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Dear Parent (s) or Guardian(s):

We are your childs grade 7 teachers. To ensure that your child has the best possible learning
environment, we have developed the following Classroom Contract. These expectations are for all
students. We will do our best to support your child and appreciate your support as well.

Class Expectations for the students:

1. Be considerate and respect others and raise hand to speak.


2. Arrive to class on time and be prepared.
3. Begin class by doing expected requirements.
4. Do your OWN work and NOT COPY other students work.
5. Make-up missed tests and quizzes within three days of your return unless other arrangements
have been made with your teacher.
6. Be responsible for your own work when absent from class
7. Enjoy learning and do your best each and every day. Participation is expected. Participation
involves critical thinking, reading, note taking or outlining, essay writing, problem solving,
discussion and listening.
8. Electronic devices are not permitted in the classroom. Students can be reached through the
school office.
9. Assignments or projects not completed will receive a zero grade.
10. Extra help is available every day during lunch and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after
period 9.

Homework:
All homework is due on the given due date. Homework can NOT be handed in late. A missed
homework is a 0.

Lateness:
Lateness to class is unacceptable. Lateness to all classes will be recorded. If the student is not
correcting their behavior further action will be taken.

Midterms and Finals:


Midterms are worth 20% of a students second quarter grade, and finals are worth 20% of a
students yearly average.

We thank you in advance for your support,


Mr. Allen, Ms. Cavallaro, Mrs. Palma, Mrs. Ostroff, and Mr. Thiem

English 7H Ms. Cavallaro


English 7 Ms. Cavallaro/Mr. Allen
In English class this year we hope that students will strengthen their writing, reading, and
critical thinking skills. The best way to ensure this is to come to class prepared with
assigned reading and work completed. Students will be asked to read at home throughout
the year, which is imperative to their growth. In addition, one of the most important skills
for English class is the ability to actively participate in class, including partner, group, and
whole-class discussions and collaborative learning experiences. As reading is the
foundation in our classroom for writing, class discussions, and critical thinking, please help
support your child's success by continuing the conversation at home about the importance
and necessity of reading. Thank you for helping make English class a positive experience
for your child!
Grading Policy*: Class Materials:
30% Classwork, Homework, and Participation 3" Binder with dividers
30% Quizzes and Minor Assignments Reading Book/Class Novel
40% Tests and Major Assignments Pens, Pencils, Highlighters
Summer Reading assessment is 10% of
English 7 quarter 1 grade, and 15% of English
7H quarter 1 grade

(*weight adjusted based on requirements of


the quarter)
Math 7/Math 7 Accelerated Mrs. Palma/Mr. Allen
Course Requirements
The Grade 7 NYS Math assessment will be given in May.
Proper care must be given to your school issued calculator. It must be returned in
June.
All handouts are to be kept in your folder. This folder may be emptied at the end of
each quarter, but handouts must be saved in a safe place at home or in your locker.
Homework is graded upon completeness, not correctness, on a scale of 0 to 2.
o 0- Not completed by the due date
o 1- Incomplete, work not shown, or completed after class on the due date
o 2- Complete, all work shown, in pencil, and in class on the due date
Students in Math 7A must maintain an 85% average to continue in acceleration.
Social
Grading Studies
Policy: 7 Mr. Thiem & Mr. Allen
Class materials: (brought to class each day)
50% Tests (about 3 per quarter) Red Folder
1. Students must come to class everyday with
Red their binder divided in six sections (notes,
20% Quizzes Marble Notebook
class work, homework, quizzes, tests, vocabulary). They also should bring a folder, pen,
20% Homework Buckle Down Workbook
pencil and a highlighter.
10% Projects School Issued Calculator
2 pencils
2. Class will begin at the bell. Students must behave properly during class. This includes
answering questions, listening, taking notes, working in groups and treating others with
respect. Any talking or other disruptive behavior will mean points off their participation
grade and possible detention.

3. Students will have a homework sheet posted on my website at the beginning of each
week.

4. Late homework not accepted (except for excused absence).

5. Tests must be made up within 3 days of missing one.

6. Late projects will be penalized 10 points for each day late. Not accepted after 3rd
day.

7. If students have an extended excused absence, teachers will make suitable timeline for
missed work/tests.

8. The class grade will be based upon the following categories:

Tests 40%
Quizzes 20%
Participation 10%
Homework 10%
Projects/Authentic Assessment 20%
Physical Science 7-Mrs. Ostroff / Mr.Allen

Course Requirements

Bring your supplies to class, being unprepared for class will result in a 5pt loss in
participation points
Textbook homework must be handed in on loose-leaf with a proper heading
All handouts are to be kept in your folder. This folder may be emptied at the end of
each quarter, but handouts must be saved in a safe place at home or in your locker.
Homework is graded upon completeness, not correctness, on a scale of 0 to 2.
o 0- Not completed by the due date
o 1- Incomplete, work not shown, or completed after class on the due date
o 2- Complete in class on the due date

Grading Policy: SUBJECT TO CHANGE Materials

Tests 50% Pen or pencil

Quizzes 15% Marble Notebook

Homework 10% Manila Folder

Participation -5% Science Workbook

Labs/Projects 20% Calculator


Signature Page

Please sign and return to your first period teacher by the end of the week.

I have read and understand the contract for Grade 7. I will do my best to
succeed and help others succeed by doing my work and following the rules.

Students Signature _________________________

I have read and understand the contract for Grade 7. I will do my best to
help my child succeed.

Parents Signature __________________________