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Mrs. Harris Algebra I - Welcome

Welcome to Algebra I !
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As an engineer, military spouse, and mother I can honestly say I am excited for teaching and learning mathematics.  Algebra is the foundation for all future math learning and models so much of our world.  It's my intent to help you make your foundation broad, deep, and strong.  To this end, I respect my students previous learning and knowledge and will make every effort to help connect new concepts and understandings to what they already know. I do expect my students to take responsibility for their own learning and work.
You may e-mail me anytime you like.  I check e-mail throughout the day.  You can expect a reply within 24 hours during the week and within 36-48 hours on a weekend or holiday.
Students and Parents please sign up for my Remind.  Check the syllabus for the correct codes.  I am happy to provide homework help if your notes, textbook, a classmate, or other provided resource is not ending your struggle in a reasonable amount of time.  I don't want you to give up, so please reach out when you need to.
EOC - End of Course exam is mandatory for all students and will take place the second half of April.
Midterm and Final exams are cumulative and are worth 20% of each semester's grade.  Exemption from the final exam is possible.  Policy for this is outlined in the student handbook.
At the end of the school year, Laptops will be collected the Friday before exams for those exempt from all exams.  Everyone else will turn in their laptop immediately following their last final exam.  This link explains how to prepare the laptop for turn-in.
If your family does not have wifi at home due to financial constraints, Xfinity may have some help for you.  Use the following link to discover if this program can help you get wifi at home.