2012 – 2013
Before Class Begins
Make certain you have your textbook, AR book, pen, paper, journal, and notebook.
Bell work will be on the board each day. Please be seated and complete the assignment. Any homework will be placed in the basket unless we check them first.
Do not leave your desk during instructional time; instead, be attentive and quiet.
Please raise your hand before speaking.
When working on an assignment, you may sharpen your pencil or use resource books as needed.
Once you are in class, you will remain. Do not ask to leave.
At the Close of Instruction
If an assignment is posted, make certain you have it in your notebook.
If you missed a class period, check with me for any assignments. This is your responsibility.
Late work will not be accepted. A zero will be recorded.
Make-up Work Due to Absence(s)
This is always student initiated. The Student Handbook states the rules; make certain you know what they are. Pay special attention to the Student Handbook, page 33: “…absence does not excuse a student from responsibility for previously assigned work or test on the day he or she returns. Tests assigned before a student's absence will be taken upon the student's return to school.”
Library day is on Thursday. Bring your book to class every day in case you have time to read.
Each notebook will be graded each six weeks' period.
Five divisions: Daily Work, Notes, Tests/Quizzes, Vocabulary, Writing
Be Respectful to everyone. No exceptions.
Penalties for Violations of Classroom Requirements
Tardies (per semester)
You will be considered tardy if you are not in the classroom when the tardy bell rings. A note from the principal, counselor, or another teacher will preclude your being tardy. This will begin the second day of class.
Cheating and/or Plagiarizing
Please note that in the Student Handbook, page 33, cheating is a Level III violation. Along with the consequences listed, you will also receive a zero on the material. Plagiary is the act of stealing and using ideas or writings of another as one's own. Consequences are equally applicable as a Level II violation in this classroom.