• Summer Creek High School

    (Boys Basketball & PE) Syllabus


    Coach Coleman 2nd &3rd PE- 5th Basketball Athletics 6th&7 ISS



    Please put the following items on your syllabus.  Your syllabus is due to your appraiser by Wednesday, August 3 at the end of the day.  The items highlighted in yellow need to be copied and pasted into your syllabus.  The other items listed need to be included and can be changed to best fit the information and procedures for your class.  



      • Teacher Name
      • Teacher Phone Extension
      • Teacher Email address
      • Conference Period


    General Information


    Classroom Goals:

    Write your classroom goals in the form of what students will be able to successfully do at the end of the year or semester.

    • Example:
    • Classroom Goal:
      • Upon completion of this class you should be able to produce expository, analytical, and argumentative compositions that introduce a complex central idea and develop it with appropriate, specific evidence, explanations, and transitions.


    Guidelines for Success: 

    Write your list of attitudes and traits that you feel will ensure your students’ success.


    Guidelines for Success

    BE on time

    BE prepared

    BE on task


    Classroom Rules and Consequences: 

    Outline the important student behaviors that will ensure your class runs efficiently.  List consequences for improper behavior.



    Class Expectations:                                                             Consequences (steps):

    1. Be Respectful                                                           1.  Warning
    2. Be Prepared                                                              2. Meeting/Conference with student
    3. Be On-task                                                                3. Parent Contact
    4. Food and Drink Prohibited (except water)                4. Office Referral



    SCHS Grading Policy (CANNOT BE CHANGED OR EDITED BY TEACHER-any changes will not be supported by campus administration-please delete this statement before distributing syllabus)

    • Grades are weighted as follows:

                Level Courses: 60% Summative, 40% Formative

                Advanced/AP/Dual Courses: 70% Summative, 30% Formative

    • All grades are an assessment of an academic skill, concept, or performance.
    • Grades based on behaviors are reflected in conduct grades.
    • Major or summative assessments are defined as tests, projects, etc.
    • Minor or formative assessments are defined as quizzes, daily grades, homework, etc.
    • There will be a minimum of 3 major summative assessments per nine weeks.
    • The minimum number of grades is 2 grades per week.
    • Grades cannot be doubled or tripled to meet minimum requirements.
    • Grades are posted at least once a week and published to parents and students through eSchool.
    • All assignments will be entered into the gradebook before the start of the week in which the assignment is assigned or communicated weekly via the teacher/parent contact source.
    • Parents will be contacted by phone when a student fails a class for the nine weeks.
    • Grading Scale:
      • 90-100 A
      • 80-89   B
      • 70-79   C
      • 0 – 69  F


    Reassessment Policy

    • Reteach and reassessment is mandatory when a teacher has determined that 50% or  more of the class has failed to meet the mastery standard of 70% on a summative grade.
    • A student has the opportunity to reassess a summative grade of less than 85 a maximum of once a grading period. The maximum grade on the reassessment will be an 85. Students must make and understand corrections to the original summative test and complete all formative assignments to be eligible for reassessment. Reassessments must be offered within 1 calendar week of the date in which the original graded assessment was returned. Students must make arrangements to attend the re-teach and reassessment date set by the teacher if reassessment is done outside of school hours.
    • Reassessment is not available for AP and Dual Credit classes.


    ** Students may not be able to reassess the last test of the 9 weeks if time does not permit.




    Original Grade

    Reassessment Grade

    Reported Grade























    Not Eligible

    Original Grade



    Late Work Policy

    All Summer Creek High School teachers will utilize the following late work policy for all classes, regardless of level.

    • Late daily work will be accepted up to 5 school days after the due date with a penalty of 20 points per day. 
    • The maximum penalty for a summative assignment completed within the 9 weeks is 30 points.
    • Assignments turned in after the end of the school day are considered late.


    Conduct Grades



    N-Needs Improvement



    Any student receiving a conduct grade of N or U must have documented disciplinary incidents and parents must be contacted by phone.


    Online Work

    Some SCHS teachers assign homework that can be completed electronically via a web-based application. Since these assignments can be assigned and made due at any time on any day, students must stay aware of deadlines. It is expected that teachers communicate the deadlines in class, in writing, and electronically as appropriate. Students should make every effort to access the assignment via their own computer, phone, or library computer.


    Late work policies and penalties do apply to online work.



    Cheating on an assignment or test will result in zero being recorded for that assignment or test.  In addition, cheating is considered a conduct violation and is subject to additional disciplinary measures as discussed in the Student Code of Conduct.


    SCHS students found cheating or plagiarizing (cheating) will be receive a minimum violation of 2 Saturday detentions and will be ineligible to exempt final exams.


