Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Food and Nutrition I 

Teacher’s Name S. Collins

Contact Number (school): (803).284.5700

School Email:

Academic Assistance Day and Time: Tuesdays 3:20 – 4:20 pm.

         Wednesdays by appointment

School Hours: 7:45 am – 3:15 pm


  1. Student/Class Expectations

In order to guarantee that we have a successful school year together, there are some general discipline guidelines that will be in effect at all times. I expect that all students will come to class prepared to learn and be on their best behavior at all times. I require that students participate in class and do their best. Our rules for student behavior are as follows:

  1. Come to class prepared to learn
  2. Bring your supplies to class everyday (textbook, notebook, paper, pencil, etc.
  3. Be seated in your assigned seat and begin board work assignment.
  4. Students should be seated prior to the tardy-bell.
  5. There will be no eating, sleeping, singing, or profanity used in class.
  6. Obey dress code and all district and school policies.      

Students who obey and display appropriate behavior in and during school/class will be verbally commended for their acts, given recognition, rewarded with surprises such as candy, and homework passes. These students are being rewarded for setting a good example for other students.

If a student does not follow the rules, they are informed of the following consequences:

            1st Offense                              Warning

            2nd Offense                             Student/Teacher Conference

            3rd Offense                              Parent/Teacher Conference

            Severe Clause:                        If a student is severely disruptive, he/she will be sent to 

the office immediately.

  1. Class Materials


Students are required to purchase the following

  1. A three-ring binder (1 – 2 inches)

Students will need to bring the following to class daily

  1. Pen or pencil
  2. Three-ring binder (see above)
  3. Class assigned Textbook


  1. Required Texts or Other Readings

The Food and Nutrition textbook required for this course is Food for Today (Glencoe/McGraw Hill Publishing). One textbook will be issued to each student. Students are expected to bring their textbooks to class daily. The student will be responsible for the loss or damage to their textbook.


  1. Homework Policy

Homework will be given daily. Students will keep all homework, notes, quizzes, and test in their binder. Homework will count 10% of your grade. 90% of homework will be checked and graded for accuracy and understanding of the content.


  1. Absences and Assignments

If a student misses a class due to a school related activity (sports, music, clubs, fields trips, etc.) the student is expected to check in with me prior to their absence to get assignments and turn in their assignments on time with the rest of the class.


Make-Up Work


If a student misses a class, it is the sole responsibility of the student to consult with the teacher concerning make-up work or missed assignments. Work should be made up at times convenient to your teacher. Work made up due to absence does not count as a retake. In the event of a dispute over makeup rights, the principal will be the final authority. If a student is absent for several days, the parents may contact the guidance office to request assignments. 24-hour notice is needed before assignments can be picked up in order to give the teachers time to collect necessary materials. **In addition to academic assistance being offered after school, students can also receive assistance on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 11:10 am – 11:30 am (before lunch).


  1. Retake Policy


There is no reason for a student to fail at Blackville-Hilda High School. Every student at BHHS will have the opportunity to retake test, assignments, projects or quizzes. Students are allowed a TOTAL OF 5 RETAKES for each nine weeks per class. You will be responsible for arranging suitable times for the retake. Work made up due to an absence does not count as a retake.



  1. Grading Policy and Procedures

Family and Consumer Science Grade Scale



            Grades will be determined at the end of each nine weeks using the following criteria:

                        Homework                  10%                 Classwork        20%

                        Tests/Projects            40%                 Quiz                 30%    

You will keep your notes and assignments in your binder (class notebook). You will need to reference your binder to study for test, quizzes, and reviews. You will be required to keep an organized binder for the entire semester.


  1. Student Dress Code Policy


The way a student dresses impacts on his/her overall school performance. Students in schools with identified guidelines tend to have fewer discipline referrals and better grades. An established dress code prepares students for the expected standards in their future employment. Clothing for students should consist of normal school attire. Neatness in dress and appearance does not require expensive clothing or ornaments. Any clothing that promotes negativity or is considered a disruption to the learning process will not be tolerated. Clothing that, in the judgement of the principal/assistance, principal/administrator is distracting, unclean, unsafe, or otherwise disruptive to the education process is not permitted. Administrators have the authority to make final decisions as to the consequences of the offense.


  • Students must adhere to the dress code policy while on campus during the day.
  • Students involved in after school activities that require a change of clothes may do so after the dismissal bell rings at 3:15
  • All pants, dresses, skirts, shorts (clothing worn on the lower half of the body) cannot be more than 4 inches above the knee in the front, rear and sides. For skirts or dresses of a sheer nature that are lined or have a slip underneath, appropriateness of length will be determined by measuring the solid material as opposed to the sheer material. Fingertips.
  • Appropriateness of length will be measures using a 4

**Measuring of the required length is NOT done by the students holding their hands down by their sides to see if the length is longer than the fingertips

Appropriateness of length will be measured using a 4” x 6” index card. See next image.



Family and Consumer Science Class Expectations

  1. Be respectful

Respect is “Job #1”. Everyone is expected to demonstrate respect at all times. We are all different and we don’t think alike. Respect differences


  1. Be on time

All students are expected to be in class on time. Students should make every effort to avoid being tardy. Students are expected to be ready for class by the time the tardy bell rings. School’s tardy policy will be enforced.


  1. Come prepared

Students are expected to bring supplies (pen/pencil, textbook, binder/notebook) to class daily. Learning require everyone to be prepared.


  1. Participate in Class

All students are expected to actively participate in class. I expect all students to take part in class activities and discussions. Your participation allows me to gauge your understanding of the concepts we cover in class. Active participation adds to the learning process.


  1. Be responsible

We believe in “Creating Community” in the classroom. Creating community means that we are trying to create an environment in which all students are comfortable learning.All students are a part of that community and need to be responsible for their actions as well as the care of the classroom. We have to take responsibility for what we say and what we do in class.


  1. Stay on task

Time is valuable to the learning process. Students are expected to be able to understand their assignments and complete work and assignments in a timely manner without purposefully interrupting the learning process.



  1. Follow Guidelines and Class Procedures


All students will become familiar with our classroom rules and procedures. Once these procedures are established they are expected to be followed. Students have a right to know what is expected of them in class and the routines that are followed daily.