• ERMS English 8 Expectations

    Jocelyn.Smith@lcps.org

     

    Due 8/30 (A day) & 8/31 (B day)

     

    The following expectations, policies, and procedures are put in place to create a positive, collaborative, and productive classroom community to foster respect, readiness, and

    responsibility for the growth and success of all students.  

     

    Grading

    90% = Summative assessments:

    Tests/Quizzes, Writing and Reading Assignments/Projects

    10% = Formative assessments:

    Homework, Warm-ups, Class work

     

    Readiness

    Come to class prepared.  Bring the following SUPPLIES to class each day:

    • 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper, five divided sections, and quarterly passes:
    1. Reading 2. Writing 3. Vocabulary 4. Grammar 5. Personalized Learning
    • One composition or spiral notebook - Writer’s Notebook/Write About Reading
    • Independent reading book
    • Pencil(s)
    • Bring  earbuds to every class. If you have a laptop, tablet, or chromebook, bring it as well.   On the rare occasions when smartphones are permitted, upon entering class, place your phone screen down on your desk. Non-compliance or misuse will result in the loss of your phone for the day (See ERMS technology policy for additional info.)

    Be ready to work, participate, and collaborate.

    • Take care of personal needs between classes.
    • Sharpen your pencil before you need it (not during instruction).
    • If you’ve forgotten something, ask three before me.
    • Have homework out and ready to be checked.
    • When you enter the class, turn in any assignments that are due.
    • Read the board and complete the warm-up.

     

    Respect

    Students should be respectful of classmates, adults, property, and our positive classroom community.

     

    Classroom:

    • Keep your work area neat and tidy.  The desks are not garbage receptacles.
    • Class ends when dismissed by the teacher, not when the bell rings.

    Classroom Library: The classroom library will be open one day a week for checkouts. Honor students are expected to read at least 12 books throughout the school year; academic students will read at least nine books. Books may not be removed from shelves without first being checked out according to the classroom policy. Lost, damaged, or misplaced books are expected to be replaced or paid for.

     

    Responsibility

    • Be responsible, complete all homework and assignments on time, prepare for all tests and quizzes, and seek help when needed.  
    • There are independent and collaborative activities in this class. At times, students will be able to choose their own partners or groups, while at other times, partners or groups will be assigned.  Either way, in a collaborative effort all group members contribute to the final product. Be aware that there is a difference between collaboration and copying. Groups will be reassigned if copying occurs.

     

    Late Submission Policy

    Respect deadlines. Turn in your work on time, as we’ll typically go over it in class. Late work only will be accepted one week past the due date. Points may be deducted for late work.

     

    Responsible Absence Policy

    When absent, regardless of reason, you are expected to consult Google Classroom’s About Page for the Daily Agenda, where you will find what you missed. Complete all activities and check the classroom’s Missed Work organizer when you return. If you are absent on the day an assessment is given or when an assignment is due, then you will take the assessment or turn-in the assignment on the day you return.

    1. Illness: It is the student’s responsibility to complete all missed classwork and assignments.  You have one class day for each day missed due to illness to make up your work.
    2. Vacations/Travel: It is the student’s responsibility to complete all missed classwork and assignments.
    • Before you depart, tell your teacher when and how long you will be gone.
    • Tell your teacher how you plan to keep up with your work. During your absence, look at the daily agenda (posted on the About Page of your block’s Google Classroom) and keep up with all classwork and assignments.
    • When you return, submit all classwork and assignments. It is YOUR responsibility to make arrangements to take missed assessments. You may need to arrange a time outside of class to ask questions.





    Retake Policy

    Students who earn a 69% or less on a summative assessment may complete retake work for a grade adjustment.* To qualify for a retake, all assignments aligned with the assessment must have been completed on time--and before the original assessment. Retakes must be completed within one week of original assessment, regardless of A/B day.

     

    *Two retakes first semester.  One retake second semester. You must initiate the process.

     

    Summative Assessment Retake Application

    Retake Policy

    Students who earn a 69% or less on a summative assessment may complete retake work for a grade adjustment.* To qualify for a retake, all assignments aligned with the assessment must have been completed on time--and before the original assessment. Retakes must be completed within one week of original assessment, regardless of A/B day.

     

    *Two retakes first semester.  One retake second semester. You must initiate the process.

     

    Instructions: Please fill out the form COMPLETELY and turn it in to your English teacher by the next class.

    The retake window is one week after assessments are graded and returned. Your teacher will not track you down to retrieve this application. It is up to you to submit this application within the required timeframe.

    Name:

    Date:

    Block:

    Assessment Name:

    Original Score:

    Original Assessment Date:

    Answer the following questions in complete sentences. Your responses should include details and answer the questions thoroughly.


    Why are you applying for a retake of the assessment?







    What are the strategies you will use to prepare for the retake?











    How will this assessment change how you prepare for future assessments?









    Student Signature



     

    Staple your original assessment to this form.

     

    Please acknowledge receipt of expectations, policies, and procedures by signing below.

     

    Student’s Name: ______________________________________________________________________

     

    Student’s signature: __________________________________________________________________

     

    Parent’s signature: ___________________________________________________________________

     

    Today’s date: _________________________________________________________________________



Last Modified on September 1, 2017