It is important to come prepared and on time to class with a notebook, textbook, charged iPad, pencil, calculator, and completed homework every day in order to get the most out of class. I strongly encourage well-organized and thoughtful note-taking and participation, and further research outside of class on intriguing topics.
I will post my availability on the board each week for extra help with any concepts we cover. Utilizing directed studies will greatly benefit students also! All assignments are also posted on Powerschool/Schoology daily, and there will often be time to begin them in class.
Arriving late to class is strongly discouraged as it takes time away from the learning of all students in the class. Making up time after school may be requested if it is a consistent issue. As is outlined in the handbook, academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Respect is also a must in my classroom. If students are found to be disrespectful towards anybody they will receive a verbal warning, and further disciplinary action if necessary. Any other disruptions that affect the learning of students are not welcome and will be dealt with accordingly. If a student is asked to stay after school with me that is expected to be done the following day unless other arrangements are made. Cell phones should be put away during the class period unless they are being used for an academic purpose. Otherwise students should be utilizing their school issued iPads or another comparable device.
With all of that out of the way, the class should be enjoyable, and I am very excited to begin the year with you all!