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    8th Grade ELA

    Ms Gwen Glover

    2020-2021 TRADITIONAL Class Syllabus


    601-898-8730 (OTMS)



    I would like to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year! I am looking forward to a wonderful year of hard work and a lot of learning! This syllabus contains information you will need to know for my class. If you have any questions then please email or call me.  Thank you, Ms. Glover

    -I encourage all parents to register for an active parent account that allows you access to your child's grades online at any point. The registration form may be printed off the Madison County School District website.  www.madison-schools.com


    -I encourage all students to download the student canvas app to your phones.


    -Parents please download the parent canvas app to your phone.  This will allow you to monitor your student's assignment completion.  


    - Parents please sign up for our class Remind 101.  This will be our best method of communication for assignments, tests,  and class updates.


    Rules:   1) Be seated when the bell rings with all needed materials/supplies.

                      (i.e. sharpened/ mechanical pencils, paper,  Chrome Bookand all other applicable supplies)

                 2) Permission must be given from the teacher before you may leave your desk

                      or speak out.

                  3) NO eating, drinking, chewing gum, or personal grooming allowed.

                  4) Follow all the rules given by those in authority and/or in the handbook.

                  5) Respect yourself, teacher, peers, and those you come in contact with.

                  6) Students will not be permitted to share ANY materials or resources.  

                  7) All students must wear a mask at all times.


    Consequences:  1) Warning/Reteach expectations

                               2) Minor Infraction 2/ Contact parent

                               3) Major Office Referral  

                               **A phone call home or email may occur at any point.**

                              **A serious offense will result in an immediate MAJOR office referral.**


    All assignments will be submitted through canvas.  The work shown must be uploaded and submitted through the canvas app. This process will be taught prior to the first assignment submission. The student's work must be clear, legible, and accessible to the instructor.  

    Cell Phones:

    If cell phones are seen or heard they will be taken and a parent will have to pick it up from the front office.


    Supplies:  ChromeBook,  loose-leaf paper, and either a hand-held pencil sharpener if using wood pencils or plenty of lead for mechanical. These supplies must be with the students at all times. The students will not be permitted to share supplies.  

    Notes: You will be required to take notes in my class. The notes will be used as examples to help you complete homework, class work, and study for tests. 

    Homework: Homework is an opportunity for you to practice what you learned in class. It will be assigned regularly, due the next time you are in class, and will be checked.  


    Tests: Each test will consist of questions from the current standards being studied as well as from previously taught standards (tests are comprehensive and application based). 

    Absent: You have the number of days you are absent from class to make up any missed homework, class work, or quizzes. After the allotted time a grade of zero (1) will be placed in the grade book.   I place a 1 there to let student, parents, myself as well as administration that assignments have not been completed and submitted. Tests are the only exception. Missed handouts can be found on Canvas.   IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANY WORK THAT IS MISSED.

    Grades: Major tests count 67% (2/3) of the 9 weeks average. Homework, daily work, class work, quizzes, etc… count 33% (1/3) of the 9 weeks average.

    Distance Learning:  In the event that the district transitions to distance learning, parent will be notified of this transition as well as the expectations and requirements.  

    Using the restroom and getting water will be scheduled.  


    I am looking forward to a great year!!!! 

    Ms. G. Glover