Classroom Policies Grading Scale 100-90 A 89-80 B 79-70 C 69-60 D 59-0 F
Classroom Policies Materials English Notebook Pen or Pencil Paper Independent Reading Book ** These materials are needed Everyday**
Classroom Policies Warm-Ups Daily Worth 5 pts a day or 25 pts/wk Based on Grammar Exercises Quick Writes Writing Instruction Questions about prior day’s lesson
Classroom Policies Participation Points In class on time, appropriate behavior, and has supplies=10 pts Excused absence=10 pts Unexcused absence=0 pts Unexcused tardy=5 pts Does not have supplies=5pts Inappropriate behavior resulting in a referral=0pts
Classroom Policies Tardies Three Strike rule for Unexcused Tardies 3 tardies=detention 4 tardies=detention, action plan, and call home 5 or more tardies= office referral
Classroom Policies Consequences **Consequences for Inappropriate Classroom Behavior** 1.Two warnings 2.Level 1 referral, conference with me, and lose participation points for the day 3.Level 1 referral, conference with me, lose participation points for the day, and detention
Classroom Policies Consequences **Consequences for Inappropriate Classroom Behavior** 4.Level 1 referral, conference with me, lose participation points for the day, and detention 5.Level 1 referral, conference with me, lose participation points for the day, detention, action plan, and call home 6.Office Referral
Classroom Policies Action Plan My Action Plan 1. What is the problem? 2. What is causing the problem? (List the factors) 3. What plan will you use to solve the problem? Date_______________________________________________ Student’s Signature_____________________________________________________
Classroom Policies Detentions Each detention will last 15 minutes Must be pre-arranged with me If you do not attend-automatic call home Before school After school During lunch Bring your lunch from home or go to the cafeteria first & bring it back to my room. *Note that your detention still lasts 15 mins*
Classroom Policies Positive Referrals Positive call, text, or e-mail home. Name on bulletin board Various small prizes Get out of work free pass (can only be used with teacher approval & can only use one each quarter)
Classroom Policies Late Work Essays/Projects are due on the assigned date. Absences do not get you extra time. On all other assignments late deductions will be as follows: 1 week late-90% credit 2 weeks late-80% credit 3 weeks or more-70% credit
Classroom Policies Passes Passes for bathroom and drinking fountain will not be given during the first or last ten minutes of class. Only 1 student may be out of the classroom at a time. No passes will be given during instructional time. Any abuse of passes will result in student losing his/her privileges.
Classroom Policies Cell Phones/i-Pods Turn off and put away all electronics upon entering the room! No cell phone use during class In case of emergencies, speak with and obtain teacher permission before class i-Pods used with teacher permission
Classroom Policies Cell Phones/i-Pods Disregarding the policy for electronic devices is considered inappropriate classroom behavior. Therefore, the consequences will be the same.
Classroom Policies Make-up work when absent 1.Check the make-up notebook. 2.Read the entry for the day that you were gone. It will explain what was done in class and list any assignments or homework. 3.Check the folder for any handouts & take as needed.
Classroom Policies Make-up work when absent 4.If notes were taken in class, you will need to get these from another student. 5.If you do not understand what you need to do after reading the entry, consult one of your classmates for clarification. If after speaking with your classmate you still do not understand, then ask me.
Classroom Policies Make-up work when absent **You do not need to ask the teacher for make-up work. Go directly to the make-up notebook**
Classroom Policies Food & Drink Food & Drink will be allowed as long as…. 1.They do not interrupt class. 2.You clean up after yourself. 3.The drinks are in covered containers.
Classroom Policies What Do I Do Now? Any English Make-up Work Read Silently Work on your Book Project Do Extra Credit Worksheets Work for Other Classes
Classroom Policies What Do I Do Now? You will never have time to sit there and do nothing! You will never have time to sit and chat with your neighbors!
Classroom Policies Where Do I Find… Pencils Make-Up Notebook The Daily Warm-up Objectives Agenda The Turn-in Basket
Classroom Policies What Do I Do If I’m Struggling? Ask Questions Schedule Time With Me for Extra Help Attend After School Tutoring Attend Saturday School Do Extra Credit
Classroom Policies Dismissal The bell does not dismiss you from class! I will dismiss you. Please do not pack up early. It is rude and distracting.