Expectations and Discipline:
Students will be expected to complete assignments on time, use class time constructively, have a respectful attitude, and observe all classroom and school-wide rules. If a student chooses to behave inappropriately, he or she will receive a verbal warning. If the behavior continues, parents will be contacted. Additional behavior problems will result in the student being sent to the office with a disciplinary referral.
Students must come to class on time and with all required supplies. Students are considered to be tardy if they are not seated in their assigned seats with all of their supplies when the second bell rings. Students who come to class without all of their required supplies will be marked unprepared, which counts as a tardy.
Attendance and Participation:
Since good attendance is vital to student success, students will receive points for attendance and participation. Parents are encouraged to schedule appointments for after school and to plan vacations for the days that school is not in session.
Missing class for a school activity such as a field trip does not count as an absence.
Why is it important for students to have good attendance? Students learn the most from in-class activities such as discussions, demonstrations and labs. These activities may not earn as many points as a worksheet or a quiz, but they are just as important to student learning. Also, all courses have a scope and sequence, and interrupting the sequence of lessons causes students to miss the important information that will lead to an understanding of future lessons.