    The following guideline is used at Summer Creek to define and discipline for plagiarism. Additional information can be found at plagarism.org

    All of the following are considered plagiarism:

    • turning in someone else's work as your own
    • copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit
    • failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
    • giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
    • changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
    • copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not


    The following should not be on your syllabus:


    • Requests for money/ supplies
    • Offers of extra credit for bringing supplies or purchasing items
    • Not allowing students to take restroom breaks: these should be allowed only after the first 10 minutes of class or before the last 10 minutes except for extenuating circumstances.
    • Mandatory department fees: These are only allowable by law when the money goes to a student product that will be taken home. 



    Classroom Activities

    • Students will be participating in various physical activities



    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Soccer
    • Exercise
    • Running
    • Walking
    • Weight lifting


    1. Make-up Assignments:
      1. You are responsible for all missed assignments.
      2. Check with your teacher to get your missed assignments before or after class, not during class.
      3. If you miss a major test, you must ask the teacher when you can make-up the test.  Please refer to the handbook for the district’s late work policy.
      4. If you know you are going to be absent, I am not required to give assignments in advance.
    2. Classroom activities may include: Daily Warm Ups, Foldables, Map Making, Graphic Organizers, Document Analysis, Organizational Skills, Classroom Discussions, Group Work, Quick Writes, Essays, Quizzes/Tests
    3. Major Projects will be assigned periodically during the school year.
    4. Tutorials Tuesday, Wednesday 6:45-7:15 before School; Monday, Thursday 3:00-4:00 After School, Or by appointment


    Classroom Procedures

    • Entering the Classroom: Outline exactly what students should do from the time they enter the room until the bell rings for class to begin
    • Tardy to Class: Provide your definition of on time and tardy, and identify the consequences for being tardy.
    • Paper or Pencil: Identify what students should have to write with. In addition, specify what a student should do if he or she does not have this and what, if anything, you implement as a procedure.
    • How to find out what the daily assignments are: Identify how you will assign work and how students will know what they are to do each day. Also define how they should keep track of what they need to do for homework and long-range assignments.
    • Turning in assignments: Identify where and how students turn in class work and homework. Specify if students are to check off completed work they have turned in.
    • Returning assignments to students: Detail your policies on how you will return completed work to your students.
    • Finding out grade status: Review your grading system, and explain whether you will give   students a weekly grade report or if you expect them to track their grades themselves. Also identify when and how a student can approach you to discuss his or her current status in the class.
    • Student responsibilities after an absence: Outline what students will need to do when returning after an absence.
      • How to find out what they missed
      • How long they have to make up assignments
      • What to do if they miss a test
    • Communication procedures with parents and families: Identify if you will have any regular communication with families that you initiate.  Provide information on when, where, and how family members can get in touch with you.
    • Ending class: Specify how you will end class, any responsibilities your students may have, and how you will dismiss the students.
    • Consequences for Code of Conduct Violations:  Inform students that you must follow through with disciplinary referrals for violations of schoolwide rules including dress code, unexcused  absences, threats, and so forth.  Make sure to get this information from your principal or assistant principal.



    Example for Classroom Procedures:


    Entering the classroom: After shaking teacher’s hand gather/prepare materials, and sit quietly while working on warm up


    Tardy to class: If a student is not in the door by the final bell, the student is considered tardy.


    Paper or Pencil:  You should bring a pencil or blue/black pen to write with every day. In addition, you will need a spiral or lined paper to write your journal/warm ups in daily. If you do not come prepared to class, ask your peers before the bell rings.


    Daily Assignments: You will be given an assignment daily - you are responsible to pay attention to the directions/expectations and complete all assignments on time. On the side board there will be a list of activities that you will need to complete for the week.


    Turning in Assignments: You will need to follow instructions, either on the board or verbally, on where to turn in your assignments. Instructions may be different depending on the assignment or time of class. (Example: Beginning of class on the board it may say turn in your homework in the tray in the front the room; during class I may ask you to pass your assignment up; or at the end of class I may say hand me your assignment on your way out.) Never turn in an assignment on my desk.


    Returning assignments: I will pass assignments back to you while you are working in class.


    Grade Status: I expect you to track your grades online. If you have an issue with a grade, I expect that you talk to me before or after class/school privately. Grade reports will be given to you monthly.


    Make Up: You are responsible for all missed assignments. Check with me to get your assignments. You have one week to make up any work missed. If you miss a major test, you must ask the teacher when you can make-up the test. **** Make-up work not taken care of by the deadline will result in a zero.****


    Communication: I will send email blasts about gradebook updates or assignments a few times a month. If you have an immediate concern, you can call or email me anytime.


    Ending class: Class will end daily with either an exit ticket or questioning, students are not to stand up from their desks until I have released them. In addition, I will provide packing up time. Students should not pack up their belongings until instructed.


    Reassessment Policy: If a student scores below an 85% on a test, they may reassess for up to a maximum score of 85% once a grading period.  Reassessment must take place during one of the offered tutorial times or by appointment within two weeks of the original test.  If the class average is below 70%, a reassessment will be given to all students during a following class period.