Classroom Expectations

Classroom Expectations

Welcome to Eighth Grade Science! You are no longer the "middle child" wolf pups, consequently you assume the important role as the Alpha wolves on campus. This year will be filled with new, exciting, and challenging experiences. In order to make this year the most successful at CTMS clear expectations about classroom policies and procedures are necessary. In addition to carefully reviewing these expectations in class, you will be given a copy of the policies and procedures to keep in your Interactive Student Notebook, ISNB.

Here is a link to the presentation discussed in class.

Classroom Expectations 2019

General

Be prepared
Be respectful
Follow all school rules
Bring a charged laptop to class daily
NO PHONES VISIBLE DURING CLASS
Grading

40% of overall grade: Summative grades (tests, projects, etc.)
60% of overall grade: Formative grades (daily, homework, quizzes, etc.)

Late Work
One day late is 20 points off.
Two days or more late is 30 points off until the test is given, then a zero will be entered.
Make-up work - two days to make up work for each day absent.
A grade of zero will be put in the grade book until the late assignment is turned in!
Homework
As in all classes, you will occasionally be assigned homework. The homework is usually minimal if you are productive and use your time wisely in class.
Behavior
GSICD Secondary 5-Phase Behavioral Support Overview. All phases are documented in Eduphoria.

Phase 1 - Student-Teacher Dialogue
The teacher and student will discuss appropriate behavior expectations. The teacher will follow up with feedback and document Phase 1 expectations.
Phase 2 - Parent/Guardian Personal Contact
If the behavior persists, the teacher will contact the parent/guardian via phone call or email.
Review Phase 1 with the parent/guardian(s), so they are aware of what behavior and interventions have already taken place.
Inform parent/guardian(s) of possible interventions that you may employ such as but not limited to: alternative seating arrangements, tutorials, behavior contracts, etc.
Phase 3 - Detention and Counselor Visit
Inform parent/guardian(s) that previously discussed behavior continued resulting in:
Detention-before school, during lunch, or after school assigned by and/or with the teacher
Counselor Visit
Phase 4 - Parent/Guardian Conference

Counselor will set up meeting with parent/guardian(s), student, and teacher(s).
All teachers with concerns will be present or send documentation.
The parent/guardian(s) and student will be informed that the next phase will result in an office referral.
Phase 5 - Office Referral
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