Physics Information Letter 2012-2013
Welcome to Physics for 2012-2013. This page has a general description of the important information you need to know for Physics class.
The most important information is that everything on this page is described in detail at www.landerson.net. There is a link to this page in Study Wiz
What to look for on www.landerson.net
A Google-calendar with the class schedule
Class information and a syllabus
Web connections for TAKS/STARR and Physics Links.
Grades and grading policy
In Physics class, your grade will be calculated as follows
Daily/Homework grades ..10%
Lab/Quiz grades .30%
Each 9 weeks, one lowest lab/quiz and 2 lowest daily grades will be dropped.
Students will be required to do some preparation for TAKS on their own...this will be a test grade during the last nine weeks.
To get the maximum grade, students should do 5 hours of practice by April 20th . There is more information online and a log-sheet, with instructions which will be available in class. A log, which is signed by parents, is required for this grade.
There will be smaller projects during the year.
During the first nine weeks, there will be a 'physics car' project... this will be due the 5th week of the 1st nine weeks, and will count as a test grade.
During the second nine-weeks there will be a science pod-cast/media project which will count as a test grade.
During the last nine-weeks, there will be a boat-project which will count as a test grade.
Details can be found on www.landerson.net .
The grading policy is clearly spelled-out on the web-site. The district grading policy is followed. If you turn in an assignment one day late, you will receive 80% of the grade earned; two days late will earn 60% of the assignment grade and 3 days or more late will be 0 credit. If an assignment, that is graded in class, is not turned in, you must request an alternative assignment because the answers have been given to the class for the missed assignment. All work missed must be made up. The number of days missed is a guide for the time-limit to make up work, after that, the late-work policy goes into effect.
Assignments are always due beginning of the period (BOP), at the bell, unless otherwise stated.
An article summary will be turned in once per nine weeks. The last class day of the week equal to the class period is the due date for the article summary.
( second period will turn their summary in on the last class day of the second week of the nine-weeks etc)
E-mail for all CISD employees is firstname.lastname@example.org
The main phone number for
Parent Connection- Grades are available, online, at www.comalisd.org on the parent connection. Grades for daily work will be entered the same week, tests, labs and projects take more time to evaluate, but will be entered in a timely fashion.
Study Wiz- All teachers and students can connect at the Study Wiz site on the internet. Links to teacher pages, and an e-locker for turning in assignments are some of the features of this site.
Students are required to have a scientific calculator. These are available at most department and office supply stores for under $10.
You should have some type of folder to keep all of your work this is your receipt for your grade all work should be kept until the end of the grading period.
It is also required to have a hard-back composition book to write notes and short writing assignments. These are currently available for 50 cents in many stores.