My name is Lisa Hamilton and I will be teaching your child Algebra. I wanted to take a few minutes to inform you of what is expected of your child during the school year.
A copy of my class syllabus is attached. I have discussed this in detail with all of my classes. If you have any questions concerning the syllabus do not hesitate to contact me.
A graphing calculator will be issued to each student. These calculators are very expensive costing approximately $105 a piece. Students are assigned calculators and when the school year is over they must return THEIR NUMBERED calculator. If not they will be placed on the encumbered list requiring them to pay for the calculator. Since the students are being provided a calculator it is their responsibility to get their own batteries. If a student loses the calculator, a replacement will not be issued until the school receives the cost of the lost calculator from the student. The lack of homework due to the absence of a calculator is not an excused assignment and will result in a zero.
Your child will also need a notebook that can be placed in a three-ring binder. The notebook will be checked periodically as a homework assignment. The lack of an organized math notebook will result in a zero and will continue to be a zero until such notebook is obtained.
Attached hereto is a copy of the Algebra Standards of Learning that we will be covering. These SOLs are mandated by the State and, therefore, critical to your student graduating from Bath County High School. In order to stress the importance of passing the SOL in Algebra, the test will be 50% of your child’s final grade. If the student passes then he/she will receive a 100% to be averaged in with my class grades, but if the student fails then he/she will receive a 50% to be averaged in with my class grades. Attendance is a vital component for your child’s success in Algebra.
I look forward to teaching your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school via telephone or email.
SYLLABUS FOR ALGEBRA
A = 94 – 100
B = 86 – 93
C = 78 – 85
D = 70 – 77
F = 69 and below
CLASS GRADES: SOL TEST
Assignments……15% passing score….100%
Quizzes……..…..35% 50% of failing score…….50% 50% of
Tests………….…35% total grade total grade
9 weeks tests… ..15%
1. Be respectful.
2. Be prepared (text, notebook, pencil, calculator)
3. Follow all directions.
4. Work for success.
1. Teacher conference with student and/or removal from class.
2. Referral to administration
3. Teacher conference with parent.
** DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! **
** This syllabus is subject to change and students will be notified of such changes. **
**All students will take the Virginia Algebra SOL test in May, 2012.**
I have read Ms. Hamilton’s letter and syllabus. I am aware of the classroom rules and grading policy.
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