Mrs. Stacy Daniels
8th grade ELAR / Pre-AP ELAR
(817) 847-5143 X 5271
Conference Period: 10:10AM-10:55AM
Welcome to English/Language Arts/Reading! I am really looking forward to this school year!
Absences: If you miss a day of class, it is your responsibility to get any make-up work you might have missed.
P – Prepared for class.
R – Record assignments in planner.
I – Individual effort and honesty (no cheating).
D – Deliver your best work daily.
E – Excel and Encourage others.
Behavior: Observe Highland policies:
a. Cell phones are always off & out of sight.
b. No Gum! Candy, drinks & food are not allowed outside the cafeteria.
c. Dress appropriately. When in doubt…DON’T!
d. Backpacks remain in your locker.
Corrections: Any daily assignment with a failing grade may be corrected up to a 70%. You can correct the assignment with or without my assistance. Directions for making corrections are on the front bulletin board. Please come to tutoring for assistance.
Daniels Dollars: Each student will receive 6 Daniels Dollars at the beginning of each six weeks. I will not give you an extra set if they are lost or stolen, so be careful! The dollars can be used to go to your locker/library, borrow supplies, etc. If you misbehave, you will lose money. Daniels Dollars may not be shared among students. If you have at least 4 Daniels Dollars at the end of the six weeks, you will be eligible for the incentive/reward (non-academic).
Grading: Major grades (tests, essays, etc.) = 60%
Daily work (quizzes, assignments, etc.) = 40%
Late Work: Late work is defined as any assignment not turned-in on the assigned date. The following guidelines will be used for late work:
· 1 Day Late – 15 points deducted
· 2 Days Late – 30 points deducted
· 3 Days Late – 40 points deducted
Reteach/Redo: If you make a failing grade on a major assessment, you can attend tutorials within 3 days of the grade being posted to Family Access in order to relearn the material. Then you can retake the assessment and earn a grade up to 70%. If you make a grade between 70-84% on an assessment, you can attend tutorials to relearn the material and retake the assessment for a grade up to 85%.
Tardy Policy: 1st Tardy Verbal Warning
2nd Tardy Morning Detention
3rd Tardy After-School Detention
4th Tardy Saturday School
Tutoring: I will be available Tuesday –Thursday from 7:45AM until 8:15 unless I have duty or a conference. I am also available after school Tuesday-Thursday until 4:00. If you need help on an assignment or have a question about class, please come to tutoring.