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Classroom Expectations


Ms. Gossen Science / Room 207             Email:              Phone:  580-772-5888 
Grading and Make up Policy:  Students will receive grades on many different types of assignments, projects, papers, quizzes and participation.  Anyone found cheating on any of these will receive a zero (0) for that assignment and parents will be notified.  Each item will be graded on a point system as they will vary in length and difficulty.  The assignment with the point values and grade will be visible in PowerSchool. The ten (10) point scale system will be followed:                                                                         100-90  A       89-80  B       79-70  C       69-60  D       59-below F

The 5th grade late / missing policy will be followed:   

a)  late papers will have 10 points taken off the final grade of the particular item   

b)  only one (1) replacement paper will be given for the missing assignment   

c)  there will be a two (2) week deadline for late/missing work during the fall semester;  after two weeks of the late/missing assignment, a zero will be given.  During the spring semester a one week (1) deadline for late/missing work will be in place.

d)  reworking of papers with a grade of 69% or below will be allowed the first semester ONLY.  The new grade will be averaged with the original grade.  During the second semester the grade earned will be the grade recorded. 

It is the student’s responsibility to make up any missed work.  I will not remind students that they have make-up work to complete.  The planner and red folders should be used to keep up with daily work throughout the year.  

Classroom Rules: In addition to the outlined West Elementary rules, specific classroom rules are to be followed while in my classroom.  These rules are in place to maintain a positive learning environment and a proper code of conduct for all students.

a) Follow directions the FIRST time they are given.  LISTEN! 

b) Raise your hand to ask a question or speak during class unless called upon.

c) Stay in your seat unless you have permission to be up.

d) Keep hands / feet and all objects to yourself.

e) No cursing or teasing / bullying.

f) BE  RESPECTFUL to yourself, others, teacher and the classroom items.

g) Be prepared to learn daily!      RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, READY

Consequences for violation will be a verbal warning, planner signed, privileges removed, and parents notified.  I expect my students to maintain proper behavior, good manners and above all to be respectful of others!  Continual abuse of the classroom rules will result in notification of Principal.