A. Note from the Instructor
As an instructor, I pride myself on an efficient and smooth running classroom. To achieve this I have established a few simple procedures. As a student, it is your responsibility to learn and perform these procedures. Through these procedures, I promise to you a more organized and effective learning experience.
B. Most Common Procedures
Entering the Classroom
You are to enter the classroom without screaming, running or otherwise causing a ruckus. Students who do not do this will be asked to leave the room and reenter as expected. It is expected that you get anything you need around the room (grade check, pencil sharpening, tissue, etc.). Once seated, check the front screen for the day's bellwork. You should also check your calendar for the day's assignment. You can also use this time to briefly speak with me or make arrangements to make-up a test or get extra help.
Everyday will begin with bellwork. You will find the bellwork on the front screen or the overhead. Bellwork should be started before the bell rings. Most bellwork will involve specific instructions for preparing for a daily quiz. Other times the bellwork may be to answer a question or fill out a form. Bellwork is required.
Coming to Attention
When I need to quiet the class, I will raise my hand. When you see this you are expected to stop your conversation, look at me, and become quiet.
When you need my attention
Wait for me to finish speaking or am otherwise available. Then raise your hand without waving and say "Excuse me" if needed. Wait to be acknowledged
When you enter the room late (with or without a pass) you need not disturb the class. Simply take a tardy form and fill it out. Print clearly and sign your name. Signing a name other that your own will result in immediate referral to the principal's office. If you have a pass, place it in the basket on my desk. If you must speak with me, go to your seat, and raise your hand when it is appropriate to do so. Do the same when you have finished filling out your tardy slip.
Leaving the Classroom
The bell does not dismiss the class, I do. Do not pack up until I dismiss the class. Do not leave your seats until I dismiss the class. "People who pack fast shall leave last."
On the day you return from an absence you should arrive early to class. The first thing to do is check the homework box, retrieve any handouts, and sign the notebook. All homework is on your calendar.
If you need a handout, because you were absent or just lost your first one, go to the appropriate "extras box" on the bottom shelf on top of the filing cabinet. Do not ask me for handouts, go straight to the box.
If you are absent for a test day (not the day before a test) you will have to arrange for a make-up test. Make-up tests are done on Mondays. Make these arrangements before class begins, after class, or during my planning period.
As indicated in the Class Policies, you will receive one warning if you choose to behave inappropriately. If you continue to choose to behave inappropriately, you will stay for detention. There will be no conversation or debate regarding detentions. When class is dismissed, you will see me, sign-up for the detention, and receive a reminder slip. Failure to speak with me after class will result in immediate principal's referral.
Using the Bathroom
The bathroom may only be used in emergencies. This procedure will be addressed thoroughly at a later date. Do not ask to use the washroom or go to your locker before class begins; just go before you get to class. Anyone late for any reason is late.
Procedures may be changed or added by the instructor. All procedures will be thoroughly rehearsed as a class. A syllabus will be distributed at a later date.
Parents and guardians please review these policies and procedures with your child and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. By signing this you are agreeing that you understand the expectations of this class. Please return by Friday, September 5, 2008.
Parent/Guardian Signature: _________________________ Date:___________________
Student Signature: ______________________________ Date: _____________________