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    Dr. Krovvidy's Class Policies, Guidelines and Information
    DE Physics, Conceptual Physics & AP Physics
     

     

    Block 1

     

     

    Honors Physics

     

    Room 245

    Block 2

     

    Hall Duty

     

    Science Hallway

    Block 3

     

    Honors Physics

     

    Room 245

    Block 4

     

    Planning

     

    Room 216

     
     

    Block 5

     

    Honors Physics

     

    Room 245

    Block 6

     

    Conceptual Physics

     

    Room 245

    Block 7

     

    Conceptual Physics

     

    Room 245

    Block 8

     

     Planning

     

    Room 216/247

     

     
     
    Grading / ReTake Policy for  Honors & Conceptual Physics: 
     
    1. Students are allowed 2 chapter test retakes per quarter.
    2. The retake grade replaces the original grade. If the retake grade is lower, then the original grade will be retained. The retake is capped at 80%.
    3. Students need to do test corrections on the original test to be eligible for the retake.
    4. Retakes must be done within 10 days of receiving the test. If the 10th day falls near the end of the quarter, then it must be done at least 5 days before the quarter ends.
    5. No retakes given on multiple choice quizzes.
    6. Make-up tests/quizzes must be done within 4 working days.
    7. There are no make-up labs for any hands-on labs. But students can drop one hands-on lab per quarter (if they were absent) or be asked to do an online lab if available. Online labs are never dropped and must be done irrespective of absence.
    8. Even though only one submission per group is required, all members of the group are equally responsible for making sure the lab is turned in on time.
    9. Quizzes are usually worth 15 to 20 points. Lab reports are worth 25 to 30 points, but normalized to 10 to 15 points.
        Tests are 30 to 40 points.  ALL grades are summative.
    10. We will do formal formatives before major summatives, but they will not affect your overall grade. 
     
    Grading / ReTake Policy for AP Physics: 
     
    1. Students are allowed 2 chapter test retakes per quarter.
    2. The retake grade replaces the original grade.The retake grade is capped at 80%.
    3. Students need to do test corrections on the original test to be eligible for the retake.
    4. Retakes must be done within 10 days of receiving the test. The absolute deadline is one week before the quarter ends
    5. No retakes given on multiple choice quizzes.
    6. Make-up tests/quizzes must be done within 4 working days.
    7. There is no make-up lab for AP. 
    7. Quizzes are usually worth 20 to 30 points. Lab reports are worth 25 to 30 points. Tests are 50 to 60 points.
        HW is WEBassigned almost daily and is worth 5 to 10 points usually. ALL grades are summative.
    8. Test and Quiz grades are scaled on an AP grading scale (AP only) only if students do the mandatory test corrections.
    9. We will do formal formatives before major summatives, but they will not affect your overall grade. 
     
     
     
     
    Grading Policy for DE Physics. Please note there are NO retakes allowed for DE Physics
     
    1. Almost all grades are summative  Quizzes / Labs / Lab quizzes / Tests / Exams. HW may be weighted at 10% of grade.
    2. There is no make-up for missed hands-on labs. But students can drop one missed hands-on lab grade per quarter (if they were absent) or be asked to do an online lab if available. Online labs are never dropped.
    3. HW is assigned every day but is not usually graded.
    4. There are absolutely no retakes on any quizzes/tests/exams/assignments.
    5. Missed tests/quizzes must be made up within 4 working days. The score automatically becomes zero after that time.
     
      
    Honor Code: Please familiarize yourself with the PFHS honor code. Personal integrity is crucial to success. Any violation of the code on tests, quizzes, assignments or projects will result in a grade of zero with no chance of a retake or redo.
     
    Availability: For students needing extra help, see me in my study hall in room 220 during 2 blk on A days or before school by appointment.
     

     

     

    TOPIC

     

    INFORMATION

     

     

    Overview

     

    Physics is the study of the fundamental laws and phenomena of nature and its workings. The major topics covered on this course will be Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Waves, Sound and Optics.

     

     

    Materials

     

    The following materials should be brought to class each and every day:

     

     

    for Honors & Conceptual Physics

       

    • pencil/eraser
    • 3 ring binder (2 inch)
    • Scientific Calculator
    • spiral notebook of about 200 pages (8.5" x 11")
    • Chromebook

     

              for AP Physics     

     

    • spiral notebook of about 100 pages (8.5" x 11")
    • 3 ring binder (2  inch)  
    • Graphing calculator
    • pencil/eraser/ruler
    • Chromebook

     

              for DE Physics

          
    • pencil/eraser/ruler
    • Scientific Calculator
    • physics workbook
    • spiral notebook of about 200 pages (8.5" x 11")
    • Chromebook

      

         

     

     

     

    Grading

     

    The grading system is based on credit earned for tests, quizzes, classwork, labs, and projects.  You will track your grades in your agenda and I will post the grades periodically to ensure accuracy. All grades are summative. Labs and HW are minor summative, quizzes, labs and projects (projects only for Conceptual) are major summative.


    Homework: usually not graded for DE or Conceptual

    Lab Quiz (after Lab) only for DE
    Chapter Tests (every chapter)

    Labs:  (usually one every / every other chapter)


     

    Notebook Requirements

     

    All assignments will be kept in order in your class notebook.  Each unit will be stored in a separate section (for Honorsand Conceptual).

     
     Assignments/Reports

     

     

     

     

     

    All assignments / reports are available in schoology and you must text/email me if you need clarification.

     

    Make Up Work

     

    If you are absent, you will refer to schoology for missing  work.   Any missed work due to absence must be turned in by the next class.  Any missed test must be made up within 4 working days.

     

     

    Lab / Class Conditions

     

    Please do not eat or drink in class (no gum and candy either). You may only keep a sealed water bottle. Please do not be on your cell phones / iPods or any other electronic devices other than calculators and chromebook allowed in class.

     

     

    Behavior

     

    P6 - Prompt, Prepared, Polite, Positive, Participate, Potential

     

    • At all times, you must follow directions given by the teacher.
    •  Arrive to class on time, sit down and begin the bell ringer activity.
    •  If you are late, enter quietly, and ask me or your classmates later to figure out what you missed.
    • Bring all the materials to class every day – notebook, textbook, agenda, pen, and pencil.
    • Respect your classmates, your teachers and yourself.
    • Maintain silence when a lesson is in progress. Raise your hand if you need to ask  something 
    • Pay full attention to what is being taught. Work to your full potential.
    • Personal integrity is crucial to success. Take the Honor Code very seriously, and familiarize yourself with it.

     

     

    Extra Help

     

    I am available for help during 2nd blk in the science hallway or before school by appointment. I can work with you during my planning blocks (4 & 8) sometimes if necessary.

     

     

    Communication

     

    • The best time to reach me by phone is during  4 and 8 blk on A and B days respectively, in the science workroom room 216 or room 247. Students and parents can contact me easily through Remind  and by email at Sailaja.Krovvidy@lcps.org.  I will check my email at least once every day if you have any questions.


     

Last Modified on December 21, 2023