A Letter to Parents and Students
Important Notice to Parents
Students will receive a printed progress report after every chapterís exam, about one per week.
Progress reports require a parentís signature and must be returned on the following class day.
Please be sure that you receive and sign these reports!
Physics A is the first semester of a two-semester in Conceptual Physics. It satisfies the UC ďDĒ science requirement. This letter gives specific information about how the class is run and what is expected of students. Read it carefully and do not lose it!
Students in high school are expected to behave in a responsible manner. Students are not to act in any manner that interferes with their learning or the learning of others. Students will arrive in class prepared to work. Students are to follow teacher instructions promptly. Observance of classroom rules is a major part of the Participation/Courtesy grade.
The following rules will be observed
Activities specifically prohibited include, but are not limited to:
Noncompliance with the above rules and prohibitions consumes valuable instructional time and will be deemed to be a classroom disruption.
If a student insists upon violating classroom rules, one or more of these consequences will be assigned:
Offenders who acquire 5 Opportunity Room contract steps will be assigned to the Opportunity Room,
with loss of all class credit for the semester.
Students are expected to do original work. In the case of activities, students may share data but they will still produce their own reports. Students are encouraged to assist each other with homework, but this does not include giving assignments to another student for copying. Never give your homework to another student! At a minimum students found cheating or permitting others to cheat will be given a grade of zero.
A $20 Supplemental Program Contribution is requested for this class. This contribution will be used to
purchase, replace or repair physics equipment, and to purchase consumable materials for use by the class.
There will also be a hands-on competitive project each semester. The cost per student will not exceed
$5.00 per project.
Progress reports will be issued on the day after each exam. These reports are to be taken home and
signed by parents the day they are received. They will be checked in class the next school day.
Successful return of a signed progress report is part of the studentís homework grade.