Physics 1 and Honors Physics 1
Instructor: Mrs. Kathleen Frink
Phone: (269) 323-5225 Room: 3105 E-mail: KFrink@PortagePS.org
Physics 1 Remind: https://www.remind.com/join/SpringP1
Honors Physics 1 Remind: https://www.remind.com/join/SpringHP1
This is a conceptual physics course covering five main topics: Static Electricity, Current Electricity, Thermodynamics, Waves, and Motion.
· Conceptual Physics, Paul G Hewitt, 2002
· 3"x5" note cards (approximately 100)
· Spiral Notebook or 1" 3-ring binder
· Scientific Calculator
Grades for each marking period are determined based upon two weighted categories:
Homework/Notes/Labs (20%), Quizzes/Tests (80%).
Homework – Each topic will contain homework sets that will be graded for correctness and communication.
Labs – Students will perform laboratory investigations that relate to the topics being studied.
Quizzes – At the completion of each section students will take a quiz over the current content. Quizzes may be unannounced.
Tests – At the end of each unit students will take a large test over the topics covered.
Late work: Students receiving a zero for a homework/lab check due to lateness are allowed to complete the homework/lab by the next assessment for up to 75% credit.
Cheating: The act of dishonestly attempting to gain advantage on any academic assessment.
Consequences may include: Loss of credit for the specific assignment/assessment involved , Suspension or Detention , Report given to honorary student organizations
Collusion: Collusion occurs when a student knowingly allows his or her work to be submitted for assessment/credit by another student, or does not take reasonable steps to ensure that his or her work is never submitted by another.
Consequences may include: Loss of credit for the specific assignment/assessment involved , Detention , Report given to honorary student organizations
Plagiarism: The use of another’s ideas, facts, photos, art, chart, graphic, design or words without giving proper credit; an attempt to present the ideas or words of another as one’s own; presenting as new/original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
Absences and Tardies:
An “Absence” shall mean that the student was not present for a class period, left class before the ending of the class period, or was more than ten minutes late to the class. Students at school are expected to be in their designated locations. (Online attendance will be taken.)
In regards to assessments, students will be responsible for making up any quiz or test missed due to an excused absence. Any missing quiz or test will be entered as a zero.
If a student is absent on a day(s) leading up to a test or quiz where new material is covered, he or she will have extra time to prepare for the assessment (amount of time will be decided by the teacher).
If a student is only absent on the day of a test, he or she will take the test the day he/she returns to class.
If a student has a pre-arranged absence on a test or quiz day (ADs, vacations, appointments, etc.) he or she must make arrangements prior to the absence to take the assessment, or he/she will take the assessment upon return to class.
Passes: The student planner serves as a pass and must be signed by the teacher. No planner = No pass!
In Person Classroom Rules:
· Per school policy, hats, backpacks, bags, and purses are not allowed in the classroom. Students will be given a tardy and sent to their lockers to return the item.
· Come to class on time and prepared (charged Chromebook, textbook, pencil, notebook).
In Person Personal Electronics Policy:
Chromebooks are allowed for classroom use.
Cell phones are not allowed to be used unless specifically directed by Mrs. Frink.
No photos or videos of other individuals may be taken at ANY time.