Mrs. D's Policies and Procedures

                                                                                 H. DeCastillia

    8th Grade Science/Earth Science

    Science Syllabus



    Introduction: Welcome to 8th grade. I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing summer! I am looking forward to an exciting new school year and having all you in my classes.  This year my students will be doing an interactive notebook online as well as regular spiral notebook.

      In School  Required Supplies:                                                                   

    1- 3 subject notebook                                    Headphones/earbuds                                                         

    Pencils (Mechanical Pencils would be best)        Mouse                                

    Colored Pencils                                                                               



    Hand Sanitizers

     Index Cards


    Test/Projects 45%

    Classwork 30 %

    Quizzes   25%



    Throughout the year I do update from day-to-day what your child will be doing in class on my webpage. Just simply go to the Currituck County Public School website and fine the drop down arrow to show the different schools. Choose Moyock Middle School and then go to the tab that says Staff Pages and find my name. Once you get to my page look on the right side and you will see a tab for calendar and click on it. There you will find the day-to-day plan. You can also see up and coming tests on my webpage as well as just by clicking on the tab that states Test/quiz dates.

    *Classroom Rules:

    1. Be on time, listen, follow all directions, and rules.

    2. Come to class prepared and positive about learning

    3.  Stay on task, participate, and do your best

    4.  Respect others' differences.

    4. Be engaged in  your learning.

    8th Grade Expectations

    1.  Students are expected to be in their assigned class. IF another teacher requests a student, that student should obtain permission from that teacher prior to leaving the classroom.  The next classroom teacher sill must approve the student´s absence from class.

    2. Students must use E-Hall Pass and will not be allowed to leave the classroom without an active E-Hall Pass.

    3.  Students are responsible for bringing all required materials to class...no quick trips to the locker.

    4.  Please be in the room on time.  The result will be tardy if the student is late...3 tardies will result in a referral.

    5.  No gym or bookbags in the classroom.

    6. Cell Phones: SEE IT, HEAR IT, TAKE It.  Cells phones and other electronic devices will be shut off and placed in the student lockers.

    7. Earbuds/headphones are only allowed in your ears if your teacher is using them for instructional purposes.

    8.   Students MUST have their locks on their lockers at ALL times. It needs to be locked as well!



    1st Offense:  Verbal Warning and Behavior Recorded

    2nd Offense: Silent Lunch/Parent Contact

    3rd Offense:  Office Referral


    Dress Code



     *Parent/Teacher Communication:

    The main objective is to help your child achieve success in all academic areas. To ensure this, I feel that regular communication between parents and teachers is necessary. Below is a list of methods of communication that we will use throughout the year.

    1.      E-mail: hdecastillia@currituck.k12.nc.us 

    Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. I will get back with you within 24 hours.

    2.      Phone Calls: I will make phone calls as needed to parents. The best time to reach me is between 2:05-3:40 pm. You can always call at another time to leave a voice mail and I will return your call as soon as possible. (252) 435-2566 ext. 9011










Last Modified on September 12, 2021