Life Skills Syallbus

2018 - 2019 School Year 

JWelcome back to school!  I hope you had a wonderful summer.  Now it is time to get back into the groove of studying again.  I am here to help teach you many new things.  Please remember that you are the only one that can make your high school experience a GREAT experience.  So I hope you will do your best in all of your classes.

 Materials:
1..Your notebook
2.  Your textbooks
3.  Your agenda
4.  Paper
5.  Pencils or pens

Classroom Rules:
1.  Be respectful to yourself and others.
2.  Bring all materials to class.
3.  Be in your seat and ready for class when the bell rings.
4.  Raise your hands at all times when needed.
5.  Do not go outside at all, unless you have permission.
6.  Do not roll your eyes at adults, this is disrespectful.
7.  Remember school is just like a job.  (No effort = no money)
8.  Abide by all school rules.

 Choose to break a rule?
1st offense = Warning
2nd offense = Student Conference
3rd offense = Parent Contact
4th offense = Lunch detention
5th offense = Referral to the principal or administrator
*Any serious behavior problems or class disruptions will result in an immediate referral to an administrator.

Grading Scale:
A = 93 – 100
B = 85 – 92                                                    
C = 84 – 77
D = 76 – 70
F = 69 and below

Class rewards for following rules:
1.  1 day – free time at the end of class.
2.  1 week – no homework on Friday.
3.  1 month – in class treat (games, movie, etc.)

 Personal rewards for following rules:
1.  Good Grades!
2.  Homework Passes
3.  Bonus Points

Grading:
A point system will be used for each subject area: Life Skills English, Job Skills Math, Life Skills Science, Independent Living Skills, etc.

            Points earned              X                     100%               =          GRADE
           
Points possible

 
The following items will be used to determine your grade:
ü  Homework
ü  Classwork/Class Participation
ü  Bellringer work
ü  Quizzes
ü  Tests
ü  Exam

 
MS. HOPWOOD’S EXPECTATIONS:
*Be respectful at all times!
*Do your work nice and neat!
*If you are nice to me, then I will be nice back.  (Treat others the way you would like to be treated.)
*Don’t ever give up!  (Even when something seems so hard to do.)
*Please remember teachers cannot read your mind, so please raise your hand to ask questions in all of your classes. J
*I am here to help you to learn!

 **Also it is never too early or too late to start thinking about what you would like to do after high school.  I strongly encourage you to talk with your parents and friends to find out what kinds of jobs are out in the world.

 Please remember the following:

“School is a serious place.  You go to school to study, work, and produce – just like in an adult workplace.  School is where you go to learn skills that help make you a productive citizen and grow to your fullest potential as a human being.”

Good luck and we are going to have a great year!!

Ms. Hopwood