Classroom Policies and Procedures

Hybrid Learning 2020-2021

These expectations are set for in-person and virtual students.

Classroom Rules

I have three simple class rules.

  1. Be polite

  2. Be prepared

  3. Be productive

Consequences

Depending on the situation, consequences may include:

  • verbal warning

  • detention

  • call home

  • referral to office

  • removal from Google Meet

  • seat change/loss of partner/group work

  • parent conference

Grading

Grades are based on a weighted average system. Students and parents/guardians can access grades via the VISION system. 

Homework: 20%

Classwork and Participation: 25%

Tests/Assessments/Projects: 55%

Class Materials

Not required, but helpful --> different colored pen, highlighter, sticky-notes

Homework

Homework is designed to reinforce lessons and is not used as a punishment. It is often used to finish classwork and should be completed on time.  Most homework assignments will be between 5 and 10 points. 

Classwork

Classwork is designed to help students practice skills and allow the teacher to gauge student understanding prior to assessments. Classwork assignments will be designated anywhere from 5-15 points, and the point values will be assigned in Google Classroom. At the end of each week, students will receive a grade out of the total classwork points each week. These assignments, unless told otherwise, are graded on completion only. 

Late Work

Homework will be accepted up to one day late for half-credit. It will be accepted two days late for 25% credit. Homework will be 0% if more than two days late. 

Other class assignments will also be accepted late for partial credit. There should be an email or other private message to me acknowledging that the assignment will be late. A message such as "turning in late" will not be accepted. If you have an extenuating circumstance, these policies will be reconsidered. Please let me know ASAP if you are experiencing any issues.

The procedure will be as follows:

1 day late: 10% deduction

2 days late: 15% deduction

3 days late: 25% deduction

4 days late: 40% deduction

5+ days late = 50% deduction

10+ days late = 0 **if there is a FLEX DAY, I will negotiate this. FLEX DAY 12/18, any assignment from beginning of quarter will be accepted for 1/2 credit. 

 

*This procedure is applied to long-term assignments such as projects and essays as well. 

QUIZZES AND TESTS MUST BE TAKEN ON TIME!

1 day late = 25% deduction of final score

2 days late = 50% deduction of final score

3+ days late = 0% 

I was VERY lenient with first quarter assignments. I did NOT take off points for lateness as students adjusted to this new learning environment. Going forward, all late procedures will be strictly enforced. 

Plagiarism

Academic integrity is of utmost importance in our class. Using someone else's work as your own or taking words from a source without acknowledgement will be taken seriously. Riverside Jr./Sr. High School has a school-wide policy on plagiarism. See the student handbook for reference. 

Any student found plagiarizing work will receive a 0% for that assignment. 

 

Absentees

If a student is absent, he/she/they are responsible for any and all missed work. All assignment can be found on our Google Classroom page. If a student cannot complete an assignment on the day they are absent, please notify me. If a student has an extended absence, I will use my discretion to determine how long the student has to makeup the assignment.  

Google Classroom

All assignments will be posted to Google Classroom daily. Students should check the Stream for class announcements and messages about the daily work. All assignments will be posted to Classwork. 

All assignments MUST be turned in even if they are marked "ungraded." Google Classroom is not an accurate source for the student's grade; VISION should be used to view grades. Please check that your assignment has been "turned in" or "marked as done" with the proper work attached. If your assignment is incomplete but "marked as done" or "turned in" you will receive partial credit or a zero. 

Technology

I understand that with Tier II and Tier III instruction, we may experience technical difficulties. If there is an issue with your school-issued device, contact the school immediately. If there is an issue with your connection, a classroom assignment/video, etc. please contact me immediately. Typically, late assignments receive point deductions, however, I will be reasonable is technology issues arise. 

Note from Miss Mickavicz

I understand that this school year comes with challenges. I also understand that some of you may be dealing with less than ideal situations at home. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are struggling to complete work, are having issues navigating Google Classroom, or are experiencing any other issues. I will do my best to help you or connect you with the resources and supports that can. We are all in this together! Stay safe! 

Please use the class website for resources and other materials that will be heplful to you this year!

We will discuss these as a class in-person when we meet. For virtual expectations of these rules, click HERE.

In Person Class

  • Mask

  • Charged Chromebook

  • Writing utensil

  • Folder

  • Text we are using (novel or textbook)

Virtual Class

  • Charged Chromebook

  • Quiet workspace

  • Text we are using (novel or textbook...may be digital)