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I am your Alg. 2 teacher this year.

I will go over with you my classroom expectations.

Here they are:


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Teacher Name: Mrs. Julie LaVaglio

Teacher Contact Information: Lavaglioj@flaglerschools.com

(386) 447–1575 ext. 5226

School Home Page: www.MHSPirates.com

Credit: 1 Credit – Regular/Honors

Weighting Scale: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0, I = 0

Required Materials:

Course Textbook –SpringBoard Algebra 2, College Board Curriculum

Online Resources – https://flaglerfl.springboardonline.org


2 inch 3-ring Binder

Notebook Paper


Course Description:

Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand and hone their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Course Standards:

Algebra 2: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/3695 - BenchmarkTootlip

Once you are on the page, click on course standards. There are 75.

Algebra 2 Honors: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/10341 - BenchmarkTootlip

Once you are on the page, click on course standards. There are 83.

Grading Scale (S. 1003.437):

Students in grades 6–12 shall receive grades based on the following scale and interpretations, except for those for which no academic credit may be received.

90 – 100 = A: Outstanding Progress

80 – 89 = B: Above Average Progress

70 – 79 = C: Average Progress

60 – 69 = D: Lowest Acceptable Progress

0 – 59 = F: Failure

0 = I: Incomplete: Grade Pending

S: Satisfactory

N: Needs Improvement

Grading Guidelines:

At MHS, we believe that zeros on a 100% scale do not accurately reflect what a student knows or can do. In fact earning a grade of a zero, or an F, which is 60 points lower than a D, can cause a disproportionate impact on a student’s grade. In an effort to address this we have instituted the following guidelines:

· The lowest grade you will receive on any work (assignments, projects, tests and/or quizzes) fully completed within the required time allotted is 50%. Any work not fully completed or not submitted within the required time allotted will receive the actual grade earned, or a zero respectively.

· If you do not turn in your work on the required due date, you may turn in the assignment one class meeting late for a loss of one letter grade.

· All mid-term, final exam and/or End of Course Exam (EOC) will be scored with the actual score you earned on a scale of 0 to 100%.

· Any work deemed to be plagiarized would receive a zero.

· Any time you are caught cheating or copying, the work will receive a zero, as per district policy.

Test/Quiz Retakes: (The following applies to quizzes and Tests ONLY.)

· In order to demonstrate mastery, you may retake any test ONCE within a TWO-WEEK period, or quiz within a ONE-WEEK period, before of after school. Arrangements for this are your responsibility. You may keep the higher of the two grades.

· Because a state statue requires that no credit be given for unexcused absences, if a test or quiz is missed during such an absence, you may use your right to ONE retake and receive the retake grade for the test or quiz.

Class Grading System:

Tests – 60%

Quizzes – 25%

Homework/Classwork– 15%

Class Expectations:

To be successful, you should:

· Attend school daily and arrive on time

· Be properly prepared with needed and required materials and supplies

· Keep and maintain your School Planner/Agenda

· Complete all assignments and projects to the best of your ability and on time

· Dress according to the School’s Dress Code

· Be accepting of, and respectful of, others

· Meet with teachers about make-up work and complete it in a timely manner

· Homework will be found on my online website

· Contact a teacher, dean, guidance counselor, assistant principal or principal regarding bullying, conflicts and/or concerns

· Set manageable goals to ensure your success

· Maintain a positive attitude and healthy lifestyle

· Set responsible daily and weekly homework working hours


Plagiarism is a form of cheating. Plagiarism is using someone’s work without giving the appropriate credit and this can mean several things:

· Copying and pasting from on-line media, such as encyclopedias, Encarta, biography, etc.

· Copying and pasting text from any website

· Transcribing text from any printed material (books, magazines, newspapers, reference books, etc.)

· Simply modifying text from any of the above sources is not acceptable (just changing a few words does not constitute original work)

· Using another student’s work (even with permission) is not acceptable

· Using photographs, video, or audio without permission or acknowledgement is unacceptable

Students need to be aware that credit must be given to the original author or photographer when using their material in a paper he or she is writing (bibliography/citation). Allowing another student to copy your work is also cheating; the consequences are the same. If there is any question, the student should verify their sources with his or her teacher.

