Murry Bergtraum High School
Gail Reisin, Assistant Principal
Minimum Requirements and Grading Schedule
You are required to maintain a three ring loose-leaf notebook with 8½x11
paper which is to be brought to class everyday.
All written work, whether done at home
or in class, is to be done in blue or black ink and
kept in the notebook. You must have
dated entry for each day you are present in class.
You are responsible for keeping all
written work and handouts in chronological order for
the term in your notebook.
2. Class Work:
All class work is important. You are responsible for work done in class,
whether you are present or not.
If you are absent, you must get notes and assignments
from a classmate.
Exchange telephone numbers with a classmate. Frequent quizzes on
homework and on class work of the previous day will be given.
3. Class Participation:
It is essential for you to participate in the work of the class each
must speak clearly and audibly at all times, so that you can be heard by all
your hand when you wish to comment or ask a question. Class spirit
and individual initiative help create a enjoyable and
productive learning environment.
Your contribution makes the difference.
4. Homework Assignments:
Homework, 40 minutes for English classes, is assigned
teacher will inform you of the penalties and restrictions on late work. After an
absences it is your responsibility to make up the
missed assignments and hand them in
within three (3) days with the word absent and the date(s) of the absence
written in the
upper left-hand corner of the paper. Each
student should have two telephone homework
All written work, whether class work or homework is to
be headed in the following manner:
NAME OF STUDENT-OFFICIAL CLASS
You are not to use any abbreviations in the heading.
Any work which does not have the
proper heading will not be accepted.
Each paper must have and margin approximately one inch on the left side
and one half-inch on the right.
Nothing is to be written in the margins or on the bottom line of a page.
Papers without a margin will not be accepted.
You are not to use abbreviations of any kind in your written work. Do not
use the and symbol; and is
a word and must be spelled out.
8. Daily Tool:
are required to use ink at all times, for class work and homework. Type
written papers will be appreciated and will give you extra practice in
books are to be brought to class upon request.
English notebook is to be brought to class everyday.
9. Class Decorum:
promptly and quickly take your assigned seat.
not write on desks or walls.
nothing on the floor. Use waste
not eat or drink in class.
the end of the period, remain in your seat until the class is dismissed.
attention and cooperation are basic rules of the class room.
10. Classroom Pass:
No student is allowed to leave until attendance has been taken.
you wish to leave the room, you must sign and enter the
time in the passbook and return
the pass. No
passes are to be given the first and last ten minutes of each period.
11. Absence Letters:
After each absence, you must present a letter of excuse for absence.
This letter is to be given to the teacher as soon as you enter the room.
Tests, oral reports, journals, book reports (3 required each term),
compositions, homework, research reports, class notes
and your portfolio are important tools on which your performance will be
Your grades are cumulative and based on all the work
you do in class, for class and on
your own. Tests,
oral reports, journals, book reports, compositions, homework, research
reports, class notes and your portfolio all count
towards the final grade in all English
New English Regents Rubrics will be used to asses written work.
Each teacher will have his or her areas of emphasis (and areas do
overlap) but in general your grade will be determined as follows:
performances, book reports, journals etc.
(Completion or Portfolio Project required for passing course)
Missing, incomplete or poorly done work will noticeably affect your grade.
Excellent, complete and carefully done work will be
rewarded by higher grades.