Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and share some procedures that should be followed in this class.
Course of Study: Jan. Political Parties and Election Process
Feb. Legislative Branch
March. Executive Branch
April. Judicial Branch
May. Bill of Rights & Final Exam
Materials: Textbook, pen/pencil, paper, notebook, folder and an agenda should
always be brought to class. Textbooks must be covered.
Grades: Grades for this class will consist of the scores earned on quizzes, tests,
in-class assignments, and projects. Homework will not be reflected in your grades. However, you should expect homework two to four times a week. Although it will not be scored homework is good preparation for quizzes and tests. I believe that the more often you practice and the more effort you put into each practice, the better your scores and consequently your grades will be. Grading breaks down as followed: 40% quizzes/projects, 40% test, and 20% nine week exam.
If absent it is the student’s responsibility to obtain and complete any missing work. A schedule will be posted in advance and assignments should be written into the student’s agendas. Students can ask their peers for notes missed on a given day. I realize an occasional absence will occur however, it is very important that students attend class.
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help you understand my lessons.
As the parent or guardian of one of my students you too have some responsibility. I will communicate your child’s grade through progress book. I will keep an up-to-date record on progress book so you can check it daily to see how they are doing in my class. If you do not have a computer at home I am reminding you that our public library has computers. Your child will also bring home a midterm report card and an end of the nine week report card that will show their grade in my class. Your child will be given back their old tests and quizzes. You should see graded work at home. If you are not seeing any graded work come home then there is a problem and your child is hiding their grades from you, same with the report cards. Your responsibility is to know how your child is doing in my class. If you don’t know or have a question then you need to call me at the school (330)674-6085 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t trust your child to tell you how they are doing; find out for yourself! Get on-line and check their grade or get a hold of me. Be a caring and involved parent and take an active role in your child’s education. Please do not wait for me to contact you. With so many students I may not contact you individually, but I will keep grades up-to-date and be available to respond to emails or phone calls. The best time to reach me is 7:00am – 7:30am or 2:38pm – 3:00pm.
Thank you in advanced for your
active role. Let’s make this a great