Welcome to Biology! This course is designed for those students who desire a thorough background in basic biology and a strong basis for further science study. The course of study in Biology includes all the major themes essential to understanding life. This is often achieved through problem solving, laboratory experiences, and group activities. The text material provides the factual foundation necessary to understanding the principals of life discussed in the course.
All students are expected to be in the room when the bell rings. Students will serve a 10 minute detention before or after school for the 3rd tardy and all subsequent tardies.
It is expected, and necessary, that you complete your homework on time. Late work will only be accepted up until test day and it will be at a reduction of 50% (Half credit).
It is the students’ responsibility to see the teacher for work following an absence and to complete this work by the date given.
Curse words will not be tolerated
Excuses will not be tolerated – See the “Panic Button” on msrhodesscience.weebly.com for these types of situations
Cheating (this includes copying from a friend) on homework, Quizzes, Tests, or Projects will result in a zero for BOTH students. It takes two to cheat.
Bathroom, locker and drinking fountain runs are to be taken care of during passing periods and your open hours.
In order to leave the classroom for an emergency, you must write yourself a pass in your DSHS agenda, and a teacher must sign it.
Food is NOT PERMITTED in class.
You may bring a water bottle as long as it is in a clear container and it does not become a distraction in the classroom.
Since you are expected to come to class with your textbook and materials every day, if you have to leave class to get anything you will be marked tardy for the day.
Electronic devices (cell phones, laptops, and earbuds) are not to be used unless Ms. Rhodes specifies otherwise. You will be given one warning before it is taken to the AP Office