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Health / Integrated Science

Room 141

Period 7th Grade Health/Life Science
1 Regular Ed.
2 Regular Ed.
3 Magnet
4 Magnet 
5 Honors
6 Ballet Folklórico
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2019-2020 Syllabus

7th Grade Health/Science

2019-2020 Course Outline

Mrs. Santana



Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students

* Please read your child’s course outline in its entirety before signing the attached signature portion.


The overall purpose and goals of Health/Science is to provide students the knowledge and understanding to make healthy choices and abstain from high-risk behaviors to live long happy healthy lives.  My instructional objective is to instill the wonder and appreciation of life, in particular their own life. 


Work Habits

To receive an “E” for excellent or an “S” for satisfactory letter grade in work habits students must:

  1. Carry required and necessary school supplies daily.  Supplies needed:  binder paper, a pocket folder, at least two dark ink pens (blue or black), two sharpened pencils, an eraser, a highlighter, color pencils, and hand mechanical pencil sharpener.  * Surprise supply checks will be made throughout the year.
  2. Ipa's need to be brought to school charged daily.
  3. Have no more than 3 unexcused tardies per grading period.  Students will be marked tardy if they are not in their seats before the tardy bell rings. 
  4. Be attentive, follow directions, and make proper use of class time.
  5. Miss no more than 2 classwork or homework assignments per grading period.
  6. Use school planner or iPad to jot down class assignments and other pertinent information
  7. Maintenance of iPads needs to be taken care of ASAP.  A maintenance request form needs to be submitted at the main office.  
  8. Assignments need to be completed by the due date and time posted on Schoology.
  9. No plagiarism allowed.  Assignments, homework, quizzes, and tests need to be their own original work.  

Cooperation (proper classroom behavior, be respectful/do not hurt others feelings)


To receive a letter grade “E” for excellent or an “S” for satisfactory in cooperation students must:

  1. Quietly line-up outside the classroom door before given permission to enter quietly.  
  2. Students need to be in their seats and ready to work before the tardy bell rings.  
  3. Proper classroom behavior
  4. Be respectful 
  5. Bullying is not permitted
  6. Cell phones need to be off in your backpack at all times while in school, unless a teacher gives you permission.  Do not carry your phone in your pockets.
  7. Allow the teacher to finish instruction before asking questions. No calling out answers or questions.
  8. No food, candy, gum or sticky drinks in the school building and classroom.  
  9. Do not pack-up before the bell rings, wait until given permission. 
  10. Remain in your seat until the teacher dismisses you, not the bell. No running or pushing on the way out.
  11. Non-educational use of iPads is prohibited during school time such as video games or music videos.
  12. Be good digital citizens (no cyber bullying, and be safe online.)  

For serious or continuous problems of unsatisfactory behavior, students may be subject to a parent conference and/or referral. 


Your child will only be permitted to use to the restroom if it is an emergency.   Regular usage will not be allowed unless a notification from the school nurse is received.  Students are expected to use the restroom during their passing periods, break, or lunch.  


Academic  Grading Scale:

100% - 90% =A, 89% - 80% =B, 79% - 70% = C, 69% - 60% = D, 59% and below = F


Weighted Scoring for Overall Academic Grade

Test and Quizzes 40%                           Homework/Classwork 60%


In the event of a family emergency, late homework will be accepted without penalty the following day they return with a note from parents.  If a student has an excused absence, it is their responsibility to make up the work within the appropriate amount of time. Students need to come in during lunch the day they return,to make-up test/quizzes, and/or to pick-up classwork or homework assignments.  For several days of absence, contact your child’s counselor to arrange to pick-up homework. Also it is advised to be diligent on checking Schoology for assignments given during your chid's absence.  



Schoology is an online course management system that is now mandated by LAUSD.  Teachers will use it for attendance, as a gradebook, for posting assignments, tests/quizzes, links, and other information.  Students will use it to access class information (assignments, grades, events), post and send assignments to their teachers, take tests/quizzes, research, create slideshows, download/print files from home or library, and much more.  Parents can monitor their student’s academic progress by having access to their child’s attendance, current progress with grades of assignments and tests.  Students are expected to assist their parents to access their grades on Schoology.

All parents are advised to register to Parent Portal to gain access to Schoology.   See Palms Middle School website for assistance 


Please note:  Writing a note in your child’s planner is the best method to communicate with their teachers for a prompt response.  In addition, you can communicate with teachers by email using the Palms’ website.


For your child’s success:


Have your child record their homework, test dates and other pertinent information in their planner or Ipad daily.

Check your child's work for quality complete work before it is submitted.

Encourage your child to turn in their assignments on time, to ensure full credit on the assignment.

Check your child’s planner and grades on Schoology regularly.

Check your child’s assignments for well done, complete work before they are submitted. 

Encourage your child to visit me during lunch for help, make-up tests, and to pick-up missing assignments.

Have your child share with you the exciting things they are learning in Health/Science.  


We are a team, with your support your child can have a successful school year.  


Thank you in advance for your support,

Mrs. Santana 

Room 141


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Please sign below to acknowledge you have read this document informing you of your child’s expectations and how you can assist with their success in my class. 


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Current Assignments
Back-to-School / Emergency Preparedness Fair


Dear Parents/Guardians of Mrs. Santana’s students;


Please attend our Palms’ Back to School Night and Emergency Preparedness Fair on Thursday, September 19, 2019.   My students have taken the responsibility to educate and inform our Palm's community in what to do in the event of an emergency and possibly save lives.  You will be impressed to see students’ informative posters, and amazed to see their leadership skills.  

In addition, you can pick up the free literature provided by FEMA and American Red Cross, and take part in displays and demonstrations provided by our students and professionals.  You may notexperience such a great emergency preparedness fair like this one ever again.  

Note: Back to School Night is meant for parents only.  Since Palms Emergency Preparedness Fair is run by my students, they are needed to attend.   Students will receive extra credit for their community service, but their real reward is preparing others for an emergency and possibly saving lives.  Your student’s contribution towards emergency preparedness is greatly appreciated. 

Due to the large number of student volunteers that assist during our Emergency Preparedness Fair, they may only be assigned15-20 min.  If they see the need to continue for a longer period of time and are allowed to by you, they can serve longer.   

We hope to see you at our Back to School Night and Emergency Preparedness Fair on Sept. 19, 2019. 

Thank you for your support,

Mrs. Santana  

7thHealth/Science Teacher Rm. 141