Madison High School Course Expectations Sheet Chemistry
Instructor: Ms. Carlson/Mr. Goodwin
Phone: (973) 593-3117 Ext: 7712
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - BEST METHOD TO CONTACT ME!
Webpage: Google Classroom, https://www.madisonpublicschools.org/Domain/142 or look for my name on the “Teachers” page on the High School Website
Office Location: My desk is located in prep room between D22 and D24
Tutorial: Ms. Carlson is usually available before school every day (except during inclement winter weather) [in the Lobby A and C Days or D22/G57/G58 on B and D Days], C Day Lunch Tutorial (G-58), and A Day Lunch Tutorial (G-58 with Ms. Wylykanowitz). Mr. Goodwin is usually available in his office before school or during lunch periods.
- Course Description: This course is a college preparatory science class designed for students who would like to develop an understanding of the fundamental nature of their surroundings. The content is centered on the major concepts in chemistry including quantitative relationships. The course attempts not only to give an understanding of basic principles, but also to develop critical thinking skills through problem solving, small group discussion and laboratory experimentation.
- Text & Materials: A Natural Approach to Chemistry- Hsu, Chaniotakis, Carlisle, Damelin.
Students are required to bring the following to class every day:
- charged Chromebook
- a scientific calculator
- a three-ring binder with paper (or another type of notebook and a pocket folder)
- writing instruments to class every day.
III. Classroom Expectations:
- Treat everyone in the class with respect and consideration.
- Follow all safety procedures.
- Cheating and copying will not be tolerated, help will always be available for those who wish it.
- Bring your scientific calculator (for example a TI-30X IIS is sufficient for this course) EVERY DAY. Cell phones are not acceptable calculators. You will not be able to share calculators on tests or quizzes.
- Keep all notes, handouts, homework assignments and labs organized in your notebook/folder.
- Stay on task for the entire class.
- Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom and our class Google Calendar.
- The grades will be posted on Genesis. Check your grades on a weekly basis, so there are no surprises at the end of the marking period.
- No food or drink is allowed in the classroom.
- Grading Policy:
- Tests 50%
- Labs 25%
- Quizzes 15%
- Homework/Classwork 10% (may be graded for completion or correctness)
- Late Work & Make-up Policy:
For Paper Assignments: If you are out the day something is due, you should write absent at the top of the paper and hand it in next time our class meets. Late assignments (homework, labs, projects, online quizzes, etc.) will be penalized accordingly. If a student is absent when an assignment is due or on a test date, the student should be able to hand in the assignment on the day that the student returns to school or take the test on the day that the student returns.
For Schoology Assignments: After the assignment is due, you will only be allowed one attempt to complete it for a grade if the assignment was not submitted on time.
The Madison High School homework, late work and make up policies will be followed. Students should see Ms. Carlson or Mr. Goodwin for special circumstances or for special arrangements.
- Class Participation: Class participation is necessary to succeed in Chemistry. Chemistry is not a “spectator sport”. You need to be involved in class every day and look over your notes and/or complete homework every night. Ask questions if you are unsure of something!
VII. Teacher Availability: Ms. Carlson is usually available before school every day (except during inclement winter weather) [in the Lobby A and C Days or D22/G57/G58 on B and D Days], C Day Lunch Tutorial (G-58), and A Day Lunch Tutorial (G-58 with Ms. Wylykanowitz). Mr. Goodwin is usually available in his office before school or during lunch periods.