All information concerning both in class and out of class assignments is subject to change on a daily basis. This site will not be updated daily to reflect changes in content and/or assignments. Students are responsible for what is discussed IN CLASS concerning assignment due dates etc.
Students are given ample notice about various due dates.
Additional information for students and parents that is NOT found in the Anatomy and Physiology Resource Manual
1. Policy for completion of missing assignments:
Assignments are expected to be turned in on time with an emphasis on quality. Late assignments will not be accepted. After a student
fails to complete THREE homework assignments, he/she will be assigned Saturday School to complete the missing work. This policy
is implemented in an effort to ensure that the student understands the material covered by completing the assignment.
2. Each day students must bring the items listed on the "strategies for success page in the resource manual
3. Notice about assignments/due dates
Students are responsible for accurately recording what is discussed IN CLASS concerning assignment due dates etc. Students are given ample
notice about various due dates. Feel free to check my website for lesson plans and assignments. All information posted on my website
concerning both in class and out of class assignments is subject to change on a daily basis. Information on the website will not always reflect these
changes and information discussed in class is ultimately what students are held accountable for.
4. There is not a calendar with assignments posted at the back of the room. Students who are absent will need to speak with the teacher about what
was missed due to an absence. It is the student's responsibility to initiate this discussion upon his/her return to school following an absence.
5. Students need to speak with the teacher PRIOR to a pre-arranged absence in order to get assignments that will be missed.
6. Students must write assignments in pencil OR black or blue pen only. Pencils will be required on some assignments.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
1. What You've Got to Bring to Class:
a. Your textbook, binder with ruled paper and resource manual, colored pencils, red ink pen, other pen/pencil.
b. Your daily planner for copying assignments and quiz/test dates.
c. Homework or other assignments to be turned in. Assignments turned in late are worth no credit. Exceptions
will be made for students with excused absences. Assignments should be completed and turned in, upon returning
to class from an absence, in a timely manner. School policy will be followed with regard to makeup work.
2. Classroom Rules
a. Be Punctual. I do enforce the tardy policy as outlined in the student handbook.
b. Be Prepared with homework, assignments, and materials.
c. Be Respectful of other students. Treat others as you want to be treated.
d. Be Respectful of the equipment, materials, and lab specimens contained within the classroom.
e. Be a Participant. You are expected to observe and participate in all specimen dissections and laboratory exercises.
f. Be On Task. Never disrupt class with off-task activities (passing notes, talking or whispering excessively, sleeping,
throwing objects, etc...).
g. Be Honest. You are expected to do your own assignments in and out of class!
h. No consumption of food or drink in the classroom or lab; medical exceptions permissible.
3. Grading and Grades (Refer to my Homework Assistance Web Page)
a. The nine weeks grade will be weighted based on percentages.
Unit Tests and Lab Practical Tests comprise 70% of the total nine weeks grade, labs and
dissections comprise 15%, and homework, classwork, and quizzes comprise the remaining
15% of the nine weeks grade.
b. I reserve the right to give unannounced quizzes whenever I deem appropriate.
c. Announced quiz dates will be posted two to three days in advance.
Unit tests and Lab Practicals will be announced a minimum of one week in advance.
d. Quizzes and Lecture tests will consist of multiple choice, true/false, short answer,
labeling, and/or discussion questions.
e. Lab Practicals will be given for most units of study and count as a major test grade.
4. Classwork and Makeup Work
a. Students are responsible for making up ALL assignments and labs missed due to absences. Assignments and
quiz/test dates are posted on the classroom dry erase board or assignment calendar, and/or teacher web page
b. Students with unexcused absences will be assigned zeros for missed work.
Students with excused absences who fail to make up missed work will be assigned zeros.
c. Missed tests, quizzes, or assignments may be made up before or after school by appointment,
during homeroom/advisor time, or at Saturday school. You may be given a different version of the test/quiz.
d. You will be given three school days for each excused class absence to complete missed assignments.
e. Students may be assigned a detention or Saturday School if homework and/or assignments are not
completed in a timely manner with an emphasis on quality.
5. Classroom Management
Students are expected to behave appropriately at all times. Rules in the student handbook
will be enforced and disciplinary procedures, as outlined in the handbook, will be followed.
Parents will be notified of inappropriate classroom behavior and/or poor grades on major
assignments, unit tests, and at grading periods.
I will be available by appointment for additional help. My classroom is C328. My email is email@example.com. Please feel free to call the school at 439-1200 and leave a message as well. Please allow me two days to return phone calls as I may not be able to reach you the day you leave a message. I look forward to working with you to insure each student has a successful year and reaches his/her full potential.
Please understand that although this website is a valuable tool, I do not depend on it to prepare for meeting with my students. My primary goal each day is to be prepared for instructional time with my students.