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General Information

Materials
Procedures
Policies
Info for Parents

Materials:
Computer Science:
* You'll have access to a computer every day
* Bring a USB drive to conveniently bring home any work you need to do
* Assignments are given, completed, and submitted electronically
* Tests are on paper, but otherwise you won't need a pencil, pen, or calculator
* You won't need a dedicated binder for this course

Class procedures:
Computer Science:
* Lessons may be given on the blackboard or on the projector. Students are expected to take notes
* Homework is usually given on Google Classroom
* Students might be seated so that they can help each other understand concepts
* Most marked work will be independent, rather than pairs or groups.
* Work will be handed in electronically. Please include your name in the file name, or in a readme file for a project or zip/rar archive.

Some policies you may want to be aware of:
* A student who misses a lesson for any reason is responsible for getting the note from a classmate, learning the material, and completing the homework.
* A student who knows in advance that he/she will miss a test (e.g. field trip, sports game) is expected to let me know in advance.
* A student who misses a test without letting me know in advance is expected to bring in a note from a parent or guardian the day they return to school, even if he/she doesn't have my class that day. I tend to schedule make-up test days en masse, and both students and I appreciate knowing ASAP when that will be.
* Students are responsible for seeking extra help. I offer extra help for computers classes in room 230 some days at lunch. Also, the Math Homework Club is open every day at lunch in room 122.
* Students are expected to keep all their quizzes and tests in their binders, because they are very helpful for studying.
* Cell phones are generally not allowed in my classroom, with some exceptions such as a "Kahoot" quiz.