Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our Algebraic Physics course for the 2020–2021 school year. I am looking forward to working with you all. Physics consists of the study of matter, energy, and the interaction between them. It is concerned with the physical properties of nature, as opposed to the study of the characteristics of living things, which is covered in Life Sciences. This course is designed to provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of these scientific topics, and to prepare students with the computational and verbal problem-solving skills that are necessary to succeed in high school science and beyond.
I will strive to challenge you to achieve your potential, to pass on my passion for the subject matter, and to get to know student’s interests outside of the classroom. I believe that it is important to maintain open lines of communication with parents/guardians in order to ensure the success of all students in the classroom.
Algebraic Physics is a full year course that meets regularly. The structure of the class is a mixture of lecture, discussion, demonstration, small group activities, and online virtual laboratory investigations. My goal is for students to gain an understanding of the physical world through a variety of learning activities. Participation in class activities and completion of homework assignments is expected. Regardless of whether or not a formal homework assignment is given, it is highly recommended that students review their notes and physics textbook every night.
I will be in touch with parents/guardians by telephone, progress reports, report cards, and meetings during parent-teacher nights. Should you need to reach me please do not hesitate to call the school and leave a message for me at (201) 200-3200, or at email@example.com.
I look forward to a wonderfully productive year.
In light of this years remote learning start and hybrid continuation we can expect more contact through emails, Google Classroom, and our school’s webpage on Edlio.
I will use Google Classroom to post daily lessons and assignments as well as Pearson for textbook access and different activities.
Weekly work includes:
Daily work must be submitted where it's assigned to be done (either on Pearson or Google Classroom) by 8:00 pm in order to be graded. The submission of the assignment will be used to mark student's attendance. Submitting the work on time means the student is present for the day, a late assignment means the student is late for the day, and no submission means the student is absent. In addition, missing assignments will unfortunately reduce the overall average for the semester.
I will be available for any help or clarification during every school day between 8:00 am and 2:50 pm. You can send me a message to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You and Stay Safe,
UACHS Physics Teacher