepted two or more days after the due date.
  11. 11. Assignment and Grading Scale Points Letter Grade 100-92.5 A 92.4-89.5 A- 10/daily 89.4-86.5 B+ Student Planner Grading 5/weekly 86.4-82.5 B Signed Grade Sheet 25/week 82.4-79.5 B- 79.4-76.5 C+ 76.4-72.5 C 72.4-69.5 C- 69.4-66.5 D+ 66.4-62.5 D 62.4-59.5 D- 59.4-0 E Assignment Daily Log Points The assignments listed above count for 80% of the trimester grade. Final Exam The Final Exam counts for 20% of the trimester grade. *Final Exam will be a 2-page written paper 100
  12. 12. Sign and Return Due On 1st Friday Of Trimester   I have read the course syllabus and understand the classroom rules and the classroom consequences for failing to follow the classroom rules.   ( ) I have read the LEARNING LAB Course Syllabus with my child.    ( ) I have read the code of conduct and attendance policy with my child.     Parent/Legal Guardian Name:     Parent/Legal Guardian Signature:      Phone number or email where the parent/legal guardian may be reached during daytime hours:     Student Name:      Student Signature: