COURSE REQUIREMENTS 2021-2022
Course: Geometry, Geometry Advanced, Geometry Honors
Teacher: Mrs. Schuler
Welcome to Geometry.
Please note that requirements may change as the year progresses. Teaching during the pandemic requires new techniques and strategies that may need to be adjusted.
Students are expected to act in “good faith” throughout the year. Considerable time should be spent reviewing classwork and completing homework assignments. Answers do not necessarily need to be correct, but appropriate work needs to be shown to explain how a student arrived at the final answer. When work is in Delta Math, some assignments require the correct answer to move forward. Good faith effort needs to be shown to be given credit for homework. All aspects of the St. Francis Prep Honor Code will be strictly enforced.
Students are expected to regularly discuss their progress with their parents/guardians. Exams and Quizzes do not need to be signed. Grades are posted in Power School. Informational letters and/or progress reports are sent home via email notification once a cycle.
Note that at the very end of my course requirements I have attached the School Policy on use of Technology.
Please check that your email contact information in Parent Portal is up to date.
Homework/digital assignments will be assigned nightly and are due at 11:00 pm the same night. Students submit work on Google Classroom or in Delta Math, depending upon the assignment. For the first semester, on-line homework submissions will receive 2-5 points per submission. Late credit will not be given as I can not “go back” and correct late work. I will evaluate the status of this plan at the end of first quarter. At that time it will be determined whether or not any adjustments to the policy are needed.
The plan is to give tests in person, during class time. If a student is absent, the student is responsible to schedule a make up for the day the return. Open communication by the student to the teacher is key!
1) Both hands must be clearly visible on the top of the desk at all times.
2) All school bags and pocketbooks must be stored on the floor.
3) No phones in class.
4) If using the ipad for any “NON” in-class related reason, detention will be given.
4) No rudeness or bad attitude will be tolerated. No slang or inappropriate language is permitted.
5) Students are required to record all daily course information – HW, Quiz and Test dates are announced in class. Students are required to know this information from class announcements.
6) Students must be prepared for class with ipad that is charged, calculator.
Uncharged calculator and/or ipad is considered not prepared.
Each semester will be based on total points earned.
1) Each Test is worth up to 100 points.
2) Each Quiz will be assigned a point value, usually 20-40 points.
3) Class homework/assignments will also be graded, as stated, usually worth 2 to 5 points daily.
The total points for each quarter will make up the quarter grade.
Final Grade for the year: Assuming there is a Geometry Regents Exam in June 2022, each quarter will count for 22.5% of the year (for 90%) grade and the Regents Exam will count for 10% of the year grade. This is subject to change depending upon the status of the Regents Exam.
1) Students are responsible for all work that is missed. Every student should have the phone number or contact information for at least TWO other students in the class.
2) If absent, students are responsible for the homework that night. I can not give back credit if missed, even when absent. Students who do not hand in work when it is due will receive a zero.
3) If absent for an assessment, students must take the assessment missed on the day they return. This must be arranged with the teacher as make ups will not be taken during class time.
3) A grade of “0” is entered on Power School until the student completes the missed assessment.
4) Make-up grades for missed quizzes or tests are the student’s responsibility. 0% will be assigned if a make-up quiz or test is not scheduled by the student with me.
Students must speak to Mrs. Schuler to arrange the make up on the day they return to school. If the make- up is not taken the day they return, the grade of 0% will be averaged into the final grade.
No make ups are permitted during class time.
Students will not be permitted to make-up multiple quizzes and tests at the end of the quarter!
5) Only one exam per quarter can be made up.
EXTRA HELP/ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY
Extra help will be available in person Monday through Thursday starting at 7:40 am until 8:10 am in Room E106.
My email address through the school website is: [email protected]. The school phone number is (718) 423-8810 ext.228. I answer all contacts, usually within 24 hours. If you do not hear back from me within 2 days, assume a communication error occurred and please contact me again. I welcome your active involvement.
Any substantial changes to these requirements will be given to the students in class.
PLEASE SIGN THE TEAR OFF AT THE END OF THIS DOCUMENT AND HAVE YOUR CHILD RETURN IT TO ME FOR MY RECORD.
I LOOK FORWARD TO AN EXCITING SCHOOL YEAR.
SUPPLIES FOR Geometry MRS. SCHULER
- CALCULATOR: TI 84 PLUS CE- IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF THE EXACT CALCULATOR, DO NOT OPEN THE PACKAGING UNTIL YOU SHOW MRS. SCHULER.
-Stylus for taking notes on the iPad.
- LOOSE LEAF/GRAPH PAPER
We are all aware of the unusual times these are. The course requirements are subject to change as we move through these first months of digital/ distance learning.
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GEOMETRY, Advanced Geometry, Geometry Honors
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Mrs. Schuler: Geometry: COURSE REQUIREMENTS 2021-2022 CONTRACT SIGNATURE
I have read and discussed with my parents the Course Information and Requirements Contract. I am aware of my responsibilities. I understand what is expected of me and how I will be graded for the course.
STUDENT’S NAME (PRINT) _______________________________________________________
ID # ________________________________
Period (What letter do you have Geometry?)_______________________________
STUDENT SIGNATURE ____________________________________ DATE ______________
PARENT SIGNATURE ___________________________________ DATE ____________
CALCULATOR SERIAL NUMBER ______________________________________
BELOW IS THE ST. FRANCIS PREP SCHOOL POLICY FOR ALL STUDENTS.
