Welcome Letter & Student/Parent Contract

Welcome Back Students and Parents

Dear Students/Parents and Guardians,                                                PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Glad you are visiting. I am looking forward to teaching Physical Science again this year, and hope students enjoy being in my class as well. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

     I am looking forward to this 2017-2018 school year as your child's 8th grade Physical Science teacher. There is a lot of work to be done as preparation for the NJ ASK 8 Science Exam will be quickly approaching in the Spring. In addition, homework will be assigned periodically, and a major project will count as one or two major assessments for each marking period. Reading and writing are also part of the Science curriculum, so that students will be expected to complete several activities in both of these areas. Reading and writing activities will be part of your child's Science average for each marking period. Students need to bring their Science Binder to each class session in order to receive full credit for the day, and a Science Journal will be issued to them to complete Reading/Writing Tasks.

    Laboratory activities are an important part of the Physical Science Curriculum, so that students are expected to abide by Lab Safety Rules so that everyone can successfully apply what they have learned. Please read all parts of this contract, and make sure that it is signed and returned to me by Monday,  Sept. 11th 2017. Feel free to contact me any time via e-mail and/or office calls if you have any questions and/or concerns as they pertain to your child's progress. Again, I am looking forward to a fantastic school year and thank you in advance for your support!

Mrs. Howanich


I have read Mrs. Howanich's Welcome Letter ,  Classroom RulesGrading Policy, and Supplies List on the school website and agree to these policies as they pertain to overall school policies.

Today's Date: __________________

Mrs. Howanich's Classroom Period #: __________

Student Name (please print): _______________________________

Student Signature: _______________________________

Parent and/or Guardian signature: ____________________________

Comments: _______________________________________________________