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Mr.

Esquivel Syllabi
Academic Year (2015-2016)
Contact Info:

E-Mail : jose.esquivel@knippaisd.net
Phone: 830-934-2176
Conference: 11:11 am 11:56 am

Table of Contents:

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Required / Optional Supplies

3 Ring Binder
5 Dividers with Tab Labels
Pencil
Lined Paper (wide or college)
Graph Paper
Protractor
Compass - Geometry only

Classroom Policies and Procedures & Expectations:


o Teacher Desk
o Tardy
o Absent
o Ready to Work
o Hand and Feet to Yourself
o Cell Phone
o Food & Drinks
Classroom Supplies:
o Cabinet Storage
o Homework Tray
o Graph Paper Tray
Grading System:
o Six Weeks: 1,2,4,5
30% Test
20% Homework
25% Quiz
25% Six Weeks Test
o Six Weeks: 3,6
40% Test
30% Homework
30% Quiz
Extra Credit

Classroom Policies and Procedures & Expectations


a. Teacher Desk Students are asked to NOT approach the teacher desk while I am not
in the classroom. Teachers are asked to monitor the hallway between classes;
therefore, I am not in the classroom throughout the break between periods.

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b. Tardy Attendance will be posted within 5 minutes of the tardy bell. Students who
come in after attendance has been posted will be asked to bring a tardy slip from
office.
c. Absent It is the responsibility of the student to approach the teacher and ask about
any missing assignment(s) for the prior day(s).
d. Ready to Work & Hands and Feet Students are expected to be ready to work
daily bringing necessary supplies (notebook, pencil, paper) to class daily. Student
dress code states (male) shirts must be tucked in. Students are expected to keep
their hands and feet to themselves through the entirety of the period. Students not
following the hands and feet expectation will be directed to the principal office.
e. Cell Phone There will be no need for any cell phone use during Mathematics periods.
If a cell phone becomes visible (visually or auditory), the cell phone will be submitted to
the teacher. The teacher will submit the cell phone to the office. Parents please
contact the office for procedures based on cell phone recovery.
f. Food & Drinks Students are NOT allowed to bring any food or drinks into the
classroom. This is a sanitation and safety issue.
Classroom Supplies
a. Cabinet Storage There is additional storage space that is available for student to
leave any additional supplies. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain their
own material(s). Teacher is not responsible for any lost or missing items. Students are
required to maintain the area; otherwise this privilege will be removed.
b. Homework Tray A tray placed on the counter is designated as the student
homework drop area. Students are required to write their name, date of homework
assigned (not the due date), and assignment at the top of every homework assignment
submitted on notebook paper (assignment will not be accepted if any of these three
requirements are missing). This information will also be useful for the organization of
their notebook and content within the designated Six Weeks grading period.
c. Graph Paper Tray A tray with additional graph paper will be available for all
students to use. This is for a means of a back-up, not a primary source.
Grading System: (Six Weeks)
a. 30% (1,2,4,5) & 40% (3,6) TEST NO CORRECTIONS will be accepted on any test,
BUT there is a possibility of a redo opportunity. Visit with the teacher to discuss
options.
i. Previous or Current content information covered from the first day of school
until the current date, a logarithmic curve will be applied to all test.
ii. Unit Assessment Curriculum for the course is categorized into Units, which at
times has multiple lessons within it. Upon completion of a Unit the class will be
given the Unit Assessment for that particular Unit.
b. 20% (1,2,4,5) & 25% (3,6) HOMEWORK Consists of independent practice
assigned within a given Unit/Lesson, CORRECTIONS ARE accepted for recovery of
points deducted on that assignment.
i. Drop Grade (homework grade) a class can earn one drop grade based on their
participation in small and large group activities, as well as, classroom behavior.
A class continuously getting off task within their groups and/or classroom
behavior becomes an issue will not earn the class drop grade.
ii. Late Assignments Late assignments will be accepted. All homework is due
the next school day after the assigned date at the beginning of the period.
Homework submitted any time other than start of the period (within 5 minutes of
tardy bell) will NOT be allowed for corrections.
iii. Submission Requirements - (name, date of homework assigned (not the due
date), and assignment (lesson page #) at the top of every homework
assignment) Assignment will be accepted/graded if any of these requirements
are not met.

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c. 25% (1,2,4,5) & 35% (3,6) QUIZ NO CORRECTIONS will be accepted on any quiz,
BUT there is a possibility of a redo opportunity. Visit with the teacher to discuss
options.
i. Vocabulary Quiz Vocabulary words highlighted by each Lesson within a Unit,
Vocabulary list will cover from the first day of school until the current date.
ii. Pop Quiz There might be a random stop between the beginning and end of
the period for administration of a pop quiz. The quiz will range from previous
content, current content, and/or previous vocabulary.
iii. Daily Quiz Consist of a short quiz at the end of the period based on previous
or current content.
d. 25% Six Weeks Test - Cumulative assessment (first day of six weeks to specified date
of teacher), this will only be used for the following Six Weeks Grading Periods: (1, 2, 4,
5). for the 3rd and 6th Six Weeks, the 25% will be distributed to the Test, Homework, and
Quiz categories.
Extra Credit
a. Corrections as stated under grading system, student will be able to make up of
their lost points by correcting their homework assignments. Assignment cannot be
incomplete or late (submitted after tardy bell- end of period) to be eligible for
corrections
b. Drop Grade as stated under grading system, student will be able to earn the drop
grade (homework).

Feel free to visit with me for clarification on any of the above


items discussed.

Have a
Wonderful
School Year!