Plagiarism may affect club memberships, honors, awards, and scholarships and will also result in the following disciplinary action:

1st time—Student receives a zero (0) on the work/test/assignment, referral is written, and parent is contacted.

2nd time – Student receives a zero (0) on the assignment and an Out of School Suspension.

3rd time – Student receives no credit for the class.

(See Flagler County Public Schools Student Code of Conduct)

Make-up Work:

After an absence, a student must arrange with the teacher for any make-up work. Students have the same number of days as they were absent to make up their work, except in the instance of some long-term assignments. If a teacher assigns a long-term project (when a student has several days to complete the work), then the student is expected to turn in the project on the day of his or her return unless special arrangements are made and approved with the teacher in advance. Student shall be provided the opportunity to make up assigned work for all excused absences. Work completed after an UNEXCUSED absence will not receive credit.

· After an excused absence, you must arrange with the teacher for any make up work. You have the same number of days you were absent to make up your work except in the instance of some long-term secondary school assignments.

· The state of Florida does not allow us to award you credit for work made up after an UNEXCUSED absence and you will receive a zero for that assignment.

· If your teacher assigns a long-term project, that is, you have several days to complete the work; you must turn in the project on the day you return from that absence. However, you may make special arrangements with your teacher in advance.

· If you have 5 or more unexcused absences in a class during a semester you must pass the semester and or final exam and have a passing average to earn credit for the semester. Please remember that an absence is when you miss 50% or more of the period; an absence for a “day” means that you miss 50% or more of the minutes in the school day.

· If you miss class for an approved field trip you must turn in any work due the day either before leaving on the trip or on the very next class meet. This is up to your teacher, so make sure that you check with him or her first.

· If you have 5 or more unexcused absences during the 1st semester, you will not be allowed to attend the Homecoming Dance. If the absences occur during the second semester, you may not attend the Prom or Grad Bash.

Flagler County Acceptable Use Policy:

The Use Agreement outlines the terms and conditions of system use that must be followed by students, staff, and visitors to the district. Staff and students must complete and return this agreement prior to accessing any network-connected systems. Once completed, these permissions will continue until the student changes schools within the systems, is withdrawn, or they are changed in writing. Please read through the following to ensure that you understand the Terms and Conditions of the Electronic Systems Responsible Use Policy.

Digital Learning Handbook: http://flaglerschools.com/sites/default/files/digital_learning_handbook_0.pdf

Responsible Use Agreement:


Tutoring Opportunities:

Tutoring sessions and academic support is available online and on campus.

For online tutoring, please visit your school website and click on the Tutoring Banner. Once you find the tutoring session that you are interested in, follow the steps below:

1. Click on the teacher name that appears in blue.

2. You will be brought to a Blackboard collaborate page and asked to submit your name. Type in your First and Last Name.

3. You will be asked to open Java, select Okay.

4. Then you will be asked if you should let the program run, select Run.

5. You will now be entered into the online tutoring session.

6. Be sure to log out at the end.

On campus tutoring will be available in the Media Center or afterschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 – 4:00.

Algebra II/Algebra II Honors: Mrs. LaVaglio

Student/Parent or Guardian Statement of Understanding

******Directions: Please complete and return by Friday, 8/22/14******

Print Student Name Here: _______________________________________Period#: ______

Print Parent/Guardian Name Here: ____________________________________________________

  • I/We have read and understand this handout, explaining class policies.

Student Initials __________ Parent/Guardian Initials __________

  • I/We understand it is OUR responsibility to sign up for the school’s online grade book so we can monitor student progress, grades and missing/incomplete work.

Student Initials __________ Parent/Guardian Initials __________

  • I/We have read and understand the Flagler County Acceptable Use Policy.

Student Initials __________ Parent/Guardian Initials __________

Parent/Guardian Signature _________________________________________________________

Student Signature _________________________________________________________

Student Email _________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Email _________________________________________________________

Contact Phone Number _________________________________________________________

Please read carefully and share with your parents or guardians. The bottom needs to be filled out and returned to me asap.