SFP TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY FOR STUDENTS
St. Francis Preparatory School’s [SFP] wireless network and computing facilities are intended to enrich the academic experience of students, faculty, and staff. Specifically, we attempt to enhance learning and teaching through access to information, research, interpersonal communication, teacher training, collaboration, and dissemination of successful educational practices, methods, and materials. While the Internet provides access to many wonderful information sources, it also provides access to information that may be irrelevant, inaccurate, offensive, inappropriate, or even illegal. Educators within the SFP community will make every effort to guide students to excellent resources and provide students with the skills to thoughtfully evaluate websites, social media, and other technologies. We expect students to apply their understanding and monitor themselves after they have been given clear and reasonable guidance. Parents should be familiar with how students access and use digital tools or spaces, and we encourage open conversation about internet and social media use. Technology resources should be viewed as an extension of the school’s physical environment. Their use entails the same privileges, obligations, and responsibilities that come with using any school facility. Students must understand that files and data stored on school computers or server space are not guaranteed full privacy. SFP reserves the right to read and remove any files on the system without prior notification to system users. Furthermore, the scope of this Acceptable Use Policy extends to the use of electronic devices outside of the SFP network, as such use connects and impacts members of the SFP community. Violation of the SFP Acceptable Use Policies will result in loss of computing privileges or other disciplinary measures. GENERAL STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES As members of the SFP community, students will have access to a broad array of computing resources and equipment including filtered internet access. Use of the equipment and resources, online and off, is guided by the same basic expectations of responsible behavior that guide student behavior in other areas of life at school. These guidelines apply as well to personal computers or mobile devices accessing SFP resources, including email and bandwidth. Access is a privilege, not a right. Access entails responsibility. Please remember that the primary purpose of SFP equipment, accounts, and bandwidth is academic. For their own safety and the safety of others, students should not share any personal information or the personal information of others, including home address, phone number, usernames or passwords, in public forums. COMPUTER LAB AND LIBRARY COMPUTER RESPONSIBILITIES • The computer lab and library are public spaces. Please be considerate of others. • Food and drink are not permitted in either the library or computer lab. • Keep printing to a minimum. If you can’t find something you’ve printed, please ask for help before printing again - especially if it’s a long document. • Use only legal, school-installed software on school computers and observe all copyright and license laws. • Refrain from engaging in any activity that might be harmful to the school’s systems or to any information stored thereon, such as creating or propagating viruses, disrupting services, or damaging files. • Do not connect, disconnect, move, or adjust any equipment without the express direction of a faculty member. • Students are responsible for everything that happens during their sessions. • When leaving a computer, be sure to log out of your account and quit any applications you are using. • Select a strong password for all SFP applications and software and keep that password private. STUDENT OWNED DEVICE RESPONSIBILITIES The word “device” means a privately owned wireless or portable electronic piece of equipment that includes but is not limited to laptops, netbooks, tablets, iPod Touches, and cell and smartphones. • Be personally responsible for the security of any device brought to school. Keep devices either in hand at all times or locked securely in a locker. Students have primary responsibility for the security of their own devices. • Take proper care of personal devices. SFP is not responsible for any costs to repair or replace broken devices. • Understand that SFP reserves the right to inspect a student’s personal device if there is reason to believe that the student has violated SFP policies, administrative procedures, or school rules or has engaged in other misconduct while using a personal device. • Comply promptly and respectfully with any staff requests to shut down the device, turn down the volume, or put the screen to sleep. • Do not expect to be able to charge devices at school. Students are not entitled to an electrical outlet. If a device is required for class, always bring it charged and ready to work. • Do not use any device to record, transmit, or post photos or videos of a person or persons on campus without their express permission. • Do not post or send any images or video recorded at school without the express permission of a teacher. • Always remember that the teacher is the final word in whether an electronic device is allowed. Use in class is always at the discretion of an individual teacher. • Only use the “Students” wireless network while in school. Use of 3G and 4G (cell phone company provided data) connections is not allowed. • Violations of any SFP policies - especially this acceptable use policy - administrative procedures, or school rules involving a student’s personally owned device will result in disciplinary action. UNACCEPTABLE USES OF ALL TECHNOLOGY The following uses of school-provided email, server space, and Internet access (including any use that occurs on external computers, networks, and other electronic communication devices that has a direct and negative impact on individual members of the SFP community or the larger SFP community) are not permitted: • Receiving or transmitting information that contains material that explicitly or implicitly refers to sexual conduct and is unrelated to class projects; • Receiving or transmitting information that contains profane language or panders to bigotry, sexism, homophobia, or other forms of discrimination or defamation and is unrelated to class projects; • Transmitting or posting abusive or threatening language; • Bullying; • Using any user ID or password other than your own or allowing anyone else to use your user ID or password; • Accessing files or accounts other than your own; • Violating any school policy, or any city, state, or federal statute; • Using limited bandwidth for downloads or streams not related to academics during the academic day or at other times as requested; • Violating copyright or otherwise using the intellectual property of another individual or organization without permission and correct acknowledgement. Students and families should read the SFP Acceptable Use Policy and understand the potential consequences if the policy is disregarded. Violations may result in the loss of computing privileges and disciplinary action. In attending St. Francis Preparatory School, each student and their family inherently agrees to abide by these rules and regulations. For any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. May ([email protected]) or Ms. Donovan ([email protected])