Classroom Procedures - All classes

Classroom Procedures                                          

1.      Turn off cell phones & electronic devices

     Electronic devices ( IPods, handheld games,  cell phones, beats,  etc.) are NOT permitted in my classroom unless the teacher gives authorization in order to complete the assignment.   Cell Phones should be turned off and invisible during the class period.  If I see or hear your phone you will lose 20 percent of your participation grade for that day.

2.      Arrive to class on time & ready to learn

     When the bell rings, you need to be sitting in your assigned seat.   You should immediately begin on the Do Now activity or any other assignment from the previous lesson.

 3.      Use polite and appropriate language

Offensive, derogatory, and profane terms are not tolerated.  In order to have a safe classroom     environment where all students feel comfortable, no put downs, swear words, or slang words with demeaning connotations will be accepted.  A zero will be giving for the day if you break the rule.

 Remember, if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it at all!

4.      Do not cheat, plagiarize, or copy work

Cheating is completely unacceptable.  If I see you cheating on any assignment… even for another class… I will give you a zero and report the incident to the other teacher as well as your assistant principal and parents.  Please read the Students Handbook for additional information.

5.      Do your best work & turn it in on time

Remember that the work that you turn-in is a reflection of your effort on the assignment.  Think about the following expectations when you are preparing an assignment that I will review:

  • Write your full name, date, and class period on all assignments.
  • All work must be neatly done and legible in order to receive credit. If you print, capitalize  properly (do not write using all capital letters).
  • Never turn any assignments in with the "fringes" from spiral notebooks on the paper or you will earn a "0" for that assignment.  Likewise, assignments that are bunched up, crinkled, illegible, sloppy, or contain stains or holes are unacceptable.

 HOMEWORK. Homework, when assigned, will be due at the beginning of the next class. Have it out on your desk ready to be picked up.

 6.  Attendance/Absence

•   Attendance is essential for optimal learning.  Being on time and present and class physically and mentally will be part of your overall grade.  You may not be excused from my class by another teacher without first seeking my permission.

•   If you are absent, it is your responsibility to obtain any missed classwork.  Begin by asking  another student  what you missed than follow-up with the teacher if necessary.

•   Make arrangements to take quizzes and tests immediately.  It is your responsibility to make these arrangements, I will not and cannot track you down.  If you do not make-up quizzes in a timely manner (before graded quizzes are returned to the students who were present), you will earn a “zero” on the quiz or test.   Please read the Student Handbook for additional information.

•   UNEXCUSED absences on the day of an assignment, test, quiz, project, presentation, paper, etc. will result in a zero.

Tests can only be made up before school, after school or during lunch and only if previous arrangements have been made.

7.   Pick up after yourself before you leave

•   Take all of your belongings, pick up any scrap papers around you, and put your desk back in line before you leave each day.

8.  When We Have a Visitor 

When we have someone come into our classroom who is not part of our class (teacher, administrator, student, parent) you are expected to follow the same classroom rules and procedures. You are expected to be polite to the visitor. Do not talk to the visitor unless he/she is talking to you directly. Continue working on your assignment as usual.

9.  Never line up at the door before dismissal

Please remain in your seat until I have dismissed you.  Never line up at the door before dismissal.  Remember, I dismiss you, not the bell.

10.  No food or drink, except water.

11.  ALL MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS, ESSAYS & PROJECTS MUST BE TYPEDIf you don't have a computer at home, the Media Center is a great place to work on essays!  Final draft format for typewritten work is as follows:  12-point font, double-spaced, 1” margins, and use a “normal font” such as Arial, Comic Sans, Times New Roman, etc. (nothing too difficult to read and a font that prints using capital and lower-case letters).


I do NOT give any EXTRA credit work.


I have read and understood the Classroom Procedures.


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