Mr. Rouse – Spring 2012 website: www.wssd.org/w.rouse
Geometry Class Policies, Procedures, and Requirements
The following policies have been established to assist in the smooth operation of my classroom, as well as the continued success of my students. Any questions or concerns should be directed to me immediately. I can be found most days in room 404 or you may email me.
Required Math Supplies
1) A 3-ring binder (dedicated solely to my class) divided into 6 sections:
2) A spiral notebook (that is 3-hole punched) in which to keep all theorems and postulates
3) All textbooks covered. Please use only spandex or paper covers. NO ADHESIVE COVERS!
4) Graphing calculator (TI-84 Plus or TI-NSpire)
5) At least 2 pencils
Policies and Procedures
1) Be on time and prepared for class. Class begins promptly at the time set by the school. Students reporting more than 5 minutes late must have a pass signed by an administrator or faculty member, otherwise the lateness will be considered unexcused. Accumulation of 3 unexcused latenesses will result in a teacher-assigned after school. Other disciplinary actions may also be taken as detailed in your student handbook.
2) Absences. When returning from absence, you have 2 days in which to present a gold pass indicating an excused absence in order to be allowed to make up work missed.
YOU are responsible to get all of the notes and assignments you missed and to turn in missing work upon return from absence!
Homework assigned from a textbook while you are absent is expected to be completed. You will not be excused from homework because you were absent unless a worksheet was assigned.
If you are absent on the day of a quiz or a test, you will have 2 days from the date of your return to make it up, except in the case of some unusual circumstance that would prevent you from making up the exam in that time period.
3) Assignments. All assignments MUST be completed in pencil! Homework completed in ink of any kind, erasable or not, will be given a zero, and any exam completed in ink will be penalized ONE FULL LETTER GRADE (an A will become a B, a B will become a C, and so on).
Unless otherwise notified, homework is to be placed in the basket at the front of the room as soon as you enter the room. A warm-up problem or activity will be assigned for you to begin working on, and your homework will be checked and returned to you.
4) Quizzes and tests will be given throughout the semester. There is no talking while an exam is in progress, even if you finish early. All questions during an exam should be directed to me.
Once quizzes have been graded and returned, you will be required to make corrections on a separate sheet of notebook paper. This will be counted as a homework assignment. As a way of helping you to keep your grades up, on any quiz, if you scored below 70% and would like to raise your grade to 70%, you will be required to get your quiz signed and make corrections with me after school. I will give you exactly one week (7 days) to do this. If the quiz is not signed, OR if you don’t make corrections with me, OR if you haven’t completed your corrections within a week (and have not been granted an extension by me), your grade will stand.
Corrections are required for tests as well, and parental signatures are required if you score lower than 70%. However, GRADES ON TESTS ARE FINAL AND CANNOT BE RAISED.
5) Cutting. If you cut class, you will receive a zero for any assignments or exams given. No exceptions will be made.
6) Inappropriate language and disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Parents will be contacted as deemed necessary. (See “Respect Statement” below)
7) Homework will be assigned and checked on a daily basis. You are expected to complete your homework, showing all work, even if you are unsure of how to complete some of the problems. I would rather you complete a problem incorrectly than not complete it at all. There is no partial credit; homework is either done or not done.
8) Grades are based on a point system. Points are earned by homework, tests, quizzes, class activities, notebook checks. Final grades are calculated as follows: first quarter grade – 40%, second quarter grade – 40%, and final exam – 20%.
Strath Haven High School Respect Statement
All members of the school community are expected to be respectful of each other and welcoming to everyone regardless of race, nationality, religion, physical appearance or ability, intellectual capability, gender identity, sexual orientation, work ethic, or character.