• Earth Science Syllabus

    Syllabus – Earth Science 2021-2022

     

    Teacher: Amy Jarrett

    Website: https://www.henry.k12.va.us/domain/343

    E-mail: ajarrett@henry.k12.va.us

     

    Course Description: In this class you will study the Earth in relation to the fields of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy.  You will learn how to identify various rocks and minerals of the Earth and those located in Virginia.  We will explore the causes and trends in our weather patterns through the use of simple maps and devices.  We will also discuss how wild our atmosphere can be through the exploration of tornadoes, hurricanes, and thunderstorms.  As we study oceanography, we will touch on the topics of currents, tides, waves, salinity, and marine biology.  We will also take a detailed look at the many objects that make up our solar system, such as stars, planets, and other celestial objects.

     

    Materials

    REQUIRED

    iPad

    Pen and/or pencil

    Earbuds/headphones

     

    RECOMMENDED

    3-ring binder***

    Loose leaf notebook paper***

    Colored pencils

    Highlighter

    ***If you would rather have a spiral bound notebook in lieu of a binder and notebook paper, that is just fine!

     

    Classroom Expectations

    1. RESPECT your teacher and your classmates.
    2. NO CURSING will be tolerated in the classroom at any time.
    3. DO NOT STAND AT THE FRONT OF THE ROOM OR AT THE DOOR WAITING FOR THE BELL TO RING. You must remain in your seat until the bell rings.
    4. NO DRINKS OR SNACKS IN CLASS. And do not ask to go buy a drink during class. The answer will be NO!
    5. USE THE RESTROOM BEFORE CLASS STARTS. You will NOT be permitted to leave the classroom during the FIRST 30 MINUTES OR LAST 30 MINUTES of class. When you get to class, there should be no reason to go to the restroom or to the office unless it is an EXTREME
    6. CELL PHONES MUST BE OUT OF SIGHT ALL THE TIME. If you are caught with your phone out during class, you will be asked to put it in your numbered pocket in the “PHONE ZONE” at the front of the room for the duration of the class period. During SOL and AP testing, cell phones are not permitted in the school at all!
    7. On your 5th unverified, illness, verified, or unexcused absence in a course, you will receive a 59% F for THE SEMESTER. This does not include those absences for which you have a doctor’s note, court note, or some other official verification of your absence (which DOES NOT include a phone call or note from your parents).  You will have the opportunity to appeal the grade with Mrs. Gravely by picking up an appeal form from the main office.  This is the county-wide attendance policy!
    8. YOUR iPAD MUST BE BROUGHT TO CLASS EACH DAY AND BE CHARGED. Always have your charger with you in case you need to re-charge during the day. ALL ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE COMPLETED IN CANVAS.
    9. EARBUDS/HEADPHONES WILL BE NECESSARY TO COMPLETE SOME ASSIGNMENTS IN CANVAS. It is in your best interest to have these with you daily. Otherwise, you will need to complete video assignments at home.

     

    Classroom Procedures

    1. Be aware of assignment due dates. Once the due date passes, a zero will automatically be entered. That zero will stay until you complete the assignment.
    2. When leaving the classroom, you must create a pass in E-Hall Pass. This can be found in the Class Link app on your iPad. Your pass must be approved before walking out the door.
    3. If you get to class and the door is shut and locked, you are tardy! If you do not have a pass in E-Hall Pass from a teacher explaining where you have been, you are tardy.
      • First tardy – warning
      • Second tardy – call home
      • Third tardy – referral to grade level administrator (Ms. Largen)
      • Fourth tardy – ISS for that block
      • Fifth tardy – ISS for the entire day
      • Sixth tardy – OSS one day

     

    Evaluation

    • Your 6-weeks grade will be based on the TOTAL POINTS that you accumulate throughout each grading period.
    • For example:
      • The total points for the grading period is 2000 points.
      • You have 1800 of those points.
      • 1800/2000 = 90%

    This is an SOL class.  If you pass the SOL, you can be exempt from the final exam by meeting certain criteria.  However, if you do not pass the SOL, you will take the final exam!

     

     

    Virtual Class Expectations (2nd Block ONLY)

    1. When attending Zoom classes, you MUST abide by the following:
      • Mute your microphone
      • Camera must remain on
      • Participate in the class
      • Dress appropriates
    2. When communicating with Mrs. Jarrett via email and/or Remind, remember the following:
      • When sending an email, make sure you have the correct email address: ajarrett@henry.k12.va.us
      • If Mrs. Jarrett emails or texts you personally, you must respond promptly. Text message responses should be within the hour and email responses should be replied to within the same day. This is two-way communication…Mrs. Jarrett will honor this and YOU should as well!
    3. If Mrs. Jarrett needs to get in touch with parents, makes sure all contact information is updated in InfoSnap. Be sure that phone numbers and email addresses are correct so that contact can be made.
    4. Be sure to abide by Mrs. Jarrett’s office hours, which are from 10:15-11:15 daily (when not having Zoom class). This will be a time for you and your parents to contact Mrs. Jarrett via email, Remind text, or phone call. Any emails, texts, and phone calls received after 5 pm each school day will be responded to during the next school day. If contact is made over the weekend, please be patient as responses may not be made until the next available school day.
    5. If you need technical support (for example, you have a problem with your iPad), please contact Michael Rorrer at michael.rorrer@henry.k12.va.us . If you have issues with Canvas, please contact Eddie Sechrist at esechrist@henry.k12.va.us .

     

    Evaluation

    • Your 6-weeks grade will be based on the TOTAL POINTS that you accumulate throughout each grading period.
    • For example:
      • The total points for the grading period is 2000 points.
      • You have 1800 of those points.
      • 1800/2000 = 90%

    This is an SOL class.  If you pass the SOL, you can be exempt from the final exam by meeting certain criteria.  However, if you do not pass the SOL, you will take the final exam!

     

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