Instructor: Miss Melissa Harms
(970) 587-6009 school
Student Responsibilities and Expectations
You are expected to know and follow all school policies. Ignorance is not an excuse.
Come to class with your homework ready to turn in at the beginning of the period. This includes making sure that your name and proper heading is on your assignment and that it is on your desk, ready to be turned in when the bell rings. YOU ARE EXPECTED TO BRING YOUR CLASS NOTEBOOK WITH PAPER, AND A PEN (OR PENCIL) EVERYDAY!!!! Students will not be allowed to leave the classroom to retrieve notes from their locker. If an assignment or quiz requires or allows one, a student will suffer without.
Since we are using a classroom set of books, your notes are extremely important. These are what you will be using to study for your quizzes and tests. You ARE required to have an organized three-ring binder for this class. You should expect to keep everything given back to you in preparation for the final.
Since we do not have a text book we will be taking a substantial amount of notes. Please prepare for this. You are expected to participate in taking notes, with musical devices OFF. You will be able to print notes off of the website if you miss class or are not able to write them down quick enough but EVERYONE is expected to participate in copying notes.
Attendance and Make-Up Work
Consistent attendance in any class is important for you to gain the most from your education. You are responsible for attending class everyday. Attendance will remain consistent with all school policies. If you have an excused absence you will be able to make up missed work and will need to obtain notes from a classmate and/or arrange a time to meet with me in this case it is your responsibility to retrieve missed assignments, I will not track you down to give you what you missed in class.
To leave class for any reason, you must ask permission for a hall pass. Very few hall passes will be given out this semester. Please keep this in mind and take care of business such as filling up water bottles and using the restroom before you come to class.
You are expected to be in class ON TIME everyday. Please note that the office considers three tardies an unexcused absence.
Late Work (something you do not have a valid excuse on why it is not done)
Late work is not accepted within the social studies department. All homework is due at the beginning of the hour, however I will not count a paper or a project late until 3:00 pm on the due date.
I have a zero tolerance for cheating. Cheating will earn you a "0" on your assignment and an office referral.
Grades will be determined based on a total points system. The number of points a student earns for daily work, projects, papers, homework, quizzes, and tests will be divided by the total number of points possible to determine the percentage grade. The appropriate letter grade will then be assigned. The final will be 20% of the total points in the class. Everyone is required to participate in the final.
The following grading scale will be used:
A= 90 – 100%
B= 80 – 89 %
C= 70 – 79 %
D= 60 – 69 %
F= 0 – 59 %
Grades are on internet will be updated at least once a week. Eligibility goes out every other week. I will not seek you out to show your grade. You are expected to get your login information from the office for infinite campus and look it up yourself.
Please refer to www.harmsworldhistory.blogspot.com This website was created for those students who miss class or need extra help. You are also welcome to sign up for text message alerts by texting "follow harmshistory" to 40404. Note: standard text messaging rates apply.
Feel welcome to make an appointment with me to meet before school to discuss any accommodations for extra help, disabilities, or personal situations. I will work with individuals requiring extra assistance on a one-by-one basis.
Colorado State Standards
I will be teaching material in according to the Colorado Model Content Standards. You will be expected to keep a copy of these in your notebook for reference.
Cell phones are strictly prohibited. (NOT ALLOWED!!!!) If you bring this to class and, I will collect the item and your parent/guardian can retrieve it from the office. Music devices maybe used during individual work but should be done so respectfully. If you abuse this privilege you will lose it!
Food and Drinks
Food is not allowed, but drinks are tolerated as long as it is consumed in a respectful manner and trash disposed properly.
You can expect me to treat you and your classmates with respect at all times. I expect the same of you. (This also includes class observers, substitutes, and all other staff.) We will be learning about the world and those in it, I expect you to come to class with an open mind and an attitude that embraces diversity. I expect you to take pride in all of your work as well as ask questions. You can be sure I will ask them of you.