8th Grade History Syllabus
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. I look forward to having you in my class this year. We will have fun, BUT we will work hard!!
· Conference: 1st Period from 7:55-8:40 AM
· Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Classroom Expectations: Overall rule: Treat people as you would like to be treated.
1. Be on time to class
2. Be prepared- bring pen or pencil to class everyday
3. Be respectful of yourself and others by (a) staying on task, (b) remaining seated during instruction, (c) raising your hand to get the teacher’s attention, (d) following directions and classroom procedures, (e) do not talk while someone else is talking, (f) NO Cell Phones in class without teacher permission, (g )iPad usage with permission only.
4. Participate in class
Consequences for breaking a classroom rule:
1. Verbal Warning
2. Sign Discipline Book
3. Conference with Coach Bone
4. Parent notified/Lunch Detention
5. *Office Referral
*A severe deviation from the expectations of class will result in immediate removal from class
· Daily Work/Quizzes 50%
· Tests 25%
· 6 Weeks Test 25%
7th & 8th Grade History Grading Policy
· Projects will be assigned a due date and will be considered late after the due date.
· 10 points will be deducted each day up to 3 days
· After 3 days, projects will not be accepted.
· Absences are not an excuse for a late project; points will still be deducted because projects are assigned over an extended period of time. Contact the teacher to find out how to turn it in.
· Late work is classified as any work turned in after the due date.
· Late work can only receive a maximum grade of a 60.
· Daily work included in the first three-week grading period will be labeled with an A; work included in the second three-week grading period will be labeled with a B.
· Students can only turn in late work within the designated three-week grading period.
Absent Work (per student handbook)
· Assignments or tests shall be made available to students after any absence.
· All make-up work shall be completed and turned in during a period not to exceed the number of days of consecutive absence.
· Exceptions to this provision may be granted due to extenuating circumstances as determined by the teacher and/or principal.
· The student shall be responsible for obtaining and completing the make-up assignments in a satisfactory manner within the allotted amount of time.
· Credits shall be granted as follows:
1. Work for an excused absence that is turned in within the required time limit shall receive 100 percent credit.
2. Work for an unexcused absence that is turned in within the required time limit shall receive 70 percent credit.
· Students shall receive a zero for any assignment or test not made-up within the allotted amount of time.
· If a student is found to engage in academic dishonesty, he or she can incur academic and disciplinary penalties.
· Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to the following: plagiarism, looking on someone else’s test, copying an assignment (handwritten or electronic), talking during a test, using electronic devices during a test without permission, going outside the testing platform during a test without permission, having someone else complete work for another student, having someone else take an electronic test for you.
· Daily work corrections are up to the discretion of the teacher.
· Tests may be retaken for a maximum grade of a 70.
· Six weeks and semester tests cannot be retaken.
Grade Notifications: It is expected that students request username and password for TXConnect from the office in order to keep track of their academic achievements.
· I will be available for tutoring Thursdays after school in my room from 3:15-4:00 PM.
Supplies for History
1. 1” notebook and 2 70 page spirals to remain in my classroom
2. Pen/Pencil every day
3. Map colors
4. Red Pen
5. Black fine tip permanent marker
6. iPad (charged and ready)
7. Flash drive