•                        Introduction to Algebra 2 (In Class)

                                          2020/2021

                                           Mr. York                                        

    Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

    Welcome to Algebra 2 at Wylie High School. This is a course that builds on your previous experience in mathematics. Attendance is necessary to build an even stronger foundation for your future math courses. Every student can be successful, but effort will be required.   If I can do anything to help you or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.  Skyward Family Access is a valuable tool for keeping up with student grades. My school number is 972-429-3000 ext. 5323 and my conference period is 9:00-9:50. You may also reach me by email at: Howard.York@wylieisd.net.

    I will always do my best to return your phone call or email as soon as possible.

    CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

    • Be courteous – to the teacher and other members of our class.
    • Wear a mask at all times
    • Social distance at all times
    • Respect the belongings of others
    • Keep backpacks and other belongings out of the aisle and under your desk.
    • Be in your seat when the bell rings and have all necessary materials on your desk.
    • Remain in your seat until the bell rings. Do not congregate at the door.
    • All work must be done in pencil! (No pens or markers)
    • Keep all electronic devices in backpacks. They are not allowed.
    • Clear your calculator (2nd + 7 1 2) and place it in the correct slot before you leave the classroom.
    • Follow all other WHS rules.

    GRADING PERCENTAGES

    • 60% Tests/ Projects (Minimum of 3 per 9 weeks)
    • 40% Homework/Class work/Quizzes/Knowledge Checks

    HOMEWORK

    You will need to sign in to Google Classroom every day to see the assignments.

    The Google Classroom Codes for each class period are:

           2nd Period – hp4swku          5th Period – dmie4wp

            3rd Period – ok4y2se            6th Period – 6s4ftge

            4th Period – rq4omva           7th Period – mk5qvol

    Google Classroom Tips and Tricks

    All

    Video and Click sheets on Google Classroom

    Google Hangouts Meets Tips and Tricks

    All

    Video and Click sheets on Google Meets

    There will be daily assignments.  Most of the assignments will be done through Delta Math.

    The website is Deltamath.com and the class code is 962093

    There may also be paper assignments. 

     

    LATE WORK POLICY

    Late work is accepted one day late for a maximum grade of a 70, two days late for a maximum grade

    will be a 50.  Any papers more than 2 days late will be a zero.  Scoring less than 70 on a test or quiz

    can qualify you for a retake.  You must attend at least one tutorial and complete the retake within

    three days after receiving the initial grade.

    MAKEUP WORK

    It is VERY important for students to be in class every day.  Explanations that take place during class are not easily made up. When a student is absent, the student is responsible for getting their makeup work and getting it turned in on time. Any tests and quizzes must be made up before school or at Tuesday/Thursday Night School.

    CHEATING

    Cheating on any assignment or test will result in a zero for that assignment.  This includes a student cheating off of someone else, or a student letting a student cheat off of them.  It also includes using

    your phone apps.

    LEAVING THE CLASSROOM

    The 10-10 rule will be in effect this year.  No one can leave the classroom the first or last 10 

     minutes of class.  You may not leave the classroom during a test.  You will be allowed 4 restroom

     passes each 9 weeks.  You are not allowed to take your phone to the restroom.

    CALCULATORS

    Calculators are available during class daily.  Each student will be assigned a number and is

    responsible for returning them to the proper place before leaving class. We will be using the

    TI-84 Plus.  Graphing calculators are also available online and there are many apps for

     smartphones that can be downloaded.  Please clear your calculator before you put it up (2nd + 7 1 2).

     When you enter the classroom you will need to get your assigned calculator from the holder.

    ELECTRONICS

    Electronics devices will not be allowed in class.  This includes telephones, music devices, I-pads and 

    headphones.  Earphones are not to be worn over the ears. 

    If your phone or any other electronic device is seen during class, it will be sent to the office

    and it will cost $15 to get it back.

    TUTORIALS

    Students must listen carefully in class and take notes. If you do not understand what is being taught.  ASK QUESTIONS!! If I do not have tutorials, please attend tutorials in another teachers’ classroom.                     Tutorials are from 8:20-8:50. Refer to the tutorial schedule below.

     

    Before School 8:20 - 8:50                                                                                          

    Mr. Ross Room 322                                                    

    Mr. York Room 323

     

    Tuesday/Thursday Night School   

     4:30 - 6:30 (Library)