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Students will show respect to the teacher, fellow classmates, themselves, and to all their properties. Students are responsible for their behavior. Students will be expected to:

  • Come to class, on time, prepared to learn with required supplies and completed assignments
  • Listen and follow directions
  • No cellular phone charging and/or use unless instructed by the teacher
  • Use appropriate language at all times and at a reasonable volume
  • Ask questions to clarify information/direction
  • Use classroom materials correctly and with care
  • Keep the classroom neat and orderly
  • The Shivela Middle School Discipline Policy outlined in the student handbook and posted in the classroom will be followed.


Nightly homework can be expected during the school week. Students should be review the concepts focused on in class and/or work on any assignment that was not completed in class for homework. Assignments should be completed by the assigned due date for best success. During the class day, I can  address any questions on the previous night's homework or an e-mail can be sent to me asking questions and/or requesting clarification during the next class. Assignments for the entire week will be posted on the board and on Canvas every Monday. Students should write down their assignments, in their Agenda, for the week on Monday. All classwork and homework should be completed in the student's science notebook.  Each student will check and complete their own assignment list for their homework before each quiz/test. The pre-compiled Assignment List of items in their notebook is due around the day of the quiz/test with all items listed attached.  The completed assignments are good references for studying for tests/quizzes.  For the best success, all work should be completed on time.


When a student is absent, they need to check Canvas for their missing work.  If needed, a copy of the assignment can be obtained from me. All work for that week is located on the front board. It is the student’s responsibility to get any work that was missed during their absence. Students can obtain information from my Canvas page, other students, and/or myself. Students have one school day for each day missed to make-up any work. All quizzes and/or tests will be taken upon the return of the student to class. If the students will be absent for a prolonged period of time, please contact me and/or the school to make proper arrangements.  At anytime if you and/or your student has any questions, please e-mail me at twaddleton@murrieta.k12.ca.us .

 Grading Policy

Students will receive grades based on the following:

  • Homework/Class work (Practice) (20%)
  • Quizzes/Tests/Projects/Labs (Assessments) (80%)

Up-to-date student grades will be located on Canvas.  Parents and/or guardians can access their student’s grades 24/7 through Canvas.  Parents can add themselves to their student's Canvas as an observer.  As an observer, when your student is notified of missing work, you can also be notified.  Official 6-week, 12-week, and semester grades will be posted in AERIES.NET (on-line grade notification system used by MVUSD) - these are the official grades for each time period. 

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