||Mr. Russ' Home Page
Please down load the syllabus and other class files in the Resources section and keep them in your notes.
Visit this page often as it will continue to be updated very often. Check the board in class each day for updates and announcements.
Please read all the material on this page, Classroom News, and Resources.
For the first day of class, you have the following to do:
Bring to next class: signed contract and e-book form ( if you want the electronic book)
In your notes you need the following 5 items: Syllabus, Lab Safety, Uniform policy, Electronic device policy, and Discipline policy.
Your first District test will be August 25/28. Bring a #2 pencil.
On the next 2 class days you should have in your notes:
Read pages 2-21 and 62-91. copy all vocabulary and keys. Copy table 1.14, formulas on pages 65, 79, & 80, rules on page 67, and table 3.1.
Sept 18/19: Read pages 42 thru 50. In your notes, copy the vocabulary, keys, and figure 2.11. From the Web page, print the Periodic Table from the Resources Page and put it into your notes. Remember, definitions must be the ones from the chapter material. Do not use any other source. (sept 18)
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. Your syllabus will be reviewed on the first day of class. Please print a copy of the syllabus, Discipline Plan,and safety rules from the Resources page and keep it in your class notebook. A basic list of materials you will need can be found below. Please have these items on the second day of class.
Class notebook. Three ring binder with paper. Paper must be 8 1/2 x 11 or 10 1/2 x 8 ( college ruled or wide ruled) only.
Blue or black pen
A number 2 pencil and eraser
One letter size file folder
Calculator. A scientific calculator is strongly recommended. A graphing calculator is NOT required, but can be used. Basic scientific calculators can be purchased for about $15 at Walgreens or Office Depot.
For the second day of class:
Please bring back the "Contract" page signed by you and your parent. This is for a grade.
Also, bring in the Electronic Book form signed. If not, you will be issued a text book.
When I post a test ( district or chapter), I also post the make-up date and time. IF you miss the test for any reason, it is your responsibility to make arrangements to attend the make-up. IF there is some other problem, you need to contact me prior to the make-up time about other arrangements. If you do not, it is on you.
Remember, you should have the syllabus, safety rules, and discipline plan in your notes. These are fair game for a quiz question.
Uniforms that are deemed inappropriate by the administration (i.e. too short, too baggy, not tucked in, etc) will result in students changing to school issued uniforms in addition to the listed outcomes. Excessive violations may result in the termination of extra-curricular activities.
Lunch applications: Students can apply on-line at http://freeandreucedmealapp.dadeschools.net
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Insurance: Apply online at www.healthspecialrisk.com (non-athletes only). For those interested in sports, go to the Athletics office, room 131.
Important Student Log In information -- Please read
To meet Federal and local security compliance laws and rules, the account process for student passwords is being re-established. This compliance is being managed through a new updated release of the district's existing password management solution.
Lab resources on Resources page.
Gizmo grading information can be found on the Classroom News page.
Student Log On Accounts are now active. These are your OWN accounts. You must follow this procedure or you will be instantly locked out.
Access to your school e-mail account can be found in your student portal.
If you need to have your password reset to the default value, see me privately.