Boonton Township Public Schools

Rockaway Valley School
Phone 973-334-4162

11 Valley Road Boonton Township, NJ 07005
Fax: 973-316-6956

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“The world doesn’t care what you know. What the world
cares about is what you do with what you know.” - Tony Wagner 



Classroom Rules and Expectations

  • Students are to remain in their seats and wearing a mask AT ALL TIMES. You will be sent to the office if you take it off for any reason.
  • Students are to have all materials at their seats. This includes the math textbook, notebook, pencils, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, a mini whiteboard and whiteboard markers. Students should have tissues to limit walking around.
  • Students may go to the nurse at any time.
  • Students are to submit work electronically either while learning from home, or after school after in-person instruction if computers are not available in the classroom.


Extra Help Hours:

Extra help is from 7:17am-7:37am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Via Zoom or in person. If your cohort is in the building, you can come in person. If you are remote or if your cohort is remote, you can log in to the ZOOM link in google classroom. I am also available for in-person help during reinforcement on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please email me if you have questions.

In order to make the best use of our extra help time, students should come prepared with the question or topic they need clarified. Please send me an email if you plan to attend!

Classroom notes can be found in this Google Drive Folder.

Homework Policy:

Homework is assigned 2-3 days during the week. Homework will be submitted through Google Classroom.

You can receive up to 2 points per checked homework assignment: 2 points if work is completed (work shown and strategies tried for problems you don't understand will be accepted), 1 point if work is late, 0 points if problems are not attempted or homework is not turned in.  Points will be totaled at the end of each semester.

If you do not understand the first few problems for homework, go to the next section of the worksheet. Often there are different kinds of problems that you can try.  

Grading Policy:

Grades will be calculated using a total points system. Every test, quiz, project, classwork assignment, and homework assignment will be given a set number of points.  Tests will be about 100 points each, quizzes will range from 25-50 points, classwork will be about 10 points per assignment, and homework will be worth 2 points each.  (Homework will total to about 50 points each semester.)

Your grades will come in the form of fractions. The numerator will represent the points you earned on an assignment. The denominator will represent the number of points possible.  To figure out the percentage of each assignment, divide the numerator by the denominator. For example, if you received a 49/50 on a quiz, your grade is 98%.  If you received a 40/50, your grade is 80%. You can figure out your grade in class at any time by adding up the total points earned and dividing by the total points possible. The most points the assignment is worth, the more it will affect your final grade.

Each semester there will be around 500 points total.  Grades can be checked in Genesis at any time. Please allow a week after an assignment or test is given to see the grade on Genesis. There will be no extra credit assignments given to earn more points. It is expected that students will do their best work in class to earn as many points possible. If you have any questions about grading, please contact me.