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Gay Lynn Swan

Mrs. Swan

Algebra 1

Conference: 1st Period (7:50-8:40)



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Algebra I

2019-2020 Syllabus

Mrs. Swan



  • Report Cover – Expandable Notebook
  • One subject notebook
  • Pencil - use pencil only on all assignments
  • Calculator (provided by school)

*Bring all materials to class daily.


  • Respect
    • Respect yourself
    • Respect others
    • Respect property (yours and others)
  • Be on time and prepared
    • Be seated before tardy bell rings
    • Bring materials to class every day
  • Maintain a positive attitude and a strong work ethic
  • Follow school rules including cell phone policy



  • Before School:  Monday-Friday  7:30-7:45 (except Tuesdays)
  • Break:                Monday-Friday (except on Tuesdays, pep rally days, assemblies or during UIL)
  • After School:    Monday-Thursday  3:25-3:45 (Please let me know you will be coming)
  • For times outside of scheduled tutorials, please make an appointment with me.

If you have trouble with a concept, you need to come in for tutorials IMMEDIATELY.



Semester Grades

  • 40% Test (including but not limited to test and projects)
  • 40% Daily (including but not limited to class work, homework, quizzes, participation)
  • 20% Nine Weeks Test



Homework will be assigned daily and posted on the web page. Work must be shown on all assignments.  If there is no work, there is no credit.


Late Work:

If you do not have your homework, you may turn in homework by 7:45am the next day for a maximum grade of a 70. Each additional day will have an additional 10 point deduction per day. After 3 days, the homework will not be accepted.  Projects will not be accepted late. Please refer to guidelines in Student Handbook.


Make-Up Work:

  • Student is responsible for getting make-up work before/after school and during break.
  • Student is responsible for attending tutorials to receive assistance.
  • Please refer to guidelines in Student Handbook.

Cheating results in a zero for the assignment/test/quiz and disciplinary actions.



  • When the tardy bell sounds, the classroom doors are closed. The student must remain in the hallway until the 10 minute bell rings. School policy will be strictly followed.
  • Assignments due at the beginning of class will be considered late.
  • Extra time will not be given during class.
  • Please refer to guidelines for late work in Student Handbook.


Failing Assignments:

Per Policy: Any assignment failed, you must have the opportunity to bring the failing grade up to a maximum of a 70. If you fail a homework or daily assignment, it is your (student) responsibility to come see me about an alternate assignment by the end of the class period so I can arrange the alternate assignment for you. The grade you make on the alternate assignment is the final grade for the assignment. If you fail a test (not a six weeks test or a project), then you must attend tutorials with me to help you with your corrections before the day of the re-test. A re-test will be given on an announced day.  If the student does not come in for tutorials and/or make the necessary corrections, they will not be allowed to retake the test. Re-tests are given before/after school ONLY.


Contact Information:


Conference: 7:50-8:40

Conferences must be scheduled at least one day in advance as a professional courtesy.  Conferences can be schedule by calling Nancy Briley in the front office at (903) 389-4177.


I look forward to a wonderful and successful year!

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