• Welcome to Anatomy and Physiology! 

    Mrs. Louise Pollak

    Room # 208  e-mail- lpollak@staunton.k12.va.us

    Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology


    This course is a study of the human body in anatomy (structure) and physiology (function). All major body systems will be covered. Classroom work is supplemented with laboratory exercises encompassing analysis and dissection. This course will be beneficial to students looking at a degree in health care or a medical field such as nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, or any of the allied health fields.

     

    This course is a weighted Honors course. The course standards and material will be honors level and you will be expected to work at honors level. Be prepared to work hard and study a lot for this class!

     

    We will use Google classroom frequently for classwork but not exclusively. I post homework reminders on Google classroom even if homework is not turned in through classroom.

     Google classroom Code: xeyi5we

    SHS Bio 2- Anatomy and Physiology  Syllabus 

    Instructor: Mrs. Pollak

     Email:  lpollak@staunton.k12.va.us

    Course Description:

    Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the structure and function of the human body.  All major body systems will be covered. Classroom work is supplemented with laboratory exercises. This course will be beneficial to students looking at a degree in health care or a medical field such as nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, or any of the allied health fields. 

    We will study the following topics:

     

    • Orientation to the Human Body
    • Tissues
    • Integumentary System
    • Skeletal System
    • Muscular System
    • Nervous System
    • Special Senses
    • Endocrine System
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Lymphatic System
    • Immune System
    • Respiratory System
    • Digestive System
    • Urinary System
    • Dissections
    • Reproductive System, Birth, Development

     

     

     

    Goals:

    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Define and use anatomical and physiological terms.
    • Name the levels of organization and use proper anatomical terminology to describe the body.
    • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of all the major body systems.
    • Connect structure to function of organs and organ systems.
    • Relate knowledge of human anatomy topics with real world application.
    • Develop 21st century skills using course curriculum as a guide: citizenship, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.

     

    Course Expectations:

    • Students are responsible for daily required materials. 
    • It is expected that students participate fully in class daily in order to get the most out of the learning experience.  Class-work is not considered optional.
    • Follow all directions and safety guidelines as given by the teacher.
    • Students are responsible for acquiring and making up missed work including tests, labs, and homework. 
    • Students are expected to study nightly and complete assignments on time.
    • No cell phone use in class.
    • Adhere to the 10/10 rule.
    • You must have a teacher-signed pass to leave the class.
    • Students are expected to demonstrate academic, social and personal integrity as members of Staunton High School.
    • Be polite to your classmates and teacher(s). 

    This is an Honors class. 

    • You are expected to prepare ahead for class. Check Google classroom every day.
    •  Do your reading and notes on time and be prepared to be an active participant in class. 
    • Stay on task at all times, especially when utilizing chromebooks.  Chromebooks must stay closed unless we are working in them.  

     

    Daily Required Materials:

    1)    Binder with paper

    2)    Writing utensils

    3)    Homework due

    4)    Index cards

    5) Lab notebook

    6) Chromebook

    7) Headphones/ ear buds

     

    Grading Policy:

     

    Tests:             40%

    Quizzes:        25%

    Labs:            25%

    HW/CW:       10%

     

    1) Work is due when you arrive in class at the beginning of the block.

    2) No homework or classwork will be accepted late. 

    3) Classwork is to be completed IN CLASS. If you need extra time for a classwork assignment, talk to me.

    4) If I give class time to begin homework, you should work on it as designated in class. No Idle time!!

    5) Tests and quizzes are to be completed within the designated time frame.

    6) Labs and other assignments which count as quiz or test grades will be accepted late but with a grade reduction of 50% of the earned score and must be turned in within 3 days of due date.

    7) If you miss a test, you must plan to take the make-up test after school within the time frame of the make-up work policy.

    8) If you are experiencing circumstances that interfere with completing work on time, please see me to discuss the issue(s). I want you to succeed, however deadlines exist to help prepare you for the real world. 

     Make-Up Work Policy:

    • Students are responsible for obtaining work they miss due to absences. Alternate assignments may be given for some work such as science labs, group activities, etc.
    • Students have the number of days absent plus one to get the make-up work turned in.
    • In certain circumstances where a prolonged illness is involved, an extension of this limit may be arranged between student and teacher.
    • Exams missed are to be taken outside of class time within the make-up period and must be scheduled by the student.
    • Pre-announced exams will be taken when the student returns to school after being absent unless other arrangements are made at the teacher’s discretion.
    • Students are responsible to contact the teacher on or before the day of the absence when missing an exam.
    • Students who are truant will not be able to receive credit for make-up work or exams.
    • An extension will be considered an extenuating circumstance for attendance purposes and make-up work must be completed at the Alternative Suspension Center. Failure to do the work within the designated time may result in a grade of zero.
    • Long Term assignments having preset due dates are unchanging regardless of student attendance. In the event of an absence (regardless of cause: illness, field trip, ) on the due date students must submit projects via email, google docs, or have them hand delivered on the due date.  If extenuating circumstances arise, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher as soon as possible.

     

    NOTE: *Any student failing a DE or AP class at the mid-point, will be dropped from the class

    Honor Code

    •       You are expected to do your own work. Copying or sharing work that is not your own is prohibited.
    •       Plagiarism is a violation of the honor code.
    •       Sources must be cited on ALL research type work before I grade it.
    •       Conquer/ divide work is not acceptable.
    •       If your work looks like someone else’s work, I will speak to all parties and will refer to the honor code violation policies.

     

    Honor Code Violation Consequences

    1st offense: 

    •       Referral written and turned in to Mrs. Pollak or Ms. Knoxville and the parent/guardian(s) contacted by teacher.  
    •       Student receives a zero but is offered an opportunity to redo the assignment for a minimum of a one grade reduction of credit of grade earned. 
    •       Student meets with Honor Council. Discussion and recommendations by the council are communicated to the teacher and to administration. 
    •       One year removal from Honor society and any student office positions if student is a member/ serves, to include running for office for any club or student organization. 

     

    2nd offense: 

    •       Referral written and turned in to Mrs. Pollak or Ms. Knoxville and the parent/guardian(s) contacted by teacher. 
    •       Student receives a zero and no opportunity to complete assignment. 
    •       Student meets with Honor Council. Discussion and recommendations by the council are communicated to the teacher and to administration.
    •       Student assigned to one day of after school detention.  
    •       One year removal from Honor society and any student office positions if student is a member/ serves, to include running for office for any club or student organization. 

     

    3rd offense: 

    •       Referral written and turned in to Mrs. Pollak or Ms. Knoxville and the parent/guardian(s) contacted by teacher. 
    •       Student receives a zero and no opportunity to complete assignment.
    •       Student meets with Honor Council. Discussion and recommendations by the council are communicated to the teacher and to administration.
    •       Student assigned to two days of after school detention.  
    •       Permanent ban from Honor society and student becomes ineligible to apply to NHS and any student office positions if student is a member/ serves, to include running for office for any club or student organization.

     

              4th + offense:

    •       Referral written and turned in to Mrs. Pollak or Ms. Knoxville and the parent/guardian(s) contacted by teacher. 
    •       Student receives a zero and no opportunity to complete assignment.
    •       Student meets with Honor Council. Discussion and recommendations by the council are communicated to the teacher and to administration.
    •       Student assigned to one day of Saturday school. 
    •       Permanent ban from Honor society and any student office positions if student is a member/ serves, to include running for office for any club or student organization.

     




     

     

     

Last Modified on August 1, 2019