Welcome to Ms. Rutter's 7th Grade Science Class 

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Life Science Pacing Guide can be found in Files and Documents which has been closely followed.
There are also 7th grade review materials that my previous students have used to prepare for the Science SOL.


Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! My name is Mrs. Rutter and I am excited to be your 7th grade life science teacher. During this first quarter, all learning will take place remotely. Students will use the Canvas online platform as their virtual classroom and the Zoom online platform for virtual class meetings.

Canvas Virtual Classroom
Students will use Canvas to access their class assignments, tests, quizzes, notes, videos, and other class-related material. Students should check Canvas daily for important announcements and updates.

Zoom Class Meetings*
Students will use Zoom to meet for class. Students are expected to attend their designated class period. I will also use Zoom to hold virtual office hours for students who need additional help, have questions, or just want to reach out. The daily class schedule and my office hours are listed in the next section.

*If Zoom is not working properly, we will meet for class using Microsoft Teams (also known as Teams). Teams will be used as our secondary meeting platform. Students will be sent a notification if Teams is used.

 Behavior Expectations for the Virtual Classroom
Virtual Behavior Matrix

Daily Class Schedule (Students are expected to attend their designated class period in Zoom.)
Science Pd 1 meets Tuesday through Friday between 8:30-9:35 AM
Science Pd 2 meets Wednesday and Friday between 9:50-11:07 AM
Science Pd 3 meets Tuesday and Thursday between 9:50-11:07 AM
Science Pd 4 meets Wednesday and Friday between 11:47 AM-1:04 PM
Lunch for all periods meets every day between 11:12-11:42 AM

Office Hours (Office hours are open to all students in Zoom.)                             
Monday between 12:30-2:00 PM                                                                                                                 
Tuesday and Thursday between 11:47-1:04 PM

Contact Information
Mrs. Cathy Rutter