Classroom Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures help our classroom run smoothly. We will discuss and practice the policies and practice the procedures to ensure that everyone knows what is expected in each situation. Please review the classroom policies and procedures.

Supplies:

    As a middle school or high school student, your teacher expects you to bring all necessary supplies to class every day. This includes but is not limited to your textbook, binder or notebook, paper, pencil and eraser.

Student Binders:

  • Rules, Policies, and Procedures Handout: materials should be placed in sheet protectors.
  • Warm-Ups Tab Divider
  • Notes Tab Divider
  • Assignments Tab Divider
  • Handouts Tab Divider: Reference materials should be placed in sheet protectors.

Extra-Credit Assignments:

  • No individual extra-credit assignments will be given.
  • Class Notes Inspection – Optional; due at the end of each 9 week grading period for a test grade.
  • Brain Ticklers – Optional; due at the end of the 9 week grading period for a daily grade.
  • Textbook Website Practice Quizzes – Optional; due before each test for a daily grade, must be over the lessons covered on the test only, minimum grade of 80 required for acceptance.

Entering the Classroom:

  • Students are expected to walk quietly from the high school as to not disturb the middle school classes along the sidewalk.
  • Students are not allowed to congregate outside on the sidewalk or at the classroom door before the bell rings.
  • Students are to enter the classroom quietly.
  • Once the student enters the classroom, they are not allowed to leave without permission.
  • Students will not gather and socialize at other students’ desks.
  • Students should quickly attend to activities such as pencil sharpening, turning in admission slips, etc.
  • Students should gather materials such as calculators, be seated, and begin the warm-up activity.

Warm-Up Activity:

  • Warm-up activities will occasionally be taken for a daily grade.
  • Typically the number of warm-up problems range between 1-5 problems in which students have 3-7 minutes to complete.
  • Students are allowed to use their textbooks or binders on warm-up problems unless indicated otherwise.
  • Students should not wait for the teacher or the bell to begin the warm-up activity.
  • Warm-up activities should be formatted with the title Warm-Up on the top left hand side of the paper and with the student’s name and the date on the top right-hand side of the paper.
  • If the warm-up assignment is finished early, prepare paper for note-taking, wait patiently and quietly.

Practice Assignments:

  • To succeed in mathematics, it is important to practice the skills covered in class. Students will be assigned practice problems most days.
  • Students will be given the opportunity to ask questions about practice problems with which they have difficulty.
  • The practice problems will occasionally be taken for a daily grade.
  • To receive full credit for practice assignments, the problems must be worked out on paper. Final answers only are not sufficient.
  • Papers should be formatted with the assignment information on the left-hand side of the paper and with the student’s name and the date on the right-hand side of the paper.

Large Group & Instruction:

  • Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions, activities and note taking.
  • Student should raise their hand to be called on during normal classroom discussions.
  • Students should remain in their seat unless given permission to leave their desk.
  • Questions/comments should only be subject related.
  • At no time should students be talking while the teacher is talking.

Binder:

  • Students are strongly encouraged to take notes.
  • The notes should be placed into the notes section of the binder. The notes are basically a log of lesson objectives, vocabulary, and examples covered each day.
  • The notes may be evaluated at the end of each 9 weeks for an extra-credit test grade and must contain the items listed below.
  • Daily notes should be prepared with the lesson title and page on the left-hand side of the paper with the date on the right hand side of the paper. Lesson vocabulary, sample problems, and notes on the board are other items that should appear in the notes.
  • If the binder and notes do not pass inspection by the teacher, extra credit will not be awarded.

Bathroom:

  • Students are encouraged to take care of bathroom business during free time including breaks and between classes.

Tardy:

  • This classroom will follow the school policy concerning tardies; refer to the student handbook.
  • If a student is tardy, they should enter the classroom quietly, sign the “Tardy Sign-In” sheet, and join classroom activities with minimal distraction to the rest of the class.

Absence and Make-Up Assignments:

  • This class will follow school policy concerning make-up assignments; refer to the student handbook.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to determine what assignments were missed due to their absence.
  • When a student returns from being absent, they should check the make-up folders for hand-outs that may have been missed. Homework assignments will be written in the homework location. Class notes can be copied from fellow classmates.
  • If a missed assignment was one in which the student had knowledge of prior to the absence, the assignment due date does not change.

Late Assignments:

  • Students are strongly encouraged to turn all assignments in on time.
  • Late assignments will initially be recorded in the electronic grade book as an NG. After the assignment is turned into the teacher, the NG will be replaced with the appropriate grade.
  • Late assignments will be accepted any time during the grading period with a deduction of 50 points.

Missing Assignments:

  • Failure to turn in assignments is not acceptable.
  • A zero will be recorded for any assignment that the student refuses to attempt.
  • If the student refuses to attempt an assignment, they will be required to submit documentation of that refusal.

Grades:

  • Students who make any test grade below 50 will be given a chance to receive additional instruction and practice assignments in

    the material covered. They may then retake a test on that material to earn a higher grade. If the student refuses the additional

    instruction and practice assignments, the original grade will remain. The “50” rule no longer applies.

End of Class:

  • Students will turn in any necessary daily work.
  • Students will update their homework agenda with any assigned homework.
  • Students will return class materials such as calculators, etc to their designated place.
  • Students will make sure their desk area is neat and free of litter.
  • The teacher dismisses the class, not the bell or clock. No student shall leave class until given permission to do so.