Dear Parents and Guardians,
Hello and welcome. My name is Tamara Jett-Davis and I will be your child's’ Science teacher this new school year. As we embark upon this year, I want to introduce myself as your child’s homeroom teacher. At the end of this letter, you will find information on the science classroom policy, grading policy, information on progress reports, and teacher e-mails, for the grade level of your child. Please read and review the school rules, policies, and information that can be found in the student code of conduct. To remain aware of the expectations of your student, please check their school website regularly. Also, students’ grades can be found on Power teacher at any time throughout the school year. Make sure to contact your child’s respective counselor for Home-access username and password.
Progress reports will be sent home periodically or I will phone/e-mail parents/guardians at times. Please make sure you review them with your child, sign\them, and make sure they are returned to me.
My goal is to monitor the academic development of your child over the course of the school year in math and science. Please feel free to e-mail( Tamara.JettDavis@jcsd.net) me or write me a note whenever you feel like expressing your concerns about the progress of your child. I am very excited to be given the opportunity to work with your child this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or by email. I look forward to working with you this year. Phone: 843-310-1898
6th grade Science RM. F13
Daily Classroom Procedures
BEFORE THE BELL RINGS:
- Be seated in your assigned seat.
- Have all daily supplies out
- Sharpen pencil.
- Begin working on warm-up.
AS THE BELL RINGS:
- Voice level 0
- Continue working on warm-up.
DURING THE CLASS PERIOD
- Raise hand if you would like the teacher’s attention.
- Stay on task at all times.
- Remain seated until permission is
END OF CLASS
- Please remain seated until you are dismissed by the teacher.
Raising your hand
Raising your hand indicates that you would like my attention. Please hold all questions until ALL instructions have been given out. Once you are working independently or within groups, please feel free to raise your hand at any time for questions and/or comments that are related directly to the task at hand. Otherwise, please hold your thoughts and speak to me after class, at the end of the day.
Sharpening your pencil
If your pencil point should break, you should sharpen your pencil with the least amount of disruption possible. Please wait to sharpen your pencil until I have completed teaching my lesson and/or talking to the class. It would be beneficial to have a pencil sharpener of your own that you can access at any time.
I ask that you wait until all instructions have been given before leaving the room to use the bathroom. There are no bathroom privileges the first 15 minutes of class or the last 15 minutes of class. When leaving the room to use the bathroom, please raise your hand to ask permission, bring your bathroom sheet to me to have it signed. Take the required pass. Only 1 person should leave the classroom at a time, so if someone else is out of the classroom, please wait until they have returned to ask for permission. Restroom privileges are restricted to 5 times a marking period for each class.
During some lessons, there will be opportunities to work in pairs/group. Sometimes I will allow students to select their partners, while most of the time I will be assigning students to pairs/groups. I ask that everyone respect one another when working together. Please do not express disappointment or disapproval of other students within the class. In addition, all students are expected to contribute to the activity with no one person taking charge of the entire group, and no students relying on other students to do all the work.
- 90 – 100 %
- 80 – 89 %
- 70 – 79%
- 60 – 69 %
F 59 % or below