All grading utilizes a weighted point system:
The grading scale used in this class conforms to the ECS standard grading system:
A: 93% - 100%
B: 85% - 92%
C: 76% - 84%
D: 70% - 75%
F: 69% and below
Students will be given daily homework assignments which are
reviewed, checked, and/or turned in the following day in class.
However, the teacher will make every effort to avoid assigning lengthy
homework material on Wednesdays; time for mid-week church services and quality family events are valuable and beneficial for Christian families. Routinely, online quizzes are given over the weekend and are open-notes, open-book, and must be accessed using the student's Google Classroom account and submitted no later than midnight Sunday evening, unless otherwise directed. All homework assignments will be posted on RENWEB and/or the student's Google Classroom account on a day-to-day basis. However, it is also the responsibility of the student to record all assignments in his or her agenda book. Students may not work on homework assignments during class time unless specifically instructed by the teacher. If a student misses a particular class and the school finds his or her absence to be "excused," then the student has the number of days absent to complete all of his or her missed assignments; students missing quizzes and/or tests must take them on the day they return to class or at the teacher's convenience. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain his or her make-up work from the teacher.
15% of the student's grade is based on classroom participation.*
Each day, every student is evaluated on preparedness, conduct, and involvement in that day's lesson. Students coming to class without the required materials, "cutting up" in class, and not partaking in class discussions, will inevitably receive poor scores for participation. Classroom participation is necessary to fully grasp the concepts and material covered in class this year.
*2 pts. awarded each day (1 pt. = preparedness; 1 pt. = participation)
No matter how great a subject is taught, some students will need extra attention and discipline to fully understand and apply all the topics covered in class. After-school tutoring with 1-on-1 communication has always been considered as one of the best resources in guiding these
students. Just as Jesus seeks to bring back the one lost sheep, so will the teacher do everything in his power to ensure every student overcomes any spiritual/academic struggle. After-school
tutoring is available upon request.
(Tutoring is only available Wednesdays during Volleyball/Soccer season).
In the event that an infraction occurs in the classroom (i.e. - any
time a student does not act in accordance with the classroom statutes), the following procedure* will be strictly adhered to:
1st offense: Verbal warning**
2nd offense: Written referral with "violation"
3rd offense: Written referral with "violation" and/or "foul"
4th offense: To be decided by the teacher and principal
* The "Stay in the Game" system will be incorporated within this policy. The teacher reserves the right to skip to a greater offense's
punishment dependent upon the nature of the offense.
** Incomplete homework assignments automatically warrant a "violation."
Throughout the year, selected classes will be filmed and posted on the class's YouTube account for the benefit of parents and students. Parental permission must be given to allow students to be videotaped for the purposes of this class. Parents may exclude their child from these online class videos.
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Contact me for any questions, comments, or concerns you might have by utilizing the "Contact Mr. Morris" feature on the home page of MrMorrisClass.com. I have done my best to outline all the expectations of my class and of every student. Please note that this syllabus is unique and applies only to my classes. This syllabus does not affect other teachers' policies; moreover, other teachers' policies do not affect my syllabus. May Jesus Christ be glorified in every decision made within Epworth Christian School this school year!