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2nd semester syllabus
Algebra 1 (2nd Semester)
Instructor: Mrs. Southavilay
Phone Number: (951) 695-7300 Ext. 3156 Email: email@example.com
This is a college preparatory Algebra course and will be paced as such. The topics include Equations, Inequalities, Graphing, Systems of equations, Exponents, Exponential Functions, Polynomials, Radicals, and Quadratics.
Tests/ Quizzes/Final 90%
5.00 A+ 2.00 – 2.99 C
4.00 – 4.99 A 1.00 – 1.99 F (D)
3.00 – 3.99 B 0.00 – 1.99 F
NO WORK = NO CREDIT
Homework is assigned Monday-Thursday and is due the following day. No late assignments will be accepted unless the student was absent (due the day after the student return to school). It is suggested that they come in during lunch to get the tutoring needed to complete the work.
Quizzes and Tests:
A quiz or test will be given every week (sometimes multiple times a week) and will include material from the current section as well as review material from previous sections. Quizzes and Tests will be scored on a 0 to 5 rubric. Quiz/Test re-takes will be given at lunch and must be taken by the deadline. All students must notify the teacher a day in advance if they wish to re-take a quiz/test. A student retaking the test must have received a 0 or 1 (F) on the original test and will receive no more than a 2 (C) on the retake.
Regular classroom attendance is very important. If absent, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the teacher so they can get the missing assignments. Excused absences entitle you to the same number of absent days to turn in your work. If a student is absent the day of a quiz or test, they are to take that quiz or test during lunch on or before the take/retake deadline. A “0 (F)” will be entered in the gradebook until the quiz/test is taken.
Everyone in this class is a citizen of a smaller community, and will be treated with the same respect as they would like to be treated (Golden Rule). All of you have a right to feel comfortable and learn in an environment conducive to learning. Mutual respect should be the guiding principle during our time together and in the future. If any student breaks this mutual respect, he or she will be dealt with in an appropriate manner. The following will also be expected of students:
1. Be prepared and bring appropriate material every day.
2. Be attentive and non-disruptive.
3. No talking while the teacher is talking.
4. No phones/electronic devices
Failure to follow these expectations, and others discussed in class, will result in parent contact and disciplinary actions as outlined in the student handbook.
How parents can help:
1. Make certain that your child is in school on time every day.
2. Encourage your child to ask questions or come in for extra help.
3. Ask students about homework, quizzes, and tests-Check Grades online often
4. Provide a good study environment and regular study time
5. Help your student with assignments if you are confident and comfortable doing so – acquire a tutor if necessary or use Google for help.
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