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CLASSROOM RULES, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES:

CLASSROOM RULES:

  • There are 3 very simple rules to follow in my class to succeed:
  1. Be Responsible
  2. Be Respectful
  3. Be Safe

DISCIPLINE:

  1. Verbal Warning
  2. After-class or before-lunch discussion with teacher/Lunch detention
  3. Phone call home
  4. Detention
  5. Office Referral

REWARDS:

  1. Cardinal Cash/Super Cardinal
  2. Positive phone call or note home

HOMEWORK POLICY:

  • The following policy regarding homework is of the 6A team teachers:
  • 1st day late = ½ credit
  • 2nd date late = 0 credit

OOPS PASSES:

  • Ex: Oops I forgot my homework or Oops I forgot supplies in my locker
  • 2 passes for 1st quarter for ALL Core classes
  • 1 passes for 2nd quarter for ALL Core classes
  • 0 passes for 3rd quarter for ALL Core classes
  • 0 passes for 4th quarter for ALL classes

(My advice: ALWAYS do your homework for EVERY class & ALWAYS bring your supplies for EVERY class.  If you run out of passes, you will need to take a tardy or receive late credit on the assignment.)

TARDY POLICY:

  • You will be considered tardy if you are not at least inside the classroom by the time the bell rings.
    • 3 tardies = morning or after-school detention
    • Tardies are cleared after each quarter

(My advice: Get to class on time!)

ABSENT WORK:

  • If you are going to be absent from school due to illness, it is highly recommended that your parent/guardian(s) call the school (708-448-5971) and request your homework to be brought down to the office to be picked up at the end of the school day.
  • It is your responsibility to find out what missing work you are required to make up if a homework request is not issued.  Homework assignments will be posted daily on the Team 6A calendar via the Palos South website.
  • For each day you are out, you will have that many days to make up your work (i.e. 1 day = 1 day to make up work, 2 days = 2 days to make up work, etc.)
  • If you know you are going to be out for reasons such as a doctor’s appointment, vacation, death in the family, etc. please let me know ahead of time so I can prepare the make-up work for you to take while you are out of the class.

CLASSROOM MATERIALS, SET-UPS, AND SUPPLIES

MATERIALS:

  • A binder (at least 1-inch in size)
  • 5 tabs inside binder
  • 70-120 page spiral, please no smaller or bigger
  • Loose leaf paper, but really not too often J
  • Writing pencils/pens
  • Red correcting pens
  • Coloring supplies (colored pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)
  • Your textbook The Ancient World
  • Cover for your textbook
  • Note cards (*will need to replenish often!)

BINDER SET-UP:

  • Tabs should be labeled as the following:
  • Unit Packet
  • Geography
  • Writing Prompts/Essays
  • Handouts/Reviews
  • Quizzes/Test

(Parent/Guardian(s): Please contact me asap if purchasing these items is going to be an issue and we can work on getting these items for your student)

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS EVERYDAY:

  • Binder
  • Spiral
  • Something to write with (i.e. pencil or pen)
  • Textbook
  • Assignment Notebook

GRADING SCALE:

  • 100-90 = A         
  • 89-80 = B           
  • 79-70 = C            
  • 69-60 = D           
  • Below 60 = F

COURSE OF STUDY:

  • The following major units will be the focus of this course:
  • World Geography and Geography Skills
  • The Beginnings of Human Society
  • The Fertile Crescent/Mesopotamia
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient China
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Medieval Times/Middle Ages