Mrs. Alspach (610)562-3861 x2122


    • Class Materials:


    You will need your agenda book, notebook, and a pencil in class every day. If you are absent, your work will be in the folder in the back of the room. The folders are labeled by class period.


    • Calculators:


                  You will be permitted to use a calculator in this class. It is strongly encouraged you purchase your own, a scientific one is recommended.  Calculators may be signed out for the year and you will sign a contract to ensure it is returned at the end of the school year. Cell phones may not be used as a calculator. 



    • Make-up Procedure:


                 You must make up all missed assignments in a timely fashion (if you’re absent one day you should have your work made up in two school days). You must see me about any missed assignments. Absences, although unavoidable, should be kept to a minimum. The information discussed in this class will be valuable to your future. 


    • Late work will be accepted ONLY up to 2 weeks after the original due date.




    • Class Rules:


               Prompt- be there on time

               Prepared- have your materials needed for class, be in your seat and ready to learn by the time the bell rings

               Participate- ask questions, get involved in discussions

               Productive- complete all assignments on time and they need to be legible


    Cell phones- Students must place their phone in the bin when they enter class. Non-compliance will result in a detention. If a student is non-compliant more than one time they will be referred to Mr. Buggy. 



    • Home Access Center:


              You and/or your parents should view your grades through Home Access Center on a regular basis.  E-mail if you need a password.


    • Grading Procedure: 


             Homework- you may receive a homework assignment but most work for this class will be completed in the classroom. All homework assignments are worth 10% of your grade and it’s “all or none” no partial credit will be given. Homework cannot be handed in late. 


             Classwork (graded worksheets)- we will complete several assignments during class, they are worth 25% of your grade. 


    *** Students may make corrections to any classwork they complete once it is graded and handed back. The student can earn full credit back for all corrected work.


             Quizzes- you will take quizzes throughout each quarter. You will receive prior notice and there will be no quizzes without a notice. If you are absent when a quiz is given, you will take the quiz the day you return. Quizzes are worth 30% of your grade.


    ***Corrections cannot be made to quizzes to earn credit back, unless determined by the teacher.


              Tests- you will be given tests throughout each quarter. A review will be done prior to the test. If you are absent when a test is given, you will take the quiz the day you return.  Tests are worth 35% of your grade.



    • Students will be assigned IXL assignments throughout each quarter. They will be given the number of the assignment and the needed smart score. These assignments can be graded as classwork or a quiz..



    • Progress Monitoring


                Every student in this class will be benchmarked three times a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) in (1) Math Concepts and Applications and (2) Math Computation. Any student who does not meet the 8th grade 50th %ile norm will be progress monitored biweekly.