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GOALS & EXPECTATIONS
I. The following is a list of some of my goals for you during your time spent in my English classroom this year.
II. The following is a list of general rules and policies which should be adhered to in my classroom this year.
1. Being late for class will not be tolerated. You should be in the room and in your seats when the second bell rings. You will receive detention for any unexcused tardies. If you were detained by a teacher or principal, you must already have a pass or note from that person. You will not be allowed to go back for one.
Remember, three unexcused tardies result in one absence toward your five (5).
2. There will be no unnecessary talking in the classroom. When I am talking, you should not be. You will have ample time in each class session to express yourself appropriately.
3. After two detentions (for whatever reason) I will be calling your home to inform your parents of your situation whether it be conduct or lack of homework. If the phone call does not bring a change in the situation, we will sit down with your guidance counselor and work with the problem. The vice-principal will be called upon for severe problems at any time.
4. Do not chew gum or candy in my classroom! Cough drops are provided upon request.
5. You must bring your book to class everyday. I cannot teach the material to you if you do not have a book in front of you. You cannot go to your locker for materials, so remember to have them with you (notebook, pen, etc.). Repeat offenders will receive a detention.
Damaged or lost books will be paid for by you before receiving another one. Your textbooks should be covered at all times. You will receive a detention after two requests to cover books.
6. Notebooks are an important part of any class. You are responsible for owning an English notebook and three-ring binder (1 1/2") which you will carry with you every day. Sharing notebooks/paper or asking for paper for note-taking will not be tolerated.
A section of your notebook will be devoted to journal writing. Expect to take an active part in writing and sharing your journal entries.
7. When you are absent, you should make every effort to make up missed quizzes or tests within one week after you return. For example, if I give a quiz on a Wednesday, you should make it up by the following Wed. Incomplete work after two weeks results in a zero. It is your responsibility to ask what you have missed if the need arises.
If homework is assigned before your absence, it is expected from you the day you return. If homework is given during your absence, you should ask what was missed and pass it in the next day. I do not otherwise accept late homework. A grade of zero is entered in my grade book for missing homework.
Reports, compositions, termpapers, etc. passed in late are marked minus 10 for the first day and a zero is assigned after that time (subject to change). If you are absent when such an assignment is due, make arrangements for a friend/relative to pass it in for you. Otherwise the minus 10/zero policy will be followed. emailing a copy to me is acceptable. email@example.com
8. Your quarterly report card grade is comprised of the following: Test grades, averaged quizzes, and homework (averaged as a test grade or counted as bonus or minus points on your daily average). Semester exams count as one fifth of your semester grade.
9. Lav usage is granted only to those students who do not ask on a regular basis. Save your bathroom privileges for lunch time. Too much class time is wasted on unnecessary lav trips.
I am confident that the year will be a productive and enjoyable one! Let's get busy. One further note: I am very easy to talk to if you have a problem. See me anytime after class or after school. I will help you in any way I can.
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