How can I contact Mr. Ballmann?
Phone: 805-497-7264 Extension # 1130
Office Hours: Usually between the hours of 8:00-8:45 AM
How much homework will I be assigned?
Generally, about 20-25 minutes per class per night. Sometimes, there may be no homework assigned for one particular class, yet another class may get twice as much. For example,if no science homework is assigned, I may need to use the 20 minutes allotted to science homework to be used for a longer math assignment. Studying for upcoming tests in math, science, English, and social studies should be done on a nightly basis.
Are late assignments accepted?
Late assignments are NOT accepted for academic credit unless accompanied by a late pass. Students will receive 5 late passes at the beginning of each trimester. The late pass may only be used during the trimester for which it was distributed. The late assignment and the late pass may only be turned in ONE day late.
How will I know the assignments I've missed during an absence?
All assignments are posted on this website under either the math or science buttons. Also, assignments are posted on the classroom assignment wall during the week they were assigned.
How do I make up missed tests after an absence?
See the teacher after returning from an absence to determine if you missed a quiz or test that will need to be rescheduled.
How should I prepare for upcoming tests?
Students should set aside a few minutes every evening to review concepts that they are currently studying. For science, students should use their Cornell notes and be able to answer the questions they have written.
How do I keep from being tardy to class?
All students are expected to be IN THEIR SEATS by the time the LAST BELL RINGS. If you are having a problem with opening your locker, come to see me before the tardy bell rings and I will decide what to do about the matter. If another teacher keeps you late after class, ask that teacher for a student pass to bring to my class so that you will not be marked tardy.
What do I do when I enter the classroom?
First, read the opening assignment that is posted on the projector screen as you enter the room. Second, get out any required materials and immediately begin the posted assignment. Students are NOT to be socializing or loitering when they enter the classroom. Binders will always be on the floor. Place your locker key either in your pocket or on your binder so that it will not be a classroom distraction.
Are there extra credit assignments I can do to raise my grade?
NO extra credit assignments will be given as students will be busy enough completing all the required assignments. It is important to complete all assignments and turn them in on time to receive academic credit. Do not fall behind in your classwork as this will negatively affect your grade.