Classroom Rules and Procedures
The following information describes the classroom procedures and course expectations for students enrolled in classes with Mr. Tremblay. Students are expected to review this information and be aware of the rules and procedures of this class.
1. COURSE GOAL: When students complete the study of physical science, they will be informed citizens capable of identifying and analyzing physics in the every day world.
2. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Courses in physics & chemistry are generally regarded as demanding and challenging. This is so, but they are also very rewarding.
3. CLASS MATERIALS: Pencils, pens, scientific calculator, and a ring binder for daily notes. Your labs and homework should also be organized in your binder, using clearly labelled dividers.
4. ENGLISH: All students are encouraged to practice and improve their English language skills, while in class. The speaking of Spanish is discouraged, unless it is essential for understanding of the subject being discuss in class.
5. ATTENDANCE: Regular attendance is absolutely essential. Extended absences of more than one day are strongly discouraged. School attendance and punctuality policies will be strictly enforced.
6. EXTRA HELP: An appointment may be scheduled with me either before or after class.
7. HOMEWORK: Homework is an essential part of any science and particularly physics course. It provides the student with the opportunity to practice the problem-solving methods learned in class.
Students should spend 20-30 minutes each night either going over the day's lecture or doing a problem set.
It is essential you put forth your best effort to address any difficulties before a test.
8. PARTICIPATION GRADE: Every student will be awarded a grade out of 20 for their participation during the bimester. Points may be lost for the following: lack of writing utensil, lack of notebook, lack of completed book work, lack of completed worksheets, lack of a calculator or for poor behaviour in class.
9. GRADED ASSESSMENTS: We will have approximately one test per unit. There will also be quizzes covering lectures and laboratory assignments. Lab reports are also graded.
10. GRADING: All work must be handed in at the beginning of the period for which it is due. LATE WORK WILL BE GRADED OUT OF 15 FOR 1 DAY LATE, OUT OF 10 FOR TWO DAYS AND NOT GRADED AFTERWARDS WITH A GRADE OF ZERO BEING GIVEN.
11. FINAL EXAMINATION & MOCK EXAMS: A cumulative final examination is administered at the end of the year for every course. CIE mock exams will be written in the second bimester by all Form 4 and 5 students and comprise 40% of the bimester grade.
12. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY: Students are expected to complete their own academic work. Copying and plagiarism will be dealt will severely and warrant an automatic grade of zero, in addition to a BlackBook sanction.