Good health practices affect every portion of your life. In health class you will be encouraged to develop a responsibility for making decisions, coping with the pressures of society, and recognizing the consequences of those decisions in relation to your health and well being as well of the well being of the community.

Materials: You are expected to bring to every health class the following items: a health notebook or separate section in your binder (for health work only), a folder to collect handouts, your assignment pad and a pen or pencil. On occasion, you may be asked to bring your health textbook to class, this will be announced during the previous class period. Your health book is an additional resource for you; it may help to reinforce class content.

Homework: When homework is assigned it is to be completed as described in the student handbook. In addition, any class work not completed during class will become homework and must be turned in the following day. For students in grades 6 and 7, there is a grace period of five days, from the due date which work MUST be turned in for full credit. Students in grade 8 have a grace period of three days, from the due date. Please be sure to review the grading policy in the Student Handbook for additional information.

Grades: Health is considered an academic subject. Your health grade will affect your honors status and is computed in the following manner:

Tests – 40%

Projects – 30%

Quizzes – 20%

Homework/Class work – 10%

Behavior: Each student is expected to behavior appropriately and with respect for others so that all students have the opportunity to learn. Students will participate and work diligently throughout the class period. Students will respect the personal property and space of others. Everyone is expected to do his/her best, if you work hard you will succeed and you will do very well in my class!

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