A. Note from the Instructor
I will lead a respectful and disciplined classroom. To achieve this I have established a few simple policies. As a student, it is your responsibility to comply with these policies. If you decide not to comply, there will be logical consequences. By enforcing these policies, I promise to you fairness and order in our classroom.
B. General Class Policies
Watch Your Mouth- Students will exhibit courtesy and respect toward all other students at all times. Hateful comments concerning race, gender, sexuality, political views, appearance, or of any other type will not be tolerated; this applies to serious as well as "joking" comments.
Keep Your Hands to Yourself- Physical contact of any kind is not permitted. Violation of this simple rule will be punished by the most severe consequences possible.
Stay in Your Seat- Do not walk around during class unless directed to do so. Have everything you need ready before class begins.
Food and Drinks- Students will be allowed to eat or drink in the classroom pending there is no garbage left in the room. Violations to this will result in loss of privileges.
I Need to See Your Eyes- Students may not sleep in class. To prevent this, students' eyes must be open and visible to the instructor at all times.
Nothing Goes Airborne- Nothing will go airborne in class at any time. This includes pens, paper, and other students.
Do Not Say "Shut Up"- This phrase has no place in school. Do not use it.
Other rules will be addressed at a later date.
C. If YOU CHOOSE to Break a Rule:
Punishments will always fit the crime. Of course there are behaviors that will warrant a Dean's Referral immediately. Examples of this include gross insubordination or violent behavior. Behaviors that are less severe, but in violation of the basic rules of the class will be dealt with in the manner described below. This format is in no way all inclusive and is subject to change:
1st Incident -- Warning and documentation
2nd Incident - 15 minutes after school detention
3rd Incident- Action Plan, Parental Contact, and 30-minute after school detention (Friday's Only)
4th Incident - Disciplinary Referral
Warnings carry over for the entire week. However, continued violations will be noted and dealt with appropriately.
All detentions will be served on Friday. Detentions can be served before or after school. One day notice will always be given. Students receiving a detention on a Friday may serve it the following Friday if necessary.
E. Tardies and Late Arrivals
A Student who is not in the classroom when the bell sounds, is considered either late or tardy. A student is tardy if he is without a pass after the bell. A student is late if he arrives with a pass after the bell. Tardy students need to fill out a tardy slip, and are not to disrupt the class. Late students need to place excuse in the basket on my desk. There is no penalty for arriving late with a pass.
F. Academic Honesty
It is expected that students will use genuine, sincere, and fair means for the accomplishment of the tests, tasks, or projects from which evaluations of progress shall be determined. Students found plagiarizing, copying or cheating in any way will receive automatic zeros and have phone calls made to their parents. In addition, a Infraction notice will be filled out. Flagrant or repeated offenses will result in a failing grade for the semester depending on the nature of the incident.
If a student has an excused absence from class he or she is responsible for the assignments/ homework that is missed. Students are encouraged to keep up with homework and turn in on their first day back to school, not necessarily the first day back to class. It is up to the student to inquire about missed work and tests. Zeros will be given if a student fails to make up work within an acceptable time frame. Unexcused absences void all make-up privileges.
H. Late Work
Homework assignments may not be turned in late. Papers and projects may be turned in late with a penalty of one letter grade for each day late.
I. Make-Up Tests
If a student has an excused absence for a test day, he may make up the test on Mondays. Arranging a make-up requires must be discussed with the instructor. A missed make-up assignment without notice will result in a zero. Quizzes are not to be made-up. Instead, the previous night's homework will be handed in and graded in place of the quiz.