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Griffins’ Team News 2014
Welcome to Seventh Grade!
We are looking forward to an exciting new year, and we hope you are ready to get off to a great start. This letter will provide some basic information which will help to assure your success, so pay close attention to its contents. It is our goal to assist students in developing their own intellectual curiosity. As young learners grow into scholars, they begin to participate in their learning by self-motivated research, and by applying creative solutions in a manner beyond their years. For their brilliance to shine effectively, students must acquire a degree of organization, a skill we will do our best to teach, with a lot of support from parents.
Workload: The team will work together to avoid burdening students with too much homework. We will do our best to limit tests to two per day (there may be exceptions), and to avoid tests on dates major projects are due. Quizzes are possible on any day in multiple subjects, but students will have notice in advance, and will not be overly stressed. Homework will average 20-30 minutes per subject per night.
Materials: Please refer to the teacher policies. It would be best for students to have a flash drive used only for school related purposes. Please donate a box of tissue and hand sanitizer to your child’s homeroom.
1. Have an agenda, 2 pencils, pen, paper, notebook, and the appropriate book for each class.
2. Every subject must have an agenda entry every day.
3. No late work- Each team teacher has a specific amnesty policy which can be applied to one assignment, but not any assignment, per nine weeks.
4. Be seated with materials out BEFORE the bell.
5. Raise your hand and wait to be called on to speak. Stop talking immediately if a teacher speaks or raises his or her hand.
6. The teacher, not the bell, dismisses the class. Do not pack-up early.
7. No food, drinks, gum, candy, etc. in the classroom.
8. Keep the classroom clean. Be prepared to do your part in cleanups.
9. Behave properly in the halls and other “anonymous” areas.
10. Please be considerate of others. Act like ladies and gentlemen at all times.
11. Grade recovery no longer exists. When the teacher determines the situation warrants, students may be allowed to retake failed tests. Students must immediately request a second chance opportunity to demonstrate proficiency. Please help this process by weekly monitoring of Oncourse.
12. The only packs allowed into classrooms are small string packs. Make certain that your main backpack fits into your locker.
13. Teacher conferences are to be scheduled by an email request to the teacher. Conferences are generally held immediately after school on Mondays or Tuesdays.
Mrs. Pekarek Pekarekr@duvalschools.org
Mr. French Frenchp1@duvalschools.org
Mr. Peterson Petersonm2@duvalschools.org
Mr. Williams Williamsj15@duvalschools.org
Mini-Poster (12in.x14in. max) assignments are worth 50 points. They are judged on: Visual Quality(5pts), Content (include 5 important facts and/or contributions-40pts) and Accuracy. Put a bibliography (list of sources) on the back(5pts).
Study notes from class and the book 20 minutes each night! Quizzes will be based on the boldface words in the text. Tests include information from all the chapter and class information, the most important of which is on the board.