• Grading/Classroom Policy

    --70% of your grade is based upon assessments (Quizzes, Chapter Tests, & projects) 

    --30% of your grade is based upon participation and homework completion. This grade is meant to help you, not to hurt you. If you come to class prepared, complete your homework, participate, follow all class rules, and work to the best of your abilities, you will receive an A.

    Class Expectations:

    1.) Respect yourself and others at all times.

    2.) Bring all materials to class everyday (computer, writing instrument, three ring binder, and paper).

    3.) Be in your assigned seat, ready to learn when the bell rings. You will have detention after school if you do not comply.

    4.) Raise your hand and allow others to finish speaking before you speak.

    5.) No eating, drinking, or chewing gum in class.

    6.) When leaving the room, sign both out and in. The pass cannot be used in the first or last 10 minutes of class.

    7.) Cheating is an automatic 0, and I will contact home. Copying and pasting from a translator is cheating as well.

    8.) Homework is not done in class unless instructed to do so.

    9.) No hats/cell phones or use of any other personal electronic devices in class.

    10.) If I cannot see your computer screen on DyKnow or you are using your computer inappropriately, I will e-mail home and you will not be permitted to use your computer the rest of the class. After 3 strikes, you will not be able to use your computer in class.

    11.) Do your best and participate!


    • All work must be made up and you are responsible for all missed material.
    • After a week (starting the day you come back to class), I will not allow you to make up tests and quizzes.
    • Get assignments and notes from a responsible classmate or me (in OneNOte)
    • Tests and quizzes must be made up within a week upon your return.
    • All work that is not made up is a zero.

     If you miss the class before the test or quiz, you are responsible for taking the test or quiz.


    Additional Rules

    ** If you make flashcards (physical ones not electronic) on the day of a vocabulary quiz, you will receive 2 extra credit points. You may not get 2 points again on the day of a test. 

    ** Homework and projects are either late or on time. Late Homework or Projects lose 25% flat rate (even if class does not meet) and will not be accepted after 3 days.

    **If you are not ready to present or are absent, you must see me outside of class to do so. I am will not be interrupting the next class period.

    ** If you are absent, it is your responsibility to show me your missed work. I will not stop class to ask for your missed work. If you do not show it to me when you return, it is late. 

    **I do not give extra credit assignments, however, there might be times when I give extra credit questions on quizzes, test or an optional section on a project that will give extra points.


     TARDIS – Tardiness will not be tolerated. 

    • On the first offense, you will receive detention with me and your parents will be contacted.
    • On the second offense, you will receive a detention and your parents will be contacted. 
    • On the third offense, you will receive a detention and be referred to the administration.


    MISSED QUIZZES / TESTS must be made up during the NEXT CLASS MEETING or at a pre-arranged time. Failure to do so will result in a zero. If there is an EXTENDED ABSENCE, then upon your return you MUST SCHEDULE with me a mutually convenient extra help session and make-up date for missed work.


    Please come for HELP at the first sign of DIFFICULTY. I teach at the High School in the morning so you must set up an appointment with me if you need to come to see me.



    A substitute teacher is to be treated just as you would treat your regular teacher. Any infraction of this requirement will be dealt with appropriately.

    RE-TESTING POLICY. (re-takes are ONLY offered on QUIZZES NOT TESTS)

    -Any student that scores below 59 on a Quiz can request to retake an assessment for a passing grade. (Passing grade at RDMS is a 60)

    -The student must contact me directly and request a retest. The student must also fill out a re-test form.

    -It is the student's responsibility to show up on time on the predetermined date to do a retake.

    - Students must also have the re-test form signed by a parent and filled out. (NO student is allowed to retest without the parents knowledge) 

    -If a student has failed more than one Quiz, He/She must come in for extra two times before being allowed to re-take a Quiz.