important for all parents to take an active role in keeping up with your
child’s grades. This is done through
EPISD’s Parent Portal. It is easy to
sign up for. Just go to episd.org and
click the PARENTS tab and scroll to Parent Portal and click on it. There you will find directions to enroll all
your children at the same time.
portal provides parents with online access to information on their
EPISD-enrolled students in near real time. Parents will be able to view their
child's attendance, classroom assignments, and grades; additional information
will be added to the portal over time. Parents will also be able to contact
teachers directly by e-mail. Please make
sure you take advantage of this great tool to keep you involved with your
child’s academic life.
Philosophy of Education
My personal goal for my students’ is to challenge them to
grow and reach their full potential.
Even though I will deliver some direct teaching, I believe group work
and study buddies are a key to having a successful classroom. It develops and fosters the ability to work well
with others, which is a tool for success throughout life. As a teacher I understand that supplementing
curriculum with a variety of activities enhances and is essential to the
In conclusion, my goal as a teacher is to develop curiosity
and problem solving skills in my students.
I want every one of my students to develop and cultivate a passion for
Rules and Procedures
The following rules and procedures ensure a safe, positive, and productive
learning environment in our Science classroom.
1. Be in your assigned seat and ready to
work when the bell rings. Begin bell
2. Bring required materials to class, unless told otherwise by the
3. Stay seated unless given permission to get up by your teacher.
4. No talking unless given permission to by your teacher.
5. Absolutely NO gum, anything edible, or any drinks allowed in the
6. Use good posture. Do not slouch, lean back, or rock in your
7. Respect yourself, others, and all materials in the classroom.
This means to keep your hands and feet to yourself at all times.
District policy will be followed for make-up work. Students are allowed the number of excused
absences to turn in make-up work. The
responsibility of obtaining make-up work lies with the student. Tests will be made up before or after school
for students with excused absences.
Students, please see me to make arrangements.
Ten points will be taken off for everyday an assignment is
not turned in on its due date. If you
have an excused absence check the make-up work policy.
All class work assignments must be kept in science notebook
to receive full credit for notebook checks.
Every Friday students will have a notebook check.
All homework will have an assigned due date. If it is not turned in on the assigned due
date, it will be counted as late work.
Assessments and Daily Work
Students will earn a grade based on the following categories:
Notebook organization of completed class work
Vocabulary, notes, and journal entries
Quizzes, exams, and projects
Completion of Labs and participation
If you would like to contact me, I prefer you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as phone calls during class
time interrupts the learning process. My
conference period is from 8:05 to 8:50.
If you would like a conference with me, please email me at least 24
hours in advance.