Welcome Letter August 28, 2017

Welcome Letter               August 28, 2017


Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to Foundations of Math 1 and to AC Reynolds HS.  The next four years are going to be filled with friends, school activities, and above all – academics.  Students, you will begin to prepare for your future!  You are on your way to becoming an adult which is exciting and can be overwhelming too.  Students, your freshman year is an important catalyst for making your years at ACRHS productive and happy years.

There are several things that you can do to assure your high school experience is a good one for you and your parents!  Below, you will read about the expectations, grading policy, and requirements for Foundations of Math 1.  Performing successfully in Foundations of Math 1 and Math 1 will be advantageous for you as you progress to Math 2 and Math 3.  Recall that four Math classes are required to graduate therefore, passing one math a year will be beneficial to your success!  In addition, Math is cumulative – if you do not have a grasp of the Math 1 material, the next Math classes will only be more difficult. 


  1.  Homework Policy:  Late homework is NOT accepted.  Homework is assigned on a nightly basis, with the exception of some test days.  Homework will be graded for effort and not correctness therefore, appropriate work should be shown for each problem.  Answers to homework without showing proper work are not considered and will receive NO credit.  If your child is absent, they will pick up the missed material in a folder located in the room.  The make-up work will be due in three days.


  2. Test Policy:  A test will be given at the end of each unit.  Students will receive a review that will help them be successful on test day.  Students should know the material on the review prior to test day.
  1. Quiz Policy:  Quizzes will be given on a weekly basis.  One quiz grade per nine weeks will be dropped. 


  2.  Grade calculation:  Homework is 35%, Quizzes are 25% and Tests are 40% of the final nine week’s grade. 


  3. Final grade calculation:  37.5% first nine weeks, 37.5% second nine weeks and 25% Final Exam score.





  • Cells phones are to be turned off and placed in the cell phone caddy provided unless I allow the use for an activity related to the curriculum.  This includes all other electronic devices.  Emergency calls may be directed to the main office.


  • Electronic devices provided by the school are to be used for the sole purpose of learning.  Students using their 1:1 device for other purposes will have the privilege of using the device taken away.


  • Calculators will be provided while students are present in the classroom.  If a student needs a calculator at home, this will not be provided by the school.


  • Students will be responsible for damage to all electronic devices and calculators which are school property.


  • Students should not be sleeping in class nor should their head be laying down on the desk unless they are ill (and waiting to be picked up).


  • Good behavior is conducive to the learning environment and crucial to the students learning as well as the learning of the other students. 


  • Students should do their homework every night at home and not before class.


  • Restroom passes will be given to each student and should only be used on an as needed basis.


  • Attendance is crucial to all classes and in particularly math class.  Absences should be kept at the bare minimum but not exceed 5 per semester.

Tutoring will be offered Monday through Wednesday of each week from

3:10 p.m. until 4:10 p.m.  A schedule will be provided for your records.


Ms. Baldwin’s notes and homework assignments will be available to all students

through OneNote after 1:1 devices are assigned.




  1. 1.5 in 3-ring binder
  2. College rule paper
  3. Pencils
  4. Calculators:  a classroom set is available for use in the classroom only.  If one is needed at home, please purchase a personal calculator.


  1.  Kleenex
  2.  Hand sanitizer



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by email. I also welcome appointments to meet in person. You can contact me at carol.baldwin@bcsmail.org.  I encourage you to check PowerSchool often for your child’s most recent grades, sign progress reports and return them for a homework grade, be aware the first report card will be in nine weeks.  You will receive a Progress report at the half-way point of each nine-week period.  Always know your student’s current grade.



Carol Baldwin

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