• Supplies for Forensics & IPC: 

    Supplies for students to have in class EVERY day:

    Composition notebook 

    Binder -or- Pocket Folder

    Notebook paper

    Writing Utensils (pens, pencils, hilighters)

    * Suggested by not required: earbuds/headphones, individual laptop or tablet

     

    Supplies for class use:

    *** Homework pass if brought by August 31st!

    FORENSICS = 2 boxes of Kleenex & 1 package of black or blue pens

    IPC = 1 package of glue sticks & 1 package of construction paper

     
     

    Rules, Expectations & Consequences

     

    Campus Rules to be Enforced: Food/Drink, Dress Code and Personal Technology Devices

     

    RULES:

    1)   Be Prepared

    2)   Stay Seated

    3)   Remain Attentive

    4)   Respect Others

    5)   Use Time Wisely

     

    EXPECTATIONS:
    1.  I will be addressed as Mrs. Armstreet, and answered in a respectful manner (“no ma’am” and “yes ma’am”) at all times.


    2.  My desk, chair, computer, personal belongings and classroom materials are off limits. 

     

    3.  All classroom furniture and materials will be taken care of at all times. 

     

    4.  Be seated and prepared (composition notebook, writing utensils, etc.) when the tardy bell rings. 

     

    5.  I will dismiss you at the end of class, not the bell. 

    • Before leaving the classroom, return all class materials to the appropriate locations and neatly push in your chair.

    6.  You will treat substitutes with respect and behave respectfully while I am absent. 

    • Failure to do so will result in a detention.  This is your warning.

    7.  Be respectful to your peers and teacher.

    • Do not interrupt someone who is speaking.  Do not carry on personal conversations during teacher instruction.

    • Keep your hands to yourself.  Do not touch other people’s belongings without permission.

    8. Always have the supplies necessary for this class. (See list for clarification)

    9. Whining and complaining will not be tolerated.  Every assignment we do has a purpose! 

    10. Pay close attention to due dates and adhere to them! Pay close attention to the procedures for late or make-up work! 

    10. See the grading policy information for rules regarding personal technology devices.

     

    CONSEQUENCES:

    ·     1st offense: Verbal warning

    ·     2nd offense: Behavior “think sheet” and/or Removal from class

    ·     3rd offense: Office referral & Parental contact

    ·     Other behavior/discipline issues will be enforced according to the policies set by Sunnyvale ISD.

     

     

    Classroom Procedures & Grading Policy
    1. 20% = Minor Grades (Daily activities)

      1. Daily assignments will be listed on the whiteboard or class calendar.

      2. Class work will be handed out or available to be picked up each day per teacher instruction. 

      3. Class work will be turned in to the appropriate trays at the end of class or when the teacher has assigned.  

      4. Graded assignments will be placed in the appropriate folders in the room. These assignments should be picked up at the appropriate time, and filed in your class binder or folder. 

    1. 30% = Intermediate Grades (Labs, quizzes, notebook activities)

      1. Laboratory investigations

      2. Class composition notebooks, which are graded under the intermediate category, will include a variety of assignments, such as: foldables, video activities, vocabulary activities and more.

      3. Quizzes will fall in the intermediate category

    1. 50% = Major Grades (Assessments, projects, presentations, ELUs)

      1. Unit Assessments will be given at the completion of each unit.

      2. Everyone is expected to take the assessment the day it is assigned. Scheduling make-up assessments is the responsibility of the student. 
      3. Major projects/presentations will count as assessments; this includes ELU components.

    1. Late Work

      1. Minor/Intermediate assignments:

      2. 1 day late = 70 maximum

      3. 2 days late = 50 maximum

      4. More than 2 days late accepted per teacher discretion (with a severe grade reduction if accepted)

      5. Major assignments will not be accepted late and will receive a grade of zero.

     

    1. Make-up Work

      1. Make-up work will be completed after an absence from class per the instructions given by the teacher.

      2. If you know ahead of time you will be absent from class, get your work before the absence takes place.

      3. In the event of an absence, you should come the next school day before or after school or during activity period to retrieve your missed assignments.  Do not interrupt class instruction to receive missing assignments. 

      4. Make-up work should be turned in directly to the teacher and must meet the assigned due date. 

    2. Personal Technology Devices

      1. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet to the classroom, as we will consistently use Google Classroom and other web-based resources.

      2. The classroom will have a cell-phone policy in place.  Students are expected to adhere to that policy.

      3. Excessive misuse and confiscation of personal devices will result in an office referral and prohibited use of personal devices during class time.

      4. Use of personal devices for plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty may result in confiscation, disciplinary action or a zero for the assignment grade.