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Mr. Graban

Graban, Mr.
Special Education Teacher

Mr. Graban


Class Syllabus

1.) Class Expectations:

Each teacher will list their Classroom Expectations individually as they may vary.

2.) Classroom Procedures:

Learning Logs –These assignments are given during the first 15 minutes of class. If you have an unexcused tardy, you forfeit your opportunity in completing this assignment.

3.) Consequences to Inappropriate Behavior/s:

            1.) Verbal Warning

            2.) Talk to student privately

            3.) Call Parent/Teleparent

            4.) Referral

            5.) Saturday School

            6.) Parent Conference with Administrator

4.) Hall Pass Policy:

The use of the agenda is strongly enforced. Please make sure you bring your agenda every day, otherwise a hall pass may not be issued.

5.) Cell Phone Use:

Cell Phone Use is strictly prohibited. The Special Education Department is adhearing to MUSD Cell Phone Policy. You may use the Cell Phone Before or After School! Parents please Do Not Call/Text your child during school hours.

6.) Grading Scale:

A = 100% - 86%

B = 85% - 79%

C = 78% -65%

D= 64% - 50%

F = 49% - Below

7.) Grading Components:

  • Classwork/Homework  50%
  • Participation  10%
  • Quizzes/Tests  10%
  • Learning Logs  5%
  • Projects/Finals  25%

8.) Make-Up Work Policy:

Excused Absences –1 Week to turn in make-up assignment.

Unexcused Absences –2 Days to make-up truant (by Detention); 2 Days to make-up assignment.

9.) Grading Scale for Make-Up Assignments (For Unexcused Absences Only):

*Unexcused Truancies = Automatic Zero!

5 = A

4 = B

3 = C

2 = D

1 = F

10.) The following Learning Strategies will be used by every student at BGHS:

  • Use of BGHS Planner –All BGHS students will be expected to carry and use a planner to organize and manage their time and assignments (ESLR “G”). Daily classroom agendas are recorded in those planners. Evidence of this usage will include daily entries in the planner and classroom agendas.
  • Practice Daily SSR –During 2nd period, students will engage in reading “for pleasure” for 10 minutes (ESLR “G”). Evidence of this practice will include a log of readings.
  • “Word of the Week” – Each Wednesday during 2nd period (instead of SSR) students will be introduced to a new “academic” word and will practice using it in appropriate context. Students will be re-introduced to the same word in each of their other classes on that same day (ESLR “S”). Evidence of this usage will include a collection of vocabulary words in a student’s notebook and a classroom word wall.
  • Student Engagement –All students are expected to interact and be engaged in their own learning through a variety of demonstrations (ESLR “H”). To actively participate in their learning, students will be able to participate in a variety of student strategies including: thumbs-up, think-pair-share, and response boards, color cards and admit/exit slips. Evidence of this engagement would be noted on a classroom visitation.
  • Cornell Notes –All students at BGHS will take notes, when appropriate, using the Cornell Note Template. These notes will not only organize the ideas of the class, but they will enable students to reflect upon their understanding of the material as well (ESLR “S”). Evidence of this practice will be collected in a student’s notebook.
  • Thinking Maps –All students will use Thinking Maps to help them process and understand concepts being learned in class. Students need not only to gather information, but process it as well. Graphically organizing this information helps the brain recall it for later use (ESLR “S”). Evidence of this practice will be collected in a student’s notebook.


Today: 7/15/19