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Introduction to CatholicismExpectations, Rules, and Grading Policy

 

As always, all school policies are enforced in this class.  The following rules are intended to insure the best quality of teaching/learning that can occur.  The student is expected to be clear and familiar with these class rules and expectations.

 

DAILY EXPECTATIONS:

         Come ready to think and stretch your mind.  This is essential.  Intelligent questions are encouraged.  You are not expected to agree with everything I say but you are expected to understand what I am talking about.

         Always bring: 1) textbook, 2) workbook,  3) notebook and folder, 4) laptop

         You can have either a ring binder or spiral notebook.  Make sure you have a large folder to collect and save articles, tests, assignments, and other handouts.  These will be essential for the exams.

         By the time the late bell rings, you should already be at your desk with homework out or handed in and engaged with the assignment on the board.  Backpack should be under desk and out of the aisle.

CLASSROOM RULES:

         Always be on time.

         Be quiet and orderly during class.

         Always demonstrate respect towards your peers and the teacher and you will receive the same.

         Stay focused on the task at hand: follow directions, take clear, accurate notes, ask questions.

CONSEQUENCES:

         If you arrive late to class you will be told to go to Mr. Corollo’s office.  He is the one who will decide whether you receive a detention or late pass.

         Should you disregard a class rule, expect to be warned once by the teacher to get back on task

         Should you need to be corrected twice in one class, a detention will be received.

         Corrected three times by the teacher results in being sent to Mr. Corollo’s office

         Recurring negative, disruptive behavior or failure to give adequate effort in class will result in a call to your parents

PLEASE NOTE: Each class will begin with a prayer.  Students are expected to observe silence prior to the prayer, and to participate appropriately.  The teacher’s quiet presence in the front of the class is your cue to attend to the teacher in silence and await the sign of the cross. 

GRADING POLICY:

         A total point score will be assigned for each homework, test, independent project, or in-class assignment.  Each student will be able to calculate his own grade by dividing points accumulated by the number of total points for the marking period to reach a percentage grade.

         Homework will be posted on the website by Sunday night before the week starts and posted in the room.  Homework will not always be graded (reading assignments for example).  Homework will be worth 10 points each. There will be approximately one graded homework per week. All homeworks are to be typed.  If a homework is not handed in during class, it is considered late.  Half the points will be taken off (5pts.).  Students have one school day to hand in work.  After that a zero is given for the assignments

         Expect at least two 100 point tests and five 10 point quizzes. 

         Final grades are tabulated  by adding the total number of points received by the student and dividing it by the total number of possible points: e.g., 400 pts (earned)/ 450=88.

 

I have read and understood these expectations, rules, and grading policy    (SIGN & RETURN; DO NOT DETACH)

 

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D. “The more I am able to affirm others, to say ‘yes” to them in myself, by discovering them in myself and myself in them, the more real I am. I am fully real if my own heart says yes to everyone” Thomas Merton