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!

Class Policies





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Classroom Behavior

Classroom Rules

Prohibited Activities


Academic Dishonesty








Student Progress Reports



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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!

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Classroom Behavior

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.

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Classroom Rules

The following rules will be observed

1. Students will speak only when called on, or when talking is specifically authorized by the teacher.

2. Students will pay attention to the learning activity. They will respond promptly when called upon and will listen respectfully when other students are called upon.

3. At the tardy bell, students will be in their seats and will have book, paper, and pencil on their desk.

4. Class ends when the teacher dismisses the class.

5. Students are not to leave their assigned seats without the permission of the teacher.

6. Students are expected to take care of toileting before or after class. Bathroom passes are not issued.

7. Students will leave the classroom as clean as or cleaner than they found it.

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Prohibited Activities:

Activities specifically prohibited include, but are not limited to:

1. Bringing items not relating to the class (e.g. stereos, makeup, games, toys, magazines, etc.) into the classroom. Such items will be confiscated.

2. Talking without specific permission from the teacher.

3. Throwing any object (including the throwing of trash toward trash cans).

4. The making of noises, gestures, or any other disruptive activity.

5. Arguing with teacher instructions. If you wish to discuss any issue with the teacher, do it after class.

6. Resting heads on desktops, backpacks, etc..

7. Grooming activities (combing hair, applying makeup, etc.).

8. Eating, drinking, gum chewing, candy, etc.

9. Touching any object or equipment in the room or laboratory that does not belong to the student.

Noncompliance with the above rules and prohibitions consumes valuable instructional time and will be deemed to be a classroom disruption.

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If a student insists upon violating classroom rules, one or more of these consequences will be assigned:

1. Opportunity Room contract steps

2. Contemplative Essays

3. Referral to Assistant Principal

4. 2-day class suspension

5. Other consequences at the discretion of the teacher and/or assistant principal

Offenders who acquire 5 Opportunity Room contract steps will be assigned to the Opportunity Room,

with loss of all class credit for the semester.

Academic Dishonesty

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.

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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.

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Student Progress Reports

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.

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