## Parents and Students,

Please read the following disclosure document and complete the response form at the bottom of the page.

__Welcome to 7th Grade Math:__

My name is Mrs. Howard, and I am excited to be your math teacher. This year we will be studying fundamental concepts that will be essential in all of your future math classes. My goal is to help each one of you be successful! Together we can make this year a great experience.

__Contact Information:__

Email: ahoward@alpinedistrict.org

Website: ammiehoward.weebly.com

MRJH Main Office: (801) 610-8758

__Required Materials__:

Three ring 1-inch binder (you need a binder used only for math)

Loose leaf paper (you will only need about 20 pieces of paper)

Pencils for doing all work (I only accept work done in pencil)

Colored pencil set (the smallest set will work great)

Stapler (small hand held)

Calculator (your calculator needs a Pi button and a square root button)

3-Ring zippered pencil pouch (this helps keep track of your pencils, colored pencils, stapler, and calculator)

__Grading Scale:__

100% – 93% A

92% – 90% A-

89% – 87% B+

86% – 83% B

82% – 80% B-

79% – 77% C+

76% – 73% C

72% – 70% C-

69% - 60% D-

59% - 0% F

__Grade Breakdown:__

__Participation 15%:__

The participation grade is determined by whether or not you contribute appropriately during class and whether or not you are prepared each day. This obviously cannot be done if you’re not in class, so attendance is important.

__Homework and Notes 25%:__

You will be expected to take notes each day in class. Guided note sheets will be given out daily and you will be expected to fill them out. Note sheets will be collected at the end of each chapter, on the day of the test. After notes are graded they will be returned to you and you will be responsible to store them in your math binder. Notes will be referenced throughout the year, so you should keep all notes in your binder. If you are absent, you are still responsible for making up the notes for that day.

Homework will be given each day. Many days you will be given class time to work on your assignment. If you do not finish in class, the assignment should be taken home and completed. Homework is designed to enhance your math skills. Plan on homework taking about 20 minutes at home to complete. If you work hard in class, it may take even less time. All assignments are due the next class period when the bell to start class rings and must be on your desk ready to grade to receive full credit. Assignments should always be written in pencil so mistakes can be fixed neatly. You must SHOW YOUR WORK and be neat and orderly in all your work. Any late homework will have 3 points (out of 10) taken off and can be added to your chapter packet until the class period we take that chapters test. You can redo any assignment for full credit as long as you completed the assignment on time and graded it with the class.

Once an assignment has been redone it is your responsibility to find a time to come re-grade the homework for a new score. You will be responsible for keeping track of your notes and homework until we take the unit test. All papers will be color-coded and 3-hole punched to help in this process. I will be reminding you often to keep your binders neat and orderly in hopes of making the turn in process easier. Since notes and homework will only be turned in at the end of the chapter, if you would like to know how you are doing during a chapter, the best place to look is your math binder. As we fill in the notes and grade the homework each day, you will fill out the unit report card. This paper will have original scores as well as redone scores.

__Tests and Quizzes 60%:__

If you pay attention in class, do your homework for the unit, study, and complete the practice test, you will be well prepared for the tests and quizzes this year. You are expected to know the chapter’s material on the day of the test. If you do poorly on a test, you will have one opportunity to retake the test. You will usually have three to four days to retake the test. Test retakes need to be scheduled with me ahead of time and taken during DEAR. If you are absent the day of a test, you have one day after you get back to school to come take the test with me. If you do not take the test in this time, you will be given the retake test with no opportunity to retake that test. There will be a 7th grade math final given at the end of fourth term with no opportunity to retake.

__Attendance:__

Regular attendance is vital to a student’s growth and learning. I can’t recreate class discussions and in-class activities. You will miss important learning when you are absent. If you are absent, the following is the procedure you will need to follow.

1- Check my website (ammiehoward.weebly.com) for missed work.

2- The homework due the day you were absent is due the day you come back to school.

3- The homework assigned during the absence is due one class period after you return to school.

The after school math lab is available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday if you need help with the material you missed while absent.

__Help outside of class:__

Our math department offers a math help lab from 2:45 to 3:30 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This time is for math students to come in and work on homework or get help from math teachers on concepts or problems they do not understand. I highly recommend doing your homework in the math lab especially if you are not quite grasping a concept or your parents aren't able to help in some areas. At least two math teachers will be in the math help lab each day. If you need to see me specifically, I am available most days before and after school. Check with me before you choose to come in to make sure I will be there because I sometimes have meetings or other commitments.

__Behavior:__

Students will be expected to follow all school rules. In addition, they will be expected to follow my classroom rules:

1- Be in class and ready to work when the bell rings.

2- Be prepared with math binder, paper, pencil, and completed assignment.

3- Be considerate of others and their property.

4- No food or drinks (you may keep a water bottle at your desk if you would like).

5- Students caught cheating will receive a zero for anything they are caught cheating on with no opportunity for make-up.

Mountain Ridge Junior High does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, disability, national origin, race, religion, or gender in its programs or activities.

Please contact a school administrator if you have any questions or concerns.

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