1000 Caldwell Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908.851.6490
Fax: 908.687.2645

Honors Algebra I & Algebra I

Welcome to Ms Banks' Home Page!

Class Policies

Homework is posted each day on the board in the classroom.  It is important that you practice your math skills at home, as well as in the classroom.  Should you have a question about our lesson, you can always stop by my room#247 after school for more clarification or help with a problem. Upcoming dates for quizzes and tests are posted along with homework on the board.  I also list upcoming assessments on Genesis, where you can find your current grades and average. My email is lbanks@twpunionschools.org.
Tardies: All classes are consistent with the school's policy regarding tardies. 
Absences: You are responsible for making up work missed due to excused absences. You must make arrangements with me immediately upon returning to class. I will not remind you to make up missed assignments. 
Truancies: You will receive a zero for all work due on the day of an unexcused absence.

Use a dark pencil for in-class writing. Type or neatly write all at-home writing assignments.

Tests 60%
Quizzes 40%
All other graded assignments will be counted as partial or full quizzes or tests.
Please turn off all electronics, including phones, music players, etc., before you enter the classroom. Any cellphone or electronic device on display will be sent immediately to the office, where you may retrieve it at the end of the school day.


Students and Parents

I have found a site that I think is a valuable resource.  Many subjects are covered, but the focus is math.  Video lessons are approximately 12 minutes long and there are practice problems also available.  Lessons are listed by subject (prealgebra, algebra, etc.) and by topic (integers, exponential notation, etc.).  The Kahn Academy link is below.   Try it!

Web Links

Genesis Information

To register for the Parent Portal, email parentaccess@twpunionschools.org the following information:

Student Name

Student Birth Date

Student ID # (if you do not know the id, please supply homeroom)

Parent/Guardian Full Name

Relationship to student (If you are the student, please write self)

Email Address (email address will be your login to the portal)

Cell Phone Number Cell phone provider (i.e. Verizon)


If you have more than one child attending Union Public Schools, they can be on the same account.  Include the information (from above) for each child in your email.

Once you have registered for Genesis, please click here to log-in.