Ms. Sharon Walker
Calera High School
Welcome to my class. It is very important that you are present in class as often as possible.
Students can cover his or her textbook.
Gum chewing is only allowed if school policy permits
However, if gum chewing is allowed; note the following:
Follow the dress code for Calera High School
How to succeed in the Classroom and not get a referral
1. Students must be in their seat before the bell stops ringing.
2. During Independent Time, all students must be working on math assignment.
3. Bring necessary supplies to class. (Notebook, homework, writing utensil, red
pen and text)
4. Follow all school policies.
5. Be prepared to work.
6. Raise your hand if you have a question.
7. Respect your neighbor and their belongings. Keep feet off the back of desk/wire
8. Return all classroom supplies before leaving the class.
9. Be on time to class. (Do not start running to desk when bell starts ringing)
10. No negative remarks, feedback or making fun of others mistakes
11. Respect all classmates, staff members and visitors
12. Sit in assigned seat when/if one is assigned
nonsense. Get needed materials and be in your seat before the bell rings. If you are
not in your seat when the bell stops ringing, you will be counted tardy. Check in
with me and let me know you when you are running late. Chit chatting in the hall is
no reason to be late to class. Utilize your break time wisely. Once seated write down assignment on homework paper and Homework Ledger.
ALL GRADED WORK MUST BE PLACED IN THE BASKET ON MY DESK
CHECK HOMEWORK FOLDER (LOCATED AT THE FRONT OF CLASS, ON THE RIGHT IN A GREEN MILK CRATE) FOR GRADED ASSIGNMENTS YOU TURNED IN AND OR MAKEUP WORK
Procedures during class: When I am talking give me your undivided attention. If you wish to speak, raise your hand and wait until I call on you.
Bathroom visits will not be allowed unless it is an emergency or a Doctor’s note is on file with the office. Go to the bathroom during your break between classes.
All problems worked on the board are a part of the assignment, so write them down.
Cheating will not be tolerated. If you copy or allow your work to be copied, you will receive a zero on the assignment. This zero can not be made up.
Failure to follow rules may result in any or all of the following:
SEVERE DISRUPTION: Immediate referral to the Principal
Students who cannot come in for detention should be on their best behavior and not earn extra detention days. THINK BEFORE YOU MISBEHAVE!
If I allow to go to your locker, you go straight to your locker and back to classroom. You are not allowed to stopped at the bathroom, office etc.
If you are going to be late from another class, check in with me during the 5 minute hall passing
WALKER’S ENCORE 3:15 (Let me know ahead of time if you are coming in)
Semester grades will be determined by averaging 2 nine weeks final grades.
If you notice something wrong about your grade/average please let me know asap, no need to call the office.
Notebooks will be used to keep:
After each chapter test and nine weeks test, students will turn in notebooks. The notebook will help ensure each student has test material to study. After the notebook is graded and test is taken for that chapter then all graded assignments from that chapter can be removed; not recommended.
ALL Homework Ledger/Homework Reminders with work are to be kept in the notebook until the last day of school. Notebooks can be turned in before test date also. Notebook due date reminders will be posted on assignment board in advance.
Keep classroom procedures in the back of your notebook @ all times.
PUT NAME IN RED/BLUE INK ON EACH PAGE OF CLASSROOM PROCEDURES
Calculators are to be used in the classroom with permission only
During class keep bags, purses etc off of the desk, keep purses, bags etc zipped up. There is no need for students to keep their hands in their hoodie pockets, purses, bags etc during class. This helps eliminate the temptation to play with electronic devices. Do not bring backpacks to class.
Turn cell phones off (if you have an emergency, the office will send for you) then put your cell phone on the bookcase or countertop during class. Please do not ask a friend to pick up your cell. I am requesting that all parents, guardians etc call the office instead of calling or texting student during class time.
If you have a school function, be sure to pick up class assignments and reschedule tests.
End of Nine Weeks and End of Semester: Tests and assignments are needed for grade averaging. If you are participating in a school activity, try to come early and turn in homework and/or take test, so your grade can be averaged.
Detention: Written Work will be assigned during this time, so bring a writing utensil, classroom procedures and paper. Do not bring a friend or any electronic devices etc.
STUDENTS SHOULD NOT:
FIVE POINT BONUS (5 0R NONE) will be given on all homework papers AFTER the following REQUIREMENTS ARE MADE:
Assignments are posted daily on Assignment board; Copy them down
Homework Grading Policy
Homework papers are due the next class period after they are assigned. There will be a Five Point Bonus for each homework assignment turned in that meets the criteria listed above. Late papers will adversely affect student grades. All students who fail to turn in their homework on the due date may make up the Late Work and turn it in during Encore the following morning. If a student feels they need more time to complete an assignment, please inform Ms. Walker.
Homework Reminders “ZAP” must be attached to make-up-work. Parent Signatures may be required on some Homework Reminders.
Grading SystemHomework Assignments 40% of total grade
Tests 40% of total grade
Notebooks 20% of total grade
SEMESTER GRADE will be determined by averaging 2 nine weeks final grades.
If you notice something wrong about your grade/average please let me know ASAP, no need to call the office.
After test is complete
HOMEWORK LEDGER (Assignment Sheet) is kept in front of notebook to remind students of:
Remember to keep the HOMEWORK LEDGER updated daily
Points will be subtracted from notebook grade if Homework Ledger is not completely filled out.
Extra Homework Ledgers are kept on Podium (on a clipboard)
Please bring your student to all conferences.
3 Ring Binder 1 1/2 to 2 inch
Colored Pencils (Small Pack)
Loose Leaf Paper (College or Wide) (No spiral notebooks please)
5 Dividers with tabs
Calculator: Example: Casio fx260 solar, fx300 solar etc.