515 Johnson Avenue
Bridgeport, WV 26330
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Driver Education Instructor
Teacher: Mrs. Melissa Kaiser
Course Credit: 1 (Requirement for graduation)
TEXT: Pearson Health
The Health Education Course is designed to enhance the awareness and knowledge of healthy lifestyle choices. Health Education focuses on personal health and fitness, family and social health, mental and emotional health, spiritual and environmental health and how healthy choices can be made in each area. Topics such as making healthy decisions, diseases and disorders, nutrition, weight management, disease prevention, sexual reproduction and sexually transmitted diseases will be discussed.
In my class – Success is the only option !!! You will achieve success by being responsible for the following:
Arriving to class on time.
Being prepared with book, paper, pencil and a notebook just for health – every day.
Getting adequate rest at home and not sleeping in class.If this occurs, you will lose your desk and be required to stand during class.
Completing homework when given.Student will be sent to “Lunch to Learn” if assignment is not complete when due.
Keeping ALL electronics away during class.Item will be taken if seen.
Being respectful and mature to teacher and other students.Content discussed in class is of mature nature and will be treated as such.GIVE RESPECT:GAIN RESPECT
Getting in make-up work when absence takes place.
Using class time wisely
Learning to ASK if you need help, if you don’t understand or if something is wrong.
Being nice to one another.
Having a “G” rated vocabulary.Profanity will not be permitted in class.If heard student will be referred to office for disciplinary action.
Bathroom passes will be limited.Go between classes !!
Curriculum consists of numerous educational videos that go along with lessons – this is not a time to “rest”.Points will be given during video for participation and completed work.
Grades will be based off of total points. A point amount will be given for each assignment and will be converted to letter grades on LiveGrades. Tests will count a different amount of points based on the given chapter and number of questions.
Please feel free to contact me at any time by email or at school during planning. I look forward to working with your child this semester. Please encourage them to discuss topics covered in class with you.
I dreamed I saw a studio
And watched two sculptors there.
The clay they used was a child’s mind
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher – the tools he used
Were books, music and art.
The other; a parent, worked with a guiding hand,
And a gentle, loving heart.
Day after day, the teacher toiled with a touch
That was careful, deft, and sure,
While the parent labored by his side
And polished and smoothed it o’er.
And when at last, their task was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they had molded into the child
Could neither be sold or bought.
And each agreed they would have failed
If either had worked alone.
For behind the parent stood the school
And behind the teacher, the home.
I have read and understand the course syllabus and my responsibilities for being successful in Mrs. Kaiser’s Health class.
Student Signature: ___________________________
Parent Signature: ____________________________
DRIVER EDUCATION SYLLABUS
Classroom Teacher: Mrs. Melissa Kaiser Course Credit: 1
TEXT: Pearson – Drive Right
Driver Education is a two-phase program consisting of: (1) classroom instruction and (2) behind-the-wheel instruction throughout Harrison County on city, interstate and residential roadways.
This course will meet the WV state requirements of 50 hours classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction of 180 minutes for licensed drivers and 360 minutes for non-licensed drivers.
The course will build a solid foundation of knowledge and practice for students by teaching laws of the road with emphasis on the effects of alcohol, drugs and driving distractions.
Successful completion of the course will meet the 50 hour practice time required for the DMV to get Level II license.
Course Procedures & Requirements:
Students must attain a grade of “C” or better in the combined classroom and driving phase to receive a State Course Completion Certificate (card). However…..
WV DE Regulation, 126-22-14.1 states:High SchoolDriver Education Certificates, Form I-DE-4, shall, in the judgment of the teacher, be awarded only to students demonstrating mastery of recommended course content and a satisfactory level of driving performance, i.e, student ability to consistently control the speed and direction of the vehicle and to safely operate the motor vehicle on the public streets and highways.
If the student receives the sufficient combined grade of C or above, but is unable to satisfy the above regulation, the state card will be held and the student may return for their card once they obtain their Level II license.
Completion card MAY secure lower insurance rates and can also be used to satisfy the 50 hours of the GDL program.Only ONE copy will be given at the end of the semester.
Students in the class need to obtain their WV Learner’s Permit during the semester.Driving skills they are learning in class need to be practiced outside of the classroom.It is impossible to make them the best they can be behind-the-wheel in six hours.Driving grades will reflect the amount of practice they are getting.
Students are not allowed to wear flip flops or extremely high heels when driving.
Grading , Attendance, Homework:
Grades will be based off of total points.A point amount will be given for each assignment and will be converted to letter grades on LiveGrades.Test will be 100 points and quizzes 50.Worksheets, homework, and other participation points will vary throughout the semester.Driving grades will be out of 300 points at end of the six weeks.
There is a possibility that NO driving points will be given the first six weeks of school, depending on when the behind-the-wheel instruction starts.
It is the student’s responsibility to keep up with work missed when out driving and when absent.If make-up work becomes an issue, the student will not be allowed to do behind-the-wheel instruction until complete.