Classroom Expectations and Course Overview

Ms. Roshkovan CP Biology (2018-2019)

Room 716 and 717

Using a large-scale prospective, students will explore six major themes of biology.  Beginning with sub-cellular topics and advancing through human systems, students will gain a broad spectrum-learning base of the biological sciences.  Topics of study included are biochemistry, cells, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, DNA and genetics, EArth’s early processes, ecology and human systems.  

Classroom Expectations:

  • You must RESPECT classmates and teachers in the classroom.

  • Cell phones are NOT allowed in the classroom.  Cell phones must be stored away at all times.

  • There is no food or drink in the science classroom.

  • Students should come prepared with their textbooks, notebooks, homework, and any other materials that are needed for class.

  • Arrive to class on time and start working on the Do Now promptly.  Students who are late to class four times will receive disciplinary referrals.  

  • Students should use class time and lab time efficiently.

  • Students should follow all written directions, safety precautions, and school policies at all times.  

  • Students should not go into desk drawers, classroom cabinets, or the back prep-room without teacher permission.  

  • Assignments are due on the due date.  If assignments are submitted late, point deductions will occur.  

  • Harassment or bullying of any kind will not be tolerated.  

  • Try your best, do not give up, and submit your own best work!

Materials Needed:

  • Notebook/Binder

  • Folder that is only used for this class

  • Pens/Pencils

  • Calculator

Marking Period Grade:

Tests 40%

Quizzes 20%

Labs and Activities 35%

Homework 5%

Course Grade:

Four Marking Period Grades 22% Each 88%

Final Exam Grade 12%

Academic Integrity:

Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated at any level.  Working together and copying work are NOT the same thing.  Discussing information as a group is appropriate, however, each student must use his/her own words when completing written work.  Copying assignments from another student IS cheating. Using technology during any assessment IS cheating. Using works you found off the internet as your own, IS cheating.  Pressuring someone to share information about projects,quizzes, and tests is not only cheating but unfair to the other individual. In order to understand the material at the level expected in this course, you must do your own work.  Having a history of academic dishonesty can affect you as you move through your high school career and beyond. If academic dishonesty occurs in this course, students will receive no credit for the assignment in question and a disciplinary referral will be submitted to their administrator.  I strongly urge all students to avoid this situation by working hard, reading, studying, and asking for help. Hard work will lead to success! You can do it! Let’s have a great year in Biology! ****** I will be using Google Classroom