CLASSROOM RULES

  • MS. VINKLAREK

    HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

                                                                                                                                                 

    You have all chosen a most rewarding field of study to explore for future employment. Good study habits and an adherence to policy rules and regulations will make this a successful year for you with far reaching goals. Because this is a new field of study for many of you, it will require good study habits. What you learn today will help you in the tomorrows to come!

      -          CLASS RULES:

    Be respectful

    Of all people

    yourself

    teachers

    classmates

    administration

    support personnel

    Of all equipment

    room

    furniture

    lab materials

    computers

    Be responsible

    Attend class everyday

    Be on time

    Be prepared

    Be on-task

    Decide to succeed

    Be resourceful

    Read

    Think for yourself

    Prioritize - Plan your work and work your plan

    Be careful

    Follow all lab safety procedures in the lab and classroom.

    Report any problems that occur to the appropriate adult

     

    SUPPLY LIST

    3 Ring binder big enough to fit either a semester/year worth of papers, worksheets, tests, quizzes, etc. (1 ½ inch is preferable)

    Index cards: will be used for medical prefixes, suffixes, and terms 

    ( Health Science Theory =800 Mental Health 600)

    Note Book Paper: for binder

    Dividers: You will need dividers in the following order: Notes, Diagrams, Daily Work / HW, and Quizzes.

    Composition Book: for daily journals; this is a must have!

    Pens: black , blue , red, and one Highlighter

    GRADING

    We will have vocabulary quizzes, daily worksheets, medical minutes, homework, tests, and group work. Students may make up a failing quiz or test grade to a 70%. Late work is accepted 5 days after it is initially due and all late work will result in a maximum grade of a 75%. The medical minutes are daily presentations on medical current events. Each student will present 2 medical minute reports each semester. They must be given on the date assigned and if

    the student has an excused absence on the date it is due, they must give it on their next class day they are present, otherwise it will be considered late.

     

    Summative:    50%

    Tests, Projects, Research, Extended Labs, Unit Common Assessments, Major Writing Assignments

     

    Formative:       50%

    Daily work, Labs, Quizzes, Homework, Reading Logs, Minor Writing, District Benchmarks

     

     Classroom Policies and Procedures:

    1.   Demonstrate respect for instructor and other students.

    2.   Foul or abusive language will not be tolerated.

    3.   ID’s must be worn at all times. No exceptions. D-Hall may be issued.

    4.   In order to be recognized, raise your hand and wait to be called on before speaking.

    5.   No visitation allowed by friends in the classroom unless invited by teacher.

    6.   Cosmetic and grooming aids may not be used in the classroom.

    7.   Loudness, horseplay, or arguing will be interpreted as your need for additional work, and

          assignments will be made.

    8.   No food or gum will be allowed in the classroom (especially during Medical Minutes).

    9.   There is to be absolutely no talking during the pledge and moment of silence.  Respect others at all times including me.

    10.  Come to class on time. The school and district policy will be enforced in this class. I do   

           count tardies!!!

    11.   If you know in advance that you will miss class, please inform me.

    12.   If you are absent from a class, you are responsible for the make-up work.  Students will get

            time for make-up work as per district policy. It is your responsibility to get make-up work,

            not mine.

    13. Cell Phones/Headphones: In order to create a more positive learning environment, we use a cell phone “stop light” system during class 

      • RED: absolutely no cell phones seen or heard or the phone is taken up!
      • YELLOW: May use for instructional/personal purposes if YOU ASK FIRST (fact checks, challenge the teacher, Google searches, etc.)
      • GREEN: May use for group work, instructional purposes, or personal purposes; however, no videos or games. 

     RESTROOM: Students must turn in their cell phone before using the restroom and must go in the bucket.

      • HEADPHONES: May be used when given permission. ONE ear bud only. "Best bud is ONE bud!"
      • Non-negotiables- no YouTube videos or electronic games on a personal device

     

      • CONSEQUENCES
        • 1st offense: warning and put in the cell phone jail and given back after class
        • 2nd offense: put in the cell phone jail and given after lunch or school and parent contact made
        • 3rd offense: put in the cell phone jail, home call, and administrative notification


    14.   COURTESY RECEIVES THE HIGHEST AWARD IN THE CLASS.  DEMONSTRATE A

            POSITIVE, HELPFUL, SUPPORTIVE AND ENCOURAGING ATTITUDE TO ONE

            ANOTHER.

    If you need to contact me, please call the school @ 619-4000 or e-mail me at cvinklarek@scuc.txed.net.  E-mail is preferred!