Language Arts Policies
Grade Seven Language Arts
Course of Study: Content of Study: Language Arts Archdiocese of Baltimore Division of Catholic Schools
Students will meet the following objectives, as well as many others:
1. Course Text
2. Supplemental Readings: Novels and short stories provided by the instructor
3. Notebook: for notes, journal writing, and rough draft work
4. Binder: to organize all supplemental materials
5. Agenda: to organize homework and important dates
Dishonesty and cheating will not be tolerated and will be dealt with in accordance with Immaculate Heart of Mary School policy.
Students must arrive to class on time.
Students must be prepared with all assignments and materials.
Students must actively participate and actively listen in class.
Students must be disciplined during class lectures, group activities, and independent projects.
Students must be respectful towards their peers, teachers, and Immaculate Heart Community.
Kindness (through use of words and actions) will be expected at all time, towards one another and any adult.
Grades will be based on:
Students who are absent are required to email the instructor to determine the materials missed. Additionally, any homework that was due the date of their absence must be turned in upon their return. For students who are absent on days of tests and/or major projects such a presentations or reports, student will be required to submit the material the day they return or take the test on the day they return.
Homework will be given daily. Some homework will need to be completed by the following day and some homework will have later due dates. All work should be written in a daily agenda.
For homework assignments not listed above, the instructor will provide information on how it will be graded at the time of the assignment.
Additional Help Outside of Class
The instructor is available for additional help or assistance with the course of study after school and during lunch. Please discuss a mutually convenient day and time with the teacher.
We will always follow the IHM PBIS program-
Excellence the Eagle Way!
1. All students are expected to be respectful to their teachers, classmates and IHM community.
2. All students are expected to be ready to learn by coming to class prepared and on time.
3. Each student will take responsibility for his or her behavior and attitude in the classroom, hallways, church, and school yard.
Please refer to and follow the policies as outlined in the Immaculate Heart of Mary School Student-Parent Handbook
* Uniform policy on page 12
Middle school uniform shirt is short sleeve, and long sleeve oxford light blue shirt for boys and girls. Navy pants, white socks or navy, no logos, brown or black shoes. Girls may wear white or navy tights. Blue and white hair bows, headbands.
*Student behavior expectations are listed on pp 21-26 *Please note the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Program that we will be implementing this year.
Academic Policies, including our grading scale, are on p33 **Please note our new policy on late/missing work p34
"Work submitted late will be issued a grade reduction of 1/5 each day it is late. After five days, the assignment will earn a zero."
**There is no extra-credit.
I do allow revisions, especially of papers!