Dominguez, Benjamin

Classroom/Lab Agreement                                             Mr. Dominguez

Physics                                                                            2015-2016

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Course Description

In Physics, students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigation, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. This course involves the study of energy and motion.


Contact Information


Tutoring hours:  Mon, Wed, & Fri 4:00 – 4:30

Conference period:  Mon – Fri 11:10 – 11:55

Phone:  (915) 832 – 6730


Supplies required

  • Pencils – no work will be accepted in ink
  • Notebook paper – for daily work
  • 2 separate spiral notebooks or composition books
  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
  • Headphones or earbuds

Grading Policy

35%    Daily work (collected on Monday):  Daily work helps develop the skills and understanding of physics concepts.  It will be assigned on a weekly basis to be turned in on the following Monday.  It will be graded for completion.  It is considered complete when every question/problem is attempted and work is shown for calculations.  A complete heading is required for every assignment to include: student’s full name, date, period, and work title.

25%    Labs (collected on Monday):  Labs accompany the physics concept learned that week.  All calculations must be shown.

10%    Quizzes (end of week), Notebooks (random), and Journals (random):  Quizzes will be given once a week.  Notebooks and Journals will be graded randomly once every month.  Notebooks must have correct dates, titles, and must be legible.  Journals must have correct dates, journal prompts, and a minimum 10-line response.

20%    Tests (end of month)

10%    9-Weeks Test (end of 9-week period)


**If you must retain eligibility for sports, clubs, etc., you must keep track of your grades well ahead of eligibility dates!  Do not wait until a few days before to attend to your grade.  Failing to plan on your part will not constitute an emergency on my part.**


Make-up work (for all absences)

When you are absent, you have the same number of days to complete the work equal to the number of days you were gone.  If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to ask for missing work and schedule time for tests, quizzes, and labs.  Failing to do make-up work will go against your 90% school attendance!!!



Any assignment may be redone/retaken only once within one week.  Retakes on quizzes and tests must be scheduled by the student.  Redo/retake grades will be an average of the two grades.


Late work

Ten (10) points will be deducted from work for every day it is late.  After one week, all work is only worth 50% credit.


Classroom/Lab Expectations

  1. Follow all Chapin and EPISD rules and regulations.

    (IDs, agendas, electronic devices, dress code, computer use, etc.)

  2. Be seated and ready when the bell rings.
  3. Bring your materials to class every day.
  4. Respect and be polite to all students, teachers, administrators, and visitors.
  5. Speak at appropriate times, using appropriate language.
  6. Respect everyone’s property and take care of your own.

Computer Use

  1. Use only the computer you have been assigned.
  2. No food or drink s allowed in the computer lab.
  3. Do not change any of the computer settings.
  4. Use the computer for school purposes only.
  5. Log out once you have finished using the computer.


My signature verifies that I have read this classroom agreement and will comply with the guidelines listed above.  I understand that any violation will result in the following consequences:

  1. First violation – warning
  2. Second violation – parent phone call
  3. Third violation – disciplinary referral


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Student signature                                                                Date


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Parent signature                                                                  Date


This is going to be a great year!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.  I look forward to this journey with you.  I hope you can learn valuable information about science, about yourself, and about your future endeavors.


                                                                                                            Mr. Dominguez


Words to think about:

“Good enough is not enough when better is possible.”

“Your attitude determines your altitude.