Classroom Discipline Policy
Our behavioral expectations for students include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Be to class on time. Tardiness will result in penalties per Middle School Policy.
2. Come to class prepared-- with a covered text, notebook, pen, pencil, homework, agenda, reading book, calculator, and any other assigned materials. Students missing materials will be marked TARDY, in accordance with Middle School Policy.
3. Complete all assignments on time. See team make up policy.
4. Cheating -- If a student is caught cheating, both the student copying as well as the student supplying the work will receive zeros. If a student is caught cheating, they will be referred to the office.
5. Do not take or destroy things that do not belong to you. Ask teachers and classmates before “borrowing” their belongings. If you don’t, this is considered stealing.
6. Take care of things like finding a writing utensil, sharpening pencils, getting paper, retrieving folders, using the restroom, etc. BEFORE class begins.
7. Follow directions the first time they are given.
8. Refrain from eating, drinking, and chewing gum in class. Students are permitted to eat during scheduled “snack” time. Bottled water is the only permitted beverage per school policy.
9. Remain seated until dismissed by teacher-- this includes waiting to dispose of articles into the wastebasket until class is finished.
10. Behave in an appropriate manner. If a student’s conduct is inappropriate during class, they may receive a yellow slip or a disciplinary referral depending on the severity of the incident.
Failure to follow these rules will result in the following consequences:
1st offense: verbal warning
2nd offense: Yellow Slip
Yellow slips are discipline notification forms. If a student is issued a Yellow Slip, he/she must write what it is that he/she was supposed to be doing, what was actually being done that interfered with learning, and what the student will do to improve behavior. The classroom teacher keeps a copy of the notification form, and the student brings the original Yellow Slip home for a parent/guardian signature. The form must be signed and returned to the teacher the following day. Failure to return the signed form will result in a referral to the office and one detention.
Severe Clause: Arguing, fighting, swearing, bullying, harassment, or otherwise creating a threat to another individual or the learning environment will result in immediate dismissal to the principal’s office.
Substitute Teacher Contract
Our own happiness can be affected by how well we treat others.
- You are expected to behave for a substitute teacher as you would with your regular classroom.
- You will be referred to the assistant principal if you name is left as a result of inappropriate behavior, and you will receive a minimum of one detention.
- You will be referred to the assistant principal if you are removed from class, and you will receive a minimum of two detentions.
- You are expected to complete all class work that is assigned.
- Unless otherwise specifically stated, whatever is not finished within the class period must be finished for homework. Even if the substitute teacher does not remind you, you are expected to complete all work.
- Unless the substitute teacher collects an assignment from the entire class, do not hand in any assignments to them. If you owe your absent teacher any work, do not give it to the substitite teacher. You will not be penalized an additional day due to your teacher's absence. Give it to your teacher when she returns to school.
- If you complete your work before the end of the class period, you are expected to read quietly until the end of class.
Make Up Work Policy
When absent, students are strongly encouraged to contact their “study buddy” to get all assignments When a student returns to school, they are expected to see the teacher to receive missed assignments.
After absences, students are required to make up assignments (homework, projects, tests, quizzes, etc.) in a timely manner.
Homework: students have one school day to make up homework for each school day absent. Students who do not make up their homework in this manner will earn a “0”, in order to prepare for future assignments/assessments. At the end of each quarter, consideration will be given to those students who have completed missed work. Accommodations may be made for extenuating circumstances, but it is necessary for students to see teachers to make other arrangements or to set a plan in place for completing make-up work. (zero) for the assignment. Students are strongly encouraged to make up homework even when they have received a “0”, in order to prepare for future assignments/assessments. At the end of each quarter, consideration will be given to those students who have completed missed work. Accommodations may be made for extenuating circumstances, but it is necessary for students to see teachers to make other arrangements or to set a plan in place for completing make-up work.
Tests/Quizzes: students have one Department Night to make up any missing tests, quizzes, or projects. For extended absences, arrangements should be made with the teacher upon returning to school. Students who do not make up their work according to this schedule will receive a “0” on the test, quiz, or project.
Reminder: Team Department Nights are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday: English – Mrs. Limoges – T-5
Wednesday: Social Studies – Mrs. Clyde – T-3 & Science - Mrs. Rasmusson - T-17
Thursday: Math – Ms. Mancini – T-1
NOTE: The Department Night schedule is subject to change due to scheduled faculty and department meetings. In this case, the team will make every effort to re-schedule Department Nights. As a result, there may be more than one department night scheduled for a particular day. Students will be permitted to split time between two Department Nights.