Instructor: Mr. Justin Cox
Tri-Point High School
Health Education Syllabus
Instructor: Mr. Justin Cox
Welcome! This class is about YOU and the CHOICES you make!
Course Description: This class is a comprehensive introduction of Health/Wellness principles designed for the promotion of healthy life-choices. The purpose of this course is to give every student the opportunity to learn and practice informed self-direction in matters of personal health/wellness.
Supplies: All students are expected to bring:
- Health book everyday (unless told specifically by the teacher).
- A notebook, binder, folder, or anything that has paper.
- Something to write with everyday (pencil and/or black/blue pen).
- Do your homework (especially if asked to read the night before). It is my policy to strongly discourage work from being turned in late, in an attempt to prevent bad habits from forming now and in the future. It is the student’s responsibility to remain updated and turn in work on time. Late work will be accepted under the following guidelines:
- 1 day late … maximum grade achievable = 75%
- 2 days late …………………………… = no longer accepted!!
*** Remember, some points are better than none.***
While emergencies arise, and will be handled individually, students should plan ahead and not wait until the last minute to complete assignments. Things such as printer failure, empty ink cartridge, my dog ate my homework, etc… will not be acceptable excuses. Make sure to PLAN AHEAD!!!
- Tests will consist of multiple choices, true/false, fill in the blank, short answer, and possibly essay. Tests will NOT be made up during class. Students need to make appointments with me to make the test up before or after school. If you miss the day before a test, you are still required to take the test on the day scheduled.
- Quizzes may be given:
- The day after homework reading assignment (so make sure you read).
- At the end of the period (make sure you’re paying attention).
- At the end of every section.
These quizzes should be easy points and are to help you retain the knowledge learned in class.
Grading Policy: Your overall class grade will come from grades earned in the following categories:
- Be PUNCTUAL:
- Please be seated before the bell rings.
- Be PREPARED:
- Bring your materials to class!
- Be POLITE:
- Respect different opinions and our non-judgmental classroom.
- Be PRODUCTIVE:
- Be POSITIVE:
- If you are having a bad day, talk to me! Let’s help each other, not make it worse.
Few Important Thoughts:
- You many not leave the classroom without permission (requires hall pass and signing out).
- End of Class Dismissal.
- Don’t start cleaning up or putting things away until I say so!
- Electronic devices: If I see them, I will take them!!!
- Do YOUR own work. Copying or cheating results in automatic zeros.
- Respect you classmates and teacher.
- You are responsible for your own learning.
- Do not do other class’s homework in class.
- If I see it, I will throw it away!!
NOTE: The teacher reserves the right to make changes and/or modifications to the above information at any time during the nine weeks, should the need arise.
GOOD health comes from making GOOD choices!
Film Permission Form
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,
It is my policy to seek permission for using video clips and/or full-length films in the classroom if they are rated PG-13 or R. I want to make it clear that we may not watch all films in their full-length form, but rather a majority of the films will be used in a short clip format only.
I believe that in showing your son or daughter films or portions of films will enable them to benefit from another medium as a resource in their study of certain subject matter. Sometimes connecting ideas from a film or film clip can help them better grasp the concept or subject matter we are discussing. I understand that in some scenes within a movie harsh language and violence is used, yet if we were to eliminate every movie deemed to have something objectionable in it, we would lose the use of relevant parts as tools for learning.
If there are any objections from parent/guardian and/or student, an alternative assignment (usually reading a book and short paper) will substitute the grade value of any given assignment relevant to the film. PLEASE note that the film will be used as a supplement to what we will be learning in class. They will not replace lectures or other activities that we will be doing throughout the semester.
If any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me at: (815)689-2110 ext. 336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE mark Yes or No. Then sign/date and cut-off bottom portion and return bottom portion to Mr. Cox. Thank You!
Student Name: _____________________________________________________
_____ YES – I give my child permission to view scenes, sequences, and films that are being used for educational purposes.
_____ NO – I have concerns about my child viewing any PG-13 or R-rated film clips, sequences, and films in the classroom and would like an alternative activity.
Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________________________________