Contribute to rebranding Galileo & our new website!

Hi there Lions!!

As most of you know, we are re-building our school’s main website! We will be reorganizing, restructuring, and redesigning the entire website and would like some feedback from you- the Galileo community!

Anyone can take the survey and leave comments about how you think the website should look and what our brand should feel like.

Keep in mind that we are not changing our brand, only REBRANDING. It’ll be the same information with a slightly different design, like when Coca Cola changes the logo graphics on their soda cans.

Our website will focus on:

-Galileo, the philosopher and physicist: our namesake, who studied Earth & the galaxy

-Eppur Si Mouve aka “And yet it moves”: our motto, attributed to Galileo after he was forced to recant his claims that Earth moves around the Sun in 1633 (he ended up being right, as we now know! And yet it moves!)

-Lions: our school mascot, a symbol of strength & power

Here is the link to the Google Form that you can fill out. Please complete the form before October 1st, as we would like to launch our new website (with our fresh brand) as soon as possible. All feedback and answers will be put into consideration before we launch the new site.

Galileo Website Poll: https://goo.gl/forms/qUVVShyMdposuXdh2

Thank you and have a great day!

Contribute to building the Galileo Website & Brand!

Hi there Lions!!

As most of you know, we are re-building our school’s main website! We will be reorganizing, restructuring, and redesigning the entire website and would like some feedback from you- the Galileo community!

Anyone can take the survey and leave comments about how you think the website should look and what our brand should feel like.

Keep in mind that we are not changing our brand, only REBRANDING. It’ll be the same information with a slightly different design, like when Coca Cola changes the logo graphics on their soda cans.

Our website will focus on:

-Galileo, the philosopher and physicist: our namesake, who studied Earth & the galaxy

-Eppur Si Mouve aka “And yet it moves”: our motto, attributed to Galileo after he was forced to recant his claims that Earth moves around the Sun in 1633 (he ended up being right, as we now know! And yet it moves!)

-Lions: our school mascot, a symbol of strength & power

 

Here is the link to the Google Form that you can fill out. Please complete the form before October 1st, as we would like to launch our new website (with our fresh brand) as soon as possible. All feedback and answers will be put into consideration before we launch the new site.

Galileo Website Poll: https://goo.gl/forms/qUVVShyMdposuXdh2

Thank you and have a great day!

PE Uniform Fee Refund- Important Notice!

Attention Galileo students and families!!

If you paid fees for a physical education uniform, you have a right to a refund. Fees cannot be collected for PE uniforms or other necessary educational activities.

If your school has a record that you paid for a physical education uniform this school year, SFUSD will refund your money prior to November 2016.

A letter about this matter has been sent home with your child.

Letter to Parents:
English Version
Spanish Version
Chinese Version
Tagalog Version
Arabic Version

Thank you.

Have your voice heard! Youth Voice Survey

Students!

Want to have your voice heard at Galileo and in San Francisco?

Your responses on the Youth Voice Survey will help Peer Resources design programs to advocate for positive change at our school. They will guide Galileo towards building a positive school culture where all students are valued members of the Galileo community– that all students belong.

Your responses also influence how the city of San Francisco & SFUSD prioritize funding decisions and creates youth programs.

Click on the link below, fill out the survey, and submit the form now!

Youth Voice Survey

Youth Voice Survey- Spanish Version

2016-2017 Special Schedule- Assembly

Galileo Academy Assembly 2016-17

 

Schedule:

                                   1°                         8:00am        –      8:50am

                                   2°                         8:55am        –      9:45am

                                   3°                         9:50am        –      10:40am

                      Assembly A or 4°             10:45am      –      11:35am

                      Assembly B or 4°             11:40am      –      12:30pm

Lunch                      12:30pm      –      1:15pm

5°                         1:20pm        –      2:10pm

6°                         2:15pm        –      3:10pm

 

Directions:

  • All students must report to their 4th period classroom. All students must be escorted to the auditorium by their 4th period teacher.
  • Teachers should take attendance as usual. All students performing in the assembly should be marked present for their 4th
  • Please see attached diagram for class seating assignments.
  • Students displaying inappropriate behavior will be escorted to the Deans’ Office.

