August 13, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The purpose of this letter is to establish a line of communication between
myself and the homes of my students in order to promote a cooperative effort in
helping the students to be successful in Honors Chemistry this semester. Outlined below
are explanations of the rules and procedures for what students and parents/guardians can expect from this course. Please let me know how I can further help your student.
➢ Grades may be accessed through Power Schools. Please monitor your
student’s progress and let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Each quarterly grade will be calculated as follows:
Major = 40%
Minor = 40%
Lab = 20%
➢ Regular Attendance is important to receive the instruction provided on
the materials covered. The student must take responsibility for making up
any work missed while absent. Assignments missed during absences are
listed in Power Schools and/or google classroom. If students have any
questions about work missed, they must ask before or after class.
➢ Units covered include
Atomic Structure and Nuclear Processes
Bonding and Chemical Formulas
States of Matter
Solutions, Acids and Bases
Thermochemistry and Chemical Kinetics
➢ Materials that students need every day include a 3ring
binder (at least 1 inch), pencils or pens, and colored pencils. Subject dividers may also be helpful in organizing the binder. Laptop. Calculator.
➢ Information/Communication between students, parents, and me is
essential. Please visit our class webpage, located at
2827 and encourage your student to share his/her password and login
information for our google classroom. If you need any additional
information or have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the school at (864)941-5600.
Thank you for sharing your student with me. I look forward to a productive
and exciting semester.
Coach Gerald Gates