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Specific Classroom Expectation in Mr. Devenney’s Room Beginning of class You are expected to be in your seat or moving toward your seat when the final bell rings. If you are in the wrong seat or standing around talking you will be sent to sweep.  Your homework from the previous night should be out on your desk ready to be checked and you should keep out ONLY the material you need for the class (probably a calculator and your iPad).  ALL other property (hats, backpacks, folders, purse, PHONES, etc.) has to be ON THE FLOOR. Classroom behavior Each student is a valuable part of our class. Every student is expected to participate in classroom discussions, notes, questions, etc.  Students must remain in their own seats while doing work unless instructed otherwise. The teachers desk areas are off limits. Say "please" and "thank you". RESPECT yourself, classmates and the teacher!!!!! Homework 1. Homework must be turned in through eBackpack unless otherwise stated.  You write it out on paper and use an app like Scanbot to scan and turn it in or use Notability on your iPad. 2. Electronically submitted homework is due at the beginning of the school day at 7:30. If there is a Aca-Prep period before your class period, you may turn it in at the end of Aca-Prep IF the time on the assignment is changed to a time at the end of Aca-Prep.  You will be given the opportunity to go over homework problems and ask questions if necessary. Please ASK if you don't understand.  That is what I’m here for!! 3. Paper-lined notebook paper should be used for homework when additional paper is needed and you are not using the iPad. 4. Each group assignment  or group lab report (electronically or on paper) must have the following heading: First and Last name (not the initial to your last name) 5. I grade your assignments both on completion and/or accuracy. For completion points, I am checking that you attempted EVERY problem. I do not consider writing the problem or listing the givens only as an attempt. Every mathematical problem requires work to be shown for credit. If I do not see the necessary work to support your answer, you will not get credit for the assignment. Also, your work must be legible and your answers must be "boxed" or credit will not be given.  6. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not cram your work in as little space as possible.  USE the blue lines on your notebook paper as a guide.  You might be required to re-write your homework if I can’t read or follow your work.  Remember . . . you are using digital paper and there is an endless supply!!!  If you are using actual paper you probably have the whole other side of your paper you can write on!!!!! 7. All completed homework should be kept in your notebook as a reference for studying and as a record in case I make a mistake with your grade. 8. Test reviews-should be kept as a reference to study for final exams. Absent Work You will find any handouts/worksheets from your absence in eBackpack.  If it was handed out, you will need to ask me for a copy.  If you are turning in homework from an absence, please write ABSENT   in the comments in eBackpack and turn in the work as you would normally. Assessments Once I have handed out the first assessment, there is NO talking. After you have handed in your quiz or test you must find something quiet to work on. Talking during an assessment will result in a 0, Talking after you have turned your paper in will result in a 5% loss of points each time you talk.  If you are absent (excused) when a quiz or test is given, you must make up the quiz/test after school. Use the QR code at the front desk or on the door to sign up.  My office hours will be posted on the whiteboard at the side of the room.  Notebook You are not required to keep a notebook for this class and it will not be collected.  That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have one! I suggest you include the class syllabus, this procedures sheet, a formula sheet, conversion sheet, polyatomic ions (chem. only)  etc.
AP Physics 1 Assignments AP Physics 2 Assignments Expectations Contact Me  jon.devenney@dvusd.org  623-376-3165  I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner to answer any questions or concerns.