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PierzHealyHighSchool

8thGrade
20142015

WritingLabSyllabus
Ms.AmyJindra
Room110Ex.1254
ajindra@pierz.k12.mn.us

Behavior
Respect&Responsibility=SUCCESS
Nocellphoneuseduringclass
Nofood,candy,gum,orflavoredbeverages
Beontime!
Cometoclassprepared
Usetimewisely
Keepyourhandsandfeettoyourself
Maintainpositiveattitudeandlanguage

DailyRequiredMaterials
Notebook
Folder
Pencils
BlackorBlueInkPens
Highlighter
Planner
Book

CourseRequirements:
AttendanceYoumustabidebytheattendancerulesmandatedbythedistrict.Theserules
canbefoundinthestudentplannerissuedtoyouatthebeginningoftheschoolyear.Inaddition,ifyou
areawareofanupcomingabsenceitwouldbetoyouradvantagetoletmeknowinadvance.Itismuch
easierworkingabitaheadthentryingtocatchuponcefallenbehind.

LateWorkIfayoumissesclassduetoanexcusedabsenceyouwillhavetwodayswhere
classisinsessiontocompletethemissedassignments.Afterthattimeperiodpasseseachadditionalday
thatitisturnedinlatewillresultina20%decreaseinpotentialgrade.Ifanassignmentisturnedinlate
withoutavalidexcuseitwillalsoresultina20%decreaseinpotentialgradeperdayitislate.

ExtraCreditExtracreditwillbearareprivilegeinthisclass.Itisexpectedthatyoucomplete
theassignedwork,throughoutthelengthoftheentireclass,toreceiveapassingscore.Youcannotrely
onextracredittosaveyourselvesfromafailingscore.

TardysIfayoucomestoclassafterthebellringswithoutapass,youwillbemarkedtardy.
Ifyouaremarkedtardy4timesyouwillreceiveanhourofdetention.

BullyingThereisazerotolerancepolicywithinmyclassroomwhenitcomestobullyingor
misbehavior.Everyonedeservestofeelsafeinschool,specificallymyclassroom,soitisEXPECTED
thatpeerstreateachotherwithrespect.

Assessments

ExamsYouwillbeaskedtocompleteexamsthroughoutthecourseoftheyear.Theywill
includebutarenotlimitedtomultiplechoice,fillintheblank,andessaytypesofquestions.Thedateof
theexamswillbeannouncedatleasttwoweeksbeforethetestdate.Foreachexamtherewillbesome
sortofreviewthatwillbecompletedeitherinclassorinpaperformwhereyouwillbeabletotakeit
home.ExamswillbemodifiedforstudentswithIEPsorothersimilardesignatedstipulations.

WritingPortfolioAsawritingcoursetherewillbemanydifferentdraftsofmanyvarious
typesofwriting.Therewillbecompleteessaysthatwillbeturnedinasanassessmentofdemonstration
oflearnedskills.TheseessayswillrequirethecurrentMLAformatting,outline,drafts,andafinalized
copytoreceiveapassingscore.Theseessayswillbekeptinaportfoliotomeasuregrowthandfor
eachstudenttoseetheprogresstheyhavemadeinthequarter.

CommunicationThebestwaytocontactmeisviaemail.Iwouldbemorethanwillingto
meetwithconcernedparentsorguardiansinregardstotheirstudentsduringtheweekafter3:30pm.
Reportseitherpositiveornegativeinnaturewillbemadethroughphoneoremailcontactafterschool
hours.

HomeworkThisclasswillhavenohomework.Thatsrightnohomework.Itistherefore
understandablyexpectedthatstudentsuseclasstimewiselyandstayontask.Thereisalotof
informationtocoverinashortamountoftime!

Iamheretohelpyousucceed!Ifyouhaveanyquestions,concerns,orproblems,comeand
talktome.Iwillbearoundbeforeandafterschooljuststopby.Lookingforwardtoan
explorativeandinsightfulyear!