Welcome Rockets, to the 2022-2023 school year for Judson High School. I am looking forward to meeting, teaching, and learning from each of you.  We know these are unusual times, but we are moving forward, and looking forward with returning to learn.  We will get through this together.  My name is Ms. Jones, and will be teaching Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security (LPSCS) as well as Forensic Science. 

    Student exceptions:   ZOOM classes: Currently no Zoom classes are planned. However, all assignments and content will be posted on Canvas in case you miss class due to illness.

    Course expectations:    This course applies science to connect a violation of a law to a specific criminal, criminal act, or behavior and victim. We will study skills utilized within the law enforcement community and the American legal system using scientific methods, students will collect and analyze evidence such as fingerprints, bodily fluids, hairs, fibers, paint, glass, and cartridge cases.

    Every day there will be a “Daily Journal” as soon as you walk into the class, take a seat and start on the topic that will be in the front of the room every day. Daily Journal will be the first 5 min of each instructional day. Every day there will be an “Exit Ticket” to leave the classroom that will be turned in when the bell rings for dismissal.

    Daily/weekly schedule



    8:05 AM-8:25 AM

    TUTORIALS MORNING: Tuesday only upon request

    8:45 AM -10:00 AM

    1ST BLOCK Principles of Law

    10:05 AM - 11:35 AM

     2ND BLOCK Forensic Science


    LUNCH WILL BE A lunch 11:35- 12:05

    12:10 AM - 1:40 PM

    3RD BLOCK Forensic Science

    1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

    4TH BLOCK Forensic Science

    3:20 PM - 4:45 PM

    5TH BLOCK Conference

    Contact info

    • e-mail: tjones059@judsonisd.org
    • Campus phone: ext: 19409
    • Conference time:  3:20 PM – 4:45 PM



    Principles of Law -SYLLABUS     

    Ms. Tera Jones

    E-MAIL: tjones059@judsonisd.org

    Room # P214

    School Phone#: (210) 945-1100 (ext 19409 during Conference period)

    Accountability: The student will learn responsibility and be held accountable for his/her choices. Good choices yield positive results.  

    Classroom Policies:

    1. Student is responsible for tuning in assignments on time, and making up any missed work.
    2. You are a high school student preparing to enter college and/or the professional workforce. Therefore, the skills of punctuality, meeting deadlines, and submitting quality work matter.  They are key components to success in any career. Practice makes perfect!

    Student Expectations and Consequences:

     Each student has the right and responsibility to learn… and no student has the right to interfere in this process.

    1. Students are expected to:
      1. Be on time and prepared to work every day.
      2. Turn off or SILENCE, phones prior to entering the classroom. If phones are required for the lesson, then you will be notified.
      3. Follow all rules in the Student Handbook.
      4. Be respectful of everyone, including his or her property.
      5. Use appropriate language (profanity and derogatory comments will not be allowed)
      6. Raise your hand when you have questions.

    2.  Failure to follow JISD technology guidelines may result in disciplinary action. 

    3.  Participation in classroom activities, labs and field trips, is a privilege. Privileges are earned.


    You will need the following supplies for the class. If you are not able to get these supplies, please contact me privately.

     Composition Book, Black Pen, your JISD Chromebook

    OPTIONAL: colored pencils, markers, highlighters


    GRADING SCALE:  (100-90 =A; 89-80=B; 79- 70=C; 69 and below =F)

     TESTS/LABS/PROJECTS                              40%




    Grading Policies:

    A minimum of three Daily grades will be assigned each week.  These will normally be in the Canvas assignments each day.

    3 Test/Major project grades per 9 weeks, 1 (ie., 1 test per 3 weeks).

    Non-graded requirement;

    One “Daily Journal” will be included every day.  This question or activity not graded. It will be marked complete or incomplete.  If it is completed on time, then you receive credit for attending that day.


     Schedule in posted on home page.  Tutoring is by appointment only because all teachers get assigned extra meetings or duties often both before and after school.  Normally I will have set up for tutoring will be Monday before school and Thursday after school. Please get a pass for the day you want.

    Academic Dishonesty:

    Students caught copying from other students, plagiarizing other’s work or ideas, or submitting work that is not of their own creation will receive a zero on the assignment and will face disciplinary action.  If you   ever have doubt whether you are plagiarizing or copying, ask !!

    Remember the goal is to learn and each new challenge gives us another chance to learn.


    Lets have an amazing school year!