• Mrs. Akin’s 7th Grade Honors Science

    Classroom Rules and Procedures



    Welcome to 7th Grade Science! We have an exciting year ahead of us with many activities that will help us investigate and understand the world around us. I hope you are ready to be responsible and positive so we can all have a great learning experience.


    Classroom Rules:

    1. Listen and follow instructions.

    2. Raise your hand before speaking or leaving your seat.

    3. Respect all others and their property at all times.
    4. Bring all materials to class every day. Leave backpacks, food, drinks, and gum outside!

    5. Obey all laboratory rules and school rules.



    1. First offense = warning

    2. Second offense = time-out and loss of daily point

    3. Third offense = parent contact

    4. Fourth offense = office referral

    Any extremely inappropriate or disrespectful behavior will result in an office referral and immediate removal from the classroom.

    Every student is responsible for their own behavior. In order to have a positive learning environment, everyone must follow all class rules and be respectful at all times. Each day you have an opportunity to earn one point for listening and participating. Points may be turned in at the end of the six weeks for extra credit! (up to 10 points on major grade and 20 on daily)



    Daily grades - 40% - Includes all class work and homework assignments, quizzes, and 


    Major grades - 60% - Includes Unit tests, DOS tests, Current Event reports,

                          and major projects.


    Late Work:

    One day late -11 points

    **No work will be accepted over one day late unless student was absent.**


    Classroom Procedures:

    1. All Science papers should be kept in your green science binder.  We will keep all science papers for an entire six weeks period before cleaning out our binders. You will be responsible for keeping your binder in order and completing an assignment sheet.


    2. A warm-up or Daily Oral Science (DOS) will be completed every day at the beginning of class. We will be using Study Island questions which will be kept in your green binder. We will have at least 1 DOS Tests every six weeks.

    3. A current event report will be due each six weeks period. This will be a major grade.


    4. All science work is to be completed in pencil unless otherwise specified. Points will be deducted for work done in pen.


    5. Write a heading on every paper you turn in! On the top left, include your full name and period. On the top right, include the date. Your heading is part of your grade.


    6. Spelling counts! One point will be taken off for each misspelled word. You may get your point back by correctly writing the word three times.


    7. We will not be doing test corrections, so STUDY!


    8. Safety is important in the science lab. Follow all instructions and do not touch any lab equipment until instructed to do so. The lab sinks are not to be used unless permission has been given.


    9. The bell does not dismiss you. You may leave the classroom only after I have dismissed you. You must remain seated until that time. The room must be in order before you leave.


    10. When you return from being absent, it is your responsibility to get your absent work from me. You will have two days to make up the work for each day you were absent. Please write “ABSENT” on your work when you turn it in.


    11. You will be given a consumable textbook for this school year. This book is required for class. If this book is lost or damaged at any time throughout the school year, you will be responsible for the replacement at a fee of $25.00.


    12. If you need extra help, please schedule a day to come after school for tutoring.














    Parent/Student Signature Page to be turned in to Mrs. Akin by Friday, August 25, 2017

    I have read and understand Mrs. Akin’s syllabus that will be used in her Honors Science class for the 2017-2018 school year. I will abide by it while in class or serve the consequence.

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    Student Name: __________________________

    Student Signature: ____________________________ Date: __________



    Name: ____________________________________________

    Relationship to student: _________________________

    Phone Numbers: home___________________ cell _____________________

    E-Mail: ____________________________________

    How do you prefer to be contacted?   ___phone   or   ___email

    Signature: _______________________ Date: _________________

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    Please return top portion to Mrs. Akin


    You may contact me any time during the school year by calling 284-3226 or emailing me at vakin@industrialisd.org.  The best way to contact me is through email. I have 6th period conference. Please check the school website, www.industrialisd.org  to check lesson plans and monitor your child’s progress through parent portal. I am looking forward to a great year!

         I will be using the Remind 101 app this year. It will allow me to send a reminder about tests and homework assignments. If you and/or your student would like to participate, please sign up. You can download the Remind app. It’s free! Just enter the code @9fe87c. Or you can text this message @9fe87c  to this number 81010.

    Thank you,

    Vanissa Akin
    7th Grade Science
    Industrial Junior High School