Ms. Caparas’s Biology Syllabus

Ms. Caparas’s

Biology Syllabus

Welcome to Biology! This course is designed to expand on your previous knowledge and experience in science along with your ability to form questions and solve problems. Through activities, labs, projects, and discussions we will explore various topics in biology including cell biology, evolution, genetics, and ecology. This course promises to be not only challenging but also exciting as students are able to investigate biology facilitating their learning process.

CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS:
INVESTIGATION AND EXPERIMENTATION: Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.
CELL BIOLOGY
1. The fundamental life processes of plants and animals depend on a variety of chemical reactions that occur in specialized areas of the organism’s cells.
GENETICS
2. Mutation and sexual reproduction lead to genetic variation in a population.
3. A multicellular organism develops from a single zygote and its phenotype depends on its genotype, which is established at fertilization.
4. Genes are a set of instructions encoded in the DNA sequence of each organism that specify the sequence of amino acids in proteins characteristic of that organism.
5. The genetic composition of cells can altered by incorporation of exogenous DNA into the cells.
ECOLOGY
6. Stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects.
EVOLUTION
7. The frequency of an allele in a gene pool of a population depends on many factors and may be stable or unstable over time.
8. Evolution is the result of genetic changes that occur in constantly changing environments.
PHYSIOLOGY
9. As a result of the coordinated structures and functions of organ systems, the internal environment of the human body remains relatively stable (homeostatic) despite changes in the outside environment.
10. Organisms have a variety of mechanisms to combat disease.

EXPECTED SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING RESULTS:
1. Every student will become a creative and critical thinker who uses available technologies for deeper understanding.
2. Every student will be a healthy individual who plays and celebrates (using video clips and participating in the lab.)
3. Every student will be a responsible and respectful community member who contributes effectively on a team working in lab groups.
4. Every student will be an effective communicator who can use contemporary platforms and tools to communicate ideas.

MATERIALS:
3-ringed binder with 4 dividers (Class Notes, Classwork/HW, Lab Reports, Tests/Quizzes)
binder paper, pens, pencils, eraser, ruler, colored pencils or crayons, scissors, white-out, scotch tape, and glue

GRADING POLICY:
Grades are based on the point system. The passing score is 60% of the total points earned in a grading period.
A                        91-100
B                        81- 90
C                        71- 80
D                        60- 70
F                           0- 59
BASIS OF GRADE:
Classwork/ HW                            30%
Lab Reports                                   20%
Tests/Quizzes                                20%
Class Participation                      10%
Final Exam/ Project                   20%

Class participation includes positive contribution in class, behavior and attendance. Excellent citizenship gets 10% extra points  from total points earned in a grading period.
Late work due to an excused absence should be turned in a day or two after the student comes back to school. Every late work will be deducted 3 points.
Tutorial and make-up work can be done during lunch or after school upon the teacher’s approval.

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:
1. Come to class on time. Be properly seated before the bell rings.
2. Bring materials to class daily.
3. Observe proper behavior at all times. ( School Code of Conduct)
4. Follow directions carefully specially during the lab. (Lab Safety Rules form must be signed by both parent and student.)
5. Please FOCUS! No drinks, food, gum. No hats, Ipods, cell phones, etc. No combing or putting make-up during class.

CONSEQUENCES IN FAILURE TO MEET THE CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:
1. Verbal warning from the teacher
2. Phone call home (failure in class, poor academic performance, unacceptable behavior, too many unexcused absences & tardies)
3. Referral to the dean ( severe disruption, rude behavior, defiance)
4. Parent conference with the counselor or dean

FAMILY PARTICIPATION:
Parents and guardians are encouraged to come to school during parent conferences and Back to School Night. You are also encouraged to call the school at (415) 749-3430  for all concerns regarding your child’s education. The school appreciates your cooperation and active participation to ensure the success of your child.

 

 

Dear Ms Caparas,

I, __________________________________________, of _________  and my parent/guardian have read the course plan. We support the rules and policies in your classroom. My child will obey and follow the said rules and policies to the best of his/her ability.

_______________________________             ____________________
Student’s Signature                                                         Date

_______________________________             ____________________
Parent/Guardian’s Siganature                                    Date

_______________________________             ____________________
Home Phone                                                                       Best Time To Call

_______________________________             ____________________
Cell Phone                                                                           Work Phone

_______________________________

Ms Caparas’s Chemistry Syllabus

Ms Caparas’s
Chemistry Syllabus

Welcome to Chemistry! This a a two-semester course that emphasizes the major concepts of chemical science (aligned with the California Curriculum Standards), as well as the scientific method, problem solving, group work and laboratory safety.

CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS:

ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE
1. The periodic table displays the elements in increasing atomic number and shows how periodicity of the physical and chemical properties of the elements relates to atomic structure.
CHEMICAL BONDS
2. Biological,  chemical, and physical properties of matter result from the ability of atoms to form bonds from electrostatic forces between electrons and protons and between atoms and molecules.
CONSERVATION OF MATTER AND STOICHIOMETRY
3. The conservation of atoms in chemical reactions leads to the principle of conservation of matter and the ability to calculate the mass of products and reactants.
GASES AND THEIR PROPERTIES
4. Their kinetic molecular theory describes the motion of atoms and molecules and explains the properties of gases.
ACIDS AND BASES
5. Acids, bases, and salts are three classes of compounds that form ions in water solutions.
SOLUTIONS
6. Solutions are homogenous mixtures of two or more substances.
CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS
7. Energy is exchanged or transformed in all chemical reactions and physical changes of matter.
REACTION RATES
8. Chemical reaction rates depend on factors that influence the frequency of collision of reactant molescules.
CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM:
9. Chemical equilibrium is a dynamic process at the molecular level.
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
10. The bonding characteristics of carbon allow the formation of many different organic molecules of varied sizes, shapes, and chemical properties and provide the biochemical basis of life.
NUCLEAR PROCESSES
11. Nuclear processes are those in which an atomic nucleus changes, including radioactive decay of naturally occurring and human-made isotopes, nuclear fission, and nuclear fusion.

 

EXPECTED SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING RESULTS:
1. Every student will be able to use new technologies.
2. Every student will use the internet.
3. Every student will contribute effectively on a team.
4. Every student will write and speak technically.
5. Every student will analyze primary and secondary sources of data.

MATERIALS NEEDED:
3-ringed binder with 4 dividers (Class Notes, Classwork/HW, Lab Reports, Tests/Quizzes)
electronic scientific calculator, binder paper, pens, pencils, eraser, ruler, colored pencils or crayons, white-out

GRADING POLICY:
Grades are based on the point system. The passing score is 60% of the total points earned in a grading period.
A                           91-100
B                           81-  90
C                           71-  80
D                          60-  70
F                              0-   59

BASIS OF GRADE:
Classwork/HW                        30%
Lab Reports                              20%
Tests/Quizzes                           20%
Class Participation                 10%
Final Exam/ Project              20%

Class participation includes positive contribution in class, behavior and attendance. Excellent citizenship gets 10% extra points from the total points earned in a grading period.
Late work due to an excused absence should be turned in a day or two after the student comes back to school. Every late work will be deducted 3 points.
Tutorial and make-up work can be done during lunch or after school after scheduling with the teacher.

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:
1. Come to class on time. Be properly seated before the bell rings.
2. Bring materials to class daily.
3. Observe proper behavior at all times. (School Code of Conduct)
4. Follow directions carefully specially during the lab. The Lab Safety Rules form must be signed by both parent and student.
5. Please FOCUS! No drinks, food, gum. No hats, Ipods, cell phones, etc. No combing or putting make-up during class.

CONSEQUENCES IN FAILURE TO MEET THE CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:
1. Verbal warning from the teacher
2. Phone call home (failure in class, poor academic performance, unacceptable behavior, too many unexcused absences or tardies)
3. Referral to the dean (severe disruption, rude behavior, defiance)
4. Parent conference with the counselor or dean

FAMILY PARTICIPATION:
Parents and guardians are encouraged to come to school during parent conferences and Back to School Night. You are also encouraged to call the school at (415) 749-3430 for all concerns regarding your child’s education. The school appreciates your cooperation and active participation to ensure the success of your child.


Dear Ms Caparas,

I, ___________________________________________,of _________ and my parent/guardian have read the syllabus. We support the rules and policies in your classroom. My child will obey and follow the said rules and policies to the best of his/her ability.

 

____________________________           _________________________
Student’s Signature                                               Date

____________________________            _________________________
Parent/Guardian’s Signature                             Date

____________________________             _________________________
Home Phone                                                              Best Time To Call

____________________________              _________________________
Cell Phone                                                                   Work Phone

____________________________
Email Address

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