rulesandregs Mrs. Gunty
Seton Catholic High School
Classroom policies – Mrs. Gunty

1. Come to class on time. Standing outside the door and rushing in after the bell has begun to ring will constitute a tardy.  You must be INSIDE the door when the bell begins to ring to be counted on time.

2. Begin the sponge activity within 1 minute after the tardy bell.  Directions will be on the white board or overhead screen.  Please do not wait for me to remind you to begin since I need to take roll and attend to other duties the first few minutes of the period.  When I begin class, directions for the sponge may need to be taken down, so don’t delay.

3. Attend to personal needs before coming to class.  Do not ask for passes during the first fifteen minutes of class or during a lecture unless you have a real emergency.

4. Remain in your assigned seat unless you have permission to get up.  Throw away scraps at the end of the period on your way out and do not sharpen pencils while I am speaking to the whole class.

5. Do not eat or drink anything in class unless you have been given special permission.  School sponsored sales will be permitted during the last 5 minutes of class IF we are finished with the lesson and permission is granted.

6. Bring required materials every day unless you are otherwise directed.

7. Talk only when permitted.  Be aware of the situation since quiet talking is allowed in many situations and speaking to the entire group without raising you hand may be allowed in other situations.  I will remind you once and expect compliance.

8. Use polite speech and body language.  Unkind teasing and impolite behavior is unacceptable.  Please do not ask to step outside to spit.

9. Do not cheat.  Students caught cheating will receive a zero in addition to a referral to the dean and a phone call home.  Both the student who shares his/her work for an independent assignment and the person who copies it will suffer the same consequences.  I expect you to do your own work, and be sure no one copies it.

10.  Follow the teacher’s directions immediately.


Grading Policy

Grading for this class will be done on a point system.  It is possible for you to calculate your average at any time by simply dividing the number of point you receive by the number of points available. Each quarter, students will be given a blank assignment sheet to keep track of their scores.

Homework 50 points

Tests 200 points

Labs 200 points

Sponge Activities 10 points

Points for other projects and assignments will be announced when assignments are made.

Late assignments

1. If you are absent when an assignment is made, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed, and turn it in on time.  This is true for tests, projects and homework.
2. If you are absent when an assignment is due, there is no reduction in grade provided the assignment is turned in at the next class attended.
3. If you do not turn in an assignment for reason #2 above, you may turn it in at the next regularly scheduled class for half credit.  Any assignments turned in after that time will receive no credit.
4. There are no make-ups for sponge activities.  It will not hurt your grade, nor will it help.
5. If you are absent from a class due to a sporting event, it is not considered an absence.

1. If you were absent when a test was announced, you must take the test on the scheduled day.

2. If you were absent when a test is given, you should make arrangements with me to make-up your test.  These arrangements should be made as soon as you return to school.

3. If you know in advance that you will be absent – due to a planned absence or sports event – you must take a make-up test 8th hour on the day before the test is schedules.

Quarter/Semester Grades

Semester grades are cumulative, that is, first quarter grade roll over to the second quarter and third quarter grades roll over to start the fourth quarter.  The semester grade is calculated as follows:

(Semester 1 Grade X 80%) + (Semester 1 Final X 20%) = Semester 1  Final Grade

(Semester 2 Grade X 80%) + (Semester 2 Final X 20%) = Semester 2 Final Grade
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