Rules/ Expectations (7th grade)

Dear 7th Grade Students and Parents,

Hello, and welcome to the 7th grade! Big things are ahead this year, and I am very excited to work closely with each of you to achieve success.

Miss Walker’s Contact Information:

The best way to contact me is through email. I check my email throughout the day whenever possible. If you have any questions about what we are learning, classwork, homework, quizzes, tests, or simply need to ask for some extra help (or about meeting for extra help), this is the best way to get in touch with me. I will get back to you and address your concerns as quickly as possible!

Parents: Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, grades, homework, behavior, etc. Again, the best way is through email, but I am also available to meet in person or by phone. I encourage parents to constantly check their child’s grades online (I recommend at least once a week) through PowerSchool and address any concerns immediately. I believe parent-teacher communication is vital to meet the needs of your child, so do not hesitate to contact me!

Attendance:

Attendance is extremely important in order to fully understand lessons being taught in class. If you are absent and miss class, you must get missed work from another classmate (someone who is in YOUR class period). This includes getting missed notes from a classmate. Every student is responsible to complete every assignment assigned throughout the year. It is your responsibility to come and show me the work that you missed (this includes being sick, chorus, band, etc.) so that your grade can be changed. You have a couple of days (2 or 3) upon your return to complete missed work and show it to me. Otherwise, your grade will stay as a 0. Quizzes and tests will be made up outside of class time. It is your responsibility to see me the day you return from an absence so we can schedule a time for making up a missed quiz or test.
Class Behavior/ Expectations: 

Students should always be on their best behavior in class. This includes:

  • Raising your hand if you have something to contribute.
  • Being ready for class with all necessary supplies (including pencils!) when the bell rings.
  • Being respectful towards every individual in the classroom.

If there is a problem with your behavior, your parents WILL be contacted. You are expected to come into class quickly and quietly everyday.

Homework:

Homework is a crucial part of your learning. Homework reinforces learned material. If is very important that you try your best on your homework, and come in the following class with any questions. Homework will either be graded for accuracy, graded for completion, or not graded. Late homework WILL NOT be accepted. It will go into the system as a 0 and will remain that way. If I enforce no calculators in class, I highly recommend that you DO NOT use one for homework! Doing this will not help you with the material, and will definitely not help you on upcoming tests! Homework should be done AT HOME. Doing homework in the hallways before school or in the cafeteria will not optimize your learning. Come into class with your homework questions ready.

Supplies:

Please have the following supplies:

  • 1- 1 1/2 inch binder (preferably, yellow)!
  • 1- folder
  • 1- TI-34 scientific calculator
  • Pencils
  • Extra pencils

*Pens are not allowed for any work done in math class. Work done in pen will not be accepted.

Organization:

Organization is key. Having all of your work organized will make it easier to complete homework, easier to study, and easier to get good grades. Only your MATH work should be kept in your math notebook or your math folder. Notebooks or folders should not be shared among subjects. Your notes should be taken neatly as well. If you miss a day of class, leave a couple blank pages, and GET the missed class notes and work from a classmate.

Grading:

Grading will be done on a points system. For example, tests will usually be worth 100 points. An in-class assignment may be worth 20 points. Homework may be worth 5 points. (These are all examples and can be changed). Your marking period grade will be calculated by dividing the total earned points by the total possible points.

For example: If you earned 406 points out of 432 possible total points for the marking period, your final marking period grade would be 406/ 432 = 0.9398 = 94%.

Extra Help:

Extra help is available to any student upon request (I am almost ALWAYS available; you just have to let me know you are coming so I am there J). Times may be arranged with me in Room 23 (or you can email me!). If you (students or parents) have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

I am looking forward to a successful and enjoyable school year!

                                                                            

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