Bellew, Jason

Welcome to Mr. Bellew's Classroom!

    Honors & Academic Biology Teacher; AP Environmental Science


Contact Information

Email Address: jbellew@pway.org

Phone number: 732-981-0700 Ext. 7122
Best time to reach me: Use email as primary form of contact, but feel free to call at extension.


     I am a 2007 Rider graduate with a degree in Education and Biological Sciences. I have been employed by Piscataway Board of Education since September, 2007.

      For the upcoming school year, my personal goal is to actively engage students in the world of science, allowing them to develop their laboratory skills, and gaining understanding so that they may fully appreciate and apply science to their daily lives.

     My expectations for students are that they show up to my class on time with all the required materials (see Classroom Policies for details). Respect will be a dominate part of my classroom, as I expect them to respect me, the classroom, each other, and themselves. I also expect students to try their best at all times and always put their best foot forward. With a positive attitude and some hard work, students will be able to achieve their best.

 

 

                                 Grading Policy
 
AP Environmental Grading: CALCULATED BY TOTAL POINTS
*5-10%% Homework
*10%-15% Research Assignments Projects, Essays, Current Events
*30%-40% Lab Reports and Lab Participation
*40-45% Quizzes/Tests

     Late work: *No loss of credit due to absence IF Genesis indicates that the absence is “excused”.
     *20% for EVERY DAY assignment is late (even if class doesn’t meet); 2 day maximum; assignment will not be taken after.
      a) OTHERWISE, NO WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED LATE!
      b) APPLIES TO LABS, PROJECTS, AND OTHER HIGH VALUED           
          ASSIGNMENTS. HOMEWORK, ESSAYS, AND OTHER SMALLER
          ASSIGNMENTS DO NOT APPLY.


Academic Biology Grading:
**5% Class Participation & Class Preparedness
**10% Homework
**10% Research Project(s) – Current Events and Term Projects
**10% Do Now/Class Assignments
**30% Assessments (Tests, quizzes, etc.)
**35% Lab Reports & Lab Participation

Late work:  
   *No loss of credit due to absence IF Genesis indicates that the absence is “excused”.
   *
Only lab assignments & research projects will be accepted as late work (if permitted); never homework
    *All assignments will be given a due date; students will have a 2 day “grace-period” to submit work without receiving any late point                                  penalties. Work received after this grace-period will have 10% DEDUCTED from the assignment for each following day.
    *No late work will be taken upon completing a unit (some exceptions may apply)