• Mr Osterberg


    Room 614



    This course is an introduction to chemistry. Students will learn many of the principles surrounding chemistry including: measurement, matter, density, energy phases, atomic theory,  periodic table, bonding, nomenclature, formulas, equations and much more… Don’t get frustrated by the terms. Some of the more complicated sounding topics are actually the easiest.


    Mr. Osterberg’s Rules:

    • Students who talk when I talk will receive a detention.
    • If you say something classroom inappropriate then you will pick up 10 pieces of trash
    • If your out of your seat when the bell rings then you’re the last to leave
    • Students can not go to the restroom the first/last 10 minutes of class
    • No food or drink other then bottled water
    • Phones and ear phones will be taken away if  I think you are using them

    Bags need to be put away during class


    Classwork is given on a daily basis. Time will be given to complete in class. If the assignment is not completed it must be completed out of class. Work must be presented on time to receive credit. If you are absent or swept, it is your responsibility to find out what you have missed and make it up. Class work will be graded on a 5 point scale where:

    5 = Perfect

    4 = 1 Minor Error

    3 = 1 major Error or Multiple Minor Errors

    2 = Incorrect With Basic Understanding

    1 = Incorrect With No Understanding

    0 = Not Handed In


    Late work will receive full credit if it is received before the next class. Between 1 day and a week it will receive 1/2 credit. Late work will not be accepted after each quarter. For substantial assignments a retake form will have to be filled out before the test/Lab can be made up.


    Grades are based on cumulative points throughout the quarter. The grades are weighted with:

    Test/Quizzes 34%

    Classwork/Homework 33%

    Labs/Activities 33%

    All students will take Final Exams and there is no extra credit. This class is designed so that any student putting forth the effort to attend and participate in class every day, complete assignments on time, study for tests, and seek help when needed will be successful.



    Attendance is based on engagement. If a student is not present for synchronous instruction and does not complete the asynchronous/alternative assignment for the daily class meeting, then the student is considered absent. Teachers will contact attendance clerks once a student is determined to be absent. This policy is tentative and subject to change. 


    LAB SAFETY: Labs are an important part of this course. Lab safety is a very serious matter and students will be closely monitored for compliance with lab procedures. Students and parents are expected to sign the attached safety information sheet and contract electronically through Google Classroom. The following violations will result in student removal from the lab and a zero on the lab activity until the student makes-up the lab:

    • Failure to wear appropriate clothing on lab days
    • Failure to wear goggles while working in the lab
    • Engaging in horseplay or unapproved activities 
    • Lack of preparedness for the lab activity

    All students will take Final Exams and there is no extra credit. This class is designed so that any student putting forth the effort to attend and participate in class every day, complete assignments on time, study for tests, and seek help when needed will be successful.

    HELP/TUTORING: If a student finds themselves struggling I am available for help after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 until 3:30. It is best to check with me in class to ensure that I will be available, as all teachers have meetings and school related activities that may take them away from their classroom.


    Appropriate use of technology – board policy IJNDC-R:

    The Governing Board intends that technological resources provided by the District be used in a safe responsible and proper manner in support of the instructional program and for the advancement of student learning. It is the policy of the Chandler Unified School District to maintain an environment that promotes ethical and responsible conduct in all electronic resource activities by staff and students. The District reserves the right to monitor use of the District’s systems for improper use without warning or prior consent. Students shall be informed that computer files and electronic communications, including email, are not private and may be accessed by the District at any time. Inappropriate use may result in disciplinary action and/or legal action in accordance with the law and Board policy. Please visit the student handbook at https://www.cusd80.com/handbooks for further details about appropriate use of technology use.


    DIVERSITY STATEMENT:  All individuals have a right to an educational environment free from bias, prejudice and bigotry.  As members of the Chandler High School educational community, students are expected to refrain from participating in acts of harassment that are designed to demean another student’s race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, disability or sexual orientation.


    GAGGLE STATEMENT:  Students; remember that Gaggle identifies inappropriate words and images in Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and more.  Trained professionals then apply consistent, school- or district- approved policies for positive intervention, alerting Chandler High School administrators of the issue.


    *All policies are subject to change upon teacher and administrative discretion. Students will be held responsible for their behavior based on the policies, rules, and regulations as set forth in the CHS Student Handbook.*