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General Classroom Rules & Procedures 

Grading & Classroom Procedures

Homework: It is highly important to practice the concepts on your OWN because you will have to do it on your OWN for quizzes and tests. Homework will be graded as for completion or accuracy.

Quizzes: Most questions on your quiz will come from your previous homework assignments.

Notes: Notes will be taken up as a test grade each nine weeks.
  o Examples, definitions, rules, self-graded homework, and bell work are all measures of your notebook grade

Absences: It is YOUR responsibility to look at the assignment board on the back wall of the classroom to see what you missed during your absence. You have 5 school days to make up any missed work.
  o Attendance is essential for optimal learning.
  o Make arrangements to take quizzes and tests immediately. It is your responsibility to make these arrangements. If you do not make-up quizzes or tests in a timely manner you will earn a “0”.

Late work: When work is turned in late, the highest grade possible to receive is a “70”. Therefore, it is very important to turn work in on time. If you turn in work later than 3 days passed its due date, I will NOT accept it.

Classroom Expectations

1. Respect yourself, the teacher, & others

Show respect for the teacher, yourself, and others at all times

Treat others as you would like to be treated. Respect others’ property. Avoid touching or writing on anything that does not belong to you (including desks, textbooks, whiteboard, etc.)

Please pick up after yourself.

Students will not be allowed to refer to each other in derogatory ways. This is rude behavior that only promotes anger and if used will result in staying in for break detention or other consequences.

2. Be prepared for class each day

Bring a pencil, binder with paper, textbook, and calculator to class EVERYDAY!

3. Put forth your best effort at all times

Always do your best work

Put learning ahead of getting good grades

Put quality ahead of just “getting it done.”

4. Follow directions when given

When directions are given, do your best to follow them the first time.

5. Pay attention, participate, and ask questions

Engage in what is going on in the classroom. If you have a question, ASK IT! Otherwise, I might not know until the homework, quiz, or test that you didn’t understand something. Chances are, if you are wondering about it, someone else in the class is too. Be proactive about your learning and don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you feel most comfortable waiting until after class, that is okay, too, but keep communication open between us.

6. Preserve a positive learning environment

Students actions that interfere with teaching or learning in the classroom will NOT be tolerated.

Use class time to learn math. Please do not spend your time sleeping, talking, writing notes, or doing work for other classes.

Minimize classroom interruptions by arriving to class on time and not leaving the classroom.
  o  If you take more than 3 bathroom trips a nine weeks, you will be required to stay in for one break detention during the first break following the acquiring of it. If you do not do so, two break detentions will be added.

Classroom Rules

1. No cell phones or electronic devices

No cellphones should be used, laid on your desk top or in your lap, or used as a calculator during class. It should be put away and out of sight.

2. No food or drink, except plain, bottled water

No food, flavored drinks, or candy. If a spill occurs, please clean it up immediately and inform the teacher.

3. Arrive to class on time & ready to learn

Any student not in the room when the tardy bell stops ringing is considered to be tardy.
  o 1st tardy: Warning
  o 2nd tardy: Break detention
  o 3rd tardy: Office referral

When you enter the classroom, you are to sit in your seat, get out the necessary materials, and start on any work I may have for you upon the board.

4. Do not cheat or copy work

Cheating is completely unacceptable. If I see you cheating on any assignment, you will receive a “0” with no opportunity to re-do the work for credit. If I notice you and another student has copied each other’s homework, both of you will earn a “0” on that assignment with no opportunity to re-do the work for credit.

5. Use polite and appropriate language

Offensive, derogatory, or profane terms are not tolerated. In order to have a safe classroom environment where all students feel comfortable, no put downs, swear words, or slang words with demeaning connotations will be accepted. If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it at all!

Classroom Consequences

1. Verbal warning

2. Break detention/Parental contact

3. Office referral

*Serious offenses can, at the teacher’s discretion, result in more severe consequences regardless of previous steps taken.  

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