Nutrition & Wellness

    Guide to Good Food

    Family & Consumer Sciences

    Mrs. Debra Sharp

    Nutrition and Wellness focuses on overall healthy living.  We learn about and prepare nutritious meals and snacks while discussing the importance food and fitness contributes to a healthy lifestyle.  We also lean the basic of food management, which includes shopping decisions, reading recipes and meal planning. During this class we will explore career pathways in the field of food, nutrition, and wellness.  We begin the semester preparing healthy snacks and progress to complete meals by the end of the semester.



    Work is considered late if it is turned in after class dismissal. Students may turn in work late for a reduced grade. Work is accepted without penalty following an excused absence on the date of return. Any work missed during an excused absence is due three days after returning to class unless other arrangements are made with the teacher.  The 10 point grading scale will be used.

    High School Grading Categories

    50% Major Assessmenta (Test, projects, etc.)

    40% Minor Assessments  (classtroom work)

    10% Practice/Participation

    Students may exempt the end-of-course examination by meeting the attendance requirement (no more than five absences for the semester) AND achieving a final average of 89.5% or above.

    I expect every student to give his or her best effort in completing assignments. Seniors who have a 90 at the end of the second nine weeks will be exempt from taking the final exam.

    Progress Reports

    Augusta County School has switched to a nine weeks grading period.  Progress reports will be sent home at four and a half weeks.  Please have your parent sign the progress report and return it to me the next day.

    Turning In Work

    Place work in the assignment tray located at the front of the room.  Please do not just put papers on my desk as they may get misplaced. When you turn in work, include your name (first and last), the block, and the date.  This information insures that you get credit for your work.  Work must legible.  If I cannot read it, I cannot grade it.  I will return any assignment that is difficult to read and ask that you rewrite it.  I expect each student to complete own work sheets.  Any student caught copying will receive a 0 for the assignment.  


    Due to the nature of the class and the work involved, good attendance is expected. Per Augusta County policy, students with excused absences may make up work until the third day back at school. Work from unexcused absences is due the day a student returns to school. After this, a zero will be placed in the grade book. Remember, it is your responsibility to come to me to get make-up work. If you were absent, you’ve missed something!

    Students are expected to be in the room and ready to work when the second bell rings.  Students who are not in their assigned seat and ready to work will be marked tardy.    When a student does not come to class, their name will be sent to the main office for skipping class.

    Behavior Expectations

    Students are expected to follow all rules in the handbook. Any behavior that disrupts the learning environment is not acceptable. The teacher will warn the student of the behavior. If the behavior continues, parents and/or administration will be notified.  


    As per Augusta County policy, cell phones and other electronic devices (MP3s, iPods, PSPs, etc.) are not permitted in the classroom. If they are seen or heard, they will be confiscated and students must go to the office to get them back.

    Food and Drink

    Please do not eat food in my classroom. Thank you for your cooperation. ☺

    Bathroom Facilities

    Students must request permission from the teacher and sign out on the form near the door. Any abuse of this policy will be addressed.

    I have read and understand the syllabus the Nutrition & Wellness class,. that I am enrolled in at this time.  I will follow all rules and complete all assignments to be successful in this class.

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                       Student Signature Date

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                       Parent Signature Date

    Click on the following link to find the compentency list for Nurtition and Wellness.