Distance Learning Syllabus
Seventh grade science is a yearlong integrated science course. Students will be learning skills that scientists use to study the world around them. They will also be exploring topics in the areas of Chemistry, Ecosystems, and Geology.
Students will be successful, if we all work together.
Students, you should:
• attend all Teams Meetings
• cameras should be turned on so the student can fully participate
• complete all of your assignments
• ask for help if there is something you do not understand and attend virtual office hours to get additional help
Parents and students will be able to check the student's progress by checking grades on Aeries.
Grades are based on points. Sixty percent of the student's grade will come from assessments, and 40% will come from the points given for daily work. Late work will not be accepted. Students must follow the due dates given in Teams. Students with excused absences will have two days following the absence to complete and turn in the missed assignments. Points will be totaled until the end of each trimester. The following grades will be assigned based on the percentage earned of the points possible:
General Science Class: Honors Science Class:
A 90% to 100% A 90% to 100%
B 80% to 89% B 80% to 89%
C 70% to 79% C 70% to 79%
D 55% to 69% D 60% to 69%
F 54% or less F 59% or less
Attendance will be taken by a student's presence in Teams on the days we meet live. Teams should be checked by the student every school day.
-----------------------------------------------------General Expectations for Virtual Instruction
· Students should not share their login information, meeting links, or passwords with others.
· To the extent possible, students should participate in virtual instruction from a quiet and neutral area that is free of distractions, including cellphones.
· School and classroom rules apply to the virtual instruction environment (see virtual classroom syllabus).
· It is recommended that students review the District Technology Acceptable/ Responsible Use Policy regarding expectations for behavior while conducting themselves online and on District devices. [Click here to Review the CVUSD Responsible Use Policy.]
· Students should dress appropriately for virtual instruction sessions.
· Students who use inappropriate language, share inappropriate images, or in any way behave inappropriately on a video conference will be subject to appropriate discipline.
· Students should not conduct audio or video recordings or take screen shots of virtual class meetings or activities unless they have received prior permission to do so from a teacher or authorized District official.
· To the extent possible, parents should allow the student to work with the instructor or provider in a quiet, private space. However, to the extent a student requires adult support to participate in virtual instruction/services, a parent or guardian may be specifically asked by the instructor or service provider to provide such support.
· Once the virtual instruction session or meeting is over, students should be sure to close out of the meeting platform entirely. Students should also ensure that cameras are covered and that microphones are turned off to avoid inadvertent transmission following the meeting.