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CLASSROOM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Ms. Finch ~ English I and Pre-AP English II
Ms. Finch’s Classroom Policies and Procedures We will discuss the following today: Classroom expectations Attendance Absent Work Tutorials Grading Policy Skyward Tardy Policy Cell Phones Food / Drinks Supplies “Down Time” Consequences
Classroom Expectations I expect you to be here and be on time. Remember, you are in a classroom; therefore, we will remain focused on instruction and learning from bell-to-bell. I expect you to be an active listener and courteous participant – raise your hand to be recognized. Do not ask me to go to the bathroom unless it is an emergency. I will respect you – always. Any form of disrespect will not be tolerated.
Attendance The attendance sheet is an OFFICIAL document. It is your responsibility to sign the attendance sheet everyday. If you arrive tardy, make sure you sign the attendance sheet before you leave class. Your signature takes the guess work out of attendance. Have you ever been marked absent when you weren’t? I’m human; It happens, but I will have a record and can easily correct a mistake.
Absent Work If you have missed a class, you are responsible for getting the work you missed. You are required to come see me before or after school to get absent work. Do not ask me before, after, or during class: “What did I miss yesterday?” You have one day for everyday missed to complete absent work. Absent work can be found in the binder for your class (English I or PAP English II).
Tutorials My tutorial schedule will be posted on the door with specific days and times I will be available for you. However, I am very flexible; if you need to see me at another time, just ask! Posted Tutorial Schedule: Mondays: 4:15 – 4:45 Tuesdays: 8:15 – 8:45 AND 4:15 – 4:45 Wednesdays: by appt. only Thursdays: 8:15 – 8:45 AND 4:15 – 4:45 Friday: 8:15 – 8:45
Grading Policy You will have a minimum of 6 daily grades and 3 test grades every six-weeks. Your daily grade average and your test grade average will be averaged together to calculate your final grade for each six-weeks. LATE work: 1 day late = -10 2 days late = -20 3 days late = -30 4+ days late = 0
Reteach / Retest / Redo Policy In the event that you score below 70% on any major assignment: test, project, essay, etc., you must attend a mandatory academic tutorial within 5 days of grade notification. Academic tutorial: We will work together to improve your understanding of the material or concepts covered in the major assignment. You will then be given the opportunity to redo or retest to reach a minimum 80% mastery. If you scored below 80, but above 70, I strongly suggest you come to an academic tutorial.
Skyward I expect you to stay informed of your academic progress in this class as well as others. You and your parents have access to my online gradebook at all times. If you do not know your Skyward login or password, I can help you get those.
Tardy Policy If you walk in late, you better walk in with a pass. If you are tardy, sign the tardy log upon entering the classroom. I adhere to the HHS tardy policy. Upon your 3 rd tardy, you earn a referral and a day in I.S.S. Make good choices; choose to be here on time!
Cell Phones I believe in and promote the use of technology to aid learning! However, I will not tolerate off-task behavior. If I see your cell phone, it’s mine until 4:10. I will work hard to make this class enjoyable and meaningful for you; when you text during class you are missing out and disrespecting our time together. Habitual cell phone use will result in surrendering your phone everyday, Friday D-Halls, and parent phone calls.
Food and Drinks You may bring a snack and/or a drink to my class. I want you “here” in every sense of the word. If a snack or drink will help you concentrate in class, bring it. Pick up behind yourself! It is not my job nor the custodians to pick up what you should have thrown away. Food and drinks are a privilege in this classroom. If you walk in late with food/drink, you permanently revoke your privilege.
Supplies Be prepared everyday. Bring your binder everyday. Bring a pen or pencil everyday. Bring your SSR book every Friday. If you do not have what you need: paper, pen, etc., take care of it before the tardy bell. Paper, pens, pencils, can always be found in the same place.
“Down Time” ~ Don’t plan on it. If you finish the day’s task with class time left, you will have 3 choices. You may: Read your SSR book Answer one of life’s big questions. Work on homework for another class. Just chillin’, socializing, sleeping, etc. will not be one of your choices if you finish your work early – so don’t rush it. Give your best effort – always!
Consequences Verbal and/or written warning Action Plan Friday D-Hall 4:15-4:45 Parent phone call Referral