Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Syllabus/Parent Letter 8/14

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.


Grading Break Down
Personal Learning Portfolio15%
Assignments and Quizzes20%
Chapter Tests and Projects55%
Final Exam10%
Grades are posted electronically online. Students and parents can access them through the Parent Portal.


There are a few materials that will be required to complete assignments in this class. Pencils, erasers, and paper, of course. Here is a list of items that are essentials: 1. Graph Paper 2. Ruler 3. Graphing Calculator (TI-84 or any TI-Nspire series)


Students will need their own calculator. This course involves lots and lots of numbers that will be too time-consuming to compute by hand. Students will need to have a graphing calculator with stats function. The TI-84 is what I will be teaching from in class. The TI-Nspire is a newer version of that calculator that is very good as well. I spent $100 on my TI-86 when I was in middle school and I still use it today, so it will be a good investment.

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.

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