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About The Class

Grade 7 Integrated Science Guidelines 2018-2019

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the results.” ~ Oscar Wilde
Dear Parents,

     I look forward to working with your son or daughter this year in science!! The following is an overview of the upcoming year.  If you have any questions about the following guidelines or anything about this science class, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by calling the school at 601-833-7549. I will make every effort to return your call as quickly as possible. I can also be contacted via e-mail at

Thank you in advance for your hard work and cooperation! - Coach Bridges
I. Books

Students will be using the McGraw Hill – Glencoe Integrated iScience Book for 7th Grade. We will cover Life, Physical, Earth and Space science according to the MS College and Career - Readiness Standards for Science and the district pacing guide.

II. Supplies: (Please make sure to have these available all year)

 2 Journals (marble/composition/bound 100 sheets)
 Heavy Duty Folder with 2 pockets and 3 prongs
 Loose Leaf Paper
 4 File Folders
 Colored Pencils
 Scissors
 Highlighters
 Glue sticks (2 or 4 packs)
 Pen and pencils


III. Behavior

Students must follow the following rules within the science classroom



§   Be on time for class.

§   Be prepared for class with all required materials.

§   Follow all classroom procedures.

§   Be respectful each other and classroom materials.

§   Work with 100% effort and a positive attitude.

§   Verbal Warning

§   Phone call Home

§   Break Detention

§   Teacher/parent conference with student

§   After school detention

§   Office referral

IV. Absences
If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to find the class make - up work folder to collect the work they missed upon returning to school. If a quiz or test is given on the day they were absent, they are expected to make it up when they return to school.
V. Grading

 Unit test and quizzes/ Projects & Labs  - 40%
 Daily Work (including bell ringer assessments)/ Homework  - 40%
 4½ Weeks or Nine Weeks Exam  - 20%
VI. Tests/Quizzes

 Quizzes will be given weekly; Tests will be given at the end of competencies or benchmarks.
 Tests and quizzes will be given back to the students when ALL students have tested.
 Cheating of any sort will constitute a grade of zero and no makeup test.
VII. Homework

 Homework is always preparation for the next day and the unit which means you must READ & STUDY.
 Students should read the lesson at home before coming to class. Class is fully engaged.
 Homework will be given according to how the lesson is taught; assignment times will vary. If there are any questions or concerns please email me.
 If homework is given for a lesson, we will use the following procedures:
 Student’s name, the date and the class period must be on homework to receive credit (If not, there will be a 10 point deduction or no credit will be given)
 All homework will be collected at the beginning of class.
 If homework is not turned in on time, 10 points will be deducted per day late. Students will receive no grade (NG = 0) in the grade book until assignment is completed.
 Copying or using another student’s work results in a zero for any students’ involved as well as the possibility of disciplinary action.
VIII. Journal/Class work

 Students will be responsible for keeping a neat and orderly science journal, folder and notebook.
 Journals will be assessed every three weeks with a journal quiz and rubric (journals may be used on quiz).
 Notebooks/Folders will be assessed twice a term with a notebook quiz (notebooks may be used).
 Class work consists of lab investigations, textbook assignments and cooperative (group) learning activities.
My Expectations and Beliefs
 Come to class prepared to WORK!
 Every teacher has a right to teach and every student has the right to learn.
 Treat everyone with courtesy and respect.
 Be responsible for your actions and accept consequences; if you choose not to follow the rules, then you will be referred to the office.
 Give YOUR best effort!!!!