Welcome to Middle School Math & Science
“To be saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for everyone.” Pope Francis
Class Room Rules:
“The 5 Ps”
Prompt: Be on time, enter the classroom quietly, turn in homework, and immediately go to your assigned seat.
Prepared: Bring all materials, necessary work, and proper uniform every day. Materials include charged iPad, notebook, and school supplies. Please note that late assignments received the next day will receive half credit for the first quarter. No late assignments accepted after the first quarter.
Productive: Maximize learning time by staying on task, following directions, and remaining seated unless you’ve been given permission to get up. Grades will be based on the point system. More information about the point system can be found on the BTCS website.
Polite: Be nice to everyone. Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and your classroom. Keep your hands, feet, and object to yourself.
Patient: Wait respectfully and calmly for your turn. Listen when someone is talking.
The grading system for this class is called the Total Points System. It requires a simple understanding of addition and division, and does not involve weighted assignments or category percentages.
Each assignment or assessment is assigned a total number of points. The student’s overall grade is calculated dividing the total points earned by the total possible points. In order to assure that homework and quizzes are not valued the same as tests and major assignments, their respective point values are adjusted to coincide with the amount of content covered.
Schoology is the educational platform used by BTCS. The Schoology app can be accessed on your child’s iPad. What you can find on Schoology:
- Course Content
- Homework Assignments and Due Dates
- Quiz Review and Quiz Dates
- Exam Review and Exam Dates
Students have the same number of days that he/she was absent to make up work. Absent work should be submitted via email instead of Schoology.
Opportunity Sessions for math and science will be held every Tuesday from 2:50 pm – 3:30 pm in the Science Lab. Students not picked up by 3:30 pm will be signed into extended care.