Welcome to Michael Zarro's Teacher Page

    Contact Information:
              Email Address: mzarro@franklinboe.org (preference)

              Telephone Number: (732) 302-4200  ext. 4454
              Office Hours: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays in 2300 until 3:18 pm (days may vary according to my schedule)
    Course Expectations:
    Firstly, welcome to our Mathematics class.  I am hoping you all have a fantastic year and enjoy coming to and being in our class.  I strive to keep classes interesting for all of you while also sharing my math knowledge so that you can succeed in our class and future math classes.  Now then, onto the class syllabus:
    1)  You are responsible for you.  In high school, responsibility is important.  You may be close to or already are eligible to have a job, where being responsible is very important.  If you miss a day in class, homework will be posted up on my Teacher Page the day it is assigned, so please check there.  I will, of course, notify you if you missed a quiz or a test and we can work out a make-up date that is within a reasonable timeframe.  If you miss school and homework was due, it is your responsibility to bring it to me the next day you are in class.

    2)  My office hours are on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays in room B200 until 3:18 pm, during which I will be available for after school help and to make up tests or quizzes.  If for some reason you cannot make my office hours, please let me know and we can perhaps meet before or after school another day.  If there is a change in plans and you cannot make it, let me know as soon as possible.  I will always be considerate of your time, so please be considerate of mine.

    3)  And now what you are all waiting for, the grading profile:
    Tests: 45%
    Quizzes:  30%
    Classwork:  15%
    Homework:  10%

    4)  Cell phones are not allowed during class.  Please keep them on silent or turn them off entirely.  If I see it or hear it, I have to take it away as per school rules.

    5)  Please bring a pencil and paper to my class every day.  Pen is permanent and messy and just not good for any math classes, so please write in pencil.  Along with this, make sure to write down all Objectives and Do Now’s (including the question). You are to have a notebook for my class and will be using it every day.

    6)  Please arrive to class on time. The school is coming down harder on students who arrive late to class and it is up to the student to arrive on time. I will follow school policy on the consequences of being late to class consistently and will notify parents/guardians.