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Jacob Miller

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Jacob Miller

Mr. Miller

Contact Information:
Emailjaclmill@jeffco.k12.co.us
Google Drive: jaclmill@jeffcoschools.us

Voicemail: 303-982-7140
Hours: 7:10am-3:10pm
Office Hours: 30 min before/after school*
*Meetings before school on late start days.

Group Text:
Biology Remind: text "@millerbi" to "81010"
Marine Remind: text "@marinemill" to "81010"
Guitar Club Remindtext "@lhsguita" to "81010"

Orange Day Schedule Black Day Schedule
 Before School: B110 Before School: B110
Block 1: Biology B110 Block 5: Bio B110 Tiger Time: B110 Tiger Time: B110
Block 2: Biology B110 Block 6: Marine B110
Block 3: Planning B111 Block 7: Planning B111
Block 4: Planning B111 Block 8: Marine Bio B110
After School: B111 After School: B110

Marine Bio Field Trip Dates:
Petsmart at 1st and Wadsworth: Date TBD, during class.
Downtown Aquarium: Date and Time TBD

Class Rule: All students have the right to a safe, positive and disturbance free learning environment.

Traits for Success:
PRESENT
PROFESSIONAL
ENGAGED
CONTRIBUTING
POSITIVE

Supplies: 3-Ring Notebook, Paper, Pen/Pencil, Clear Tape, Colored Pencils, Highlighter

Grade Weighting
Biology: 40% Participation in Formative Learning Tasks (Classwork), 60% Performance on Summative Assessments of Learning Targets (Projects and Tests). Formative Assessments (Quizzes) are used as Test predictors; scores will be entered into grade book until Summative (Test) is taken, at which point the Summative (Test) will replace the Formative (Quiz) predictor score.

Marine
Biology
:
 
45% Participation in Formative Learning Tasks 
(Classwork)
, 45% Performance on Summative Assessments of Learning Targets (Projects and Tests), 
10% Aquarium Care.

Tiger Time
:
 +
80% Attendance earns a Passing Grade.

Excused absences: Students are expected to contact teacher and (not or) access missed material on website as soon as possible, and complete items within one class period of returning or as determined by teacher. Assignments from Excused Absences will be marked missing until student submits the items that were missed, then it will either be scored as "Turned In" and "Exempt" if it was graded on participation; or graded accordingly, for full credit, if it was graded on performance. Students may receive alternative assignments. If items are requested or submitted after extended date, items will be scored and marked down 10% for first excused absence and -20% thereafter. See LHS Attendance Policy web page for information: https://lakewood.jeffcopublicschools.org/our_school/attendance_policy.  

Unexcused absences Unexcused absence are not tolerated. "According to Board Policy, unexcused absences will subject the student to appropriate consequences, including school sanctions or and/or the imposition of academic sanctions for classes missed. Persistent unexcused absenteeism may result in a failing grade." Students are expected to contact teacher and (not or) access missed material on website as soon as possible, and complete items within one class period of returning or as determined by teacher. 
Assignments from Unexcused Absences will be marked "missing" until student submits the items that were missed. If it was graded on performance, then it will be scored and marked down 10% for first unexcused absences and -20% thereafter. If items were graded on participation, then students will receive zero points until the missed amount of time has been used to learn the missed content and demonstrate learning of content, during student off-hours, with the teacher or on study deck. 
Students will not receive credit for assignments if make up time has not been completed within the following week of the absence. 


Absence due to Tardiness: Scores of learning tasks from participation will be pro-rated according to the percentage of class that was missed, with a minimum of 10% loss. Points can be recovered if the 
amount of time that has been used to learn the missed content and demonstrate learning of content, during student off-hours, with the teacher or on study deck. 
Students will receive deduction if make up time has not been completed within 2 days of tardy. 
Students will not receive credit for assignments if make up time has not been completed within the following week of the absence. 
 


Late Work: Late items from when students are present in class, will be marked as missing until submitted, where it will be changed to "Turned In" until graded.  Late work will be reduced by 10% per day if items are time sensitive. Grading of Late Submissions are prioritized behind On-Time submissions.

Electronic Devices (Cell Phones and Headphones)
All electronic devices that used to enhance learning tasks, used openly, during approved times are welcomed and encouraged. All items distracting from learning, used secretively, during unapproved times are prohibited.  
Cell phones and headphones are expected to be stored away and out of site 
before entering the classroom
 
,
unless approved and being used directly for the learning task.
 
Scores of 
Participation in Formative Learning Tasks
 will be reduced by 50% per infraction per day. 

 
Hall Use: Hall use is expected to be used for going to the closest bathroom or drinking fountain. Hall use is expected to take less than 5 minutes, unless there are specific circumstances. Hall use will be recorded. Hall use abuse may result in a deductions
from scores based on participation in learning tasks.

Problematic Behaviors: Problematic Behaviors that violate the 5 Traits for Success that have to distracts or disrupts students, teachers or the individual that must be specifically addressed by the teacher will be result in the score of Participation in Formative Learning Tasks to be reduced by 50% per infraction per day.

Notes: Notes are collected and scored 10 points per day as evidence of participation in 
Formative Learning Tasks
Incomplete notes are marked as such and not scored until resubmitted, they must be completed before test dates and graded after on time
submissions
.
Notes are organized in a 3-ring and submitted on the day of the test and scored for completeness and organization. 


Tests and Projects: Tests and Projects are prorated to 10 points per day that material was studied and used as evidence of 
Performance on Summative Assessments of Learning Targets.

Fish Tank Grade: All Marine Bio students are expected to own a tropical freshwater community fish. Students are graded on participation in caring for their group fish tank, not the survival of the fish. There will be no experimentation or purposeful harm done to the fish. Multiple unexcused absences is negligent and will result in a 0% fish tank grade score.
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