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Psychology Syllabus

Union High School


2016-2017
Mr. John Schutte
Room: 1161
Email: schutte.john@unionps.org
Availability: I will be available every school morning at 7:50 a.m. and/or before
school by appointment. Additional time to work with students will be made upon a
students request. Any appointment can be made either in person or through email.
Materials That May Be Helpful:
3 Ring Binder (1 inch or 2 in)
Notebook Paper
Spiral Notebook
Pen/Pencil
If any other materials are needed I will give you at least a week
notice
Attendance, Late, and Make-up Work:
Regular attendance is crucial for success. Students are late when not in their seats
when the bell rings. The schools tardy policy is in effect for this class. If you know
you will be absent, you may send your assignment with a classmate or e-mail it to
me BEFORE class begins. Late work will only be accepted 1 day after the due date,
and will only count for half credit (Getting some credit is ALWAYS better than
getting a Zero). After the 1 day period the late work will not be accepted. Students
with an excused absence will have the same number of days to make up their work
as days they were absent. Students with an unexcused absence will then be
placed on the late work criteria, or the student can go to Homework Rescue to
make up missed work. It is the students responsibility to turn in makeup work.
Projects or major grades assigned before a students absence are still due on the
date assigned.
Calculation Procedures:
Grades will be taken according to the following points:
Assignment
Tests and Projects

% of
Grade
70%

Quizzes/Daily Work/Homework

30%

Total

100%

Cheating/Plagiarism:
The Cheating and plagiarism policy outlined in the student handbook will be strictly
followed in this class. Students should do their best work on all assignments.
Cheating in any form will not be tolerated.

Class Rules and Procedures:


1. NO CELL PHONES: All cell phones should be either turned off or put on
silent before entering the classroom. Ignoring this rule could result in
detention. Exceptions to the rule will be at Mr. Schuttes discretion, and if the
technology helps the students learning process.
2. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS: This includes those given by administrators, staff,
substitute teachers and Mr. Schutte.
3. COME TO CLASS PREPARED WITH ALL REQUIRED MATERIAL: Always
assume that you need a pen, pencil, paper, and notebook despite any special
period. The schools tardy policy does apply to this class.
4. TURN IN YOUR ASSIGNMENTS ON TIME: It is your responsibility to keep
up with your work.
5. ALLOW STUDENTS TO LEARN AND TEACHERS TO TEACH: I will treat you
with respect and consideration and it is expected that you will treat peers and
adults in a courteous and respectful manner. Adopt an attitude of an adult
and of a scholar.
6. COMPLY WITH ALL SCHOOL RULES, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES: It is
most important that you know the rules if you are expected to follow them.
Read your student handbook. Dress code, electronic devices, and all other
policies will be strictly enforced.
7. KEEP THE CLASSROOOM AND DESK CLEAN: Before leaving, check your
area. Pick up paper and return desk to the original place unless otherwise
instructed. Put trash in the trashcan by my desk.
8. TESTS AND QUIZZES: Tests and Quizzes will be given over material covered
in class, on homework assignments, and readings. It is the responsibility of
the student to review class material each night so that they are prepared for
the quiz.
9. HOMEWORK: Homework is assigned to reinforce or introduce major topics
throughout each unit. Not all homework assignments will be collected for a
grade; however, the material covered through the homework assignment
may be assessed via weekly quizzes and tests.
10.
NOTEBOOK: We will be using a class notebook. Every student is
required to be responsible for the maintaining and organization of their
notebook. Notebooks might not be graded but will be useful for studying and
staying organized in class.
11.PARTICIPATION: Everyone is expected to participate in class and group
discussions.